Porticello Restaurant

Patrons agree that "the seafood is amazing" and "heavenly".

Porticello embodies Sicilian culinary tradition amidst the historical grandeur of Valletta’s Marsamxett harbour. It offers an immersive experience where the backdrop of the grand Valletta bastions and the lively panorama of Sliema frame every bite. The restaurant’s concept marries the rustic charm of Malta with the finesse of Sicilian gastronomy. Wooden floors and Maltese stone strike up a symphony with the azure accents reflecting the surrounding sea, while the relaxed ambience is elevated by pops of colour from indigenous blooms. Service at Porticello is tuned to the highest standard, where every diner’s need is met with grace and warmth, ensuring a seamless connection between the joy of dining and the pleasure of the setting.

Cuisine at Porticello encapsulates the richness of Sicily’s gastronomic landscape. For starters, the Crudo della Casa tantalises with freshness that captures the essence of the sea. Lobster and cherry tomatoes, bathed in a delicate and flavoursome prawn bisque and embraced in fresh pasta make the Fettuccine Astice an undying classic. When in season, the pasta with sea urchins should not be missed. Wild sea bass prepared “al sale” remains a favourite, but Porticello’s fresh fish display is always overflowing with a vast selection guaranteed to please. For a fitting conclusion, you must try the pistachio fondant served warm with a molten heart and topped with ice-cream.

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2024 Ratings

Food: 44
Service: 43
Ambience: 39
Overall: 42

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.

Carbonara Wednesdays

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Mon-Sun - lunch and dinner.
€57 average price per person.


8, Boat Street Marsamxett, Valletta

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