Malta Food

Malta over the past centuries has had a number of invaders such as the romans and some Africans and other European powers. Due to the constant change of leadership in the region that occurred over a number of centuries, many civilizations occupied the regions. The Maltese cuisine can be stated to be as a result of constant interaction between the islanders and the many civilizations that came to the region. The marriage of tastes has given Malta a distinct and electric mix of Mediterranean cooking. The region offers a wide range of restaurants that either engage in a mix of cultural foods or engage in the cooking of local specialties only.

Traditional Maltese food is based on seasons and is mainly rustic. The main dishes include Lampuki pies, rabbit stew, bragioli, kapunata and widow’s soup which includes a small round of ġbejniet (Sheep or goat’s cheese). One of the delicacies that must be tried by a tourist should be the ‘hobz biz-zejt’ which is a round piece of bread that is dipped in olive oil, rubbed with ripe tomatoes and filled with a mix of tuna, onion, garlic, tomatoes and capers. The bread brings out the true taste of the Maltese cuisine due to the ingredients that are used in the preparation of the snack.

Malta also offers a wide range of fish that are abundant in Maltese waters. When fish is in abundance, fish soup is always available at the market. The Marsaxlokk market offers a very large variety of fish that are available to the public. Some of the varieties that are available depending on the season are spnotta, cerna (grouper), sargu(white bream), dott (stone fish) and trill (red mullet). Octopus and squid are normally used to make very tasty soup and pasta sauces.

“With Tasty food you need great wine.”

Malta has a number of indigenous grapes that produce very excellent wine. The grapes are known as gellewza and ghirghentina which have a fantastic flavor. Some of the main wineries in the island offer guided tours and tastings. Tours around the wineries are highly dependent on the season. There are times during the season where tours can cover the whole production process from the initial fermentation all the way to the ageing process. The tours also incorporate a trip to the wine history museums as well as an opportunity to taste and to buy a wide range of vintage wine that are found in the museum.

Michael’s

The restaurant was opened in 2013 at Valletta. The restaurant is advisable for families that are want to have an experience of a lifetime. The restaurant sources its food from outside countries to ensure that they only get the best that the world has to offer. The products are transformed into a wonderful Maltese cuisine and served with Maltese wine to ensure that the best dining experience is afforded to the customers. Their prices are quite friendly making it an ideal place to hang out with family and friends when visiting Malta. The address of the restaurant is: 113, Archbishop St, Valletta VLT 1444, Malta, +35621228500

Rampila

Rampila is a luxury restaurant that is located in Valletta, the city is famous for holding annual food events. The atmosphere and layout of the restaurant make it a site to behold. The restaurant is divided into four, the tunnel, wine bar, museum and a terrace. The tunnel is the main entrance of the restaurant where all the customers have to pass through on their way into the other spaces. The wine bar is where the Maltese wine with its rich taste is served to the customers to ensure that they have the indigenous feeling of the grapes grown in Malta. The museum is the area where the customers get to learn about the history of the Maltese people as well as the country itself. The final space is the terrace where people get to look over the walls of Valletta. The restaurant serves a menu that is filled with Mediterranean cuisines such as fresh seafood, rabbit, and steak which are all considered to be top class in Malta. The wine list in the restaurant comprises of a wide range of Maltese wine which gels perfectly with the premium cuisine that is offered by Rampila. The restaurant is located at St. Johns Cavalier, Il-Belt Valletta VLT 1110, Malta.

Palazzo Preca

Palazzo Preca offers a wide range of Mediterranean cuisine. One of its most famous cuisines is the octopus. Other foods that are offered by the restaurant include fish and seafood such as sea bass, and prawns. The restaurant also has an impromptu menu that serves customers with any delicacy that is captured in the sea that morning. The selection of dishes blend perfectly well with the different options of Maltese wines. Homemade sweets are also highly recommended after dishes so that the dining experience can be etched in the memory of the customer for a long time to come. The restaurant is located at: 54, Strait Street, Valletta VLT 05, Malta.

Fumia Restaurant

The restaurant is considered to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Malta. The restaurant is located in the basement of the Manoel Theatre. The restaurant is designed in such a way that it exudes a historic and classic ambiance. The coupling of the design and the fresh seafood makes the restaurant irresistible for the people that are paying a visit to Malta. The food is cooked in an authentic Sicilian style. The menu has a variety of seafood including fish and sea urchin. The pasta menu also has some fascinating choices as well as the impromptu daily catch from the market to create a sense of surprise to the customers whenever they visit the restaurant. The restaurant serves local and Italian wines and Sicilian desserts are always available to ensure that the dishes are well complemented. The restaurant is located at: 72, Old Bakery Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta.

Malata

The restaurant is considered to be one of the best seafood restaurants in Malta. The restaurant is located in the basement of the Manoel Theatre. The restaurant is designed in such a way that it exudes a historic and classic ambiance. The coupling of the design and the fresh seafood makes the restaurant irresistible for the people that are paying a visit to Malta. The food is cooked in an authentic Sicilian style. The menu has a variety of seafood including fish and sea urchin. The pasta menu also has some fascinating choices as well as the impromptu daily catch from the market to create a sense of surprise to the customers whenever they visit the restaurant. The restaurant serves local and Italian wines and Sicilian desserts are Malata is a restaurant that is manly geared towards the comfort of its customers. They offer a wide range of cuisines such as Mediterranean, French and the local Maltese cuisines. The restaurant offers a great view from its outdoor tables due to its close proximity to the city. The main ingredients used to cook the food in the restaurant are locally sourced which makes the taste of the food much more indigenous. A wide range of wine is also available to the customers so that they can complement the food. The combination of music, tasty food, location and ambiance of Malata make a unique and distinct dining experience. The restaurant is located at Palace Square, Vallette, Malta.available to ensure that the dishes are well complemented. The restaurant is located at: 72, Old Bakery Street, Il-Belt Valletta, Malta.

Peperoncino Restaurant

The restaurant is located in the most favourite spot to live, balutta bay in St’ Julians. The restaurant incorporates a range of dishes including Maltese, Sicilian and Italian cuisines. The restaurant is well known for its fresh fish dishes. The fish to be used in the dishes are selected by the head chef from a range of fish that are caught on that particular day. The interior of the restaurant creates a welcoming atmosphere and the terrace on the exterior overlooks Balluta bay. The restaurant is located at Balluta Steps, St. Julian’s, Malta.