Restaurants

Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Maltese in Dingli Cliffs

Diar il-Bniet

With all produce sourced from 'the house of the girls', their farm around 200m away, or other local producers, this lovely family-run farmhouse restaurant is something special, located in a historic farmhouse in the…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Buġibba, Qawra & St Paul’s Bay

Tarragon

Tucked above the harbour at St Paul's Bay, Tarragon is a haven of sophistication with sea views to soothe the soul, a Mediterranean/fusion menu to satisfy the taste buds, and a white-tableclothed, wooden-floorboard …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Valletta

Rubino

White-tableclothed Rubino is a classy place that earns rave reviews for its dishes such as spaghetti with sea urchins or seabass involtini (rolls) stuffed with pinenuts and mint. The velvety risotto is particularly …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mdina

Medina

Medina won best overall restaurant for 2015 in the Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta & Gozo, and is a pretty-as-a-picture romantic venue – a medieval townhouse with vaulted ceilings and fireplace…
Top Choice Italian in St Julian's & Paceville

Sciacca

On the outskirts of Paceville lies this serene restaurant offering sophisticated Sicilian cooking, with ingredients imported from Malta's nearby neighbour. Dishes include fettucine with sea urchins, and orecchiette …
Top Choice Mediterranean in Mġarr

Tmun Mġarr

Family-run Tmun Mġarr is considered to be Gozo's best restaurant, with a menu rich in dishes like bouillabaisse and fresh-from-the-sea fish. There are good vegetarian choices, too, and the desserts are delicious. Se…
Top Choice Italian in Vittoriosa

Osteria VE

This lovely restaurant is tucked away down a Birgu backstreet in a 17th-century townhouse, and is run by a convivial Venetian pair, doing what Italians do best – simple food made with the best ingredients, with dish…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Valletta

Trattoria da Pippo

This hidden-away, informal Valletta hub, all green woodwork and gingham tablecloths, is a local favourite, with something of an old boys' club feel, and is the place for those in the know. The food is a delightful m…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Valletta

Harbour Club

Converted from 17th-century boathouses, the Harbour Club has been designed by Malta's foremost architect, Chris Briffa, and has a superb terrace and wonderful harbour views, as well as a bar and a subterranean jazz …