8 of the Best Italian Restaurants in Malta

This week we pay homage to Malta’s proximity to Italy and close relationship with Italian cuisine by highlighting 8 highly-rated restaurants featured on TripAdvisor. Whether you’re in the mood for pizza, fresh pasta, or some local Mediterranean seafood - we’ve got you covered with our mouth-watering list of options.


Beati Paoli Restaurant, Valletta

Tucked away in one of Valletta’s charming side streets, Beati Paoli offers a vast array of Italian and Mediterranean dish options that range from fresh local meats to classic pasta dishes. With a cosy and relaxing atmosphere to boot, this eatery is guaranteed to make for a wonderful date night or celebratory dinner.

The Submarine, Valletta

For a rustic take on the iconic Maltese ftira, head on over to The Submarine for the perfect, busy-weekday lunch spot. Featuring fresh ingredients including Italian meats and sauces, this location offers its patrons the chance to create custom-made sandwiches at great value for money in the very heart of Malta’s capital.

Dimitri Café & Bistro, Valletta

Located at an unassuming corner of one of Valletta’s streets, Dimitri’s is a welcoming eatery with a vast menu featuring meat, seafood, pasta and pastry dishes that combine the heartiness of homemade food with the finesse of restaurant quality dishes. The chef is often on hand to enlighten the customers about the menu’s offerings, which makes for a great plus!

Il ristorantino italiano da Michelangelo, Valletta


For an Italian inspired meal set against the backdrop of Malta’s Houses of Parliament, this eatery is your best bet! Don’t let the humble size of the restaurant fool you – the menu comes with a great selection of top-notch starters, mains and dessert served in a warm and professional environment.

Sotto Pizzeria, Valletta

For pizza with a twist, head on over to Sotto Pizzeria, located in Valletta’s South Street. The location and atmosphere are great for a lunch-business meeting or an evening meet up with colleagues and friends. Choose one (or more!) of the delicious pizzas on offer and pair with wine for an even better combination.

Żonqor Point Restaurant, Marsascala

Located at one of Malta’s most iconic fishing villages, Żonqor Point marries quality food and service with the calm, inviting aura of Marsascala for a great dining combination. From seafood mains to mouth-watering desserts, this eatery has it all!

Madliena Lodge, Madliena

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Featuring a stunning, hill-top view of the surrounding Madliena area, this restaurant is located in a historic British building that has now been transformed into an eatery with group and private dining areas as well as a lounge.  Whether you’re looking for a location to organise your next business dinner, or eager to head out on a romantic night with your significant other, Madliena Lodge certainly makes for a smart choice.

Roman’s Den Restaurant

Our final pick for this week’s list is located a stone’s throw away from Malta’s Silent Capital: Mdina and makes for a great lunch or dinner option after touring this historic town. Roman’s Den offers mouthwatering Italian dishes featuring pasta, meat and seafood specialities.

Did we miss any other honourable mentions? Or perhaps, are you keen to share your experience at one of the eateries featured this week? Let us know in the comments below!