This list is based on the results of our annual survey, last conducted in September 2017. 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: districtfive

DistrictFive

By all accounts the "excellent food and ambiance" is "highly recommended"
Pretty Bay, Birzebbuga

La Buona Trattoria del Nonno

By all accounts their "excellent food and impeccable service" make for an "amazing restaurant" ..."#BestRibsInTheWorld"
San Paul Street, St. Paul's Bay

Capo Crudo

Simply put it's the "right ambiance for a perfect dining experience" with "excellent views", "delicious food" and "superb staff"
Ferry Street, Marsamxett, Valletta

The Avenue

A "family favourite that never disappoints". Regulars appreciate the "generous portions" and "outstanding service".
5.0
Gort Street, Paceville. St. Julian's

Hard Rock Café Malta

"A must visit restaurant if you are a fan of rock music". Also diners love "the new vegetarian options" "perfect for any casual or friendly gathering"
Level 2, Baystreet Complex, St. Julian's

Bacchus

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

Ta’ Marija Restaurant

"Genuine Maltese food" served by "an amazing team" with "perfect" entertainment on some nights
Constitution Street, Mosta

La Vida

High praise indeed for Elaine and David's "excellent food" and "amazing service". "Best find in Sliema"
166, Guze Howard Street, Sliema

Surf ‘n Turf

Offering "exquisite food" from "start to finish" and "the staff is very welcoming"
5.0
14, L-Imhar street, Qawra

A Modo Mio

"By all accounts " the food is delicious and the presentation very creative. "A superb dining experience."
9, St. Dominic Street, Valletta

iPlace

By all accounts the "friendly staff", "great value for money" and "kid and pet friendly" environment make this spot a winner serving "generous portions of great food"
Wilga Street, Marsaxlokk

Dinner In The Sky

"Such an amazing experience" boast diners, praising the "impeccable service" and "top notch food"
Mobile location

Hammett’s Gastro Bar

By all accounts "a truly unique and exciting" "chic" place offering "a cool concept". Regulars "love this addition to the Maltese scene"
5.0
33/34, Tigne Seafront, Sliema

Da Pippo Trattoria

You'll enjoy every "fresh meal" at this "excellent lunch time venue"
136, Melita Street, Valletta