Mon – Thu 8am – 10pm
Fri – Sun 8am – 11pm
Palazzo Xara is a historical building in the winding narrow streets of Rabat, the suburb village of the old capital city of Mdina. This imposing building was constructed by the Maltese noble family Xara in the beginning of the 18th Century after the earthquake of 1693.
Its style reflects the trends of the time when Baroque architecture was at its peak. The architect was influenced by renowned engineers Mederico Blonell and Francois Mondion, who designed many imposing buildings in Malta.
In the lower level of the building one can find The Bistro, The Baroque Hall, The Courtyard and the more Intimate Private Room.
The Bistro is aspiring to be one of the best restaurant in Rabat and Malta. Bottegin Palazzo Xara is the ideal party venue for any special occasion such as Birthdays, Farewell, Graduation, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Baptisms, Reunion, Hen and Stag Parties for groups of any sizes. With our professional team we will help you create the ideal setting for a memorable day in one of our private party venues.
Today, in the Palazzo one can loosen up while having something genuine to eat. We pride ourselves in using local genuine products. We promote local ingredients such as farm-to-table traditional cheeselets, pickled onions and sundried tomatoes and last but not least daily fresh vegetables and bread from the local markets. Experience good quality food in a modest local band club setting while the locals hangout by the bar, others would be playing snooker, accompanied by a selection of soft symphonic jazz music in order to keep the band club concept alive.