Why do we say best restaurants in Mdina and Rabat?
A food lovers’ haven. Whatever your budget you will surely find the right taste, location and ambient.
The old capital and Rabat are very well visited by tourists all year round for their historical and natural beauty and it is where tourists stroll around and it is where they find these eateries. But it is good to know they are also full with Maltese.
There are so many not less than fifty restaurants. We decided to put up a list of those we feel we should present to you. This does not mean they are the only ones.
Fontanella is popular with everyone. Tourist coming to Malta knows about it and visit while at Mdina. World famous for its cakes and commanding views of the island over the fortification walls. Taste Maltese pastizzi and ftira, backed lasagna and fabulous varieties of cakes for the sweet tooth.
A charming place with incredible views over the bastion. A 17th century palazzo tastefully renovated for elegant indoor dining areas and spaces for private functions. It has earned a reputation for great service and quality food, a guarantee to enjoy any time you visit for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.
Opening Times: Currently closed until further notice.
A Norman house in a winding alley off the main cathedra square. A pearl of an eatery for more than 30 years. A beautiful romantic location flooded with natural charm ideal for lunch and dinner. Specializes in local cuisine, Italian, European and international including vegetarian friendly plates.
Opening Times: Currently closed until further notice.Click here to see the menu
A restaurant that has withstood the test of
time very popular with locals and tourists. A charming location within the former
gunpowder storage rooms and an open-air setting over
the bastion walls. You can find a combination of quality food in its classical
dishes with a mix of Maltese flavours.
Opening Times: 09:00 to 00:00
A quiet and friendly environment for a calm casual meal
tucked in a romantic square beside the prestigious Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux.
You can also choose to stay inside serving traditional and tasty food. Pizzas,
pasta salads and grills for everyone’s taste.
Soul Nourishing Cuisine
Located within the Xara Palace Relais and Chateaux, this restaurant specialising in fine cuisine and great service. The elegantly refined décor promises a great experience. The menu has been attentively selected for balance of flavours. A great success in becoming a Michelin star.
The name of the restaurant reveals its name in Maltese – the view, lies at the edge of the cliffs beside the Mdina’s Bastion ditch. Very popular with patrons since its very early years. Mid-range, great food for all pockets with genuine crusty pizzas, hearty pasts dishes, a varied menu for all ages and tastes.
Online Orders and Delivery
the best prominent location beside the parish church, a 17th century
town house built by Cosmano Navarra a philanthropist. It offers lunch, dinner
and drinks. Food offered, pasta dishes, pizzas, Italian Mediterranean style,
from fish to meat. It is vegetarian friendly, vegan and gluten free options.
The Fork and Cork is visible on the right side of the hill while entering Rabat with an imposing view of Malta’s landscape. Seasonal change of menu and the use of fresh ingredients. The owner has a great passion for food and wine and this bring with it the success of this restaurant.
Root 81 with a great location going up Saqqajja hill on the right side on the old stone staircase. Always
frequented by satisfied patrons offering Mediterranean, European,
vegetarian, gluten free and vegan. Dishes are changed seasonally for freshness
with a strict fresh not frozen policy.
the heart of the narrow streets of Rabat Adelphi is very much visited where you
will not be let down. It offers traditional local food, Mediterranean, vegetarian
options, grills and pizza cooked in a wood stone oven. Prices are very
reasonable and always full with locals who come again and again.
the heart of Rabat in a 400-year-old palazzo lovingly converted where the old
flamboyance still reflects its hay day beauty. It offers lunch, dinner not
least a Sunday breakfast and daily afternoon tea. Seasonal a la carte menu also
offering a range of pizzas and homemade burgers.
in the quiet area of Rabat 100 metres away from the parish church, l’Agape got
its name from the nearby catacombs to a number of Agape tables that lie in
them. A popular restaurant serves well selected seasonal ingredients with an Italian influence
promises a truly rewarding experience.
A local character house with a 2000-year-old cave features serves as a restaurant in addition with two other dining options, the green and blue rooms. They are ideal environments for different style of occasions. The restaurant offers Mediterranean casual fine dining, tasteful and creative food.
Set in a lively corner beside the parish church. This palazzo constructed at the peak of the baroque phase serves some of the best food in a calm and casual ambient. The menu varied to cater for quick bites for the fast eater from platters to wraps. For a relaxed meal the diverse menu offers a great selection for a great appetite.
is a restored train station the last one in the line stopping at the back of
the Mdina fortifications. Today it is a brasserie and bistro. It attracts many
visitors. You can visit for tea and delicious cakes to a great lunch or dinner
away from the moist of town.
Set in the corner of the quiet Mesquita Square. It has become very popular with the Game of Thrones filming of parts of season one with visitors from around the world. Though this restaurant has its share of all this for the great food and reviews it has already offered. Fabulous service, prices are fair and with a homey atmosphere.
Today restaurants offer several amenities due to the expectations of customers and to the many eateries concentrated in the Mdina and Rabat area. The most imperative is the hospitality and standard of services with indoor and outdoor facilities, the view or the tranquility with a great ambient purposely adapted to attract customers.
Then other have become part of the service such as Free Wi-Fi, wheelchair accessible, baby changing facilities, a highchair for young children. A take away service has also flourished with the several companies offering a delivery services very efficient to all localities. Today it is very possible to view the restaurant you wish to visit through their social media or website to get a glimpse of what is offered. On our page you can link directly for every restaurant we have reviewed.