Malta is located approximately 145 kilometres from Sicily, close enough to inherit all of the best Italian and Sicilian dishes. In Malta and Gozo, you can find many Italian restaurants serving a variety of pasta, pizzas and other specialities. Filter your results by locality, available service and your preferences. Many Italian and Sicilian restaurants in Malta and Gozo have Italian chefs, bringing the original tastes of traditional dishes to the menu.
Restaurants are offering a variety of pasta, pizzas, risottos and other specialities from Italy. Usually, there are many seafood options to be found on the menu, thanks to the fresh fishes and seafood available locally. They can be served as a separate dish, for example, a grilled platter of seafood, or with pasta or rice, such as risotto ai Frutti di mare, tortellini with prawns and spaghetti alla scoglio. Most of the Italian dishes are based on pasta prepared in the different manners, such as ravioli, tortellini, lasagna, spaghetti and penne.
Italian restaurants in Malta are suitable for meat lovers, fish lovers and vegetarians. Vegetarian dishes are usually marked on the menus. Italy is also the origin of some of the most popular desserts in the world like gelato, tiramisu and panna cotta. Italian restaurants are offering dishes suitable for lunch and dinner, sometimes a special lunch or dinner menu.
Thanks to its close location to Sicily, Malta is full of Sicilian specialities. Starting with arancini, the deep-fried rice croquettes which can be filled with meat and tomato sauce, mozzarella or peas. Another special dish is pasta alla Norma, with aubergine and ricotta. The most popular breakfast option in Sicily is granita and brioche, especially good for the summer. Sicilian dishes are quite popular in Malta and not hard to find.
Delivery and takeaway
Some of the Italian restaurants in Malta, especially pizzerias, offer delivery and takeaway options. You can find this information on the websites, alongside with phone numbers and emails. Restaurants in Malta are usually busy, especially those in touristic areas, such as St. Julian’s, Valletta and Sliema, therefore making a reservation could be necessary. Usually, you can reserve a table via phone call or email, sometimes via Facebook message. Delivery can be provided for free upon the certain area or above certain amount spent, depending on a restaurant.
You can check any additional services provided such as parking, children’s menu or a pet-friendly policy. Italian restaurants in Malta located in the cities alongside the coast such as St. Paul’s Bay, St. Julian’s, Sliema and Valletta, can offer a sea view. You can check it using the map or through the photo gallery, thanks to which you can judge the interior as well.
Italian cuisine is also popular as a catering option, as it provides a vast range of different tastes and possibilities of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. Some of the Italian restaurants in Malta are offering catering option and closed parties with the possibility to customise the menu according to preferences.