Welcome To Bottegin Palazzo Xara
Palazzo Xara is a historical building in the heart or Rabat. The Maltese noble Family Xara constructed this imposing building in the beginning of the 18th Century after the earthquake in 1693. Its style reflects the trends of the time when Baroque architecture was at its peak. Two renowned engineers Mederico Blonell and Francois Mondion influenced the architect.
A very important date in the history of L’Isle Adam Music Society is the 9th of June 1951. On this day the contract to purchase the Palazzo Xara was finalized.
The Palazzo Xara became property of L’Isle Adam Band after an arrangement was agreed with the owner Mr. Barbaro Zimmerman under the leadership of President Alexander Dei Marchesi Apap Bologna and the Committee . At that time the family Ciappara, Mrs. Yolanda Camilleri and her brother Dr. Joe Mifsud Bonnici were living at Palazzo Xara.
Renovation commenced at the ground floor of the palace, where today we can find Bottegin Palazzo Xara best restaurant malta which is divided into the Bistro, Hall and Courtyard. The clubs’ society members and the Bandsmen made these renovations with great sacrifices.
Impeccable decorations initiated in the upper level of the palace, here we cannot mention the beauty of the frieze done by the decorator Michael Fsadni, were he painted 28 Grand Masters’ coat of arms who ruled Malta from 1530 to 1798. The society transferred to the L’Isle Adam Band Club in 1957. On the 17th of March 1957, HE Mgr. Gonzi inaugurated and blessed this palace.
Our Concept & Our Cuisine
Best Restaurant Malta – Bottegin Palazzo Xara is one of the first band clubs to be into a musical, gastronomic and social unique hangout complemented with a casual environment. Bottegin is an ideal venue to dine and 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.
We pride ourselves in using local genuine products. We promote local ingredients such as farm-to-table traditional cheeselets, pickled onions, sundried tomatoes, fresh vegetables and bread from the local markets.