Aaron’s Kitchen

First class produce and "staff that are so friendly". "Maltese food with a twist".
107, Triq l-Arcisqof, Valletta

Ali Baba

Consistently great food and "Coeliac-suitable options" with a "well-labelled menu regarding allergens".
9, Triq Sir Frederick C. Ponsonby, Gzira

Ristorante Arzella

The "best restaurant for fish and seafood in Gozo" with a "beautiful view".
Triq Il-Menqa, Zebbug, Gozo

Bacchus Restaurant

Always great for a special occasion thanks to its "excellent cuisine, good wine cellar and excellent, high-class service".
Triq Inguanez, Mdina

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

Bianco’s

The "best pizza and pasta", "excellent and friendly service", and "pet friendly".
41, Triq San Gorg, St. Julian's

BISTRO 516

A "good restaurant", "excellent for kids", where the "atmosphere is excellent" with an "outstanding view of the port".
Vault 5, Valletta Waterfront, Pinto Wharf, Floriana

Blue Elephant Restaurant

A "wonderful culinary experience" where "food and service surpass expectations".
Hilton, Vjal Portomaso, Paceville, St. Julian's

Browns Kitchen

Good portions, "really delicious" food, and "and very fast and efficient service".
Vault 13, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana

Caviar & Bull

Consistently excellent every single time. A "nice place for a night out and delicious cocktails", with "outstanding food" and "amazing service".
5.0
Corinthia Hotel, Ix-Xatt ta' San Gorg, St. Julian's

Chukkas @ The Malta Polo Club

Yummy steaks, "good value for money" and "beautiful location". "A good place for a business meeting".
The Polo Club, Marsa Sports Ground, Marsa

Commando Restaurant

Consistently excellent with "food and service that are second to none" and "an excellent wine list".
Misraħ Iz-Żjara tal-Papa, Mellieha

Country Terrace

An "amazing setting", "lovely for those who want a romantic night out". "Food is great". A "charming place with tons of local character".
5.0
Triq Iz-Zewwieqa, Ghajnsielem, Gozo

Da Pippo Trattoria

A "fun place to wine and dine on the freshest available seafood" with "cool and fun staff". "Never disappointed".
136, Triq Melita, Valletta

The de Mondion Restaurant

Always a great experience from start to finish. Regarded by patrons as "definitely the best in Malta".
Xara Palace Hotel, Misrah Il-Kunsill, Mdina

The Colin Best award for theTop Overall Restaurant In Malta & Gozo 2022

The Colin Best award recognises the most highly-rated restaurant, which is what we ultimately wish all restaurants to aim for.

COLIN

This award is dedicated to the memory of Colin Best who sadly passed away on the 24th February 2013.

Colin Best, co-founder of the Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants together with Lisa Grech, realised 22 years ago that an objective restaurant guide was required on the islands if one was going to eat out well. Having researched the best formula for Malta, it was decided that a survey-based restaurant guide was the way forward, since restaurants would be rated by their patrons. This would keep the guide objective, while the survey and awards would assist in improving restaurants on the islands, since restaurant owners would have something to work towards. Over the years, the top rated restaurants receive awards recognising their hard work and continual investment into their product.

Winner of the Colin Best Top Overall Restaurant in Malta & Gozo 2022 Award

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Winner of the
Colin Best
Top Overall Restaurant
in Malta & Gozo 2022 Award