Trattoria AD 1530

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Trattoria AD 1530 Menu


Garlic Bread - €4.75
Toasted baguette topped with mozzarella, garlic and parsley butter, served with rocket leaves

Bruschetta - €4.95
Toasted sliced baguette topped with a mixture of tomatoes, goat cheese, basil and kalamata olive tapenade

Battered Fried Squid - €9.50
Served with tartare sauce, fresh lemon and fresh leaves

The Xara Palace Platter - €14.50
Peppered and soft goat cheese, bigilla, Maltese sausage, marinated olives, caciocavallo cheese, salami Milano, sundried tomatoes, olive tapende, bruschetta and local galletti

Focaccia Olivia e Rosmarino - €5.75
Virgin olive oil, olives and rocket leaves

Focaccia Mozzarella - €5.95
Virgin olive oil, garlic oil, mozzarella and rocket leaves



Soup of the Day -     €6.75

Grilled Salmon and Bean Salad (100g) €12.95
Grilled fresh salmon medallion served on tossed beans, celery, beetroot and mixed greens finished with lemon and dill vinaigrette

Caesar Salad - €8.45
Iceberg lettuce, cripsy bacon, Grana Padano shavings, croutons and Caesar dressing

Chicken Caesar Salad - €11.50
Marinated grilled chicken breast, iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, croutons, Grana Padano shavings and Caesar dressing

Burrata Salad - €12.95
Semi dried tomatoes, speck, dried figs, black olive croute and orange dressing

Peppered Gozo Cheese and Watermelon Salad - €10.95
Peppered Gozo goat cheese, chilled watermelon, aromatic mixed leaves, grilled zucchini, honey and lemon dressing

Insalata di Casa -     €10.95
Mixed salad leaves, shaved fennel, marinated olives, avocado, cucumber, candied walnuts and pomegranate with a tomato vinaigrette

Beef Carpaccio -     €12.95
Marinated peppered beef tenderloin carpaccio, Grana Padano shavings, celery salad and balsamic syrup




Pennette Arrabiata - (Starter) €9.25; (Main Course) €10.75
Chilli, capsicum and kalamata olives, tossed in a tomato and basil sauce, Gluten free pasta available

Pumpkin Ravioli - (Starter) €11.75; (Main Course) €13.95
Pumpkin ravioli tossed in brown butter and sage, flamed with brandy and finished with roasted almonds and rocket leaves

Pennette Crudaiola - (Starter) €10.95; (Main Course) €12.75
Cherry tomatoes, garlic, feta cheese, virgin olive oil, basil and almond pesto. Gluten free pasta available

Linguini con Rizzi - (Starter) €12.95; (Main Course) €14.50
Sea urchin sauce, vongole, white wine, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs. Gluten free pasta available

Garganelli Fegato e Funghi - (Starter) €10.75; (Main Course) €12.50
Quartered mushrooms, chicken livers glazed with balsamic and Marsala cream sauce. Gluten free pasta available

Risotto Funghi Porcini - (Starter) €11.95; (Main Course) €13.95
Risotto with dried funghi porcini and sliced mushrooms finished with mascarpone and Grana Padano shavings




Baked Local Sea Bream - €23.50
Tomato and caper sauce

Baked Perch - €25.35
Fresh herbs, white wine, roasted king prawns,
tomato and basil salsa

Grilled Butterfly Breast of Chicken - €19.75
Rubbed with lemon zest with a creamy dried fig jus

Grilled Grass-Fed Angus Beef Ribeye (350gr) - €27.50
Beef jus

Roasted Beef Fillet (250gr) - €29.75
Pepper and brandy sauce

Roasted Portobello Mushroom - €18.00
Soft herb, bread and pine nut crust, grilled green asparagus,
tomato and basil sauce

The above main courses are served with a choice of two from the below

Side Dishes
(Extra side dishes can be ordered for the price of €3.50)
Steamed panache of seasonal vegetables
Mixed salad
Roast new potatoes with thyme
French fries




The Classic Beef Burger - €9.95
180gr beef burger in a brioche bun with sliced tomatoes, and lettuce served with French fries and side salad

The Maltese Burger - €11.50
180gr beef burger in a brioche bun with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and Maltese sausage served with French fries and side salad

The Wellington Burger - €11.50
180gr beef burger in a brioche bun with sautéed mushrooms, horseradish, truffle mayonnaise, and rocket leaves served with French fries and side salad

The Chicken Burger - €10.95
Grilled lean chicken breast in a brioche bun with cranberry sauce and iceberg lettuce with French fries and side salad

The Chef’s Burger - €11.95
180gr beef burger served in a brioche bun with caramelized onions, chorizo, cheddar cheese and sweet pepper relish with French fries and side salad

Aberdeen Angus Beef Burger - €13.95
200gr beef burger in a brioche bun, crispy ice berg lettuce, truffle mayonnaise served with French fries and side salad

Vegetable Burger - €10.50
Served in a brioche bun with sliced tomatoes, and crispy ice berg lettuce with French fries and side salad

Please note that all our burgers are cooked to a well-done stage




Margherita - €8.50
Tomato salsa and mozzarella sprinkled with oregano and chopped parsley

Tartufata - €12.75
Truffle cream, Parma ham, Grana Padano shavings, sautéed mushrooms, truffle oil and roasted almonds

Crudo - €11.95
Sliced tomatoes, Parma ham, Grana Padano shavings, fresh rocket leaves and virgin olive oil

Capricciosa - €10.95
Tomato salsa, mozzarella, olives, ham, mushrooms, hard-boiled egg and artichokes

Barbeque Chicken - €11.75
Tomato salsa, mozzarella, spicy chicken, barbeque sauce, spicy salami, red onions, mango and coriander

Trattoria A.D 1530 - €11.75
Tomato salsa, mozzarella, spiced braised pork, potatoes, stewed onions, scamorza cheese and baby spinach

Maltese - €11.50
Tomato salsa, mozzarella, goat cheese, Maltese sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, onions and black olives

Citta Vecchia - €10.95
Square shaped pizza with virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh herbs, sliced tomatoes, olives, capers, anchovies, onions, goat cheese and sprinkled with sesame seeds

Extra Toppings
Spicy chicken strips, Maltese sausage, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes, Grana Padano shavings, Parma ham and mushrooms




Apple pie - €4.25

Chocolate Gateau - €4.25

Lemon Cheesecake -  €4.25

Mama’s Cake - €4.25

Carrot and Walnut Cake - €4.25

Cassata Siciliana - €4.25

Chocolate Bacio - €4.95



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The Xara Palace Hotel

Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina
MDN 1050, Malta.
Tel: (+356) 21 450560,
Fax: (+356) 21 452612,

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