Valletta’s prestige and history are one of the most curious around the world, hence the many historic Valletta Restaurants around.

Being the capital of Malta, it makes it more interesting for a tourist or a local child to know about it.

The beginning of Valletta goes back to 1565. After the great siege, the Knights built the city. The idea was to build the city as a fortress.

The masterpiece was built by the Pope trusted engineer, Francesco Laparelli and completed by Laparelli assistant, Gerolamu Cassar.

While the Grand Master of that time, De La Vallette didn’t live to see his own showpiece idea, it was named in his honour.

Valletta was completed in the early 1570s and was made capital in 1571, replacing the silent city, Mdina.

Fast forward to today, Valletta is an automatic choice for tourists and locals alike.

One major reason to visit is the huge number of restaurants across the capital.

Because let’s admit, what’s better than to delve into a plate of mouthwatering cuisine after a tiring day of going around Valletta.

Whether if it’s for shopping or to tour the museums and cathedrals, Valletta provides an excellent experience.

In this article, we will give you the top Valletta restaurants for different cuisines and favourite dishes.

Choose your perfect restaurants at the perfect destination!

Seafood Restaurants

La Giara

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La Giara restaurant atmosphere is so simple but yet the food is so magnificent. La Giara means The Jar in English, which is a staple emblem for Mediterranean homes.

This Italian restaurant is one of the vast Valletta restaurants that offer Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. What makes them apart is their delicious fresh seafood offered.

Found in the long and popular street of Valletta, Republic Street offers a fine selection of wine to compliment your mouth watering meal of seafood you long craved.

La Giara opens from Monday to Sunday with everyday 11am till 4pm. With Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday open in the evening 6pm till 11:30pm too.

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Cockney’s Restaurant

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Cockney’s history goes back to nearly a century ago when Charles opened this fishing shop together with an adjacent cafeteria.

Soon it became successful as it leads fishermen to buy the equipment and then buy coffee to complement their day fishing.

Once Joseph took over, Cockney’s became the place to be for the famous Sensation Milkshake.

This is thanks to his own recipe of blending Milk, Cinnamon and Vanilla for literally the ultimate Sensation.

Grandson of Charles and Nephew of Joseph eventually took over and Cockney’s as you know it was born.

Started from takeaway to offering snacks at a restaurant as one of the best Valletta restaurants for Seafood.

Cockney’s in the Marsamxett harbour and it’s famous for the view of Fort Manoel Island and Sliema in front of the restaurant near the Ferry to Sliema.

Their menu includes starters to fresh salads to pasta and traditional rabbit. And obviously, the super fresh seafood. The restaurant offers gluten-free and vegetarian meals.

The restaurant is open on winter Monday to Sunday on Lunchtime from 12 pm till 3 pm with Dinner also available on Friday and Saturday from 7 pm till 10:30 pm.

During Summer is open from Monday to Sunday with both Lunch and Dinner available, from 12 pm till 3 pm and 7 pm till 11 pm respectively.


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Found in a terrace part of the bastions of Valletta, Rampila is in a building which its history goes back to the late 1500s when the Knights of St John and Francesco Laparelli designed the building. 

While the Rampila restaurant is unique at its own, it also made up of a wine bar, terrace and a beautiful location that gives customers incredible views of the city and the grand harbour area.

So, if you are hungry for excellent fresh seafood together with a fine selection of incredible wine then this place is the right one for you.

The restaurant is open all seasons and all days from 12:00 pm till 10:30 pm, which caters a time for everyone in one of the most breathtaking Valletta Restaurants.

So if you are a history buff, like everything that screams Nostalgia and wants to connect with Malta and its culture, Click Here to Book Your Table at Ramplia NOW!

Don’t risk to lose your table at this popular restaurant for food and atmosphere!

Mediterranean Cuisine

Zero Sei Trattoria Romana

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Zero Sei started from the idea to offer proper and classical Roman foods to the tourists and locals of Malta.

It was a challenge as there is a huge number of Valletta Restaurants.

But Zero Sei brightened up in this challenge and today are one of the renowned restaurants around the city.

Needless to say, one that offers fresh pasta restaurants in Malta.

The roman trattoria can be found in the heart of Valletta where the Old Theatre used to be situated.

The restaurant is now one of the few that have their own recipes for Roman cuisines and definitely one of the first.

Zero Sei thrive on giving the customer nothing but the best raw meats, vegetables, and cheeses.

Their menu includes a fine selection of wine to couple with the delicious pasta of different flavours offered.

Zero Sei is open every day from 12 pm till 2:30 pm and reopens later from 7 pm till 11 pm.

Pasta & Sugo Malta

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Malta is one of the exclusive clubs of places were Pasta & Sugo franchise opened. Miami and Italy, not a bad bunch to be compared with.

The Maltese restaurant for the international franchise is found in Valletta. In central Merchant Street.

The franchise was created by keeping in mind that to develop the right type of pasta you need the right research, a quality chef and great care.

Pasta & Sugo is one of the few pasta restaurants and other Valletta restaurants in Malta that offers a fast service as the pasta is ready made.

