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 best Maltese Food. The top rated restaurant was awarded with a commemorative award at our annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony held in December 2017. The restaurants are listed and ranked by number of surveyors' votes. The overall winner: Gululu

Gululu

Great location offers "traditional Maltese cuisine" served by "friendly staff"
Spinola Bay, St. Julian's

Ta’ Marija Restaurant

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

Diar il-Bniet

High praise for their "genuine, traditional Maltese food" made from "fresh produce"
123, Main street, Dingli

La Maltija Restaurant

Diners "highly recommend the fresh fish" and praise the "tranquility"
1 Church Street, St. Julian's

Rubino

"Two thumbs up" from regulars who who praise "the cozy ambiance" and "fantastic food". You will "not be disappointed".
53 Old Bakery Street, Valletta

districtfive

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

Nenu The Artisan Baker

Considered as "one of the best Maltese restaurants" in Valletta serving "good, traditional food"
143, St Dominic Street, Valletta

Bacchus

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

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

Tal-Familja

"Great service" and staff are "very helpful and knowledgeable". The "food was exquisite".
Gardiel Street, Marsascala

Tarragon

Patrons consider this to be "the ideal restaurant for a romantic dinner" or "special occasion" where "everything is just perfect" and the food is "second to none"
72B, Church Street, St. Paul's Bay

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

The Medina Restaurant

A "very nice atmosphere" with "great food and great service". "Highly recommended".
Holy Cross Street, Mdina

one80 Kitchen & Lounge

Considered by many as "a favourite new place" with service "beyond expectations" and "food at very high standards"
5.0
30, Roman Valley Street, Mellieha