1640 has been known to be a reference point in the West Coast of the Maltese Islands, for the island’s largest burger and heavenly crispy Pizzas in a unique wine bar setting. 1640, owes its modest origin as one of the few 17th century ‘Kerrejja’ in the lovely quiet village of Dingli. Throughout the years this historic property, hosted many families growing up to the authentic taste of Maltese dishes prepared by the resourceful and skilled housewives. In 2007, we have launched a take away with a difference focusing on genuine ingredients, good wines and above all, a passion to provide the best hearty food in the West of the Maltese archipelago. Our newly opened venue is much larger and is home to two different experiences. The Take-Out by 1640 on the ground floor and the 1640 Grill-Chill on the first, second and third floor.
The Take-Out by1640
Some say we have one of the best pizzas on the islands but we prefer saying we do have a modest good tasting crispy crust with a myriad of original toppings and quality ingredients that are worth the carb-sin every single time.
Our Burgers ?
If we have to be honest, most menus around the islands are nearly identical.
Local farmers, farm owners. butchers and bakers have become partners in crime and see us at their stalls on a daily basis as we scout for the best ingredients to provide you the best burgers this region can produce.
Our Signature Dishes?
1640 Grill-Chill Concept
We thrive to offer a 360-degree casual yet stylish dining experience that entertains all the senses. Starting from the materials used in the finishings up to the plating, we narrate a story that is intended to remain chiseled in ones memory. Being located just a few hundred meters away from the cliffs and Buskett Gardens we specialize on terrestrial gastronomy mostly revolving around fresh vegetables, local game and good genuine meat.
Group dining and nibble options is becoming more of a headache as time passes by and although a lot of restaurants struggle or try to keep up with the demand few are those who focus on this market segment.
Most restaurants are asked to become venues for parties, baby showers, hence parties etc and most end up going to illegal venues off the beaten track. The 1640 grill chill is not only central and accessible but we have designed our venue from the onset to revolve around this requirement.
Eating around a large table has been craved for since primordial times and the bonds built over a large table instills a unique atmosphere. Moreover with today’s dependence on technology and addiction to smartphones, few are the places that offer this experience of private dining areas that provoke healthy exchanges and sharing of plates. We do have wifi connection but our forte is the real connection built around a table with fellow colleagues or family members.