Also, you can mix your own pasta! Whether you are creative, simple or want to mix everything!

Apart from the different type of pasta, they also offer a fine selection of sauces to try for the perfect pasta.

You can get traditional Italian wine too, so you truly feel complete during the meal.

Pasta & Sugo is open Monday to Thursday from 11:30 AM till 9:30 PM, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 AM till 10 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM till 3:00 PM.

D’Office Bistro

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D’Office is one of the Valletta Restaurants that is family run on offers some of the best pasta in Malta

Opening in 2004, they are proud to serve fresh pasta and food to locals and tourists alike.

A menu based on Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine with a twist when it comes to the pasta. Their pasta with seafood is a class above together with the daily specials.

The ingredients are bought from the local market and are fresh. The selection changes daily and seasonally to give the customers the best and freshest food possible.

So click here to book now at D’Office Bistro to enjoy your meal, their hospitality, and service at Fredricks Street, Valletta.

The restaurant is open from 9am till 11:30pm every day of the week.

Sotto Pizzeria

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Sotto PIzzeria is a pizzeria in Valletta that thrives in offering a pizza that the element of Rome is tasted by customers.

Their extra Roman value makes their menu offering one of the best pizza in Malta and one of the best environment in Valletta restaurants.

Sotto Pizzeria proclaims that their passion to get it right within the Roman standards is the secret ingredient of a pizza to be from normal to great and unique.

And who blames them really? Being part of the Zero Sei restaurant. The pizzeria is one to behold.

Their menu of pizza includes vegetarian and gluten-free pizza with a selection of Starters and desserts for a complete meal.

You can also enjoy the meal with a glass of wine or bottle, really. The pizzeria is closed on Monday but open all other days from 12:00 pm till 2:45 pm and 7 pm till 11 pm.

Margo’s Pizzeria

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Margo’s is quite a famous pizzeria even with foreigners due to breaking the Guinness world record in 2010 when selling the most expensive pizza to a hotelier for 1,800 euros.

Don’t worry the pizzeria doesn’t sell at that price in Valletta. Margo’s belief and drive is to create the perfect pizza for everyone coming in the restaurant.

The style of the pizza is that of Naples and their aim is to create the healthiest and best pizza in Malta, in fact, a slice of junk pizza is as much as calories is a whole pizza from Margo’s.

The menu of Margo’s is simple yet plentiful. They offer antipasti then Pizza and then dessert. Easy in the eye, but the options are there when it comes to Pizzas.

Margo’s restaurant is in the middle of Valletta at Republic Street. In a palazzo which dates back to the knight ages.

Which makes it one of the oldest building for Valletta restaurants. The opening times are from 12:30 pm till 10:30 pm every day.

Il-Teatro Trattoria e Pizzeria

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Il-Teatro is an Italian trattoria and pizzeria located in the Old Theatre street where there used to be the Manoel Theatre, one of the most important landmarks in the country and the Palace of the Grandmaster.

The restaurant is in the boutique hotel, De Vilhena. The restaurant prides themselves of having the right people and skillset to achieve a legendary dough to achieve the best pizza in Malta from the heart of the Puglia region in Italy.

Il-Teatro has Italian values and quality standards which makes it one of the best Valletta Restaurants and offer one of the best pizza in Malta.

Their Menu includes traditional Italian Pizza and meat. However, the best dishes offered are the signatures one.

Il-Teatro is open all day from 11:30 am till 11 pm with weekends open till 11:30 pm.


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A team lead by Chef Aaron De Giorgio offers an exceptional dining experience in a location which offers breathtaking views of Manoel Island and the rest of the Marsamxett Harbour.

Their menu includes some of the most delicious Mediterranean dishes around the country with fresh ingredients and top-notch service.

Giannini also offer a specials menu changed every day which includes some tasty fresh home-made pasta together with local fish, meats, and salads.

The restaurant is open from Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 pm till 1:30 pm and 7 pm till 9:30 pm. While on Saturday it opens from 7 am till 9:30 pm straight. Sunday and Monday it stays closed.


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Capistrano Restaurant is located just a few steps away from the Manoel Theatre and it’s been rocking it in Mediterranean cuisine for over a decade.

In fact one of the most favourite Valletta Restaurants for locals and tourists alike.

A team of chefs lead by head chef Malcolm Mifsud are committed to giving the customers the finest and freshest ingredients. They have a great reputation from local or from abroad to cook the best plate.

This shows incredible commitment and prioritization on the high-quality standard in the food and service offered.

Capistrano is the right place for business lunch or friends meet up or a date, why not? The menu includes a fine list of Mediterranean food with a selection of good wine.

Capistrano is open every day from 10 am till 3 pm and 6 pm till 11 pm. Click here to book a table NOW!

The Thirsty Lawyer

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What makes Thirsty Lawyer a class on their own on other Valletta Restaurants is the theme and style of the place.

It’s styled around the lawyer theme and one can enjoy a cocktail together with Mediterranean cuisine.

The restaurant is home to some interesting musical artists in the country as it has a dedicated stage for live performances.

