Palazzo Preca is a fine dining experience steeped in history. As grand as its name suggests, it boasts high-vaulted stone ceilings from which hang ornate chandeliers. With traditional Maltese patterned tiled flooring and muted jazz playing in the background, it is a feast for all the senses. Attention to detail is evident – two tablecloths per table, exquisite crockery, glistening cutlery and glassware, and refreshing aromatic wet towels. The lower level hosts a fantastic wine cellar including their own Palazzo Preca label house wine and spotless restrooms.
After tantalising your taste buds with an amuse bouche, savour thin slices of milk-fed veal with roasted hazelnuts, truffle oil and Pecorino cheese, or a traditional Maltese fish soup loaded with mussels, clams, prawns and langoustine. The warm bread accompanied by homemade garlic butter and branded EVOO is irresistible. For pasta, you must try the Linguini Caruso. For mains, their array of fish and shellfish will have you salivating as you consider all your options. Conclude with one of the delectable homemade desserts, such as the delicious Sherry Trifle – the recipes of which have been handed down within the family for generations. Bookings also available online.