Wine Awards, sponsored by Riedel, The Wine Glass Co.

Wine List of the Year Award - Ristorante La Vela

Apart from having the most interesting Italian wine selection, the wine list has also a great selection of wine from other countries and regions. A very well made wine list. La Vela constantly invest in improving their wine offering not only by offering a selection, but also its excellent wine service, serving wine in the right glassware, decanting the wine and also high quality wine storage.

The Riedel Wine Experience Of The Year Award – Tarragon

One of the best local wine lists. An impressive selection of wines and also a very interesting fine wine selection. Includes a nice selection of wines from lesser known regions. Serving wine in varietal specific glassware, and meticulous attention to wine service and storage.

Commended Wine Lists 4 Wine lists that are original, well designed and offering a great selection. A cut above an average wine list and that deserve praise.

Commended Wine List 1 – Cent' Anni (A very interesting wine list showcasing wine not their local popularity but for their quality. A very intriguing list with a nice selection for the curious drinker);

Commended Wine List 2 – Country Terrace (Explanatory, and good sized, offering a nice selection of wine and top producers from all over the world. Good emphasis on proper wine service, including proper glassware and a good selection of wines by the glass );

Commended Wine list 3 – one80 Kitchen & Lounge (Another top wine list, with a very important offering of wines by the glass also offering different pour options. The wine list also offers a large format option for a selection of wines. The list is vast and complex with a very good overall selection);

Commended Wine List 4 – Miro (A compact wine list, but with great essence. A nice blend of wines from the important wine producing regions and areas, and with a good presence of the important producers. The wine list is very nicely presented, neat and explanatory. A good selection of different price brackets too).

Favourite Wine Lists winner overall: districtfive


"Good environment, food and very friendly staff". "A place to relax and have good food any time of the week"
Pretty Bay, Birzebbuga


"Friendly service, unique food and fantastic atmosphere". "Delicious food, romantic atmosphere and incredible view from the roof top"
72B, Church Street, St. Paul's Bay

Palazzo Preca Restaurant

A "very romantic" restaurant with "delicious food". "Wednesday's candlelit dinner is a must"... Such "excellent service"
54, Strait Street, Valletta

59 Republic

Definitely "one of the best in Malta" when "it comes to food, atmosphere and service". An "elegant interior" with a "classic twist". "Simply amazing!"
59 Republic Street, Valletta


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

Grotto Tavern

By all accounts "a divine dining experience" in an "unforgettable ambience". "Very professional staff" and "immaculate service". The "food was sublime"
9/10/12, St. Paul's Square, Rabat

Capo Crudo

This restaurant "is beautiful" and it's "ambience" and "view is breathtaking". The "food is just spectacular". "One of the best on the island". "Exceptional"
Ferry Street, Marsamxett, Valletta

de Mondion

An "exceptional restaurant". Such "great flavours, wonderful service" accompanied by "a beautiful view and ambience"
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina

The Boathouse Restaurant

"Always visit when we're in Gozo" as it's "one of the best". Such a "beautiful setting" with "delicious food". "Well trained, polite staff" who were "Very helpful with my dietary restrictions"
Xlendi Seafront, Gozo

Giuseppi’s Bar & Bistro

"Food is exquisitely prepared and presented". The "professional and well informed staff" are "welcoming and friendly"
Salini Resort, Salina Bay, Naxxar

The Chef’s Table

"Very promising and talented restauranteur". "Original dishes and outstanding ingredients. Impeccable service indeed". "Great hosts and everything is cooked with love and served with a smile"
Pioneer Road, Bugibba


"The food was superb and the staff were very friendly". "A favourite for family Sunday lunches"
Gardiel Street, Marsascala