From Humble Beginnings...
In 1657, the Arogonese knight Martin de Redin, was elected Grand Master of the Knights of St. John, also known as the Knights of Malta, and his gift to the Order, was his undertaking to construct, at his own expense, 13 watchtowers to re-enforce the defences of the coastal areas.
The towers consist of a quadrilateral structure of solid masonry with two storeys. They were built in such a way that each tower was within sight of the next so that when one tower saw approaching a raiding party far out at sea, the signal was passed to the next tower and started a chain alert from one point to the next. Signals were given from the roof by means of smoke during the day and by bonfires during the night.
This is the 5th Tower in the series.
Today, at It-Torri Restaurant, we specialise in pasta dishes, seafood dishes, grills and pizza. We also have our Maltese traditional food section, which includes the local rabbit (Fenkati) for single portions or for large groups as well. Our chef specialises in traditionally locally cooked rabbit (fried). We serve also rabbit stew, Maltese stuffed aubergines, Maltese local Focaccia and local pork fillets on the grill. We serve freshly homemade pasta, a variety of pizza dishes, fresh seafood and fresh fish is available as well on display. We cater for large and small groups and we are open daily from early morning till late evening. Encolsed area is available as well with ventilation system and heaters. Indulge yourself in a beautiful atmosphere with stunning sea views on a terrace of a 450 year old tower built by the Grandmaster himself, De Redin.
It-Torri is the ideal place for local flair, cuisine or just Sliema seafront chilling. This café, brasserie & wine bar offers an extensive food menu along with a wide range of alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages. One can also just sit for a cool drink or an ice cream whilst enjoying the local village festas. It will be our pleasure to be your host.