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Mize

Mize similar to Meze in eastern Mediterranean countries is used to describe a number of different appetisers taken with a pre-lunch drink or a couple of beers when socialising.
Zaqq tal - Fenek €6.95
Rabbit belly pan simmered with white wine and sage
Pulpetti tal - laham €4.95
Little meat balls in a tasty red wine, onion and thyme gravy
Gardinjera €3.35
Pickled vegetables in a mild, sweet and sour marinade
Kappunata €3.35
Little aubergine chunks cooked with celery, onion, garlic, capers, olives and tomatoes.
Gbejna tal-bzar Moqlija €6.95
Deep fried fresh sheep cheeselet, served with salad leaves and sun-dried tomatoes
Zalzett Mixwi €4.50
Typical Maltese pork sausage, grilled
Fazola bit-Tewm €2.45
Slowed cooked white beans with garlic and parsley
Basal tal-pikless €2.45
Little red onions pickled in strong, local wine vinegar
Tadam Imqadded €3.65
Sweet sun-dried tomatoes
Gbejniet tal-bzar €2.65
Maltese peppered goat's cheese
Zebbug Imhawwar €2.95
Local olives marinated in thyme and garlic
Dips €8.95
We have included a few dips using typical ingredients, served with Galletti (Maltese water biscuits) and fresh bread.

Ricotta and lemon zest (V)

Black Olive and garlic (V)

Anchovy and caper

Bigilla - traditional paste of dried fava beans, garlic, oil and vinegar (V)

Hobz

Bread remains a staple food of many Maltese families and possibly takes pride of place amongst local specialities. The traditional Hobza and Ftira are still baked in wood burning ovens.
Ftira biz-Zejt, Kunserva u Mbarazz €3.95
Flat bread bun spread with tomato paste and filled with a mixture of tuna, anchovy, capers, olives, beans, mint and marjoram.

Ftira l-Forn

This is the Maltese village version of a pizza. A flat bread loaf is cut horizontally through the middle piled with delicious ingredients and put back in the oven. The exterior is beautifully crunchy, the inside soft. We have borrowed the mozzarella from our Neapolitan cousins. Dig in.

During the winter months our Ftira is served from Monday to Friday 19.00 - 23.00 and on Saturday & Sunday 12.00 (noon) - 23.00
Il- Fenka €10.45
Rabbit cooked in its own juices, garlic, bay leaf, wine, marrow fat peas and mozzarella
Ftira Kampanjola €8.75
Chicken, pumpkin, potato, rosemary and mozzarella
Ftira Lippina €8.95
Tuna, anchovies, black olives, capers, mint, marjoram, chopped tomatoes and mozzarella
Ftira Lahmija €8.75
Maltese Sausage, smoked ham, cannellini beans, mozzarella, coriander seeds and rucola
Ftira S-Shuna €8.75
Hot Maltese sausage, red bell peppers, ricotta, cracked pepper and chillies
Ftira L-Gharbija €8.95
Minced lamb, cumin, humus, feta cheese and mozzarella
Ftira Bambolina €8.25
Caponata, potatoes, grated goats' cheese and mozzarella
Ftira tal-Qaliet €7.95
Grilled aubergine marinated in basil, sun-dried tomatoes, dried ricotta cheese and mozzarella
Ftira Gilla €8.35
Bacon, caramelised onions, broad beans and mozzarella
Ftira Mohxija €8.75
(A closed stuffed ftira) Flaked pork belly, ricotta, mozzarella, ground nutmeg, peas, and parsley

Sopop - Soups

Soppa tal-Ghads u l-Bacon €6.75
A heart warming soup made with red lentils and smoked pork belly
Aljotta €6.75
Traditional fish soup

