Discover Mediterranean restaurants in Malta and Gozo. Filter your results by location and check out websites, photo galleries, opening hours, offered services and contact information necessary for making a reservation. Restaurants in Malta and Gozo serving dishes from Mediterranean cuisine have the advantage of fresh and local seafood available daily. Mediterranean cuisine, as a whole, is mostly based on seafood and fish, therefore it’s very important to have an access to the fresh stock of it.
Seafood dishes available on the menu are usually seafood platters, fried or grilled shrimps, prawns, clams and octopus. Apart from that, there are usually a fish options as well, which can differ depending what is seasonally available. For the meat dishes, the most popular are lamb, rabbit, beef and duck. Usually, restaurants in Malta offer a variety of salads and appetisers options. As the Mediterranean cuisine is very broad and covers the area around the Mediterranean sea - south coast of Spain, France and Italy as well as the Greek and Turkish coasts. With so many influences the Mediterranean menu is rich in flavours and diversity. What is common for all of them is the high usage of olive oil. The whole cuisine is based around it, alongside bread and wine. Thanks to that diversity, restaurants in Malta offer mixed specialities of French, Italian, Greek and Spanish cuisines. Very popular option on the menu of Mediterranean restaurants is Italian risotto and pasta, Greek salads and filo pastry and much more. Maltese contribution into Mediterranean restaurants in Malta is mostly rabbit and lamb dishes, as well as fresh seafood and fish.
Restaurants serving Mediterranean cuisine can be sorted by location because many of them are in touristic areas such as Mdina, Sliema, Waterfront and Valletta, it’s recommended to book a table beforehand. Reservations can be made via phone, email or on the restaurant’s website, if possible. Contact information, websites and photo galleries can be found on Yellow. Menus are usually available on restaurants’ websites, with or without prices, depending on the place. Some Mediterranean restaurants in Malta offer different dishes and set menus for lunch and dinner. Information about any additional services, such as price for delivery or takeaway option should be mentioned on the website as well. Places with the country or sea view can be found, especially in the places such as Valletta, St. Julian’s and Mdina. Interior of the restaurant is visible through the photo gallery.
The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Mostly because of its high consumption of olive oil, seafood, vegetables and fruits and low consumption of meat products. Thanks to which it’s claimed to extend the lifespan and lower the risk of heart disease and several chronic diseases. That’s why it has gained popularity around the world. The Mediterranean diet is not describing the whole cuisine, though. It still uses all of the above but doesn’t exclude the meat. Mediterranean restaurants in Malta do serve meat meals, but they also include all the other healthy dishes on their menus.