Island of Malta, Malta Food Guide: 10 Italian food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Swieqi

November 7, 2019 Fernanda Pittenger

Find out what Italian restaurants to try in Swieqi. Swieqi (Maltese: Is-Swieqi) is a town in the Northern Region of Malta. It is a residential area just 15 minutes by bus from Sliema and within walking distance of Malta's nightlife and entertainment centres, Paceville and St. Julian's. As the town developed, residential estates took over farmland. The town's name means "water channels", a reminder of the region's past.
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10. Paceville 20 Restaurant

Paceville Street 20, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ3109 Malta Italian, European, Grill Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer [email protected] +356 2137 6021 http://www.paceville20restaurant.com
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5 based on 82 reviews

Paceville 20 Restaurant

New Restaurant opened 01-04-2018 Specialized in grilled meat and game but also we have a selection of fresh fish everyday and our own made pasta and desserts.

Reviewed By Kingpaul100

Not sure that location is right for this style of restaurant. Not the best of areas- bit rough and ready which this restaurant certainly is not ! It would be 5 stars in a different location. Food is wonderful. Quality Italian food. Excellent service too.

9. Santini Restaurant

Church Street Angolo Alexandra Hotel, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta Malta Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Sicilian, Southern-Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +356 9990 1085 http://www.facebook.com/santinirestaurantmalta2015
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4 based on 956 reviews

Santini Restaurant

Reviewed By Paruhus

Worst staff and service. So rude and not a nice experience. Can’t recommend this one. The need to me more service minded and nice to the costumer if they want them back. Though stuff on you and didn’t serve really well. Bad bad badFake review done from some competitor around. You speak of nothing based on nothing. My staff is not rude at all. They are very welcome and nice to all customers and they are all welcome. Discriminatory comment. I am sorry but you have never been to our restaurant

8. Ta' Stringi

Victoria House 1A, Triq Il-Labour, Victoria House A1, Naxxar, Island of Malta NXR 9021 Malta Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +356 9936 8291 http://tastringi.com/
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4 based on 553 reviews

Ta' Stringi

At Ta' Stringi Restaurant we feature Maltese inspired cuisine focusing on the bounty of artisan quality seasonal ingredients from the Wine Country to the Mediterranean waters. Our chef Chris creates ever changing seasonal menus with items that pair with o

Reviewed By Ade_246

We were a group of four and ordered 4 dishes - rack of ribs, fish and two pasta dishes. All were expertly cooked and with very friendly service and advice from the waiter.For dessert the cook came out with a selection tray which he said were all home made. We tried the baileys mousse which was excellent. He also gave us a complementary glass cherry wine with the coffee.The prices are very reasonable, came to just over €100 for 4 people.The restaurant is unassuming and unpretentious, but friendly and with genuinely good food and excellent value for money. The only problem we had was car parking.This was our third visit and there will be many more for sure.

7. Zeri's Restaurant

Portomaso St. Julians, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta PTM01 Malta Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +356 2135 9559 http://www.zerisrestaurant.com
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4 based on 1380 reviews

Zeri's Restaurant

Reviewed By Genix86

Restaurant that despite the very important and spectacular location, doesn’t meet the expectations. Staff very low performance and do not respect the guest. Wine served with dirty and splashed labels. Time to order and to be served extremely high. Despite all have been showed, not even an apologises has been done to us. Price too high. Restaurant Environment not so good

6. L'Ostricaio St Julian's

Triq Ball Paceville, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 1000 Malta Italian, Seafood, Sicilian, Southern-Italian Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +356 2705 0936 https://www.facebook.com/ostricaiomalta/
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4 based on 935 reviews

L'Ostricaio St Julian's

Romantic fish And oyster bar. restaurant in The Center of San Julian, alwais 3 different tipe of Oysters fresh seafood and excellent wine list in a small restaurant.

Reviewed By davidwV9726KN

Read the reviews and chanced an early visit without booking. Plenty of tables available but did get busy quickly.We shared the white bait fritters to start and they were delicious, good sized portion too.The tuna steak was huge and the best I have ever had, perfectly cooked with a nice pink middle.My wife had the seafood ravioli which had more seafood on top than you would ever get in the UK.Add a bootle of red for €14 and we had an exceptional meal for two for €60.I will be back this week as I want the fried fish starter to share, which looked amazing.

