Restaurants and Dining

VALLETTAFOTO CAMILLA MORANDIMalta’s restaurants have been consistently improving their range, service and ambience in the last ten years and can now be regarded as amongst the best in the Mediterranean. There has been much investment in premises and facilities which in turn has attracted some very talented chefs and restaurateurs to the island.

Better known a decade ago for their trattoria-style dining, you can now find some sophisticated and chic places to enjoy a meal. The Italian and Sicilian influences are clearly seen, but Malta has also preserved the legacy of the Knights long tenure on the islands; so do try a Fenek moqli (fried rabbit marinated in wine with bay leaves and seasoning) or maybe Tigiega Mimlija (roast chicken stuffed with minced beef, pork and chopped ham with egg, parsley, basil and garlic)!!

Whatever the occasion; a romantic evening in special surroundings, or traditional Maltese cuisine shared with family or friends. It might involve music and dancing or perhaps you need the peace and quiet to cement a business relationship. We have selected a few restaurants from each category below, but there are over a 150 award winning restaurants on Malta and Gozo of one thousand available, so explore and compile a list of your own personal favourites.


  • Blue Elephant (Hilton Hotel)
  • Tarragon (St Paul’s Bay)
  • Tarragon (St Paul’s Bay)
  • De Mondian (Mdina)
  • It-Tmun Victoria Lounge & Restaurant (Victoria, Gozo)

Maltese Food

  • Ta’ Marija (Mosta)
  • Ta’Kris (Sliema)
  • Tal-Familja (Marsascala)T
  • Del Borgo (Vittoriosa)
  • Rogantino’s (Rabat)

Outstanding Views

  • Agliolio (Golden Bay)
  • Barracuda (St Julians)
  • Blue Creek Bar & Restaurant (Ghar Lapsi)
  • Bouzouki (Spinola Bay)
  • De Mondion (Mdina)


  • La Stanza (Victoria)
  • Ta’ Frenc (Marsalforn)
  • Huan Yuan (Mgarr)
  • Otters (Marsalforn)
  • Xi Xi Chinese (Xaghra)

Restaurant LgePlease note that the above establishments have been listed for information only and are in no way a recommendation from Explorer Travel.

Information correct at time of publishing





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