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 owner Marija, and her son Ben, who have put their heart and soul into making their 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. Marija herself hosts the shows and greets her foreign patrons in a number of different languages.
The meal starts with a complimentary bruschetta and bigilla (toasted Maltese bread and traditional bean pate). 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 and cod fritters, as well as a delicious selection of homemade ravioli filled with lobster, rabbit, 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 homemade St. Martin’s pie with walnuts and raisins, for a sweet goodbye that you’ll wish would never end.