Traditional Dining in malta

Photo: Diar Il-Bniet

Discover our handpicked local restaurants that serve genuine Maltese food

Ta’ Kris

This hidden gem is situated instead of one of the oldest and largest bakeries in the Sliema area, seating approximately 60 persons. The old features of the bakery have been kept and restored. The restaurant features old coloured Maltese tiles and warm shaded walls, dark Maltese furniture which provides a warm décor. Menus are based on a mixture of traditional Maltese cuisine blended with some Mediterranean dishes.

Ta’ Kris
80, Fawwara Lane SLM1670 Sliema




Made in-house and filled with the most delicious traditional date concoction, served with a rosemary ice cream and Gozitan honeycomb

This place serves exquisite dishes made from the finest produce. Rafel Sammut, the chef patron at Briju, has a passion for all things local and sustainable. 90% of his ingredients are sourced from nearby farms and he even uses regional salt and olive oil. Cooking blends Maltese and Mediterranean flavours and the place has a pleasingly relaxed, neighbourhood feel.  Oh, and looking at the menu is no comparison to tasting the food.

Briju, Triq L-Imsida Gzira

ta’ doni

Situated in the heart of Rabat, Ta’ Doni offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine within our own heritage. Here the food is authentic and plentiful. Fresh ftira sandwiches bulging with local produce, as well as sharing platters with cheese, sundried tomatoes, cheeslets and Maltese sausage, are the specialities at this cool café, also offering Maltese wine and local craft beer. Charming service and a great spot to watch the world go by.

Ta’ Doni
73, St.Paul’s Str, Rabat


Opposite the Roman villa ruins lies this restaurant, one of the best family restaurants where one can get value for money and wholesome food. We just can’t stop raving about their pastizzi! Malta’s traditional savoury pastry is taken to a whole new level. The pastry is the lightest ever, and the filling is divine.  Try their homemade ricotta or pea-filled pastizz or be a bit more adventurous and opt for the one’s stuffed with gbejniet made from goat’s milk.

12, Wesgha tal-Muzew, Rabat


Genuine, fresh and local cuisine – all behind one door at 211, Republic Street in Valletta, an address that has been synonymous with food, hospitality and entertainment in Valletta for more than 250 years. Continuing with the rich history of this venue, Noni offers a unique dining experience that is set in a warm and informal atmosphere, where great food meets exceptional service. Did we mention it’s Michelin starred?

211, Republic Street, Valletta

Diar il-Bniet

Nestled in a shallow valley on the outskirts of the picturesque Maltese coastal village of Dingli, Diar il-Bniet is a family run farm that has remained true to the traditional values of its ancestral roots.  The mission of the team at Diar il-Bniet is to explore Maltese sustainable gastronomy. Everyone there has a passion for good food, which has been extensively researched and this is what has strengthened its reputation as a farm to table establishment. The kitchen is a playground for innovative Maltese cuisine.

Diar il-Bniet
121, Triq il-Kbira Ħad-Dingli