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“Service:Positive, Food:Negative.”
Review of Il-Terrazzo

Il-Terrazzo
Ranked #20 of 36 Restaurants in Xlendi
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Owner Reggie Vella welcomes you to his newly re-furbished lL Terrazzo Restaurant over looking Xlendi Bay. Established 20 years ago, IL Terrazzo has developed and maintained extremely high standards and has a reputation for superb food, atmosphere and ambience.This restaurant is the perfect place to dine, one can eat out on the terrace and enjoy the fantastic views and in the evening watch the sunset for that extra special dining experienceThe A' La Carte, Mediterranean menu is varied and offers a choice of dishes which include Antipasti, selection of Pasta Dishes, Fresh Fish specialities, local cuisine and much more besides.
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Xlendi is a small tourist resort. The town probably gets its name from the word "xelandion" which was a kind of Byzantine boat that possibly used this port. This Bay is surrounded by the villages of Munxar, Fontana and Kerċem. Xlendi is particularly known for its beach. The area is panoramic, with rather high cliffs separated by a valley that carries rainwater from the surrounding villages into the bay which at one time was a sandy beach, however, with natural processes and human interference, the bay is now pebbly.

As we live nearby in Munxar getting to Xlendi Bay takes only about 8 to 10minutes by car. Its clear, azure water is perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Notwithstanding it was almost 19:00hrs the bay was packed with swimmers. 90minutes later we were all seated at It-Terrazzo Restaurant.

Three of us settled for a Pizza, granddaughter preferred pasta whilst I decided to have a go at their Fish Soup. This was an utter disappointment, nothing near the traditional fish soup which is so common with many Maltese families lovers of fish. All I was presented with was a bowl of boiled water with 4 pieces of mussels, similar pieces of clams and what looked like crumbled fish. Very bland, no taste and boring with hardly any flavour for my taste buds...so I simply left it there. Penne Ragu went down well with the little missus. Pizza Terrazzo special, Pizza Capricciosa and Pizza ai Funghi were all eaten up although they complained that they all needed some improving. Pizza can be as simple or as difficult as you'd like it to be. The essentials are the making of a good dough, perfect baking, good tasty sauce and choice of ingredients. Pity as the location is so inviting, it surely merits better quality food.

Add to the food order a bottle of water, 3 bottles of beer and 2 bottles of Iced Tea and the total came well over €60 tips inclusive.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Best view of all the places in Xlendi. Doubtless. Service is good, but it can get a bit busy. The caprese is brilliant. Pizza is a bit thick crusted for my taste, but that's personal preference. Prices are a bit on the steep side for the quality of food, but in the end the location is why most people come here.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

My wife and I were first attracted by the great location overlooking the bay. They have a wide variety of dishes on offer, and the prices are extremely reasonable. The staff are very welcoming and they consistently provide an excellent service with a smile. The food is simply delicious. We have returned each day for either lunch or dinner, and will continue to do so until our stay is over. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank andrew j
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We had EverGreen Mountains Pasta and king prawns platter and it was super delicious. Staff was absolutely helpful with a beautiful smile. View to die for.
We recommened it

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Vladimir I
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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Restaurant offers excellent views on the Island.Had the best platter ever.Wonderful atmosphere and brilliant staff.Eating here was a highlight of our trip.Recommendable

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jordan F
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