Ta’ Marija is a multi-award winning restaurant that has for many decades been a staple of Maltese cuisine and hospitality. The restaurant is driven by the endless energy of Ben, who has carried on the legacy of his mother, Marija, by putting his heart and soul into making patrons feel right at home. But there’s more to Ta’ Marija than good food and hospitality. Multiple times per week, the restaurant comes to life with folklore dinner shows and live entertainment, creating a cheerful and unique atmosphere that patrons simply can’t get enough of.
The meal starts with a complimentary bigilla and stuffed olives. Each table comes with a ‘fuklar’ (stone hob) with a candle at its centre to keep dishes warm. The menu is a feast of choice. Starters include a variety of local appetizers such as farmhouse snails, anchovy fritters, platters to share as well as a delicious selection of homemade ravioli filled with ricotta or gorgonzola, all of which are hugely popular with patrons. For mains, you’ll be spoilt for choice, with a huge selection of fish dishes, steaks, fowl and game, including the ever-popular slow-stewed rabbit in Ta’ Marija sauce. Complete your meal with some traditional date fritters served with their home-made grandmother’s style ice-cream, for a sweet goodbye that you’ll wish would never end.