The Best Italian Restaurants in Malta

Pepperoni pizza
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Jillian Ellis

Italy is geographically very close to Malta, with only the Italian island of Sicily between them. Naturally, this means that there is much cultural exchange between the two countries, and many excellent Italian restaurants can be found across Malta. Here’s our guide to some of the best.

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Cafe Sicilia

Cafe Sicilia is located on the Tigne Seafront. It has a charming atmosphereand serves all kinds of seafood dishes cooked in traditional Sicilian style. Try dishes such as Pesce Spada alla Griglia (Grilled Swordfish) as well as numerous pasta dishes and authentic Sicilian pizza, including focaccia pizza, which has extra virgin olive oil, parmesan shavings, olives, oregano and sundried tomatoes.


Situated in the middle of Malta’s bustling capital city Valletta, Papannis sells exceptional, authentic Italian cuisine which meets the highest standards of taste and quality. They use fresh, seasonal ingredients and combine modern creativity with the traditional Italian style of cooking. With a bare Maltese limestone wall and chic wooden furniture, Papannis’s interior is equally as delightful.

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