Palazzo de Piro: Mdina, Malta 

The glass filled arches of the courtyard entrance to Xpresso Café & Bistro at Palazzo de Piro, allow light to bathe the space.  The modern nature of the café’s interior in contrast with the old world architecture of the Palazzo is beautiful. As with many restaurants and cafes in Mdina there is a terrace level that showcases that beautiful Maltese view.

Xpresso Café & Bistro at Palazzo de Piro located on Palazzo Depiro, 3 Triq Is Sur, L-Imdina is a great place stop in while you are in Mdina. This is an ideal lunch or coffee spot for those spending the day exploring the city. Xpresso Café & Bistro is open Sunday to Thursday from 10:00 to 17:00, and on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 until late.

The environment is sophisticated and the price reasonable making this the perfect place for a coffee break or mid-morning bite to eat. There is a wide variety of food on the menu here. They have burgers, pasta, chicken, etc. So, there is something for everyone here for sure.

As previously mentioned in my article about Fontanella Tea Garden; Mdina is a tourist city, (only 300 locals live here) and the overall atmosphere of the restaurant is impacted because of this. The eclectic nature of the menu is a testament to the city’s touristic nature.

I ordered a caffè americano, sparkling mineral water, and the burrata with asparagus and prosciutto. One thing the Maltese do well is Italian food. Being so close to Italy has its benefits. 

The burrata here was just as good as burrata I have had in Italy. It was the perfect thing to get my energy levels up to explore the city. 

If you are planning to explore Mdina I encourage you to check out our other articles about the city. The Colour Story of Mdina and An Evening in Mdina, A Fortified City are great for familiarizing yourself with Mdina. 




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