Palazzo Parisio & Gardens
Palazzo Parisio & Gardens
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Palazzo Parisio is a stately home dating back to the times of the Knights of St John, where Grand Master Vilhena escaped busy Valletta life to go hunting. Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna bought the palazzo in 1898 and renovated it in the most fashionable Italian style. The Palace still stands in much the same state, offering an insight into the lives of Malta’s nobility at the time. Surrounded by magnificent walled gardens, Palazzo Parisio is part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani Collection, the only garden outside of Italy to bear that prestigious honour. The garden features a number of collector’s pieces including a variety of citrus as well as both Mediterranean and exotic botanical treasures, in which the Baroness of Tabria, Christiane Ramsay Scicluna, takes great pride. Palazzo Parisio is home to Luna Restaurant, where guests can stop for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. It is also the ideal venue for weddings, glittering galas, fashion shows and corporate events.
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  • Uoh G
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best AFTERNOON TEA experience ever !
    We extend our heartfelt thanks to the restaurant for exceeding our expectations. The beautiful courtyard filled with osmanthus fragrance set the perfect ambiance. The afternoon tea set was a masterpiece with impeccable presentation and exquisite flavors. The red tea and Earl Grey tea were fragrant, complementing the serene surroundings. The strawberry sauce was delicious and memorable. Mahmoud (if spelled correctly) provided exceptional service, making us feel valued. This extraordinary dining experience made our day in Malta complete. We highly recommend this restaurant for an authentic and delightful afternoon tea in a picturesque setting. Thank you again for creating a perfect day for us.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2023
  • DayTrip02995221849
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely Fabulous!
    This place is really a hidden gem. We went there to see the Palace together with the gardens and everything was amazing. But the biggest surprise was the friendliness and professionalism of the staff. As soon as you walk through the door everyone is so friendly and attentive. I must compliment a person in particular from the restaurant staff, Mahmoud! Really professional, attentive, and friendly. If you are looking for a relaxing afternoon, a good meal and quality service, then this is the place for you!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Sarah_Pace80
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely visit
    We had lunch here and also visited the rooms upstairs. We got married here a few years who and was so nice to return. The palace and gardens are stunning, well worth a visit! Lunch was also incredible, the waitress who served us was so nice and helpful.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Ksenia Kamneva
    Sliema, Malta254 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit restaurant/ garden/ Palace while in Malta
    We went for a breakfast a few times! I would strongly recommend this restaurant for a breakfast! It is truly unique experience! The food is amazing! The garden is fabulous! You can also visit a palace for an additional price. The pancakes are the best in while Malta! They are cooked the way it supposed to! Bacon is also cooked to perfection! I have never seen bacon cooked so ideally for breakfast as here! The service is amazing too! The manager checked on all of the tables a few times while we were there! Cheesecake is from the dessert menu was delicious as well! The breakfast/lunch/dinner must be pre booked as sometimes there are special events when restaurant is closed or sometimes the full restaurant is booked out! So I strongly recommend to make a reservation even for breakfast! Give yourself 20-30 min to enjoy the garden! There are numerous unique trees and flowers!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Dr. S Bodishtianu
    53 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine Tasting dinner
    Interesting, stylish, exquisite event as always! Dear @Palazzo Parisio, and dear @Andrew Azzopardi, you never disappoint but manage to surprise us in a good way. It was such a warm, relaxing, delicious and beautiful evening. The introduction of wines from the region of Bolghri where Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Solaia are produced, were well paired with the Michelin standard meals. It was simply delicious! I do think that #PalazzoParisio's chef ought to be awarded with #Michelin star and it has been long overdue! Such a shame that some Maltese restaurants with @Michelin plates or stars serve bitter burrata and have their ceviche made from salmon which drowned itself weeks ago, while @Palazzo Parisio's crispy octopus or their beef or anything you taste is always at the highest level of freshness, zestiness and savouriness lack experts' praising. I am grateful to @Anton Bell sincerely for the great moments, caught by him, the moments we will cherish in our library of happy memories.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 24, 2023
  • Piotr K
    Gdansk, Poland2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Piotr & Gosia: Time of the year
    One of the best customer experience in Malta in  last years. Extraordinary place, amazing food and simply perfect staff. We spend there our wedding anniversary and staff put every effort to make that day very special for us!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 4, 2024
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mairiMalta
malta10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I went for lunch with a friend and ordered a mixed grill of fish. When it arrived it was a joke! There was 3 tiny pieces of fish and a prawn. This was €30, a disgrace, we complained about the size of the portion and the restaurant was not interested..., picture below
Would not recommend if you are hungry, waste of money and will never be back
Written February 10, 2020
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A C
Malta80 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
We visited The Garden at Palazzo Parisio for a family lunch on a Sunday. We knew the place well and the setting is undeniably superb. The food was good but unfortunately the price to quality ratio is lacking. To give some ideas, a simple, basic Spaghetti al Pomodoro e Basilico costs €24, a Parmigiana Di Melanzane is also €24, assorted bruschetta containing 4 thin slivers of bruschetta cost €20! The bruschetta was undeniably tasty and well presented but at €5 a piece it’s just overpriced. Cocktails are around €15, deserts around €12/14. The food was good but was it as good as it is priced? I seriously doubt it. I definitely did not think so. Service was definitely attentive and the setting gorgeous as I said so from that aspect it was an enjoyable experience… until you remember how much it’s going to cost you!
Written July 31, 2021
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wherehaveinotbeenyet
Manchester, UK411 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Really sad they decided to close the gardens as well as the palace due to COVID. I would have thought as an outdoor location they could have kept this open as the onsite outdoor restaurant is still open. It's also not clear on the website that it's closed, you have to scroll to the bottom to find this information and I feel it should be right at the top.
Written August 31, 2020
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kenrockape4241
Stoke-on-Trent, UK80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Palazzo Parisio & Gardens is well worth a visit. It was built in 1733 by Grand Master Manoel de Vilhena and is open daily 9am-6pm. It's located opposite the Naxxar Parish Church. Naxxar is served by different bus routes and there are at least 3 bus stops that are within walking distance. Considering how busy the centre of Naxxar gets, the Palazzo is a haven of peace and quiet with exquisite interior areas; rooms with lavishly decorated ceilings, murals, frescoes, antique furniture and rare paintings. After you've finished inside, head into the gardens where you will also find the Luna restaurant. Luna serves breakfast or brunch 9-11am with traditionally English afternoon tea served from 3pm.
Written June 27, 2022
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Fenugreek12
Bern, Switzerland281 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I came to Malta for the culture - what a big disappointment. Like a lot of other cultural sites the Palazzo Parisio decided to close it‘s doors due to the Coronavirus-Pandemic. And a it seems to be a tradition in Malta they couldn‘t be bothered to put this information on their website. That‘s just lazy and negligent. And i can assure you it‘s not the handful of tourists visiting museums who‘ll spread the virus.
Stick to bella Italia, France or Spain for culture.
Written August 14, 2020
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Jerry D
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Afternoon tea was a terrible disappointment. 1 scone each and some tiny non-traditional cakes in a building that smelled poorly, with cheap crockery and euro-store glasses. Asked for some extra scones (which are tiny by the way) due to the sheer lack of food provided and was charged an additional ten euro.

