Malta is a small island in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, a few kilometres from the Italian coast. Malta is known for being a summer tourist destination for many travellers who are discovering new places and beaches with crystal clear seas. The perfect place where you can relax under the sun’s rays and savour the various international cuisines in all the different restaurants scattered among the most famous cities of the island.
Below, you will find a list of the 12 Best Restaurants in Malta
- Quadro Brasserie – St. Julian’s
Quadro Brasserie offers some of the best restaurants on the island. Open for dinner, this contemporary brasserie specializes in gourmet cuisine, featuring seafood dishes, with an emphasis on fresh local produce selected with a light and healthy touch. The elegant tone of the restaurant extends to the large terrace where the invigorating views of the Mediterranean Sea allow for outdoor socializing and optimal relaxation.
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2. The Villa Balluta – St. Julian’s
With unrivalled views over Balluta Bay, beautifully designed interiors and grand terraces and a garden, The Villa is one of the island’s premier spots with its unique location and the pinnacle of gastronomic excellence. Here you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, with pasta, meat and fish served in an elegant and refined way.
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3. Paranga – St. Julian’s
Paranga is the InterContinental Malta’s seaside restaurant, set on a teak floor adjacent to the ripple of the Mediterranean Sea. Here you can enjoy the view of the sea and at the same time good food; the perfect place to relax of Malta’s top 10 restaurants.
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4. The Undercroft Gourmet – Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria – Valletta
Located in a unique location in the subcroft of St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. The Undercroft Gourmet Restaurant & Pizzeria offers the best Italian cuisine on the island. We only use 100% organic ITALIAN ingredients.
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5. Naan Bar – Indian Restaurant – Valletta
Naan Bar is an Indian restaurant and bar located in the heart of Valletta on Old Bakery Street, which is evolving into a popular food destination in Malta. Spread over two levels, the ground floor includes a lively bar and relaxed atmosphere for enjoying small plates and exotic cocktails. The dining room and private dining rooms on the lower level allow for more intimate dining, including the chef’s table with a view of the open kitchen.
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6. Ion – The Harbour – Valletta
ION – The Harbor is a Michelin-starred restaurant which is currently led by two Michelin-starred chefs Alex Dilling in Malta. Enjoy award-winning cuisine against a backdrop of picturesque Grand Harbor views. Situated on a stunning rooftop, ION – The Harbor offers a Mediterranean cuisine experience that ventures beyond the usual boundaries of fine dining.
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7. Porticello Restaurant – Valletta
Located near the water’s edge, Porticello offers stunning views over Malta’s capital Valletta. The perfect place to enjoy the sun, the sea and good food in good company, with a spectacular view. Offers Italian cuisine, with typical first courses based on pasta and fish with a Mediterranean smell.
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8. Palooza Restaurant – St. Paul’s Bay
Palooza is a fusion restaurant in the heart of St. Paul’s Bay in Malta. Here you can enjoy a fusion cuisine that contains international flavours, satisfying all palates. The location is suggestive and also elegant.
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9. Storie & Sapori Gzira – Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria – Gzira
Da Storie & Sapori We bring the best of the Neapolitan tradition to your table using the traditional wood-fired pizza oven. Storie & Sapori is an informal family-friendly Italian restaurant and pizzeria serving traditional Neapolitan cuisine in the heart of Gzira in Malta. Furthermore, Storie e Sapori is also present in Paceville, also in Malta.
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10. Emperor of India – Indian Restaurant – Paceville
Emperor of India in St. Julians’s Malta has consistently offered traditional northern Indian specialities. Over the past three decades, the uncompromising approach to genuine quality and tradition has won Emperor of India numerous accolades and rave reviews from a loyal clientele.
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11. Aki – Valletta
Aki is a contemporary Japanese restaurant and lounge bar in Malta’s capital city. Taste our signature Japanese-inspired dishes prepared with care and with flavours to satisfy modern palates and contemporary styles. Enjoy a drink at the lounge bar, where the music and sophisticated décor offer the perfect setting to unwind and kick off the evening while sipping on one of the signature cocktails from the extensive drinks menu.
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12. Tartarun Fish Restaurant – Marsaxlokk
Tartarun restaurant situated in Marsaxlokk, Malta specialises in fresh fish. We select the fish and its source carefully to provide genuine local produce for an exquisite fish dining experience.
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