Best Restaurants in Valletta

Paul's Bistro - Restaurant in Valletta

$$$ 91 Triq San Gwann, VLT 1165, Valletta
Mediterranean Casual Dining Bistrot
Situated in a converted 16th century well, a former part of a traditional Palazzo located in the pumping heart of Valletta, just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the famous “Gut”, this makes it a perfect venue to unwind and chill over authentic food or platters accompanied with a nice bottle of Mother Nature’s grape juice. Opting for a blackboard menu is not an easy task. Thus this option ensures the freshest of ingredients are cooked in a simple way method, we will do our best to use local produce as much as possible because “Chefs are Ambassadors of their culinary identity” (Warren Cremona May 2018).

The Undercroft Gourmet - Italian Restaurant in Valletta

$$$ Old Theatre Street, Undercroft St. Paul's Cathedral, VLT 1472, Valletta
Italian Casual Dining Family Style
Set in a unique venue located in the Undercroft of St.Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta. The Undercroft Restaurant offers the best Italian cuisine that one can find on the island. We only use 100% ITALIAN ingredients.

Naan Bar - Indian Restaurant

$$ 60/1 Britannia House, Melita Street Corner of, Old Bakery St, VLT 1450, Valletta
Indian International Casual Dining Ethnic Premium Casual Family Style Elegant & Chic Cocktail Bar
Naan Bar is an Indian restaurant and bar located in the heart of Valletta on Old Bakery Street which is evolving into a popular dining destination in Malta. Spanning two levels, the ground floor encompasses a vibrant bar and relaxed atmosphere to enjoy small plates and exotic cocktails while the dining and private dining rooms on the lower ground allow for more intimate dining including a chef’s table with a view of the show kitchen. The concept is a truly social dining experience, with Indian chefs trained in the most prestigious luxury hotels in India, presenting a contemporary take on nostalgic, authentic Indian dishes honoring age-old tradition and technique.

Aaron's Kitchen

$$ 107 Archbishop St, , Valletta
European Mediterranean Premium Casual Family Style
Aaron’s kitchen is situated in the heart of Malta adjacent to the historical Straight street. It's a family-run restaurant by T.V. celebrity chef, Aaron Degabriele. Specializing in a fusion of Maltese and Italian cuisine, serving Pasta, Grills, Fish & Shellfish daily. Daily Specialities, homemade dessert, and an extensive international wine list complement a full dining experience.

Grain Street

$$$$ 167 Merchants Street, VLT 1174, Valletta
European Mediterranean Casual Dining Fast Casual Elegant & Chic
Grain offers a casual dining experience with small plates to share and no set rules. Step into the casual-luxe of Grain Street. Take your time to absorb the interior design, inspired by contemporary European styles. Our gastro-bistro menu is based on the best quality products and ingredients, elevated to little culinary gems to make up a fantastic tasting menu to share over casual conversation and banter. Try our unique preparation of meats, fish, and vegetables, infused with distinct tastes and aromas, and pair them with different wines by the glass.



$$$ 175 Strait St Corner Of St. Street And Santa Lucia, VLT 1455, Valletta
Japanese Asian Casual Dining Premium Casual
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 flavors to satisfy modern palates and contemporary styles. Enjoy a drink at our 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 our extensive drinks menu.

Mezzodì Restaurant

$$$ 80 South Street, VLT 1105, Valletta
Italian European Mediterranean Casual Dining Premium Casual Elegant & Chic
Mezzodi Valletta is a new, cozy yet modern ‘bistro’ feel, Italian restaurant, in the heart of Valletta. A new venture by Michael Diacono, Chris Diacono, and Ryan Vella, Mezzodi promise a relaxed dining experience, with classic Italian dishes, with a local twist, using only the freshest ingredients. Located within the stunning, Domus Zamittello hotel. Open daily for lunch & dinner.

Under Grain

$$$$ 167 Merchants Street, VLT 1174, Valletta
European Mediterranean Fine dining
Classic dishes have been reinvented into contemporary works of art, introducing the combination of new ingredients with farm-to-table meats and poultry. Fresh fish brought in daily from the Marsaxlokk fishermen is prepared delicately to exalt the taste of the sea, while marrying it with interesting sides that complement the plate. This refined experience extends itself to the service. Choose your dishes from a concise but varied menu that has been curated with gourmands in mind and for which we have won the Michelin star accolade. Under Grain restaurant is located in Malta - La Valletta.

