We need to talk about a Mediterranean must-have today, ladies and gentlemen - pasta, in all its divine forms. From the humble spaghetti to flamboyant fusilli, sumptuous pappardelle, and beyond - it is a truth universally acknowledged that most Maltese people just can’t live without good pasta on hand to satisfy their carb cravings. If you’re looking for the perfect place to get your next pasta fix, then here are a few of our favourite places to help get you started.
1. Da Pippo, Valletta
Nestled in one of Valletta’s quieter side streets, you’ll find Da Pippo’s - a lively little restaurant serving some of the freshest food on the island. Forget about menus here - find out what the chef’s cooking up on the day don’t forget to leave room for dessert!
2. Pasta, Valletta
Two words: fresh. Pasta. Fresh pasta, on display, just waiting for you to decide which delicious dish you want to order today. The decor is almost as beautiful as the sight of your favourite plate of pasta after a long day at work, and they’ve got a great selection of beers to boot. You’re welcome.
3. Don Berto, Birgu
If you want to add a dash of romance to your meal, then get dressed up and head over to Don Berto in stunning Birgu - preferably in the evening for extra ambience.
4. Trattoria Zero Sei, Valletta
When you step into Trattoria Zero Sei, you’ll feel like you’ve just walked into a sweet little trattoria in your favourite Tuscan city! The staff are friendly and service is great, and you’ll definitely need to unbutton your jeans before ordering dessert…
5. La Nostra Padrona, Marsaxlokk
Venture to the south of Malta and you’ll be treated to idyllic scenery and some incredible food. If you love seafood, you’ll be happy to know that Marsaxlokk is a quaint fishing village, with restaurants serving up only the freshest catches of the day.
6. Da Luigi, Rabat
This bustling restaurant is just a short walk away from The Silent City in the equally-historical Rabat, with a wide variety of mouth-watering dishes for you to choose from. It’s the perfect place to hit for a bite to eat after a day of sightseeing!
7. Ta’ Kris, Sliema
If you’re looking to get a real taste of Maltese cuisine, then hit Ta’ Kris, a family-run eatery hidden away right in the heart of Sliema, the island’s shopping hotspot. You know what that means, right? It’s the perfect post-shopping spree place to grab lunch!