This small restaurant has only 8 tables, which makes it even more welcoming, and is situated in the heart of Valletta, Old Theatre Street, where it fuses Mediterranean and French cuisine with products combining both Maltese Restaurane , which makes this a place of must. I recommend the shrimp and squid risotto and red tuna with lemon butter sauce (seasonal). The price per person with a glass of wine, water, starter and main comes out to about 25 €
According to its poster, this is the oldest sweet shop in Malta, having stood here since 1837. It is a very popular spot in a small square (I forget the name) on Republic Street, a few metres from the Foreign Ministry. You can't miss it, as it has an iconic red phone booth outside, and a statue of Queen Victoria. Here you can buy some traditional Maltese sweets and pastries, and delicious ice cream. However, it also functions as a restaurant, and is very popular, given its great location. A good option if you want to try some traditional Maltese food, like beef rolls stuffed with breadcrumbs in egg and tomato sauce, or roasted rabbit. But really, the indisputable highlights are the desserts. Worth a visit!
We read very good reviews about Maltese cuisine, being a mix of Italian, Tunisian and Lebanese and we were looking like crazy for a Maltese restaurant. The Kolina is on the coast, in Sliema, St Julians Road. Service, perfect, very friendly and attentive. We chose the most traditional dishes and we loved the meatball which were maybe a little dry, but all very good, and the pudding was very impressive
Almost hidden in an alley off the main square of Mdina is this nice restaurant that we tried on our 1st night on the island of Malta. The Medina Restaurant has a menu of dishes that come from Mediterranean and Maltese food. There are No half measures: if you do not like it do not let the waiter serve you , this is not your place. I like to be treated like royalty, so I came to Medina. Some of the dishes: Melon with ham; Farfalle with vegetables, dried tomatoes and pesto, grilled ribs with a confit of cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and wine reduction, roasted sea bass with pepper vegetable accompaniment and for dessert, profiteroles with pistachio cream and hot chocolate. In principle, nothing special: pasta, ribs ... but as I say, the presentation comes in a gold box. Of course the prices are felt: no entree below 25 euros. Still, it's worth it: the atmosphere is really cozy, the perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner.
When you get to "Blue Grotto¨ you have to go down a steep hill. If you come by bus you will touch it on foot, as they stand up, next to the road. When you finish you get to a parking area and you'll see on the right side an old watchtower, a little later there is a small park that is a lookout. On the other side you find this small restaurant on 2 floors. The 1st has an indoor dining area with a nautical decor. And in the 2nd floor , there is a pretty room with amazing views of the ocean. I think the pictures speak for themselves.Of course fish is best, we are on an island but what deserves special mention its price, as it is pretty cheap. In Spain, only for these views you would pay 4 times more. PS: Sorry I cannot remember the name.
The Sliema promenade is full of restaurants and cafes. It is quite a nice place, because they have terraces and while you are eating in Valletta you can people watch. Olive offers enough variety of dishes at a great price, pasta, salads, rolls, it is the perfect place to go for lunch. Most curious was the dessert, we ordered apple pie, one serving to share and it was huge, we couldn´t finish it between the two of us! And the price was very very good!
A Walk in Vittoriosa ends at the port. There, in addition to providing a beautiful view of the boats moored at the municipality of Isla, you can choose from a wide range of restaurants to eat Mediterranean seafood of a high quality. We tested the Riviera della Marina, which is a pretty good establishment, where although the decor did not catch my attention at all, the food on your plate was of such high quality that it made you not want to look anywhere else but at your own plate.
Spaghetti with seafood, shrimp of a size more than considerable, fresh fish of the day ... besides the typical Maltese incoming always present, such as Biz-Jejt Hobz or Maltesse Platter. As a climax, a tiramisu is truly exquisite. I can't remember what the average price of the food was, but I remember that it was not cheap (say, for a "backpacker") yet nor overly expensive. A price adjusted for product quality, and judging by the amount of people there ... Better go with a reservation!
This site was recommended in a guide book I bought in Malta, and to end my visit in Madina, the "silent city," I decided to regain strength in the "Fontanella". It's a cafe and tea shop, but they also have wine. It's affordable and worth a stop. I would like to emphasize two things, it offers unique views of Malta from a comfy, airy terrace (at least when I was there in October 2010), and it serves homemade cakes, which were delicious. They give huge portions, as you can see in the photo. I would definitely go back, especially on a clear day.
Many believe that Mdina has the best chocolate cakes in all of Malta. It's served in many cafes, from which you can enjoy a view of the island. In this place, there is no view, but the Old Priory Café has been integrated into the Carmelite convent. You can visit the museum and the Baroque church, and then try the famous cake with coffee in this original and modern place. http://www.carmelitepriorymuseum.com/~carmel/en/home.htm
If you're in Malta, there's one thing you need to know about- the Hamrun Chocolate Festival. Hamrun is a small town that really has nothing to do if you're not watching life pass you by as a Maltese. In October the area is organized into several streets for the chocolate festival and, of course, they come in all shapes and sizes. Delicious and irresistible!