Afternoon tea is not even remotely worth the price, and the venue clearly has no idea what the concept of afternoon tea actually involves. Really disappointing as had been looking forward to it for some time.
Written September 10, 2023
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MCCMalta
Lija, Malta27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A wonderful lunch and afternoon in this beautiful landmark palazzo. The hosts really took care of us. Margarite took care of our booking and chose a wonderful table for us and our guests. Mahmoud took care of us at table and made sure we were lacking nothing. He also chatted with us, shared experiences of his homeland Egypt and made sure the kids felt at ease and welcome. Both food and surroundings are equal to none. Definitely worth visiting this noble location when in Malta.
Written June 22, 2022
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Ksenia Kamneva
Sliema, Malta254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We went for a breakfast a few times! I would strongly recommend this restaurant for a breakfast! It is truly unique experience! The food is amazing! The garden is fabulous! You can also visit a palace for an additional price.

The pancakes are the best in while Malta! They are cooked the way it supposed to! Bacon is also cooked to perfection! I have never seen bacon cooked so ideally for breakfast as here!

The service is amazing too! The manager checked on all of the tables a few times while we were there!

Cheesecake is from the dessert menu was delicious as well!

The breakfast/lunch/dinner must be pre booked as sometimes there are special events when restaurant is closed or sometimes the full restaurant is booked out! So I strongly recommend to make a reservation even for breakfast!

Give yourself 20-30 min to enjoy the garden! There are numerous unique trees and flowers!
Written October 22, 2023
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Raquel J
20 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Solo
Rate based totally on entry fee price. I visited back in May with the intention to see the palace and gardens. I was shocked with the ticket prices to see the palace, almost as much as seeing Versailles! I traveled from another part of the island to see it but was just no fair priced and out of principle didn't want to pay that much. Since I got all the way there, I paid to visit the gardens. The place is pretty but I travelled to other countries with bigger and greater historical palaces and definitely the entry fee is too much for what it is. Even more so, there is an expensive restaurant there which is fine, but why overcharge for the public to see the palace?
Written June 9, 2022
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Michelle C
Island of Malta, Malta18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Family
Beautiful grounds , tranquil settings , a perfect place for a family lunch .

Service was great, our waiters name was Geray he was attentive and always checking if we needed anything .
Will gladly be visiting again .
Written June 12, 2021
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