Ion - The Harbour

$$$$ 11 St.Barbara Bastion, VLT 1961, Valletta
European Mediterranean Fine dining Elegant & Chic
ION – The Harbour is a Michelin star restaurant which is currently led by two Michelin star chefs Alex Dilling in Malta. Enjoy award-winning cuisine, against a backdrop of picturesque views of the Grand Harbour. Situated on our stunning rooftop, ION – The Harbour offers a unique dining experience that ventures beyond the usual boundaries of fine dining. From the ambiance to the service, the food to the wine pairing, everything has been seamlessly integrated to provide an elevated dining experience that will surprise and delight each of your senses.


$$$ South St, , Valletta
European Mediterranean Fast Casual Premium Casual Family Style
Sciacca Grill is a unique steak & grill restaurant that goes beyond its culinary calling. Within Sciacca’s confines, you’ll find the kind of effortless taste that’ll envelop your stay, exalt your senses, and ultimately make you party to the excellence we recite. Our unique concept gives our clients the freedom of choice, not conditioned by an excessive menu in hand with confusing names and descriptions. Instead, allowing them to see the fresh ingredients in our display counter and prepare the meals according to the client's likings. We are here to ensure that taste buds will feel the same as their eyes see, and minds imagine.

S:UN Restaurant

$$ 95 Strait St, VLT 1853, Valletta
International Asian Casual Dining Premium Casual
Located in one of Valletta’s most renowned and lively streets, S:UN is here to tantalize your taste buds with a one-of-a-kind Korean cuisine. Our dishes have been crafted by Chef Jay Lee, who brings to the table vast knowledge in eastern cuisine while on the other hand great experience in satisfying the taste buds of local demand. S:UN’s fusion concept takes the d-tour to make sure you don’t miss out on any Korean taste, be it authentic, traditional, or contemporary Fusion. From the authentic ‘S:UN Fried Rice’ composed of freshly fried vegetables and marinated pork chops to the contemporary ‘Tteok-Galbi Burger’ composed of the traditional Grilled Beef-rib patties within a burger bun for a perfect combo of tradition & contemporary tastes. Come on in and discover the vast beauty of Korean cuisine.

Ambrosia Bistrot

$$$ 137 Archbishop St, , Valletta
Mediterranean Premium Casual Bistrot
Ambrosia Bistrot, nestled in the historic and captivating city of Valletta, Malta, offers a sanctuary for those seeking an intimate dining experience that combines Maltese hospitality's warmth with European bistro culture's sophistication. This charming establishment celebrates fine food and friendliness, set against the backdrop of Valletta's UNESCO World Heritage-listed architecture, making it a must-visit for locals and international visitors. Upon entering Ambrosia Bistrot, guests are enveloped in an ambience that exudes elegance and comfort. The interior design pays homage to the classic restaurant, with a contemporary twist that reflects the vibrant spirit of Valletta. Rich wood tones, soft lighting, and tasteful decor create a cosy yet refined setting, perfect for a leisurely meal or a special celebration. At the heart of Ambrosia Bistrot is a menu that delights in the richness of Mediterranean cuisine, particularly emphasising the fresh, seasonal ingredients that the Maltese Islands are renowned for. The dishes, meticulously crafted by the kitchen's skilled chefs, showcase traditional flavours and modern culinary techniques. From succulent seafood dishes that celebrate the island's maritime heritage to hearty meat and pasta dishes infused with the vibrant flavours of the Mediterranean, each offering is a testament to the bistrot's commitment to culinary excellence.


$$ No 132, Arch Bishop Street C/W 1 & 2 Fredrick Street, , Valletta
European Mediterranean Casual Dining Family Style
We serve local and Mediterranean cuisine, come and join us for lunch and dinner. And if someone calls you, just say your are still at D'Office! Situated on Archbishop Street, just round the corner from St. George’s Square D’Office is right in the center of the city. Perfect for lunch when doing a bit of shopping (we are also beside the Merchant Street Market) or during the working day.

