🍽️ Restaurant Awards: Discover Malta’s Culinary Gems

The Definitive(ly) Good Guide Malta & Gozo 2024 Awards 🏆

Based on a comprehensive survey of 4,143 diners and 323,154 dining experiences, the following restaurants in Malta and Gozo have been recognized as the best in the country, taking into account factors such as food, service, and ambiance.

🏆 The Complete List of Award-Winning Restaurants 🏆

Complete List of Award-Winning Restaurants

  1. de Mondion (Mdina)
  2. Contessa (formerly Phoenix) (Floriana)
  3. Level Nine By Olive Glowig (Gozo)
  4. La Mer (Rabat)
  5. Sole by Tarragon (St Julian’s)
  6. Dinner in the Sky (Floriana)
  7. The Boathouse (Gozo)
  8. Scala (Rabat)
  9. One80 (Valletta)
  10. Don Royale (St Julian’s)
  11. Step 15 (Rabat)
  12. Azar (Sliema)
  13. Caviar & Bull (St. Julian’s)
  14. The Aft Galley (Paceville)
  15. Ta’ Rozi (Bugibba)
  16. Rebekah’s (Mellieha)
  17. Bastion Bar & Restaurant (Floriana)
  18. Beppe’s (Gozo)
  19. Fernando’s (Sliema)
  20. Bacchus (Mdina)
  21. L’Orangerie (Naxxar)
  22. Onda Blu (Pieta)
  23. Venus (St. Paul’s Bay)
  24. MUZA (Valletta)
  25. Under Grain (Valletta)
  26. Ventuno Restaurant (Mellieha)
  27. Ta’ Tona (Gozo)
  28. Da Luigi (Rabat)
  29. Acqua Blu (Senglea)
  30. Noni (Valletta)
  31. Il-Bitha (Rabat)
  32. Barbajean (Dingli)
  33. TemptAsian (Sliema)
  34. Galea’s Kitchen (Valletta)
  35. The Rooftop at The Embassy Valletta Hotel (Valletta)
  36. Root 81 (Rabat)
  37. Palazzo Preca (Valletta)
  38. Maggie’s (Sliema)
  39. Grotto Tavern (Rabat)
  40. Lovage (Bugibba)


These 5 Restaurants Shine in Food, Service, and Ambience!

Malta is not just a destination for sun-soaked beaches and historical sites; it’s also a foodie’s paradise with a plethora of dining options to explore. Among the many culinary gems scattered across the island, five restaurants stand out for their exceptional food, impeccable service, and enchanting ambience. Let’s take a closer look at these culinary havens that promise an unforgettable dining experience.

1. De Mondion
📍 Location: Mdina

Nestled within the ancient walls of Mdina, known as the “Silent City,” De Mondion reigns supreme with its exquisite cuisine, flawless service, and sophisticated dining atmosphere. The restaurant’s terrace offers a panoramic vista of the island, allowing diners to immerse themselves in the breathtaking scenery while indulging in Mediterranean delights.

2. Contessa (formerly Phoenix)
📍 Location: Floriana

Formerly known as Phoenix, Contessa resides within The Phoenicia Malta hotel in Floriana, just a stone’s throw away from Valletta Gate. With its rustic wooden ceiling fans and elegant chandeliers, Contessa exudes charm and sophistication. The sunlit terrace, adorned with lush greenery, provides the perfect backdrop for savoring Mediterranean cuisine against the backdrop of stunning harbor views and magical sunsets.

3. Sole by Tarragon
📍 Location: St Julian’s

Located in the picturesque town of St Julian’s, Sole by Tarragon offers a tranquil coastal setting. Its relaxed ambiance complements the elegant decor, while the 180° sea view ensures a dining experience to remember. Renowned for its exceptional food, wine selection, and impeccable service, Sole by Tarragon has garnered numerous accolades, making it a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts.

4. The Boathouse
📍 Location: Xlendi, Gozo

When seeking a culinary adventure in Gozo, The Boathouse is a top recommendation among locals. Perched along the picturesque Xlendi Bay coastline, this restaurant boasts mesmerizing sea views that complement its delectable dishes. From succulent steaks to freshly caught seafood and Mediterranean specialties, The Boathouse offers a menu to satisfy every palate, making it a favorite among discerning diners.

5. Level Nine
📍 Location: Mgarr, Gozo

Situated atop the Grand Hotel in Mgarr, Level Nine offers diners unparalleled views of Mgarr Harbour and the surrounding seascape. The restaurant’s elevated position provides the perfect setting for savoring aperitifs against the backdrop of golden sunsets. Renowned for its creative cuisine, fine wines, and attentive service, Level Nine promises an unforgettable dining experience for all who visit.

These award-winning restaurants epitomize the culinary excellence that Malta has to offer. Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply seeking a memorable dining experience, these establishments are sure to delight your senses and leave you craving for more. Join us on your next visit to Malta and embark on a gastronomic journey like no other!

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