There's an incredible array of authentic local restaurants in Valletta that offer both traditional and contemporary Maltese flavours. From celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants to bustling steakhouses and harbourfront eateries, Valletta's dining scene offers endless possibilities. Most of these venues are conveniently set along the city’s superb waterfront and buried within the historic city centre.

    Highlighting Malta's outstanding fresh produce, these restaurants are where you can experience the nation's most famous flavours. With most drawing inspiration from Malta's own history and its nearby neighbours, make sure you pay a visit to these Valletta-based restaurants and taste the best of Malta.



    A Michelin-starred dining venue in the historic centre

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    Noni occupies a former confectionery shop and jazz bar along Republic Street in Valletta’s city centre. The fine-dining establishment is one of Valletta's only Michelin-starred restaurants, renowned for its uncompromising vision to create exceptional dishes. You have the option of sitting in a stylish ground-level dining room or a downstairs cellar.

    Led by chef Jonathan Brincat, Noni's dishes showcase Malta's favourite flavours with a modern flair. Unmissable highlights include sea bass carpaccio served with Cantabrian anchovy and sauce gribiche, while the olive oil cake with dates and pistachio ice cream is an excellent way to round out your dinner.

    Τοποθεσία: 211 Republic Street Valletta, VLT 100, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Monday–Wednesday from 6 pm to 10 pm, Thursday–Saturday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and from 6 pm to 10 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2122 1441


    Caffe Cordina

    Valletta's much-loved historic cafe

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    Caffe Cordina is one of the oldest coffee spots in Valletta, having been founded in 1837. Located in the city's historic palazzo, the cafe's decorative interior features a striking spiral staircase and intricate stucco ceilings. Throughout the expansive space, you can choose to dine in the coffee bar, restaurant, tearoom, pasticceria (cake shop), or the gelateria.

    The food and coffee at Caffe Cordina are just as impressive as the building's ornate design. From Maltese sweets to gourmet French pastries, almost everything is made by hand. Nearby, you'll find many of Valletta's most popular ancient landmarks like the President’s Palace and St George’s Square.

    Τοποθεσία: 244 Republic, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1114, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Monday from 8 am to 7 pm, Tuesday–Saturday from 8 am to 11 pm, Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2065 0400



    For sweet ice cream on a hot day

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    Amorino, founded by Italians and launched in Paris, is one of Europe's favourite gelato producers. The much-loved brand arrived in Valletta to much fanfare, as locals and visitors lined up to grab some top-notch ice cream during Malta’s sunny days. 

    Located in Sliema, the gelateria has a prime position close to the picturesque waterfront. Renowned for its rose-shaped ice cream cones, Amorino only works with organic and natural products to produce their massive range of delicious flavours, such as Indian mango and blueberry cheesecake.

    Τοποθεσία: 36 Republic Street, Valletta, Island of Malta VLT1113, Malta, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Daily at 10 am (closing time varies between midnight and 1.30 am)

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2122 5710


    The Harbour Club

    Fine-dining restaurant with an unbeatable view

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    The Harbour Club offers an almost unbeatable combination of outstanding cuisine and panoramic views. Located in Valletta's age-old Grand Harbour, the restaurant occupies a converted 17th-century boathouse with a sprawling terrace.

    You can feast on a delightful meal while soaking up the equally fantastic vista, which stretches across the historic Three Cities in the distance. The Harbour Club's menu consists of tasty Mediterranean cuisine with subtle French and Asian influences. The kitchen only works with seasonal and local ingredients, ensuring that your dish makes the most of Malta's outstanding produce.

    Τοποθεσία: 4, 5 Quarry Wharf, Valletta, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Tuesday–Friday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and from 6.30 pm to 10 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 6.30 pm to 10 pm, Sunday from 12 pm to 3 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2122 2332


    Piadina Caffe

    The ideal lunch spot in Valletta

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    Piadina Caffe is a charming lunch venue that's located right around the corner from many of Valletta's main attractions. Named after a type of flatbread specific to Italy's Emilia-Romagna region, the café specialises in salads, soups and piadina-style sandwiches, which come full of Italian meats and cheese.

    Have a sandwich and sip down an espresso at the bar before heading off to enjoy the rest of the day. The 16th-century St. John's Co-Cathedral is just a few steps away, while bustling St George's Square, Casa Rocca Piccola and the tranquil Lower Barrakka Gardens are all within walking distance.