In the basement of the Manoel theater, one of the main streets of Valletta, is this fine-dining restaurant, best known for dishes based on fish. The atmosphere is elegant and rustic at the same time, in a room with a vaulted ceiling. The service is excellent; most of the waiters are Italian, and they are friendly and courteous. The value for money is great, and the choice of dishes ranges from local fish to a wide selection of pasta. I tried pasta with swordfish, and it was delicious! Absolutely recommended for dinner in an unusual place, with good food on a budget.
How well we ate at this restaurant on the trip we took to Malta last December! It is at the top of Mellieha, in the curve just before the steep descent to Ghadira Bay and along the main street called "Gorg Borg Olivier". It's actually an old mill that was rehabilitated into an elegant restaurant, both the exterior and interior, with numerous details and a welcoming atmosphere, indeed intimate, inviting to dine and celebrate a romantic evening in good company. It has a terrace outside which is used on summer evenings. We, being December, ate inside where logically there were not many diners, which made the dinner was even more intimate and each dish enjoyable. It is a restaurant with enough class and elegance, so the price of the menu is relatively expensive. Yes, this restaurant has the peculiarity that has a dinner menu of 14 € (2009), but only till 19:30, so it is perfectly oriented to the English and other Europeans like a very quick dinner. Logically, it did get us to eat dinner at 19:30, but we spent walking one day around and despite it being 20:30, we were still served. The menu was all delicious. Both the quantity and quality of the products tasted were exquisite, dishes including some decoration and pretty elaborate overtones, using traditional materials but with a modern touch. The waiter who served us also very nice and friendly. To complete the menu a glass of Maltese wine, rather "bland", but to accompany the menu we ordered a "Medina" white a wine made in Malta with Italian grapes, it was delicious. So if you go to the north of Malta, Mellieha, I would not miss this restaurant for the world, especially if you can "seize" dinner menu, a menu where the value is amazing.
Delicious, colourful and welcoming, this isn't an actual restaurant - more like a sandwich shop, with pastries and coffee. The windows are full of tasty and fragrant sandwiches, pastries and typical Maltese dishes. The prices are quite low and the quality of the food is excellent. I've tried different desserts here and enjoyed some nice sandwiches, and it's perfect if you don't have a lot of time and want to avoid a pricey restaurant.
Do you know any landlord with a collection of pens numbering more than two hundred? You can do so by visiting this small bar just in front of the Valletta World War Memorial. Its a place of great luxury and extravagance, a simple lifelong restaurant, and not too big. The bar is on the right, and at the end on the left, the pen collection hangs, and has been increasing over the years. In fact, if you go there, you should take him one! Surely he will be excited. Otherwise, this place is as good a choice as any for a drink, and besides, the bar has indoor tables and a small terrace for summer. The pints are 2.50 euros, but there are more things, even some nibbles. Right in front, there is a bus stop to return to the world, that runs about every hour.
The best thing in Valletta's Mcdonalds is having a huge window overlooking Republic Street. Here you can eat a hamburger inside while watching people come and go from the busy city. Otherwise, this is like all other McDonalds, perhaps brighter and noisier and always full of people (this is very, very central). There are tables and bar as you step in on the left. The WIFI works well, and does not require password even if you get to the bar its fine, though sometimes at the door you can get the network depends on the time). It is open from 8:00 to 23:00 every day, Friday and Saturday until 00:00.
In the small square of San Gwann is the San Govanni restaurant, a huge terrace where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner to the rhythm of the bells of the Cathedral of San Juan. It is just to the right if you leave the great temple behind your back. They serve all kinds of coffee and meals, typically things from Malta to other things (fast food plan). For about 10 euros you can have a basic pizza, and an espresso for 1.50. Not the cheapest place to eat, as you're paying for good central location. Acceptable quality.
Wine bars are an institution that the Maltese love, in many "urban" places of the island, particularly the gentry. They are in the streets of the old city of Valletta or at Marsaxlokk quay. With a party atmosphere, alone or with friends, and filling the pavements. The Maltese Wine reputation is on the rise with 12 million bottles, but grapes are imported from Italy and mixed with local strains: Ghirgentina and Gellewza.
This typical Maltese restaurant is situated in Sliema. It was hidden in an alley, making it difficult to walk past if you do not go there on purpose. The menu is not particularly extensive, but it has one of the best kitchens I've experienced in Malta, plus very competitive prices. You can try an octopus salad, the typical Maltese rabbit or fish of the day. Lunch or dinner will cost you about € 20 per person with wine.