Best restaurants in Mdina

  • Restaurants 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 ftira (traditional Maltese bread sandwiches). It also has an intimate wine bar, with flagstone walls and views from the ramparts. Platters (€14 to €25) are an excellent option while exploring Mdina.

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    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 esoteric delights such as Scottish scallops, foie gras and truffles. The pricey wine list is packed with big names and interesting vintages from around the world. Don't drop the ring.

  • Restaurants in Mdina

    Coogi's

    Coogi's attracts mainly tourists with its diverse Mediterranean menu ranging from octopus with garlic, apples and sultanas, through to rabbit livers or grilled swordfish. Lighter lunch options include pizza, pasta, and a good array of salads and vegetarian dishes. You can eat in the art-filled dining room, the small vine-draped courtyards, or out on the terrace atop the city walls.

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    Medina

    This pretty-as-a-picture romantic venue is in a medieval townhouse with vaulted ceilings and fireplaces. The garden courtyard is perfect for alfresco dining and sophisticated, artfully presented Maltese, Italian and French dishes. Maltese highlights on the menu include farmhouse-style rabbit, honey-lacquered quail and octopus stew with roasted walnuts, apples and raisins.

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    Trattoria AD 1530

    Part of boutique hotel Xara Palace, this stylishly casual trattoria offers outdoor seating on the pretty square. The food is nothing special, but the location is great on a sunny day. There's a kids' menu, and the grown-ups can choose from pizza and pasta choices, plus more substantial mains of fish and meat.