The serene village of Marsaxloxx with its open Pjazza Madonna Ta’ Pompei, provides an excellent backdrop to Ta’ Victor. An unusual and rare restaurant that provides a true, slow, home-cooked menu. With indoor and outdoor tables overlooking the bay, chef patron Victor aims to provide a focused selection of seasonal dishes that showcase true Maltese fare in breathtaking surroundings. The printed menu will give an indication of what’s available, but Victor will gently guide the diner through what is available on any given day.
The meal is an experience of traditional Maltese cuisine with a set menu presenting 16 different main courses to choose from. Everything is cooked to order and many dishes are presented complimentary. A range of starters with bread, Gozitan goat’s cheese, and a remarkable local sausage, provide a talking point while Victor takes the time to discuss what’s available and how his guest would prefer it prepared. Starters can be followed by a course of ravioli or froġa (Maltese omelette) — it all depends on what the market has to offer on the day. With an emphasis on slow-cooked meat and fish, a main course of seabass, lampuki (dorado) pie, lamb shanks, rabbit with cheeselets, or beef olives are served with salad and potatoes. Wine is distinctively local with some great vineyards represented. This is a totally authentic, hugely popular taste of real Malta, prepared, cooked and served with pride.