Food & drink
12 amazing restaurants to visit in the south of Malta
Serving up some delicious dishes!

Jillian Mallia

If you’re heading to the south of Malta in search of a great meal, these 12 restos will surely have your taste buds tingling in no time with their scrumptious dishes!

1. Al Legna, Marsascala

Part of the Sensi Hotel, Al Legna is situated in Marsascala’s St Thomas Bay and is named after their wood oven-baked pizza that is to die for! With a vast menu to choose from, you definitely won’t be disappointed here.

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2. Roots, Marsaxlokk

Roots is a small, family-owned fish resto by Marsaxlokk’s seafront, and it is perfect for your Sunday lunch. Imagine this: soaking up some glorious sun, sipping on your favourite drink and indulging in a delish fish dish. #Goals

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3. Bongo Nyah, Marsascala

Bongo Nyah is the BOMB. This cool resto offers a hearty, wholesome and varied selection of tapas, juicy burgers, salads, cocktails and yummy desserts that will have your taste buds screaming with joy!

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4. Tartarun, Marsaxlokk

Tartarun’s name derives from typical fishing traditions practised in Marsaxlokk, so it’s no wonder they pride themselves on their fish dishes, which are absolutely mouth-watering. Don’t take my word for it – try it out!

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5. Tal-Familja, Marsascala

Tal-Familja in Marsascala is a family-run business, as the name suggests and is a definite must-try. This restaurant guarantees a lovely home-cooked meal that will have you wanting more and more. 

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6. Grabiel, Marsascala

Also in Marsascala, Grabiel offers up some tasty dishes from salads, to meat cuts, and pasta plates. They even have a fried goat's cheese. Need I say more?

7. Tal-Petut, Birgu

Tal-Petut delivers a local taste in the heart of one of Malta’s oldest cities, Birgu. Specialising in anything Maltese, you’ll truly get authentic local cuisine at this well-known resto.

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8. Hammett’s Macina Restaurant, Senglea

Situated in a tentative UNESCO World Heritage site, Hammett’s Macina Restaurant serves up some pretty incredible dishes. The menu is a culinary representation of the island’s succession of powers and offers modern Med cuisine. Honestly, you’ll be drooling as soon as you walk in!

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9. T'Anna Mari, Marsaxlokk

This resto in the south, and just by the water's edge, specialises in yummy seafood dishes. T'Anna Mari is the place to get your fish fix this summer and one to keep in the books!

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10. Terrone, Marsaxlokk

Terrone in Marsaxlokk is a Mediterranean restaurant boasting incredible views and serving up some real delish dishes. #Drool

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11. Enchante, Senglea

Located on Senglea's seafront, Enchante is the perfect spot to grab a tasty dinner with friends while taking in the breath-taking views of the harbour. #Viewsfordays

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12. Spigola, Marsascala

La Spigola is an Italian resto in Marsascala along Zonqor Point that serves up some of the freshest seafood on the island together with incredible pasta dishes that will tickle your taste buds like not other!

16th July 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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