Charlese Pintonino Restaurant

$$$ 45 St. Christopher's Street, , Valletta
European Mediterranean Casual Dining Premium Casual
Easily accessible through the majestic streets of Valletta, just meters away from the Grandmaster’s Palace, known also as the President’s Palace, the Pintonino is housed in a 450 year old building in St Christopher’s Street, seating 70 guests with the option of a private dining room. For those with pure food indulgence in mind, come next door and sate your desires with our ever changing internationally and seasonally inspired small plates.

La Sfoglia Restaurant

$$ 67/68, Triq Il-Merkanti, VLT 1175, Valletta
European Mediterranean Casual Dining Premium Casual
Original, tantalizing food creations simply sum up what has come to be expected of La Sfoglia. Set in the heart of Valletta, patrons may unleash their taste buds to savor the finest food prepared by Chef de Cuisine Oswald Caruana and his team, meticulously selecting the best of local and foreign ingredients. La Sfoglia is a family-run restaurant. It specialises in fresh fish and shellfish. We offer an array of mouth-watering dishes together with daily specialties. Come and enjoy our culinary creations in our intimate restaurant or out on the terrace. We also offer customized menus according to the specific needs of our clients for large group events.


$$ 21 Merchants St, , Valletta
European Mediterranean Casual Dining Premium Casual Family Style
In the heart of Valletta, a pedestrian area, Luciano Restaurant is located adjacent to St. John’s Co-Cathedral. The main street is lined with Europe’s finest artworks, museums, historical sites, churches, palaces, shops, and restaurants. Luciano restaurant offers a selection of Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine.

Soul Food

$$ 76 Merchants St, , Valletta
Italian European Mediterranean Fast Casual Premium Casual
Soul Food restaurant is located in Valletta in the historical Merchant Street behind the Grand Master’s Palace. We choose our ingredients carefully and prepare every plate freshly on order. We also offer plates specially designed for people with food intolerances and celiac, vegetarians, and vegans. Our mission is to create a place for everyone, combining regional Italian food with a vegan and vegetarian line; a place where food, soul, and wellbeing come together and where the relaxing atmosphere and soul food team create the scenography. We lovingly create a selection of dishes: homemade vegan and vegetarian burgers, fresh kinds of pasta, raw salads, wonderful buddha bowls, and artisan cakes paired with refreshing smoothies.

Margo's Restaurant

$$ 63 Republic Street, VLT 1117, Valletta
Italian European Mediterranean Fast Casual Premium Casual Family Style
Smack in the middle of Valletta, Margo's occupies an authentic Palazzo dating back to the days of the Knights, an original building from the creation of Valletta. At Margo's, we take you back to how things were 150 years ago. We only use organic buffalo mozzarella from Caserta (not Paestum), use a blend of wholesome, nutritious, and healthy flours (rye, Kamut, spelt, wholemeal, etc). We make our own ham, bacon, sausages, pancetta so that we do not inject water and chemicals. We burn wood to make smoke so we smoke our meats. We smoke our own fish, we cure our own meats, we make everything ourselves because no one makes them better than us, without chemicals. We serve only typical Italian and Neapolitan dishes.

Sotto Pinsa Romana Valletta

$$ 32 South St, , Valletta
Italian European Mediterranean Fast Casual Premium Casual
The Zero Sei pizzeria is the new pizzeria in Valletta. Our pizza is no better than the others, it is no better than the others, it is simply different. Up to 72 hours of leavening, four different types of flour, and a lot of passion for what we do. After years of experience in Rome, we decided to bring the true Roman pizza in the heart of Malta: fresh and selected ingredients, four different types of flour, and a leavening of 72 hours make our pizza a unique and unforgettable experience.

Papannis Restaurant

$$ 55 Strait St, , Valletta
Italian Fast Casual Premium Casual
A friendly, family-run place Papannis Restaurant is filled most days with business types for lunch and more locals at the weekend. Discreetly tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Republic Street, the Italian restaurant is located in Strait Street and just a few meters away from the Manoel Theatre and the Palace Square, in Malta. Like the atmosphere, the décor is warm and relaxing, in a Mediterranean way. There is a pizzeria and an open kitchen serving a choice of dishes that are freshly cooked on the premises. The flavor is Italian/Mediterranean – dishes range from salads, pizza, and pasta to meat and fish main courses. A great place simply to pop in for a quick lunch or to meet up with friends in the evening for dinner, when the mood changes, as the place offers a warmer, more intimate.
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