Aaron’s Kitchen

A great place for "both lunch and dinner", serving "impeccable food" with "great service"
107, Archbishop Street, Valletta

Ali Baba

Regular patrons agree that "it's the best Lebanese food around" with "interesting dishes on offer". "Heaven on a plate" and a "sweet little gem in Gzira"
9, Ponsomby Street, Il-Gżira


By all accounts "an absolute all time favourite" The food is "amazing" and so is the service". You're guaranteed "a very pleasant evening indeed"
137 Archbishop Street, Valletta

Arzella Restaurant

A "favourite in Gozo" for Summer. "A really nice experience" with "friendly and professional staff"
Qawqla Cave Street, Marsalforn, Gozo


An "amazing experience" by all accounts "with a magical atmosphere". Consistently "good food and service"
1, Inguanez Alley, Mdina

Barracuda Restaurant

Definitely "one of the best in Malta" with "excellent food and service". "Always reliable"
194, Main Street, St. Julian's

Beppe’s Restaurant

"Always very well served". Considered by many as the "best steakhouse in Gozo" with a "fabulous choice of meats". "Highly recommended"
St Margaret Square, Sannat, Gozo


Serving "the best pizza" this "reliable" venue is "good value for money and great for quick business lunches"
St George's Road, St Julian's

Bistro 516

"Perfect" for diners with "food allergies/intolerances". "Great staff and a variety of food to choose from"
The Vault 5, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana

Black Pearl

Serves "super delicious food and outstanding desserts". Diners appreciate the "easy parking and lovely views"
Ta' Xbiex Marina, Ta' Xbiex

Blue Elephant Restaurant

By far the ambiance is "outstanding" and "amazing" making it "an exceptional experience". "Little trays of excellent food" served by "extremely attentive" staff
Hilton Malta, Portomaso, St. Julian's

Bouquet Garni

High praise indeed for this "very special romantic restaurant". Service is "excellent" and the food "truly amazing"
4, Triq Ġorġ Borg Olivier, Mellieha

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

Buffalo Bill’s Steak House

"Never disappoints for meat lovers". "Good portions and amazing sauces"
Portomaso Marina, St Julian's

Café Jubilee, Valletta

This "lovely and cozy place makes you feel welcome". Staff are "friendly"
125, St. Lucy Street, Valletta

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 19th edition including the latest 2018 survey results and Award Winning restaurants, is also available online.

The Guide, which is now in its nineteenth 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 200,000 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)

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The Malta and Gozo Restaurant Survey

This 2019 edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta and Gozo is the result of our 2018 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 3153 people participating in the survey, dining out on average one to two times weekly245,934 dining experiences in a year.

Of the survey respondents 55% are women and 45% are men.

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