Founded in 1952 by a young pharmacist by the name of Wilfred Gatt, Vivian was named in honour of the founder’s late brother who passed away at a young age. Today, Vivian is an extended family of over 100 people.
Vincenzo Melia’s bond with Malta originated much like it did with many other Italians in recent times - the English language. Almost thirty years ago Vincenzo would send his son to language schools in Malta whilst taking the opportunity of spending a few days of relaxation here.
One of the benefits of working in the hospitality industry is that you can work anywhere in the world. Food has always been a passion of mine, and I always wanted to cook, so naturally and logically, I wanted to one day become a chef. Achieving the title of a chef is not easy - it takes years of dedication, sacrifice, respect, loyalty, mental and physical strength, practice, hard work and knowledge.
The ceremony celebrated the outstanding achievement of Malta & Gozo’s top survey rated restaurants as voted by diners out who participated in the Malta & Gozo Restaurant Survey online at www.restaurantsmalta.com. Based on popular vote, only 150 restaurants make it to be included in the special 20th Anniversary edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta & Gozo and its official portal www.restaurantsmalta.com.