Aaron’s Kitchen

Regular patrons declare "This restaurant has never disappointed us"..."Flavours were distinctive in every bite."
107, Archbishop Street, Valletta

Ali Baba

By all accounts "possibly the best Lebanese on the island" where "each bite is heaven"
9, Ponsomby Street, Il-Gżira


By all accounts the "scrumptious food" and "cozy atmosphere" is "always excellent"
137 Archbishop Street, Valletta

Arzella Restaurant

Consistently "great restaurant" with "fabulous views, and great food - especially the starters"
Ghar Qawqla Street, Marsalforn, Gozo


Diners love the "quiet, romantic ambience" with "very good service" and "great food"..."Definitely worth a visit!"
1, Inguanez Alley, Mdina

Barracuda Restaurant

By all accounts this restaurant is "one of Malta's gems" and is the ideal location "for a special occasion" that never disappoints
194, Main Street, St. Julian's

Beppe’s Restaurant

Consistent praise for the "great choice of meats which are very well prepared" and declare it the "best and probably the only real steak house in Gozo"
St Margaret Square, Sannat, Gozo


By all accounts a "definite favourite" where "food is always great with a diverse menu" to choose from
St George's Road, St Julian's

Bistro 516

Considered a "favourite for a chicken dish with a twist" and "very attentive to clients" with "dietary restriction and food intolerance" with a "great gluten free selection"
The vault 5, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana

Blue Elephant Restaurant

Once again, diners are impressed with the "beautiful decore" and "gorgeous setting". They also praise the "excellent food" and "outstanding service"
Hilton Malta, Portomaso St. Julians

Browns Kitchen

This Waterfront restaurant is "great value for money" serving "good food" and "a vast menu to choose from"
Vault 4, Pinto Wharf, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana


"Dine like a royal" at one of the "best fusion restaurants" on the island serving "innovative and delicious" food in a "great ambiance"
St George's Bay, San Julian's

Buffalo Bill’s Steak House

The "go-to restaurant for meat" with "value for money, lovely staff and amazing views" of the Portomaso marina
Portomaso Marina, St Julian's

Café Jubilee, Valletta

"Good genuine food in a funky atmosphere" with "unique homemade desserts" and "the best pasta"
125, St. Lucy Street, Valletta

Cafe’ del Mar

"Lunch at Cafe del Mar is great" with a "fun ambiance" and food is "really good and reasonably priced"
Triq it-Trunċiera, The Malta National Aquarium, Qawra

About the guide

The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants, Malta’s best-selling foremost objective survey-based restaurant guide on the island, has just published the 18th edition including the latest 2017 survey results and Award Winning restaurants, is also available online.

The Guide, which is now in its seventeenth year of publication, is now established as Malta’s foremost publication for lovers of good food. It is based on the reports and comments of regular restaurant goers who rate venues according to food, service and ambience.

Every year, more than 80,000 individual restaurant meals are surveyed by the public in our Restaurant Survey with only about 150 restaurants making it into the Guide each year. The very best restaurants receive awards at an annual Gala Dinner, which takes place in December and is known as the ‘Oscars’ of the local restaurant industry.

The guide is a comprehensive reference to restaurants, guiding locals and tourists alike to the good eating establishments thereby assisting eaters out to make the right choice according to their requirements. With 20 index sections and sections on Maltese Food and Wine the guide is an indispensable publication for all lovers of good food.


‘Your guide and website are such a wealth of information about places to eat and more often than not….we always check it out before going out. It is also very helpful when our “Food Friends” visit us on the island as we find it very handy in looking for places to take them…..over the years the Maltese cuisine evolves and some new places do some nice twists to the local recipes which one could find on your website “News, Events & Offers”.

Barbara Farrugia (survey winner)

‘……By the way, using this opportunity let me thank you for your excellent publication and web-page! This has always been my guide while in Malta.
Alexey Shavrov

I have been following the restaurant guide web page for the past ten years, have seen it develop, grow and increase its success. I’m in the restaurant business so of course this is something that interests me as I love your professional way of managing your pages and also your awards.

Jean Paul Testa (Cibo Restaurant)

You are doing a fine job!  Keep it up

Dr John Consiglio

The Malta and Gozo Restaurant Survey

This 2018 edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta and Gozo is the result of our 2017 Malta and Gozo Restaurant Survey and includes the 150 highest rated eating establishments in Malta and Gozo out of over 2000 restaurants on the islands.

The annual survey assesses large numbers of local and visiting restaurant goers who contribute to the most current, objective and reliable guide on the Maltese islands.

We had a great response with 2368 people participating in the survey, dining out on average twice weekly246,272 dining experiences in a year.

Of the survey respondents 44% are women and 56% are men.

To purchase the Guide visit our online shop and we will subscribe you and send you the hard copy.  You will be entitled to receive our newsletter with upcoming events, news and special offers as well as win some fantastic prizes.