La Maltija: Malta’s Best Kept Culinary Secret

OK, I haven’t eaten in all the restaurants in Malta but I believe we stumbled upon the best restaurant in Malta and boy were we in for a treat! On our last evening in Malta, chance brought us to La Maltija. We hadn’t read about it in any travel website, nor had it been recommended to us. Truthfully, we were going to another restaurant but as our luck would have it (thank goodness) that place was full. We had stumbled upon La Maltija and decided an authentic Maltese restaurant was the best way to end our short vacation to the archipelago.

Must eat in Malta-La Maltija Restaurant


La Maltija was spectacular.

We had an appetizer called “Ftira Miftuha – Open Ftira” a flatbread with olive oil, fresh and sundried tomatoes, goat’s cheese and local herbs.

Food in La Maltija Malta

We had a delicious rack of lamb with the most amazing creamy mint sauce. This is literally the best rack of lamb I’ve ever had.

rack of lamb Maltija Malta

We also had a lobster spaghetti that was SO good. It comes with a whole lobster.

We had a nice bottle of Maltese wine (Maltese wine is excellent and reasonably priced).


After our delicious meal we did a bit of research and it turns out that the chef at La Maltija is Charles Spiteri, a renowned chef who has been the personal chef of the former President of Malta, as well as Margaret Thatcher.

If you don’t believe me, check out these pics and your mouth will probably water.


I’d absolutely call this the best restaurant in Malta, definitely add this place to your must-eat places in Malta.


You can read more about what to do in Malta here.

Diana Limongi
Diana a mom, activist, nonprofit professional, podcaster and writer from Queens, NY. She writes about motherhood, activism, raising my multilingual kids, culture and travel. She and her multicultural family live in Queens, NY.

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