About the guide

The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants, Malta’s best-selling foremost objective survey-based restaurant guide on the island, has published the 23rd edition including the latest 2023 survey results and Award Winning restaurants, is also available online.

The Guide, which is now in its twenty-second year of publication, is now established as Malta’s foremost publication for lovers of good food. It is based on the reports and comments of regular restaurant goers who rate venues according to food, service and ambiance.

Every year, more than 200,000 individual restaurant meals are surveyed by the public in our Restaurant Survey with only about 150 restaurants making it into the Guide each year. The very best restaurants receive awards at an annual Gala Dinner, which takes place in December and is known as the ‘Oscars’ of the local restaurant industry.

The guide is a comprehensive reference to restaurants, guiding locals and tourists alike to the good eating establishments thereby assisting eaters out to make the right choice according to their requirements. With 20 index sections and sections on Maltese Food and Wine the guide is an indispensable publication for all lovers of good food.


“…..We would also like to take this opportunity to express how much we admire the outstanding work done by RestaurantsMalta, and we are delighted to be supporting your organisation in any way we can. We look forward to exploring future collaboration opportunities with you.

Grotto Tavern

“I look forward to further collaborations  as I am sure that this is a guide that gives value to the tourist and public in general”.

Johann Buttigieg, CEO Malta Tourism Authority

‘Your guide and website are such a wealth of information about places to eat and more often than not….we always check it out before going out. It is also very helpful when our “Food Friends” visit us on the island as we find it very handy in looking for places to take them…..over the years the Maltese cuisine evolves and some new places do some nice twists to the local recipes which one could find on your website “News, Events & Offers”.

Barbara Farrugia (survey winner)

‘……By the way, using this opportunity let me thank you for your excellent publication and web-page! This has always been my guide while in Malta.
Alexey Shavrov

I have been following the restaurant guide web page for the past ten years, have seen it develop, grow and increase its success. I’m in the restaurant business so of course this is something that interests me as I love your professional way of managing your pages and also your awards.

Jean Paul Testa (Cibo Restaurant)

You are doing a fine job! Keep it up

Dr John Consiglio

The Malta and Gozo Restaurant Survey

This 2024 edition of The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta and Gozo is the result of our 2023 Malta and Gozo Restaurant Survey and includes the 150 highest rated eating establishments in Malta and Gozo out of over 3000 restaurants on the islands.

The annual survey assesses large numbers of local and visiting restaurant goers who contribute to the most current, objective and reliable guide on the Maltese islands.

We had a great response with 3,557 people participating in the
survey, dining out on average 1-2 times per week – a total of 277,446 dining
experiences in a year.

Each of the top rated 150 eating establishments described in the guide includes

To purchase the Guide visit our online shop and we will subscribe you and send you the hard copy. You will be entitled to receive our newsletter with upcoming events, news and special offers as well as win some fantastic prizes.