The Adelphi Restaurant is a hidden gem in one of Rabat’s enchanting alleyways. Its proximity to many historical sites makes it the perfect spot for a relaxed, post-sightseeing dinner. The Adelphi was originally a neo-classical movie theatre, and the current owners have endeavoured to preserve its charm. Posters, photography and memorabilia of the golden age of cinema adorn the walls. In the adjacent lobby, a vintage cinema projector makes for a vivid trip down memory lane.
Chef Patron Norbert runs the kitchen, while his wife Kelly manages the dining area assisted by other family members. The team has great synergy. Patrons are welcomed with warmth, treated as family, but always respected as customers first. The menu features traditional Maltese dishes such as quails, horse meat, and rabbit, as well as an extensive selection of mains including pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven, pasta, home- made burgers and much more. It’s a great idea to mix and match, and sample as many different flavours as possible. The Maltese traditional snails are an excellent way to start. If you’re a meat lover, you must try the Pastrami Brisket, marinated for a whole week, smoked, and slow-cooked for 6-8 hours for maximum flavour. Conclude with a delightful dessert from the display, and make sure to make a note of which dishes you want to try out on your next visit.