Trattoria AD 1530

"Great service and great staff". "Excellent food in a relaxed ambience".

Trattoria AD1530 is set in an idyllic historical piazza in the romantic walled silent city of Mdina and forms part of the prestigious Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. Sit outside under the large umbrellas in the seating area lined with wonderfully green plants and shrubs. Relax, unwind and enjoy the majestic surroundings while savouring casual dining fare carefully prepared with an exquisite twist. The emphasis here is on originality and supreme quality with a menu which offers a range of choices yet is concise and includes easily identifiable colour coded symbols for every possible allergen in each fabulously plated dish. The atmosphere is tranquil and laid back; be ready to enjoy yourself!
Start off your meal with crunchy falafel balls and a creamy tahini sauce for dipping, or try the delectable shallow-fried chicken livers with a unique onion and orange jam. Next, enjoy a large crusty square pizza with goat’s cheese and sesame seeds or try the tender baked local sea bream with carrot purée. Dig into the roasted new potatoes with fennel seeds or the mixed seasonal vegetables adorned with fresh green sprigs. Meanwhile sip a colourful non-alcoholic cocktail or indulge in a divine bottle of wine. For the grand finale, select a luscious dessert from the tray brought to your table to tempt you; all the desserts are made in-house specifically for the Xara Palace.

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2020 Ratings

Food: 47
Service: 48
Ambience: 47
Overall: 47

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 3109 diners who dined out on an average of twice a week – 242, 502 dining experiences a year!

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Open for lunch & dinner.
€37.25 average price per person.


Misraħ Il-Kunsill, Mdina

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