Nenu the Artisan Baker

This "top Maltese spot" has "the best ftira on the island".

Maltese cuisine is a must while in Malta, and Nenu the Artisan Baker wonderfully executes authentic, delicious traditional Maltese food and drink. Its location on one of the quieter street in Valletta, adds to the quaint, homey, rustic ambience that, as the menu states best, “captures the past in the present”. The 100-year-old oven contributes to both the history of the restaurant and the flavour of its artisanal delights, while the airy interior and unique design boast a blend of historic and modern. Service is quick, the staff is attentive and informative, and portions are sized well.

Fresh ingredients are apparent in the simple yet intense flavours of the restaurant’s dishes. The menu includes starters, soups, stews, platters, fish and meat entrèes, pasta, rice, family-style dishes for sharing, and the must-try local traditional Maltese bread dough sprinkled with sesame seeds and served with an array of tasty toppings such as the Ta’ Ġorġ ir-Raġel with potatoes, pork belly, ricotta, broad beans, rosemary and egg. Try the Blistered Octopus (cooked in garlic with a tomato, olive, and caper composition) or the Roast Spring Chicken (with fennel seeds and rosemary). Even the children’s menu has versatility in its options. Desserts and wines are also regional and delightful, and the Maltese coffee is a perfect conclusion to the experience.

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2024 Ratings

Food: 40
Service: 39
Ambience: 39
Overall: 39

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 4,143 diners who dined out on an average of 1- 2 times a week-

323,154 dining experiences in a year.

Live folklore music on Fridays.

Opening Times:

Afternoon Tea

Additional Note:

Mon-Sun - lunch and dinner.
€46 average price per person.


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