Has your mind ever gone a-blank when a foreign friend visits and asks where the best place to get local food is? Yep – happens to all of us. Thankfully the public has voted for which Maltese restaurants they think are the best on the island.
We’ve hand picked six from the list so that next time you’ll be ready.
1. Gululu – St Julians
Voters named this the number one place in Malta to get local food. With its friendly service, amazing menu, and gorgeous seaside location – it’s not hard to see why. Our tip: try their Għaġin Grieg, it’s to die for.
2. Capistrano – Valletta
This cute little place on Old Bakery Street serves local food everyday, and even has a local mandolin player, Benny, entertaining guests every Wednesday. Talk about a bonus.
3. Tal-Familija – Marsaskala
This southern gem is owned and operated locally by Charles Preca and his family. Service is rated as extremely friendly and people rave about their daily specials which always include A-class seafood dishes.
4. San Andrea – Rabat
This place is perfect for a celebratory or occasion meal. It’s a bit pricier than average, but the ambience and high-l quality of food and service will make it worth it.
5. Ta’ Marija – Mosta
Delicious food, great staff, tasteful and completely local-inspired atmosphere with regular live entertainment. Anything else you need? No, we didn’t think so.
6. Diar Il-Bniet – Dingli
Diar il-Bniet is a family run farm that’s become renowned for its high quality produce. It’s charming, has service with a smile and is devoid of pretension. In fact it’s perfect for a mid-week night out – do it.
Just in case that’s not enough for you…
Here’s the full list of restaurants that were voted Most Popular For Maltese Food in the Definitive(ly) Good Guide survey:
- Gululu Kċina Maltija – Ftajjarija u Pulpetterija
- Ta’ Marija Restaurant
- Aaron’s Kitchen
- Medina Restaurant
- Diar Il-Bniet
- La Buono Trattoria del Nonno
- The Avenue
- Red white
- San Andrea Restaurant
- Capistrano Restaurant
- Le Bistro
- Tosca Restaurant
- Bacchus Restaurant