The gorgeous island of Malta is one of the most exciting places to take a trip to. Not only does it have endless sights for you to explore, but it is also an exciting gastronomical destination. Maltese cuisine was influenced by other cultures’ food traditions, including Italian and North African cuisines. There are plenty of places and dishes to try while you’re visiting Malta. Here are some of the best places you cannot miss.
This cozy place is located in a cellar of St. George’s Square and offers a selection of French and Mediterranean foods. With spectacular views and a chill atmosphere, this is a perfect place to spend an evening. Their locally sourced dishes incorporate ingredients like fish and vegetables. There is also an impressive selection of wines you can choose from.
This restaurant can be found in capital city Valletta, and it offers selections that showcase the rich history of the city in its stunning 16th century palatial building. You can enjoy seafood dishes like ceviche, octopus, and prawn, as well as veal carpaccio. There are a lot of pasta and salad dishes, and a fantastic selection of wines. Palazzo Preca also has freshly made desserts and pastries to enjoy a bit of sweet at the end of the meal.
Fumia Restaurant is located in Pieta, Malta. While tourist flock to this place, so do locals, as there is a fantastic selection of seafood courses that are cooked in the Sicilian style, including sea urchin, shellfish, and more. The restaurant offers local wines and beers as well.
Ever since it was founded in 1964, Ta’Marija is a celebration of Malta’s festive and vibrant culture. The restaurant offers traditional Maltese cuisine with a touch of a modern twist. Dishes include traditional rabbit, ravioli made in-house, and delectable desserts. There is also live music and traditional folk dance performances. This is a great way to experience both Maltese cuisine and culture all at once.
Located in a 300 year old building that was completely restored, Fra Giuseppe is a wonderful coffee and wine bar. Enjoy local favorites like Ftiras, a Maltese sandwich, Focaccia, salads, wraps, and plenty more. However, Fra Giuseppe is best known for its wine and coffee selection.
Tal-Ingliz is a family run restaurant in the village of Mgarr. It is known for its authentic and delicious Maltese dishes. Some traditional dishes that it is known for include a rabbit stew called Fenkata, horsemeat called Laham taz-Ziemel, quail called Summien, snail, and also octopus.