There's never a wrong time for pasta – that's a fact. However, dedicated pasta enthusiasts agree that this culinary masterpiece demands nothing less than perfection! And fortunately, Malta has an abundance of just that.

If you're craving this legendary dish and find yourself pondering over the best restaurants in Malta, why not turn to the recommendations provided by Tablein guide? Whether your preference leans towards fine dining or cozy family-friendly eateries, and whether you seek culinary mastery from accomplished chefs or the authentic flavours of Maltese tradition – rest assured, your favourite pasta haven awaits!

Restaurants for the best pasta in Malta

Palazzo Parisio - best pasta in Malta

Palazzo Parisio
29, Victory Square, Naxxar

Palazzo Parisio, dating back to the 18th century, is among Malta's most splendid private residences. From impressive fine dining or flawlessly served afternoon tea, to tailor-made events, this place embodies an impeccable luxe and style.

Here, guests are invited to indulge in brasserie classics at The Garden Restaurant for lunch, while dinner opens the door to Luna Restaurant, offering a fusion of Italian, British, and Maltese flavours guided by a high-class chef. No matter the choice within Palazzo Parisio, the pasta offerings under the light of fine dining will impress every gourmet food devotee. What can you expect here? Perfectioned choices of homemade pasta, paired with such ingredients as Kaluga caviar, lamb, Gozitan honey, and even juniper or goji berries.

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BEI - best pasta in Malta

Triq Dun Belin Azzopardi, Mellieha

BEI is a fine dining restaurant, inviting guests to an unparalleled culinary voyage. With breathtaking views of Mellieha Bay, Gozo, and Comino, the restaurant blends sustainable ingredients and masterful chef techniques to craft haute dining magic.

From timeless classics to new-age culinary ventures, each dish reflects the dedication to excellence. The menu features a variety of seasonal options, with pasta consistently drawing attention. What can you expect? Whether it's Spaghetti with lamb ragù, Agnolotti with porcini mushrooms and green lentils, Squid Ink Tortellacci, Linguine al pesto, or delicate woven Ravioli on BEI's dynamic menu - creative and memorable flavours will leave you greatly impressed.

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Noni - best pasta in Malta

Noni Restaurant
211, Republic Street, Valletta

Noni is a stylish restaurant that not only showcases authentic local cuisine but also proudly holds a Michelin star. The essence here lies in a refined dining experience within a coy ambience, blending quality cuisine with exceptional service.

The restaurant masterfully merges traditional dishes and techniques with the influences of Maltese mercantile culture. This creative approach to dining results in an exciting culinary journey, promising a memorable experience with substantial meals. The menu at Noni is seasonally changing, with an ever-present pasta masterpiece among the dishes to be enjoyed.

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Commando Restaurant - best pasta in Malta

Commando Restaurant
1,2 Misrah iz-Zjara tal Papa, Mellieha

Led by Chef Damian Ciappara, Commando is a beloved fined restaurant nestled between Mellieha village and Ghadira Bay. A lush valley and a tastefully restored 300-year-old building set the mood for the restaurant's cosy charm which is further enhanced by tasteful decor.

With roots dating back to the 1930s, the menu smoothly blends traditions and bold experiments, resulting in innovative flavours. Mediterranean cuisine surely touches differently here! Among all the menu choices, there's always a seasonal pasta option, transformed under the finesse of fine dining.

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Zeris Restaurant - best pasta in Malta

Zeri's Restaurant
Triq Il-Knisja, Portomaso, St. Julians

Zeri's is a well-known fish & seafood restaurant that showcases all the gourmet shades of Mediterranean cuisine. Here the team, led by Chef Patron Mark Zerafa Zerafa or simply Zeri, presents a fresh take on deep-water delicacies.

Yet, not only masterpieces from the sea are available here: the restaurant's menu also features a selection of pasta dishes. Whether enjoying the earthy goodness of Porcini & Ricotta Ravioli, the delightful combination of Linguine with clams, or the hearty Paccheri Wild Boar Ragù, diners are sure to encounter a range of new flavours. The restaurant is happy to accommodate gluten-free preferences too – just ask!

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MUŻA Restaurant - best pasta in Malta

MUŻA Restaurant
Auberge d'Italie, Valletta

Nestled within MUŻA's artistic spaces, MUŻA Restaurant offers a unique dining experience in between artworks. The menu here, inspired by art and hand-crafted cuisine, highlights fresh Mediterranean flavours and seasonal ingredients.

Next to it all, pasta enthusiasts are in for a treat: dynamic options may vary from Calamarata with pulled marinated lamb, sausage-turnip Tortellaci and langoustine Ravioli, to Conchiglioni accompanied by braised beef.

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U Bistrot - best pasta in Malta

U Bistrot
27 Censu Tabone, St. Julians

U Bistrot is a rustic oasis right at the core of Balluta Bay, embodying a commitment to farm-to-table gastronomy and curated flavours. With a monthly evolving menu sourcing local, seasonal ingredients, guests can expect here both novel experiences and timeless favourites.

