This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.


Sunday 23 January 2011

Omerta’ – A Secret Revealed

Omerta’ is defined by The Free Dictionary as a rule or code that prohibits speaking or divulging information about certain activities, especially the activities of a criminal organization. The word omerta’ has become synonymous with the Mafia and all its activities.

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It also happens to be the name of a small restaurant which my husband and I discovered this past weekend. If quaint and cosy is the dining experience that you are after, then this small restaurant will surely not disappoint. Nor will the food. The fresh ravioli stuffed with prawns and lobster and served with a simple herb sauce that I had as a starter was divine – as was the rest of the food.

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The atmosphere was quiet and intimate  – perfect for a romantic evening. The fact that the restaurant is housed in a converted 500 year old building was an added bonus which contributed to a wonderful evening. And when our meal was over, we strolled around and explored the oft-forgotten charms of our capital city. But more about that in a future post.

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Omerta Trattoria & Wine Bar

92 Old Bakery Street



  1. Thanks for this. Very useful to know. It looks really lovely.

    You do live in a beautiful city.

  2. Beautiful place Loree.
    Have a great week.

  3. Oh so gorgeous...what a fabulous gem of a place..such soul.....i love the atmosphere too..and the table is divine!! you are so lucky Loree..next time you go ..have a drink for me! Cheers! beautiful photos..shine on...I have fallen in love now!!

  4. this looks like a great place. it looks so similar to an old house i stayed when i was in siena. the atmosphere is perfect for a quiet, romantic dinner.

  5. Oh.... I want to go there! The ravioli and the charm!

  6. All looks so good. I hope i`ll have a chance to visit Malta. Looks so great.
    Greatings from Romania!

  7. My mouth started watering when I read "lobster and prawn raviolli" What a great little treasure you have found -- miam-miam!


  8. What a name for such a cosy restaurant, lol ! Omerta makes me think of the "Godfather" !

  9. Despite the word's association, the architecture is divine. xox Alexandra

  10. a code of silence practiced by the Omerta Mafia; a refusal to give evidence to the police about criminal activities. see moresee less. type of: code, codification


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