Found in strait street, the restaurant gives an incredible atmosphere while you are enjoying the delicious food offered on the menu.

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Open every day from 6pm till 1am it offers a great place during the evenings,. While on Sunday opens from 12pm till 1am to give customers the chance to enjoy the place during the afternoon!



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The name of the grill restaurant was taken from a Sicilian Village which also served as an inspiration for the actual concept.

Sciacca offers a unique steak which makes it one of the best grill taste of Valletta Restaurants.

The restaurant can be found in South Street and the environment confines what you’ll eventually taste, a proper steakhouse for a proper steak.

The A la carte menu offers a special each day and is constantly changing as they believe there isn’t a fixed menu fit for a customer.

There is two set menus on offer, two different types of menus. Exhausting nevertheless.

Sciacca is also known for the fine selection of wine and desserts. While the kitchen is on the show and you see how they are cooking.

The restaurant is open from Monday to Sunday from 12:00 pm till 15:30 pm and from 18:00 pm till 23:00 pm.

One can understand that Sciacca is full nearly all the time, so make sure to not to miss a moment and Click Here to Book NOW!

City Lounge Steakhouse

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City Lounge Steakhouse is another restaurant found in the suburbs of the old theatre street. However, it comes with cocktails. Yes, mouthwatering steak and good scrumptious cocktails.

Their menu includes an enormous amount of steakhouse delights to make you full for a whole day and looking forward to more next time you are in Valletta Restaurants.

The steakhouse also offers a brilliant view in the balcony together with a great atmosphere inside as well.

The opening times are every day from 11 am till 4 pm and 6 pm till 12 am, which makes it a good restaurant to be whether if it’s for lunch to get you the day or dinner to finish the day in a good way.

Asian Cuisine

Panda Chinese Restaurant

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Panda can be found in Ordnance Street and it offers one of the most sensational environmental chinese restaurants in Malta.

The staff and position are just two of the many reasons that people enjoy dining in the historic street of Ordinance.

The menu consists of a buffet which will leave you content that you invested time and money to eat at one of the best Valletta Restaurants.

The panda restaurant is open from 11am to 10 pm every day.

Sesame Dim Sum

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Sesame Dim Sum is another one of the vast Valletta Restaurants found in Old Theatre Street, but the only who makes up of the Chinese restaurants in Malta family.

The restaurant is the first Maltese Dim Sum as it’s part of an international network. Proof of the reputation that precedes them.

The menu is not limited to traditional Chinese and it offers vegetarian options while you can also enjoy the traditional Chinese beer, Chinese Tsing Tao Beer.

The restaurant is open every day from 10 am to 10 pm.

Tuk Tuk South Indian Food

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Tuk Tuk is in place instead of the famous La Mere Restaurant in Merchant street. The restaurant is the only one from the Valletta Restaurants that offers Indian cuisine.

In fact, it’s even one of the best when it comes to Indian Restaurants in Malta.

The Asian cuisine offered is purely South Indian which makes it favourable with people.

Especially for those who love the mantra that the North Indian food is not actually traditional Indian.

The curry and other ingredients are known to be fresh by tourists and locals alike that visit this Indian Restaurant in Malta.

Tuk Tuk opens every day bar Sunday from 12 pm till 10:30 pm.

Zest Asian Street Food

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Is-Suq tal-Belt is a place famous with locals and tourists due to the number of restaurants in it to make sure that your stomach doesn’t growl!

One of the most popular Valletta Restaurants found in Suq tal-Belt is Zest Asian Street Food.

This restaurant as the name says offers proper Asian food whether it’s sushi, noodles, steamed buns, poke bowls or curries dishes.

In a nutshell, if you are looking for a restaurant for the complete Asian menu especially the delicious Sushi. You can’t go wrong and try Zest Asian Street Food.

The restaurant is open from 7 pm till 11 pm from Monday to Thursday while during the weekend is open from 12 pm till late.


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By now you may have realised how long is Old Theatre Street. Yes, Yugto is another restaurant in this decorated street.

Yugto is an Asian restaurant which offers a complete menu whether you are craving Indonesian, Thai or sushi.

The ingredients used are purely fresh whether it’s imported locally or from aboard. Definitely, one of the best when it comes to Valletta Restaurants for a complete Asian atmosphere and menu.

Yugto is open every day at the same time from 6 pm till 10:30 pm.

Bonus: Taaable Discounts in Valletta

IN.fame Restaurant

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In.Fame are creators of art and chefs Ms. Juliana Magalhães and Mr. Rafael Lori innovates and updates the menu to keep the South American cuisine as fresh as possible.

You can either enjoy a drink or a full complete meal in the magnificent terrace or in the indoor seating that the restaurant offers.

South American is a really unique cuisine and so is this restaurant South American environment in the heart of Valletta at St. Lucy Street.

From Monday to Wednesday and Sunday the restaurant is open from 12pm till 10pm. Friday and Saturday it opens the same time but closes an hour later at 11pm.

You can enjoy a 30% discount on Friday evenings in this unique experience from all Valletta Restaurants. All you need to is Click Here to Book NOW!

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