Bacchus is a delightful journey into the past. As you make your way through the grand, old, silent city of Mdina, a little alley will bring you to the beautiful, solid stone walls of Bacchus, built centuries ago. Bacchus boasts indoor and outdoor seating areas, a private secret garden, a stately hall and a large garden. This is the legacy of owner and long-standing managing director Mario Vella Gatt, who ran the restaurant for 45 years prior to passing away. It is now carried on by his family and loyal staff.
Bacchus serves Mediterranean cuisine with a special focus on traditional Maltese dishes featuring seasonal local produce. Taste the 36-month aged parmesan pana cotta served with honey dressing and amaretti, or enjoy the fresh tuna sashimi with mango coulee and ponzu sauce. Savour a braised lamb cut with harissa and chorizo, or try the pistachio crusted grey meager, accompanied by chunky vegetables and tender potatoes. Bacchus also serves a large variety of pasta and risotto dishes. For dessert, try the passion fruit and white chocolate mousse or a homemade baked frangipane with cherries.