Palazzo Preca Restaurant

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

Palazzo Preca is a fine dining experience steeped in history. As grand as its name suggests, it boasts high-vaulted stone ceilings from which hang ornate chandeliers. With traditional Maltese patterned tiled flooring and muted jazz playing in the background, it is a feast for all the senses. Attention to detail is evident—two tablecloths per table, exquisite crockery, glistening cutlery and glassware, and refreshing aromatic wet towels. The lower level hosts a fantastic wine cellar including their own Palazzo Preca label house wine and spotless restrooms.
After tantalising your taste buds with an amuse bouche, savour thin slices of milk-fed veal with roasted hazelnuts, truffle oil and pecorino cheese, or a traditional Maltese fish soup loaded with mussels, clams, prawns and langoustine. The warm bread accompanied by homemade garlic butter and branded EVOO is irresistible. For mains, you must try chef Ramona’s signature fillet with caramelized onions, port wine and demerara sugar. If you’d rather go for fish, the “Shellfish Platter à la Palazzo Preca” is an enduring crowd-pleaser featuring oyster, prawns, mussels, razor clams, scallop, fried calamari, soft shell crab, octopus and clams. Conclude with one of the delectable homemade desserts—trifle, chocolate coconut mousse, baked cheesecake with pistachio crumble or crème brûlée—the recipes of which have been handed down within the family for generations.

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2022 Ratings

Food: 48
Service: 45
Ambience: 46
Overall: 46

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 2,023 diners who dined out on an average of 1-2 times per week – 157,794 dining experiences in a year!

Monday during Summer; Wed candlelight evening.

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Mon-Sun - lunch; Mon, Fri & Sat - lunch and dinner
€52 average price per person.


54, Strada Stretta, Valletta

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