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8th February 2019


12 top-notch local restaurants for a memorable Valentine’s Day dinner

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1. Risette, Valletta

Set within the elegant Casa Ellul, Risette surprises its guests with a different menu each week. All the dishes are bursting with flavour, and marry various food cultures and techniques to ensure a splendid meal. And of course, their Valentine’s Day specials are just to die for.

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2. Tartarun, Marsaxlokk

Tartarun has been a favourite among locals and tourists for several years and guarantees a spectacular Valentine’s Day dinner for you and your better half. Situated right in the heart of Malta’s fishing village, Tartarun specialises in fresh fish dishes, and provides a genuine dining experience with a local feel.

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3. Miro, St Julian’s

Escape to Miro in St Julian’s for a Valentine’s menu that truly won’t disappoint, and is nothing if not absolutely delicious. Be it the Chest of Love, Strawberry Fillet or Passion Fish from their speciality V-Day menu, you’re guaranteed to enjoy scrumptious food in a fantastic ambience with your SO.

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4. Tarragon, St Paul’s Bay

This award-winning restaurant in St Paul’s Bay serves up dishes that are the stuff of dreams. Take your pick from tender, juicy steaks, succulent shellfish, the freshest of fish and irresistible desserts. Add all this to a cosy atmosphere and a good bottle of booze, and you’ve found yourself a place that ticks all the boxes.

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5. Ta’ Frenc, Gozo

Heading to the sister isle for a weekend getaway in celebration of the feast of love? Add Gozo’s award-winning restaurant, Ta’ Frenc, to your itinerary, for a dinner for two you won’t forget. And if you can’t make it on the 14th, Ta’ Frenc will be offering the same yummy menu until Saturday 16th.

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6. De Mondion, Mdina

Set atop Mdina’s centuries-old bastions, the De Mondion restaurant promises a unique fine dining experience like no other. The luxurious and intimate setting will have you indulging in the best soul-nourishing cuisine. And obviously, the panoramic views of the island from the terrace will create the perfect setting for a romantic dinner.

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7. Giuseppi's Bar & Bistro, Salini

Giuseppi’s is an established restaurant with a successful history spanning over thirty years. The innovative menu alone speaks volumes about the place! The ‘Mediterranean meets The Hamptons’ interior and the mouth-watering five-star quality food guarantee a night to remember.

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8. The Lord Nelson, Mosta

Open since 1996, The Lord Nelson has been a landmark for fine dining for years, acclaiming culinary awards year after year. Their Valentine’s specials look absolutely divine, with lots of chocolate, just how we like it. Do ‘heart shaped chocolate and truffle ravioli’ tickle your fancy?

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9. Commando, Mellieha

Perched on Mellieha’s hilltop, Commando restaurant is housed within a fascinating 300-year-old stone building. All dishes are made from fresh, local ingredients, creating simple yet elegant fare that will leave you wanting more.

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10. Bacchus, Mdina

Another Mdina must-try is Bacchus, a restaurant on the outskirts of the city that has been serving its patrons for the past 35 years. Celebrate your love story with a candle-lit dinner accompanied by exquisite food and wine.

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11. Bahia, Lija

Nestled in a winding, narrow street in Lija, Bahia is a chic bistro bringing innovative dishes with the highest-quality ingredients. Accompanying the exquisite food is a selection of prestigious wines, which can be perfectly paired with your desired dish.

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12. Hammett’s Macina Restaurant, Senglea

A fine restaurant in the finest of locations, Hammett’s Macina Restaurant boasts stunning views of The Three Cities and the Grand Harbour – the ideal romantic spot, if you ask us. The exquisite menu is derived from the island’s Mediterranean-semitic roots, but with a contemporary twist.

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