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Do you remember buying pastizzi in Valletta from Carmelo Azzopardi’s Pastizzeria?
The pastizzeria has now been closed for a long time.

Emma Galea

In one of his most recent posts, Kappa Vision uploaded two ‘then vs now’ photos showing how this staple Valletta spot has changed over the years.

Back in the day, many remember buying a pastizz or two from Carmelo Azzopardi’s Pastizzeria whenever they went to Valletta.  

The pastizzeria, found alongside Saint Paul’s Street, has unfortunately now long been closed.

One of the photos Kappa Vision uploaded, depicts the pastizzier proudly posing with a tray full of fresh pastizzi by the shop’s entrance. On the other hand, the second photo shows what the shop looks like now. The colourful green door and characteristic sign are still there but much more worn out as the shop has remained closed for many years.

Carmelo Azzopardi’s Pastizzeria was also more commonly known as ‘taz-zewg soldi’ by his customers because his pastizzi used to cost only two shillings each.

Two shillings each… we used to buy half a dozen and by the time we’d reach Castille to catch the bus we’d have already eaten them all”, Jean-Paul Borg, the man behind KappaVision recalled.

Facebook/KappaVision

18th March 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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