Handpicked by a Malta Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Top 5 Maltese Cuisine Restaurants'.

Are you a foodie looking to explore the fantastic flavors of Maltese cuisine? Malta is a food lover's paradise, offering a unique blend of Mediterranean and North African influences. To help you make the most of your culinary experience on the island, we have compiled a list of the top 5 Maltese cuisine restaurants that you must visit:

1. Ta' Marija Restaurant (Mosta): This family-run restaurant is a must-visit for anyone looking to experience traditional Maltese home cooking in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Don't miss their famous rabbit stew and pastizzi!

2. Mtahleb Cliffs & Restaurant (Rabat): Enjoy breathtaking views of the Maltese countryside while dining on delicious Maltese dishes made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Be sure to try their sumptuous fish soup!

3. The Boathouse (Xlendi): Located right on the waterfront, this restaurant serves up mouthwatering seafood dishes that will leave you craving for more. Their fresh fish platters are a must-try!

4. Cibo (Valletta): Immerse yourself in the historic charm of Valletta while savoring delectable Maltese dishes at Cibo. Their traditional lampuki pie and fenkata are not to be missed!

5. Tal-Petut (Rabat): Step back in time at this charming restaurant and enjoy a taste of authentic Maltese recipes passed down through generations. Their hearty beef stew and ġbejniet (local cheese) platters are simply divine!

Whether you're a seasoned foodie or just looking to explore new culinary delights, these top 5 Maltese cuisine restaurants are sure to satisfy your taste buds and leave you with a deeper appreciation for the rich flavors of Malta. Bon appétit!

Ta' Marija Restaurant

Ta' Marija Restaurant is a cultural attraction in itself. Awarded the 'The Best Maltese Food Restaurant' for ten consecutive years and with the celebration of Maltese food, wine, culture and heritage at its heart, Ta' Marija is one restaurant you have to visit during your stay in Malta. Keep an eye out for the themed nights. Ta' Marija's Folklore Dinner Shows are held on Wednesday and...

Ta' Kris Restaurant

Ta' Kris is a Maltese restaurant hidden away in an alley just off Malta's most sought after retail space in Sliema. In such a cosmopolitan area with high-street brands and so many cafés selling quick snacks in a mad world, it is refreshing to find Ta' Kris' bistro humbly nestled in a side-street serving typical Maltese dishes in a homely fashion and rustic surroundings. Built out of a former b...

Il-Merill Restaurant

Il-Merill restaurant is a true find and a little gem in Sliema. This little restaurant is tucked away in a quiet street but only just a minute's walk from the popular Sliema seafront with its busy shops, cafes and promenade. The proud owners, Patrick and Melanie, are a couple who run Il-Merill restaurant with a true passion. Patrick makes sure that the magic happens in the kitchen while Melanie ...

Tac-Canti Bar & Restaurant

Ask any local what they believe is the most traditional Maltese dish and you will invariably get 'Fenkata' as your answer (a shared dish of fried rabbit or rabbit stew). Then ask which is the most typical village in which to enjoy a 'Fenkata' and you will most probably get Mgarr as your answer. Tac-Canti restaurant is such an establishment that has given Mgarr this deservedly earned reputa...

Maltese Mama

Maltese Mama is a place to enjoy hearty and traditional local cuisine in a cosy restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere - all this set in the centre of St Julians' activity. The team at Maltese Mama consider each of their customers as a personal guest, inviting them to enjoy traditional food and great service. he menu is a variety of local and Mediterranean specialities... in other words the ...

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