Remember the old Charles Grech bistro? Well, it’s been upgraded, so join us in giving a warm welcome to our new go-to dinner spot: Maggie’s! 🥳
Situated just a stone's throw away from the sea in Dingli Street, Sliema, Maggie’s is the perfect mix between elegance and comfort, with delicious drinks, high quality service and food truly made with love. 🥰
The Smoked Applewood Croquettes and the Fried Calamari.
The interior is gorgeous!
Maggie’s brings the outside in as the walls are adorned with the beautiful works of local artist, Alexia Coppini, highlighting the fantastic seascapes and ethereal skies on this great island. The ambience is a mix of fine dining in a casual setting while still upholding the charm of a local restaurant. 👌
We were seated inside, beneath the portrait of the inspiration for the restaurant: Maggie herself. And no, she is not a classy lady of leisure, but rather the adorable pooch, who might even grace you with her presence during lunch hours ensuring the food is to her liking. 🐶
Let’s start with wines and first courses...
The wines are as delectable as the food and if you want someone to guide you on the best pairings for your meal, just ask the waiting staff who will be more than happy to help. We indulged in a bottle of Purgatori Costers Del Segre, 2017, a delectable Spanish red to accompany the menu which straddles the line between Latin twists and Mediterranean classics. 🍷
As first courses were served, we dove into a plate of perfectly crispy cooked Fried Calamari with a side of tartar sauce as well as some Smoked Applewood Croquettes on a bed of beetroot and celeriac gel. Both dishes offered a lot but when cooked as well as they were, calamari is always a winner in my eyes. 🤩
Aren't these the finest looking Fried Calamari you've ever seen?
With our taste buds dancing, we were ready for round two...
The Strozzapreti with pork cheeks as well as the Paccheri of sweet chorizo and prawns were too good to pass up and so we settled on both. 🤷
It's evident that the kitchen team, led by Chef Thomas Sapiano, have truly dug deep into creating these quality dishes to ensure they are at a high level when served. 👏
Now onto the surf and turf Paccheri! The sweetness of the chorizo was well balanced by the umami from the prawns which made the paccheri the stand out dish of the day. In fact, I am currently making a booking just to eat this dish again! 🤤
The Strozzapreti (back) and the Paccheri (front). Wow!
Did you think we’d stop there?
Main courses were next and consisted of Alcatra steak with a fragrant chimichurri sauce, giving a nod to the Latin influence in the restaurant, as well as the blushing pink medium Veal Ribeye and the Filled Portobello Mushrooms. All three mains offered something special from the truffled mash to the herb oils, leaving us all feeling satisfied with our decisions. 😋
These mains were a feast for the senses.
Last but not least, dessert…
We ended the meal with a bang: the Pistachio and Matcha Fondant as well as the Deconstructed Mille Foglie with hints of lemon. Although we were already four courses deep, the plates were licked clean. Honestly, how can anyone resist the ooze of a fondant? 😍
Whether it is a lunch time treat or a romantic meal, Maggie’s is a place that will welcome you with open arms and treat you like family for any occasion. What more can you ask for? 😌
The dessert was delightful!
We wish the team at Maggie’s the best and we look forward to heading back there in the future! 💪
For reservations contact +356 79272720 or visit maggies.mt.
Get to know Katie!
I took a hard left out of the teaching life and fell head first into food. I am currently a Sliema-based food blogger originally from Ireland with an appetite to see the world.
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