Ghagejjen - Pasta Dishes

Ghagin Grieg €8.95
(Also known as Ghagin Tork. Clearly once orginated from the eastern Mediterranean). Little pasta beads cooked with minced pork, finely chopped onions, parsley and a generous dose of Parmesan cheese
Ravjul biz-Zalza €7.95
A dozen ricotta filled ravioli served with a simple tomato sauce and Parmesan cheese
Bebbux bir-Rikotta €8.85
Large pasta shells with a ricotta, parmesan and parsley filling baked in a tomato and garlic sauce
Spaghetti biz-Zalza tal-Fenek €9.65
Spaghetti with rabbit sauce. This dish is one of the more popular and most traditional of Maltese dishes forming part of the celebrated Fenkata meal
Froga tat-Tarja €7.95
A crisp flat pasta cake resembling an omelette made of strands of fine spaghetti mixed with egg, a generous dose of Parmesan cheese, finely chopped parsley and roughly ground pepper. Also available with chopped bacon or mixed herbs at an extra charge of €0.75
Spaghetti biz-Zalza tal-Klamar €9.45
Spaghetti tossed with a light sauce of finely chopped calamari, white wine, fresh herbs, garlic and roughly chopped little tomatoes
Mqarrun il-forn €8.95
Baked macaroni with a rich meat sauce, eggs, tomato and herbs
Għaġin Maħmuġ €9.35
Literally 'Dirty Pasta'. Macaroni mixed with a light meat and tomato sauce, aubergines and crushed fennel seeds

Sfinec u Fritturi

Sfineg tal- incova €6.85
Anchovy and sheep cheese deep fried in batter
Fritturi tat-Tisfija €6.85
Fritters of very small, transparent fish
Pulpetti tat-Tonn taz-Zejt €6.45
Tuna cakes with potato, lemon and fresh herbs
Sfinnec tal-Bakkaljaw €6.85
Deep fried salt-cod in Batter
Fritturi tal-Pastard €5.95
Cauliflower fritters

Torti - Pies

Torta tat-Tigieg €7.95
Chicken & pumpkin pie flavoured with mild curry (navy spice)
Torta tal-Fenek €9.45
Rabbit Pie with potato, carrot, marrowfat peas, tomato paste and herbs

Laham - Meat Dishes

All dishes are served with baked potatoes and roasted vegetables
Fwied tal- Fenek Moqli €18.75
Pan fried rabbit livers simmered with fresh orange juice and thyme.
Bragoli tac- Canga €17.85
Thin slices of tender beef rolled with a filling of breadcrumbs, smoked ham, eggs, parsley and grated cheese simmered in a rich tomato sauce.
Xikel tal-Haruf il-Forn €16.95
Oven braised lamb shanks flavoured with lemon, white wine and fresh herbs
Pulpetti tal-Majjal €15.45
Pork meat balls flavoured with lemon and herbs, simmered in white wine
Fenek Moqli bit-Tewm u Mtektek bl-Inbid €16.95
Fried rabbit in garlic, simmered in white wine, rosemary and marrowfat peas
Tigiega Fgata €15.95
Literally 'suffocated chicken'. Juicy chicken thighs pot roasted with onion, lemon and coriander seed
Laham Imtektek €18.45
Pan seared prime beef steak simmered in red wine and thyme

Hut u Frott il-Bahar - Fish and other Seafood

Klamaretti fit-tagen €17.35
Pan Seared baby calamari with garlic, white wine and parsley
Stuffat tal - Qarnit €16.95
A traditional stew of Octopus, vegetables, capers, olives, raisins, walnuts and fresh herbs
Fresh Fish and Seafood
Only what is fresh is served, so the selection may vary according to season

Insalati - Salads

Insalata tat-Tonn u Gardiniera €8.35
Tuna chunks, and pickled vegetables with lettuce and rucola
Insalata tat-Tigieg €9.85
Mixed lettuce leaves, rucola, grilled aubergines, chicken breast marinated in honey and thyme
Insalata Mhawra €7.65
Peppered goat's cheese, honey roasted pumpkin and rucola
Insalata tal-Qarnit €9.35
Octopus salad dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, finely chopped garlic and fresh herbs

Extras

Patata Moqlija €2.30
Chips
Insalata Friska €2.30
Mixed leaf salad