Best Chef Award


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About this Award

This list is based on the results of our annual survey, last conducted in September 2021. Thousands of readers participated in our Restaurant Survey to discover which are Malta and Gozo’s most popular restaurants for Best Chef.

sponsored by Pentole Agnelli represented in Malta exclusively by The Catering Centre was awarded with a commemorative award at our annual Restaurant Awards Ceremony held in December 2021.

The winners are listed and ranked by number of surveyors’ votes.

The Overall Winner: Edward Diacono - Rubino

Marvin Gauci - Caviar & Bull, Don Royale, Susurrus, Tarragon Restaurant

Robert Cassar - Root 81

Joseph Spiteri - Beppe’s Restaurant

Jean Pierre Dingli - Barbajean

Michael Diacono - Giuseppi’s Bar & Bistro

Ramona Preca - Palazzo Preca Restaurant

Dino Farrugia - Meraki Wine & Dine

Enrico Alecci - Ristorante La Vela

Matteo Cardona - AcquaBlu


A place not to be missed with "amazing food" served by "caring and dedicated staff".
53, Triq l-Ifran, Valletta

Caviar & Bull

Consistently excellent every single time. A "nice place for a night out and delicious cocktails", with "outstanding food" and "amazing service".
Corinthia Hotel, Ix-Xatt ta' San Gorg, St. Julian's

Don Royale

Serving pizza regarded as being "on par with Italy, possibly even better". Popular for offering "many types of crust—gluten-free, charcoal, mixed gains and traditional".
Ix-Xatt ta' San George, St. Julian's


Brilliant setting in which to relax and enjoy fantastic food. "Always consistent in service" and "has a vegan menu".
Ix-Xatt ta' San Gorg, St. Julian's

Tarragon Restaurant

Very talented chefs and great service with a "beautiful view out to sea". An "amazing experience".
Triq il-Knisja, St. Paul's Bay

Root 81

Always top food and service. "Ambience is really nice with a view overlooking Rabat fields". "An absolute gem of a restaurant".
22a, It-Telgha tas-Saqqajja, Rabat

Beppe’s Restaurant

A "great dining experience" thanks to "friendly and very gracious staff" and "truly outstanding food". "Worth the trip to Gozo!"
Triq Ta' Xamghan, Sannat, Gozo


In a class of its own, with "very friendly and attentive staff" "serving exquisite food".
No 6, Misrah Frenc Abela c/w Triq il-Parocca, Dingli

Giuseppi’s Bar & Bistro

Always consistent in service and food with an ambience that is "romantic but also relaxed".
Salini Resort, Tul il-Kosta, Salina, Naxxar

Palazzo Preca Restaurant

An outstanding restaurant all the way. "Everything about this place is excellent from the food, to their dessert and service".
54, Strada Stretta, Valletta

Meraki Wine & Dine

Amazing food and amazing service. Staff are "super amazing and very friendly".
Triq Santa Rita, Rabat

Ristorante La Vela

Always wonderful food and "excellent service". "Made to feel welcome and appreciated" with every visit.
Triq Marina, Pietà


A place to enjoy "excellent food, excellent service and outstanding ambience" with "an amazing view".
83/84, Triq Dingli-Cornelio, Senglea