Restaurants

Top Choice Maltese in Dingli Cliffs

Diar il-Bniet

Located in a historic farmhouse in the centre of Dingli village, this family-run farmhouse restaurant is something special. All produce is sourced from 'the house of the girls', or their farm 200m away, or other loc…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Birkirkara & the Three Villages

Bahia

Named after a variety of oranges grown locally, Bahia is an innovative and stylish bistro near Lija's compact village square. Look forward to just 12 seasonal dishes. Seafood highlights could include red prawn and c…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Rabat

Root 81

A subtle pun on the bus route (81) that used to link Valletta and Rabat, Root 81 is one of the more modern bistros enlivening the dining scene around traditionally conservative Mdina and Rabat. It's worth booking an…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Rabat

Townhouse No 3

Concealed in the backstreets of Rabat, Townhouse No 3 offers a modern take on Maltese and Mediterranean flavours. Dishes could include rabbit ravioli with a thyme jus, or gnocchi with grilled squid and chilli and li…
Top Choice Pastries in Rabat

Crystal Palace

Spot it by the hordes outside, this hole-in-the-wall pastizzerija close to Mdina's city walls is renowned as one of Malta's best, as it freshly bakes the little moreish pastry parcels throughout the night. It's a fa…
Cafe in Mdina

Fontanella Tea Gardens & Vinum Wine Bar

Fontanella – a Maltese institution – has a wonderful setting atop the city walls, with sweeping views. It serves delicious home-baked cakes, pastizzi, sandwiches, pizzas and light meals, including particularly tasty…
Maltese in Dingli Cliffs

The Cliffs

Close to Dingli's radar tower, on the cliffs, this place is run by two local brothers and is an attractive, contemporary, brasserie-style restaurant with a narrow glass-framed terrace running around it. It specialis…
Mediterranean in Mdina

De Mondion

Romantic enough to inspire spontaneous marriage proposals, this place is set on the 17th-century rooftop of one of the island's loveliest hotels, Xara Palace. The French-inspired menu is seasonal, but expect esoteri…
Cafe in Naxxar

Luna

In the aristocratic surroundings of Palazzo Parisio you’ll find the excellent Luna restaurant, patrolled by gracious, white-clad staff serving relaxed breakfast and lunch specials, and a more refined dinner menu. Af…
Maltese in Mosta

Ta'Marija Restaurant

Ta'Marija Restaurant is highly rated for its authentic Maltese cuisine, with a traditional kenura (stone) stove used to heat side dishes. It's a great choice if you don't mind a bit of (dare we say?) cheesy entertai…