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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Italian Restaurant
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“Paceville is a district in St Julian's which is the main nightlife hub in Malta, being heavily populated with nightclubs, bars, stripclubs, pubs and restaurants. Paceville is located between Spinola Point and Dragonara Point, delimiting Spinola Bay and St. George's Bay respectively. Paceville is seen as a party destination in Europe and is a popular place for locals and tourists alike.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Hotel
“"Vista" is an amazing lounge bar located at Hilton Hotel. Great for a quick lunch or a drink.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Casino
  • 5 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“The food and service is great, atmosphere is beautiful, try sitting on the outdoor patio. Also must try the Mango sticky rice for dessert”
  • 7 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“beautiful location for spotting yachts and walking on the broad walk, by the beautiful Hilton Hotel”
  • 9 locals recommend
Establishment
“has a great choice of quality groceries, meats, fresh fish, a bit more expensive but open every day morning until evening, Sundays as well, 7min walk from flat”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Family owned and run restaurant operating in St Julians for decades. Well established local clientele as well as tourist trade. Food is consistently excellent catering for vegans if requested. Booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment as this restaurant is always fully booked, even in low season. Specialising in seafood but offering a wide range of excellent cuisine. Service is Five Star from a long standing team of waiting staff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place to shop
“they cater to the higher end of the market, very good quality food but slightly more expensive.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Night Club
“Very cool bar/nightclub located on 22nd floor of Portomaso Tower. Opened from Wed to Sat (Wed-Thu is free, Fri-Sat €10). Amazing view of St.Julians area from the balconies.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“This is without doubt, the BEST Japanese restaurant in Malta. I like to book seats in front of Chef Nobu at the counter seating which is very comfortable and sociable, but which gives you a ringside seat at the culinary theatre! Delicious food, with a few Vegan options as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Harbour / Marina
“Portomaso complex (tower) has a small shopping centre, an excellent supermarket (Arkadia), excellent restaurants (e.g. Zeri's), a casino and coffee shops, bars etc. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“This is one of the best Steak Houses in Malta. For the meat lovers this is a must visit at the amazing Portomaso Marina.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Indian/ Mediterranean restaurant with amazing terrace facing Portomaso Marina. Book it in advance and ask for an outdoor table.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“they cater to the higher end of the market, very good quality food but slightly more expensive.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“best area, quiet yet in the centre and enjoys seaviews . Adjacent to the Hilton Portomaso”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“The food and service is great, atmosphere is beautiful, try sitting on the outdoor patio. Also must try the Mango sticky rice for dessert”
  • 7 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Family owned and run restaurant operating in St Julians for decades. Well established local clientele as well as tourist trade. Food is consistently excellent catering for vegans if requested. Booking in advance is essential to avoid disappointment as this restaurant is always fully booked, even in low season. Specialising in seafood but offering a wide range of excellent cuisine. Service is Five Star from a long standing team of waiting staff.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“This is without doubt, the BEST Japanese restaurant in Malta. I like to book seats in front of Chef Nobu at the counter seating which is very comfortable and sociable, but which gives you a ringside seat at the culinary theatre! Delicious food, with a few Vegan options as well.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Steakhouse
“This is one of the best Steak Houses in Malta. For the meat lovers this is a must visit at the amazing Portomaso Marina.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Indian/ Mediterranean restaurant with amazing terrace facing Portomaso Marina. Book it in advance and ask for an outdoor table.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
“they cater to the higher end of the market, very good quality food but slightly more expensive.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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