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
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!
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
One of the unusual things about restaurants in Malta are the ceilings, decorated with the strangest options. Often they are mirrors, reflecting the customers below. In the case of the Jubilee cafe, you can find all sorts of things on the ceiling - pages of newspaper, open umbrellas, old bicycles ... it gives a cozy feel to this dark pub with the friendly staff. They have hot and cold dishes, great pasta (I tried the one with pesto sauce and local cheese) in generous portions, at low prices. The restaurant is located in the heart of the historic centre and is also ideal for an evening drink.
Although this restaurant can only seat 35, it's worth trying to get a table. The atmosphere is very English, with proper, upright waiters, impeccable service and dark wood furniture with mirrored ceilings. The menu, which changes every day, can be read on a large blackboard hanging on the wall. The philosophy is to slow food, quality products, and average prices. You can choose between several Mediterranean dishes made with fresh products, from pasta to meat. The sheep's cheese souffle I tasted was delicious. The desserts - mine was a cheesecake - were delicious and homemade, in generous portions.
Even at the entrance of the city of Valletta one can find food stalls, places to try tasty, traditional and cheap. This is the case in Fontana, little shop is open only god knows how many hours. In it you will find the typical products of any patisserie (meat and vegetable pies, etc from 0.50 euros) but also many sweets. I think it's strong point is you can not just eat for two quid, but you can also have dessert. And who says desserts aren't a sweet memory to share at home. The quality - price ratio is excellent. Also in Fontana you can buy drinks and other food, perfect to make the return journey by bus. You will find it, at the gates of the city on the right, a few meters from the main bus station.
In the same Republic Street, Valletta Gran Via, you'll find the bar tables and Restaurant barrels. The King's Own, is a friendly place for something to eat. It has an extensive wine and beer selection to try, with lots of specialties. The rabbit and squid dishes should be mentioned, and there's a variety of homemade pasta, dessert, tiramisu, etc. Due to its location, it's not exactly low cost, but still has affordable things like, for example, the Greek salad that you can order for less than €4. It has free WIFI for customers, cigarette machine, and large TV where football matches and other sports events are shown according to the occasion.