In the order of restaurants on the island, Tal-Familja is rather like an elder statesman. The venue is bright and cheerful and you’ll be entertained, certain of enjoying the best and the finest. Daniela Preca is in charge of the culinary arts, and her passion in the creation and preparation of amazing dishes is undisputed. The original Maltese paintings, golden coloured tablecloths and rustic feel of the place add to the welcoming atmosphere. The huge free car park opposite the restaurant guarantees you’ll always find a parking spot when visiting Tal-Familja.
Tal-Familja specialises in Mediterranean and Maltese cuisine and is considered one of the best seafood restaurants on the island. Produce is sourced locally, where possible from markets, suppliers and local fishermen. The menu is vast and contains smaller starters, pasta, salad and a large selection of mains and traditional Maltese dishes. There are also a number of weekly specials. For starters select the freshly shucked oysters when available, calamari fritti, grilled scallops or local rabbit liver pan fried with cognac and chocolate orange sauce. Mains include a pan fried breaded veal escalope, dusted with lemon zest, along with a vast selection of fresh, catch of the day fish and seafood specials at market prices to intoxicate and delight. For non-fish eaters there’s stuffed roasted quails or a 275gr grilled New Zealand fillet of beef with garlic butter and herbs. For dessert you must try their classic apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or crème caramel.