Eating opportunities in Valletta have greatly increased in recent years, now spanning fine dining, traditional cafes and more contemporary eateries. Note that many restaurants are closed either Sunday or Monday so check opening hours carefully.
Eating lunch only at restaurants can get expensive in Valletta, but there are a few convenient and better-value options.
Follow your nose to the many hole-in-the-wall places dotted around town, where you can pick up fresh hot pastizzi for around €0.40 from about 7.30am Monday to Saturday. Near the bus station, Dates Kiosk sells traditional mqaret (deep-fried pastries stuffed with spiced dates).