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Taro at The Villa


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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From the moment you walk through the imposing double doors of the 19th Century Villa that houses Taro at The Villa, the experience is designed to provide the ultimate in Maltese gastronomic excellence. With an award-winning kitchen brigade, professional service team, Taro offers daily changes to its a la carte menu, making the most out of the freshest ingredients the Mediterranean has to offer. Our kitchen brigade, lead by Executive Head Chef Adrian Buttigieg, have transformed the traditional Mediterranean restaurant menu into an immersive concoction of flavours, textures and colours from all over the culinary world, and is continually researching and discovering new ways to wow their patrons
US$46 - US$91
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Central European
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Visited with colleagues and friends and we had a fantastic gastronomic experience. We were first served a complimentary perfectly presented amuse-bouche, this was followed by a mixed platter of seafood to share and risotto with truffle sauce. The intermezzo sorbet was a great palette cleanser...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Le-Meridien-Malta, Manager at Taro at The Villa, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words Peter, hope to see you again soon. :)

Reviewed January 29, 2018

We booked the set menu at Taro for New Year's Day 2018. Three courses + amuse bouches and most importantly FREE FLOWING WINE for 50€ and we were not disappointed. It's a slightly strange location, as it's just off the lobby inside Le Meridien Hotel,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Ali D
Le-Meridien-Malta, Public Relations Manager at Taro at The Villa, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you very much for the detailed feedback! We look forward to seeing you again next year. :) If there's anything you'd like to inform us of that we could possibly improve on, please do not hesitate to let us know!

Reviewed January 21, 2018

Yesterday my niece and I visited the restaurant. Apart that the restaurant is situated in a converted open space, but the rest was astonishing. The food we ordered after being helped to choose from a waiter, the choice was good. We enjoyed it all. About...More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Le-Meridien-Malta, other at Taro at The Villa, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words! We definitely look forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed January 8, 2018

The Taro Bistro Restaurant, located in Le Méridien Hotel on Ballutta Bay, is a high-level bistro, using local produce, with a very limited menu. The ambience was artistic but not subdued. The welcome was extremely courteous and attentive. The menu had a limited number of...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Le-Meridien-Malta, Marketing Executive at Taro at The Villa, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Dear Rodney, Sincere thanks for your review, and congratulations on being our first patron to review our restaurant on TripAdvisor! We are grateful for your kind words regarding our service, and hope to see you both again in the near future. Best regards, The Taro...More

Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is truly great! On our last evening we really wanted to sit outside but the weather wasn’t perfect so they weren’t prepared for people sitting outside but they pulled a table outside and made it possible for us. That was so nice of...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Spent our Christmas Eve here enjoying the fabulous outside party and entertainment.. brilliant atmosphere, music and drinks..... Then enjoyed a superb first class Christmas Day lunch inside with attentive friendly staff...perfect food, perfect wine and cocktails, perfect day.. thank you The Villa.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

We recently visited mid-week for dinner. Whilst neither the restaurant nor the bar were busy, the ambience was still very enjoyable. The food was spot on, perfectly seasoned and cooked to order and it was all washed down with a decent, organic red wine from...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

One of the loveliest evenings we’ve ever had! From friendly, slick bar staff on the terrace (who make amazing gin cocktails - well done boys) to the beautiful blonde waitress (Tizianna?) who delivered the most polished service, this place was faultless! Just superb! The food...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

One of the best places to visit in Malta. Fantastic breathtaking view from the terrace, exquisite delisuous food, top service. The food is an art! Love it and never disapointed. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank KateMalta
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Nice clean premises with a good buzzing atmosphere and a nice view out to sea. I chose salmon gnocchi which was lovely. My partner chose sausage ragu which unfortunately he said was quite sweet with undercooked pasta. Service also was rather slow therefore I can...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Yes it is wheelchair accessible there are ramps and lifts everywhere. Only one of the three entrances isn't. Thank you for your enquiry
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