This list is based on the results of our annual survey, last conducted in September 2019. Thousands of readers participated in our Restaurant Survey to discover which are Malta and Gozo’s most popular restaurants for lively atmosphere.

The restaurants are listed and ranked by surveyors’ votes.

The overall winner: Dinner in the Sky Malta

Dinner in the Sky Malta

"Fantastic customer service, stunning food and amazing views", this is "a unique lifetime memorable experience not to be missed".
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districtfive

A "great place to stay a day by the pool and then have an lovely lunch". "Recommended for lunch or dinner. Excellent food and service".
Pretty Bay, Birżebbuġa

Hammett’s Gastro Bar

"Excellent" with its "new and fresh ideas" in cuisine. "Consistently outstanding service and food".
5.0
33/34, Tigne Seafront Sliema, Sliema

The Boathouse Restaurant, Xlendi

"Food to die for. Service always with a smile". "Impeccable service throughout".
Xatt Ix-Xlendi, Xlendi, Gozo

King’s Own Band Club Bar & Restaurant

"Family orientated restaurant, great food and reasonable prices". "Their home made desert is also scrumptious!"
274, Republic Street, Valletta

Bacchus Restaurant

"Incredible ambience, excellent service and delicious food" make for "an experience to remember".
1, Inguanez Alley, Mdina

La Buona Trattoria del Nonno

"Exquisite food and a very warm welcoming service". An "all time favourite".
St.Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay

The Lord Nelson Restaurant

"Eating at Lord Nelson is unique experience!" The "unique, intimate ambience and the passion of the dedicated team offer a special culinary experience!"
280, Main Street, Mosta

Il-Kartell

"Excellent service and food everytime". "The hygiene is so impressive". "Highly recommended".
Marina Street, Marsalforn, Gozo

Tal-Familja Restaurant

"Very comfy atmosphere and top quality food". "Lives up to its name. Very family orientated".
Tal-Gardiel Street, Marsaskala

Ta’ Marija Restaurant

"Friendly attentive staff, fantastic atmosphere, fabulous authentic food".
Constitution Street, Mosta

Trattoria AD 1530

"Great service and great staff". "Excellent food in a relaxed ambience".
Misraħ Il-Kunsill, Mdina