In recent years Strait Street in Valletta has enjoyed a breath of revitalisation. The impact of V18 meant a plethora of trendy clubs and restaurants sprouted in place of the abandoned venues previously lining many streets; Palazzo Preca, is one such venue. The renovated interior of the 16th century palazzo is classy and charming featuring subdued lighting and complemented by numerous candles on every table. A change of tiles recently has provided a pleasing facelift. The kitchen is driven by the tireless energy of Chef Ramona Preca.
Palazzo Preca offers a tantalizing menu which is predominantly fish and seafood based with a smaller selection of vegetarian and meat options. The selection of cold and warm starters along with a lovely choice of antipasto for sharing including fresh oysters and lobster, salmon ceviche, veal carpaccio, a lovely seafood platter and sautéed mushrooms. There is pasta such as fettuccine with beef and truffle and fine cuts of meat including milk fed veal, honey roasted duck breast, rabbit and pork belly. A choice of daily specials featuring seasonal options is available as well as homemade desserts. The wine list is equally extensive and regularly revised. It also features a pleasant surprise, their house wine produced locally using grapes from a private vineyard specifically for Palazzo Preca.