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154/B the Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2713 3764
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (19 reviews)
“fresh fish” (9 reviews)
“clams” (5 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.All hours
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
154/B the Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here with my parents and, despite being relatively empty for a dinner service, the food was absolutely stunning. Every dish was done perfectly, with a great selection of wines to choose from. It has a family feel to it and, while primarily a fish...More

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were attended to by very friendly waiting staff. They explained the dishes to us. We had a tasty fresh brushetta to shate after which we both chose linguini seafood pasta, one with cream, the other tomato based. Absolutely delicious...More

Thank dinacar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love all things seafood, then sitting down for a meal at Anciova Sicilian Restaurant in Gzira is like opening up the gates to seafood heaven. An array of glorious dishes all spread over a well balanced menu looked intriguing. There is a selection...More

Thank GorgGorgaSciberras
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have already been twice to this unassuming restaurant and have been positively impressed on both occasions. Hospitality is as warm as it gets. The menu is varied and the quality of food presented is excellent, whether it is coming from beneath surf or above...More

Thank Albert2508
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for my birthday meal and what a treat it was. The food is fantastic, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the Restaurant is clean and very modern. All queries with the menu were explained fully and our waiter enabled us to...More

Thank Potteriesgirl
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner have visited the restaurant many times and we were never disappointed! The food is amazing and the owner makes us feel welcome every time . We were there on New Years Day and they had well selected set menu with delicious...More

Thank MariyaDimi
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We‘ve been already two times at that place. We enjoyed it a lot. The food is delicious. High standard quality! Definitely the best restaurant in that area.

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Modern Italian / Sicilian restaurant on sea front. Large portions and well presented. Bruschetta very good as was the Pasta Norma and pasta with clams. Friendly service. Quiet on a November Monday night.

Thank Wrekinhavoc
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We were a little disappointed by our visit. Although the food was nice enough we had maybe been spoiled by our 2 previous meals in different restaurants which were stunning. We had to remind the waiter to bring the beers we had ordered as he'd...More

1  Thank gingergirlie1
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Twice now I have had a long delicious lunch at Anciova. Following fast paced professional duties, where I often eat on the run, here I come to anchor myself to the table and remind myself to go slow and enjoy! Last week I sat for...More

1  Thank Pompanoenpapillote
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154/B the Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Il Gzira
  • Phone Number: +356 2713 3764
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