    Τοποθεσία: 24, St. Lucia Street, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1186, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Monday–Thursday from 7.30 am to 5 pm, Friday from 7.30 am to 11 pm, Saturday 24 hours (closed on Sundays)

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2122 5983


    Sciacca Grill

    Delicious steaks inspired by Italy's coast

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    Sciacca Grill is named after its namesake village in Sicily, drawing inspiration from the quaint seaside town. In Valletta, the restaurant is based around serving outstanding steaks, working with a range of prime cuts. Inside the restaurant, it's a sensory experience as the delicious smells drift from the kitchen and permeate the chic dining room.

    Sciacca Grill offers a range of set menus and a la carte options. Popular dishes range from chargrilled Canadian beef rib eye to pan-seared Maltese pork with garlic, thyme and white wine. Located in a tight side street, Sciacca Grill is a little difficult to find but undoubtedly worth the effort.

    Τοποθεσία: South St, Valletta, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Daily from 12 pm to 3.30 pm and from 6 pm to 10.30 pm

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2123 7222



    Homely meals in an ancient cellar

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    Rubino is a refined restaurant positioned next to the Manoel Theatre in Valletta's city centre. Opened in 1906 as a confectionary store, it occupies a renovated wine cellar that still maintains its long-standing facade. The restaurant is one of Valletta's oldest establishments and celebrated as an important dining institution in Malta.

    Rubino's cosy dining area has a distinctly authentic feel, with white tablecloths draping over the few available tables. The cuisine is largely based around traditional Maltese and Italian dishes, with the home-style menu changing daily to ensure absolute freshness. A must-try is the cannoli, which is often considered Valletta's best.

    Τοποθεσία: 53 Old Bakery Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Monday from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm, Tuesday–Friday from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Saturday from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2122 4656


    Trabuxu Bistro

    Great seafood in a stylish setting

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    Trabuxu Bistro combines a hip interior with excellent dining in Valletta. Modern paintings decorate the scarlet and exposed concrete walls, while red-and-white checkered tablecloths might remind you of old-school Italian diners. Opened as a wine bar in 2002, the restaurant has since expanded to include a popular bistro and even some chic rooms if you're looking for somewhere to stay.

    On the menu, Trabuxu offers tasty Mediterranean cuisine alongside an outstanding selection of local and international wines. The restaurant is something of a specialist in seafood, red meat, and pasta. Find a spot in the 400-year-old cellar or within the funky street-level space.

    Τοποθεσία: 8, 9 South St, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Monday–Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 7 pm to 11 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2122 0357



    Outstanding traditional Maltese cuisine

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    Il-Horza is a renowned Valletta restaurant that's hidden among the city's ancient streets. Located close to the harbour and its historic fortifications, this charming eatery provides an excellent dining destination once you've explored the waterfront. It offers an intimate affair with dim lighting and vaulted stone ceilings setting the relaxed vibe.

    Il-Horza’s menu draws inspiration from French and Italian fare to produce delicious Maltese flavours. The knowledgeable staff can pick a bottle of wine from a stack of crates, while you admire the eclectic range of knickknacks that fill the space. The service at Il-Horza is first-rate, as diners delight in a pleasant atmosphere that leaves you feeling like part of the family.

    Τοποθεσία: 6 St. Christopher's Street, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1468, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Monday–Friday from 12 pm to 3 pm and from 7.30 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 7.30 pm to 11 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2122 6936


    Guzé Bistro

    Seasonal produce with great local wine

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    Located inside a dazzling 17th-century palazzo, Guzé Bistro is another of Valletta's restaurants that you'll find in the Michelin Guide. This cellar restaurant is famous for its Mediterranean menu, which highlights the very best of Maltese seasonal produce. Guzé also has an extensive wine list, which complements the restaurant's attractive dishes.

    On entering Guzé Bistro, you get a glimpse of the chefs hard at work in the kitchen. Heading downstairs, the 2 elegant dining rooms are decorated with antiques and other classic decorations. Some of the most popular dishes include pork cheek lasagne, pork belly with roasted apple puree, and pan-seared rabbit.

    Τοποθεσία: 22 Old Bakery Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta

    Ώρες λειτουργίας: Thursday–Saturday from 12 pm to 2.30 pm and from 5.30 pm to 10 pm, Monday–Wednesday from 5.30 pm to 10 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Τηλέφωνο: +356 2123 9686

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