de Mondion Restaurant

"One of a kind restaurant located in a heart of Mdina." "Exquisite menu, experienced and professional staff. Exceptional!"

Within the charming 17th century Xara Palace Relais and Chateaux in Mdina, you’ll find the one Michelin star de Mondion Restaurant, the epitome of fine cuisine and exceptional service. The de Mondion promises discreet yet impeccably attentive service allowing patrons the time and privacy to savour the cuisine, the company and the 180° views of the island.

The beef tartare amuse bouche, served with a squid ink tapioca cracker presents a lovely interplay of contrasting tastes that arouses the palate, while first course beetroot sourced from the Xara Gardens and served with sheep’s cheese ice-cream opens the apetite for a tasting menu of the gods. The main courses offer a selection of fine cuts of meat including local suckling pig served with pickled vegetables, dates and mustard jus that is sure to impress. Other menu items to pique your interest include the homemade squid ink pasta with cuttlefish and marjoram as well as the local Imtahleb snails reminiscent of Chef Kevin Bonello’s childhood. The de Mondion’s carefully curated list of over 300 labels includes both local and foreign gems. The kannol for dessert pairs fresh peaches, yoghurt and a delicate shell that will delight you before the meal wraps up with a surprise ending of petit fours. The staff at de Mondion have passion and pride for what they do and are trained to deliver the highest levels of service for a unique experience.

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2023 Ratings

Food: 47
Service: 48
Ambience: 44
Overall: 46

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 3,557 diners who dined out on an average of 1- 2 times a week-

277,446 dining experiences in a year.

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Tue-Sat - Dinner. Mon & Sun closed all day
€118 average price per person.


Misrah Il-Kunsill, Mdina

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