The best things do not necessarily lie in front of us. A short jaunt to Dingli proves this! Diar il Bniet is a small farm/estate that showcases it’s fresh produce within it’s own restaurant. A totally authentic Maltese eatery, expect dishes that have been handed down through the generations and represent the true home cooked flavour of these Mediterranean islands. The restaurant is rurally furnished and the estates seasonal produce proudly displayed. There’s nothing pretentious, only honesty flourishes here, and it tastes exceptional. A wine list of home-grown wines are world class with the addition of some international favourites.
Many menu dishes are synonymous with Maltese culture, hand made sheep cheese ravioli with typical tomato sauce to start is a fantastic choice or tangy pumpkin soup with wild Thyme and sheep’s cheese, spaghetti with calamari and olive stew and various pies of Tuna and Ricotta make a great entrance. Main courses of stuffed aubergines with minced beef and pork are famed here. A Beef flank steak with a rosemary jus is totally tasty and the Rabbit fried in oil, wine and garlic, a true taste of Malta’s national dish. Served with a good mix of crunchy roast potatoes and mixed fresh vegetables, the essence is totally genuine. House made desserts are exceptional, deep fried ‘Imqaret’ with ‘Gelat tan-Nanna’ is a total must, else a good variety puddings and cakes on offer.