5. Paranga

Saint George's Bay, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3310 Malta Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Liv [email protected] +356 9930 5570 http://malta.intercontinental.com/gastronomy/paranga/
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4 based on 999 reviews

Paranga

Paranga is the hotel's seaside restaurant, set on teak decking adjacent to the rippling Mediterranean Sea. Here one is certain to find and an enticing and exclusive atmosphere where the centre of attention is the pristine and unspoiled natural flavour of

Reviewed By 9m5

Dinner with friends, nice table on the terrace, perfect view to the beach . Food was amazing, we took different dishes to try . Compliments to the chef !Big thank you to Zelika and Kristina , they were fantastic , frendly but still professional. Would recommend!

4. ROSSINI CIBO VINO

5A Triq Il Knisnja, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3223 Malta Italian, Fusion, Seafood, Mediterranean, European Dinner, Drinks, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking [email protected] +356 2137 7222 http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rossini-Cibo-Vino/1446229412364664
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4 based on 498 reviews

ROSSINI CIBO VINO

Rossini Cibo E Vino offers delicious dishes prepared by Chef Marco Rossini and a good selection of white, red, sparkling and vegan wines from all over the world, in a quiet and friendly atmosphere. You can choose from a variety of different meats, fish an

Reviewed By Peter D

We were in St Julian's Bay for just 1 week and wanted to try many of the top rated restaurants. We ate at Maltese Mama, Storie @ Sapori, Biancos, 1927, Wigi’s Kitchen, Le Majoliche and here. The good news is that they were all very good so if you are staying here you are pretty much guaranteed good food.In the face of some stiff competition we thought this restaurant was the best all round dining experience of our week. Excellent service, beautifully presented and delicious food, lovely setting in an outside courtyard – and good value too.We were given a complimentary amuse-bouche and shared a prawn starter which was amazing. My wife had a fillet steak which was beautifully cooked and I went for the oven baked fish of the day which was also excellent. All washed down with a very nice bottle of Primitivo. We didn’t have room for desert!You should east here.

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3. NapolEat

Dragonara Road, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ3140 Malta Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Neapolitan, Campania, Southern-Italian Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +356 2703 4373 http://www.napoleat.restaurant
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4 based on 462 reviews

NapolEat

Pizza Pasta Burger with Neapolitan style

Reviewed By Joe O

I bought lunch for myself and two friends here. I came due to the high rating on Trip Advisor, but it wasn't cheap and tasted garbo.There's way better food nearby. Wouldn't recommend.Also the owners have a witty comment to make about every negative review telling them how wrong they are. As past customers, we use this and other review platforms to tell people of our experiences, you can't tell us that our opinion is wrong.

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2. Le majoliche

Triq Elija Zammit Paceville Triq Elija Zammit Paceville, STJ3100, San Giuliano, Isola di Malta, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ3100 Malta Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Table Service, Street Parking, Wine and Beer [email protected] +356 7933 9754 http://www.majoliche.com
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4 based on 1280 reviews

Le majoliche

Ristorante le majoliche nasce nel giugno 2015 con l'intenzione di portare con amore e passione la Buon cucina italiana (siciliana) a l'estero, con piatti tradizionali della propria terra.

Reviewed By Joseph E

My wife and I re-visited this restaurant for dinner. We shared the most tender carpaccio di polipo and my wife then had a lovely pasta allo scoglio while I ordered swordfish all' acqua pazza. The portions were most generous and the sauces were to die for. All this was washed down with a white Sicilian Catarratto. We ended the dinner with a cannolo (for me) and a pistacchio semi-freddo (for my wife). All for 80 Euros.No wonder the place was completely full with clients queuing outside for tables to become available.This restaurant is a must to visit BUT do make a reservation.

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1. Madliena Lodge

Triq Il-Bir, Madliena, Island of Malta SWQ 1104 Malta Italian, Mediterranean, European Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +356 7938 9000 http://madlienalodge.com.mt
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5 based on 321 reviews

Madliena Lodge

Perched on top of Madliena, surrounded by lush greenery and commanding excellent north-western coastal views, Madliena Lodge is truly one of a kind. Keeping the 18th-century architecture and more so amplifying the features which are nowadays pretty scarce

Reviewed By Marieneve

We were served delicious food by well mannered staff in a perfectly set terrace with live singing. Adding to this there is ample parking for diners. Indoor ambience is perfect for cosy winter lunches and dinners as well. Will surely recommend and visit again.Hi Marieneve, many thanks for such a lovely review. Your comments help us strive forward and further build our business. We look forward to having you again with us soon enough. Regards.

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