We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Maltija

Mediterranean, Southwestern, Seafood
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1, Church Street | Paceville, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
356 2135 9602
Website
Improve this listing
Add hours for La Maltija and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 174 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended

Great meal. Good food, service and wine. Food was excellent, staff friendly. Recommended. One of nicest meals in Malta this trip.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Stafford B
,
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Great meal. Good food, service and wine. Food was excellent, staff friendly. Recommended. One of nicest meals in Malta this trip.

Helpful?
Thank Stafford B
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

On the recommendation of my taxi driver, I had dinner at La Maltija my last night in Malta. I was a bit early by Malta standards, and I was the only customer. The restaurant appears to be set in an old house. The inside is quaint, cozy, and warm. I was seated at my table immediately. My drink and complimentary... More 

Helpful?
Thank rmaz2015
Cambridge
Level Contributor
75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

It is unusual for us to return to places as there really is so many places to visit in a lifetime! We both loved Malta 25 years ago; the pace of life then being so very different to what it is now. The original visit was authentic and we loved the Maltese people who were so welcoming. This visit was... More 

Helpful?
Thank CleopatraCambridge
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
261 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Having tried several restaurants serving Italian/Mediterranean food in St Julian's, I thought it would be nice to try some local food and I was recommended to La Maltija. I was tempted to sit outside but it is close to a busy road so the traffic fumes would have done nothing for the food (or me!) so opted for inside, which... More 

Helpful?
Thank CalBristol
West Malling, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

In a town full of fast-food and pasta/pizza joints, this is a haven of proper dining. Food very good, with nice little touch of free appetisers. Good selection of Maltese wines and helpful staff who aren't too intrusive.

Helpful?
Thank BeerEagle
County Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Ate here twice - first was AMAZING. Second time was like a different restaurant! Let's start with first time! We were served by a waitress who was so attentive. She was the blond girl who was pregnant. She gave us great advice on the menu, suggested some starters and then served us the shared dishes onto our plates. She was... More 

Helpful?
Thank IrishMolly1984
Torquay, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

In the heart of Paceville, this little restaurant is run by its Chef/proprietor, a very jolly fellow, who goes out of his way to please his customers. I chose my favourite Maltese dish, Timpana, which is a baked macaroni starter. Unfortunately it had been microwaved and was served to me still frozen in the middle. This was soon rectified however,... More 

Helpful?
Thank David W
Central Coast, NSW
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for a place that serve traditional maltese food this is it. The staff delivered great service. We went there twice and the second time we asked if they could organise a birthday cake for our daughter and the staff went out there way to help and delivered. We had a great night.

Helpful?
Thank Giselda1
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Ate at this place our last night in malta.mwas close to the Westin where we were staying. My husband and tried the local specialty of Lampuki which was well cooked but not overly exciting. We sat outside but the road noise was distracting and unpleasant. We felt there were too many servers; it seemed one of them was always around... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank YankeeMama_27
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This restaurant could be so much more. The service was very good and we were very pleased with the wine which had been a recommendation but the food was disappointing

Helpful?
1 Thank hitch s

Travelers who viewed La Maltija also viewed

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 

Been to La Maltija? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1, Church Street | Paceville, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: 356 2135 9602

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Maltija staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?