The Trattoria AD 1530 is a charming eatery that prides itself in serving traditional and tasty food typical of the name ‘Trattoria’.

Our Menu

Garlic Bread
Toasted baguette topped with mozzarella, garlic and parsley butter, served with rocket leaves
Battered Fried Squid
Served with tartare sauce, fresh lemon and fresh leaves
Focaccia Olivia e Rosmarino
Virgin olive oil, olives and rocket leaves
Taste of Malta
Lemon and Thyme, marinated Goat Cheese and Peppered Sheep Cheese, Roasted Maltese Pork Sausage, Roasted Garlic and Parsley Aioli, Neonati Fritter
Toasted sliced baguette topped with a mixture of tomatoes, goat cheese, basil and kalamata olive tapenade
The Xara Palace Platter
Peppered and soft goat cheese, bigilla, Maltese sausage, marinated olives, caciocavallo cheese, salami Milano, sundried tomatoes, olive tapenade, bruschetta and local galletti
Focaccia Mozzarella
Virgin olive oil, garlic oil, mozzarella and rocket leaves
Foie gras mousse
Duck Prosciutto, Brioche, Cherries and Beetroot
Soups & Salad
Soup of the day
Caesar Salad
Iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, Grana Padano shavings, croutons and Caesar dressing
Burrata Salad
Semi-dried tomatoes, speck, dried figs, black olive croute and orange dressing
Insalata di Casa
Mixed salad leaves, shaved fennel, marinated olives, avocado, cucumber, candied walnuts and pomegranate with a tomato vinaigrette
Beef Carpaccio
Marinated peppered beef tenderloin carpaccio, Grana Padano
Grilled Salmon and Bean Salad (100g)
Grilled fresh salmon medallion served on tossed beans, celery, beetroot and mixed greens finished with lemon and dill vinaigrette
Chicken Caesar Salad
Marinated grilled chicken breast, iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, croutons, Grana Padano shavings and Caesar dressing
Peppered Gozo cheese and Watermelon salad
Peppered Gozo goat cheese, chilled watermelon, aromatic mixed leaves, grilled zucchini, honey and lemon dressing
Pasta & Risotto
Penette Arrabiata
Chilli, capsicum and kalamata olives, tossed in a tomato and basil sauce, Gluten free pasta available
Pennette Crudaiola
Cherry tomatoes, garlic, feta cheese, virgin olive oil, basil and almond pesto. Gluten free pasta available
Garganelli Fegato e Funghi
Quartered mushrooms, chicken livers glazed with balsamic and Marsala cream sauce. Gluten free pasta available
Pumpkin Ravioli
Pumpkin ravioli tossed in brown butter and sage, flamed with brandy and finished with roasted almonds and rocket leaves
Linquini con Rizzi
Sea urchin sauce, vongole, white wine, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs. Gluten free pasta available
Risotto Funghi Porcini
Risotto with dried funghi porcini and sliced mushrooms finished with mascarpone and Grana Padano shavings
Main Courses
Baked Local Sea Bream
Tomato and caper sauce
Grilled Butterfly Breast of Chicken
Rubbed with lemon zest with a creamy dried fig jus
Roasted Beef Fillet (250gr)
Pepper and brandy sauce
Baked Perch
Fresh herbs, white wine, roasted king prawns, tomato and basil salsa
Grilled Grass-Fed Angus Beef Ribeye (350gr)
Beef jus
Roasted Portobello Mushroom
Soft herb, bread and pine nut crust, grilled green asparagus, tomato and basil sauce
Side Dishes

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

Steamed panache of seasonal vegetables

Mixed salad

Roast new potatoes with thyme

French fries

(Extra side dishes can be ordered for the price of €3.50)

The Classic Beef Burger
180gr beef burger in a brioche bun with sliced tomatoes, lettuce served with french fries and side salad
The Wellington Burger
180gr beef burger in a brioche bun with sautéed mushrooms, horseradish, truffle mayonnaise and rocket leaves served with French fries and a side salad
The Chef's Burger
180gr beef burger served in a brioche bun with caramelized onions, chorizo, cheddar cheese and sweet pepper relish served with French fries and a side salad
Vegetable Burger
Served in a brioche bun with sliced tomatoes, crispy iceberg lettuce served with French Fies and a side salad
The Maltese Burger
180gr beef burger in a brioche bun with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and Maltese sausage served with French fries and side salad
The Chicken Burger
Grilled lean chicken breast in a brioche bun with cranberry sauce and iceberg lettuce served with French Fries and a side salad
Aberdeen Angus Beef Burger
200gr beef burger in a brioche bun, crispy iceberg lettuce, truffle mayonnaise served with French fries and a side salad

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

Tomato salsa and mozzarella sprinkled with oregano and chopped parsley
Sliced tomatoes, Parma ham, Grana Padano shavings, fresh rocket leaves and virgin olive oil
Barbeque Chicken
Tomato salsa, mozzarella, spicy chicken, barbeque sauce, spicy salami, red onions, mango and coriander
Tomato salsa, mozzarella, goat cheese, Maltese sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, artichokes, onions and black olives
Truffle cream, Parma ham, Grana Padano shavings, sautéed mushrooms, truffle oil and roasted almonds
Tomato salsa, mozzarella, olives, ham, mushrooms, hard-boiled egg and artichokes
Trattoria A.D 1530
Tomato salsa, mozzarella, spiced braised pork, potatoes, stewed onions, scamorza cheese and baby spinach
Citta Vecchia
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



Apple pie
Lemon Cheesecake
Chicken Confit, Truffle Cream and Spring Onions
Carrot and Walnut Cake
Chicken Confit, Truffle Cream and Spring Onions
Chocolate Bacio
Chicken Confit, Truffle Cream and Spring Onions
Chocolate Gateau
Mama's Cake
Cassata Siciliana

Wine Selection

“Wine is like the incarnation – it is both divine and human”
― Paul Tillich

All wine options are showcased in the brochure below.

Download Wine List

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We look forward to having you with us.

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