U Bistrot's food selection offers a variety of options from fresh fish, seafood, roasts and salads to homemade pasta. Are you a classics lover? Try Fettuccine alla Carbonara. Want to explore a local speciality? Go for Penne with Maltese sausage, chicken, and ġbejna cheese. Adore seafood? Be impressed by Linguine with prawns. Vegan? Penne with zucchini, coconut milk, and cashew nut gremolata will be your ultimate choice.

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Qbajjar Restaurant - best pasta in Malta

Qbajjar Restaurant
Triq ix-Xwejni, Marsalforn, Zebbug, Gozo

Qbajjar isn't just a popular restaurant but also a place considered as one of Gozo's finest local dining spots. Mediterranean flavours here twist perfectly with authentic Maltese traditions, making a visit truly special and filled with new discoveries.

The team of chefs here takes care of creating the best dining experience by using fresh local produce. Moreover, guests can choose dishes from the à la carte menu as well as savour the daily specials. And of course, pasta is present here too! Fresh Scialatelle, Panzerotti, Ravioli, Garganelle, Casarecce, and Spaghetti are all available, which may be paired with porcini mushrooms, tomato classics, chicken, beef, rabbit, a variety of seafood, and shellfish. Qbajjar is a pasta haven, so choose according to your preference!

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Il Pirata Senglea - best pasta in Malta

Il-Pirata Senglea
Triq il-Miġja tal-Papa, Senglea

Il-Pirata Senglea is a restaurant that warmly welcomes guests along the Senglea seafront, where the stunning views of Birgu Harbour, Fort St. Angelo, and Valletta get perfectly paired with Mediterranean flavours.

The menu also features a selection of pasta dishes, including classic Roman Rigatoni all'Amatriciana, Paccheri di Gragnano in sausage ragú, Linguine with prawn bisque or clams, and tomato-burrata Spaghetti. So, the choice is yours to make!

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La Nave Bistro - best pasta in Malta

La Nave Bistro
Malta National Aquarium, Qawra

La Nave Bistro, making a part of the Malta National Aquarium Complex, is a one-of-a-kind restaurant with stunning panoramic views. Alongside its family-friendly atmosphere, this place also offers the finest Mediterranean cuisine.

La Nave Bistro's menu is all about gourmet fish & seafood dishes, meat delicacies, pizzas, burgers, and more. Additionally, a selection of mouthwatering pasta dishes awaits, including Strignolini with pork sausage, Garganelli Romagnoli with creamy ground beef, Spaghetti with clams, Strozzapreti Unico with bacon, chicken, Italian chicory and sultanas, salmon Maccheroni Al Torchio, Tagliatelli with shrimps, Tortellini Funghi Porcini, and the classic Cacio e Pepe Ravioli. Gluten-free pasta options are also available.

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Onella - best pasta in Malta

Victory Square, Naxxar

Onella, a captivating wine bar, not only offers an extensive wine selection but also an unforgettable dining experience. Found in a historic house near Naxxar’s church at Victory Square, it also exudes a splendid ambience.

The menu, wide and ever-changing, features fresh local dishes highlighting vegetables, meat, fish and weekly shared plates. Yet most importantly, the selection always features varying gourmet pasta options such as Lamb Lasagna, Seafood Spaghetti, Beef and Truffle Fettucine, and Sage-infused Stracciatella Raviolina. Fish enthusiasts, meat lovers, and vegetarians alike will always find here the most daring choice.

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Surf N Turf - best pasta in Malta

Surf N Turf
Triq L-Imhar, St. Paul's Bay

Surf N Turf is a classy restaurant, highlighting sustainability and even classier flavours. It's no wonder this place has gained high praise on the island and has won various top awards, including the 'WRMC Top Maltese Chef', since its launch in 2017.

The menus at Surf N Turf radiate the creativity and dedication of Chef Patron Kerstin Manicolo, who masterfully pairs quality seasonal ingredients sourced directly from local Maltese farmers with gourmet cooking. As the restaurant focuses on a passion for ocean delicacies, it's no surprise that pasta gets a haute marine touch too. Featuring local prawns, shellfish, lobster, or crabs, its gourmet selection makes Surf N Turf a truly perfect spot for seafood pasta enthusiasts. Are you in the mood for meat instead? Don't miss the chance to indulge in their gourmet Pappardelle with pulled local rabbit.

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Vini e Capricci by Abrahams - best pasta in Malta

Vini e Capricci by Abraham's
Gozitano Agricultural Village, Xewkija, Gozo

Nestled in Gozo, Vini e Capricci by Abraham's is a haven dedicated to fine wines and gourmet delicacies, drawing its inspiration primarily from Italy. This place offers different areas: Vinoteca Livio Felluga restaurant for fine food and wine, a relaxed Cafeteria & Aperitivo Area, the wine cellar Cantina Michele Chiarlo, and the Gianfranco Berta Lounge, a sanctuary for fine spirits.

In between all the delicacies, Vini e Capricci by Abraham's also invites guests to enjoy gourmet pasta, a selection of which varies based on the selected dining area: from Linguini with shrimps, Rigatoni alla Carbonara, Fregola with octopus, Spaghetti in rabbit sauce, and traditional Lasagna, to Maltese-style Ravioli.

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Marina Terrace Portomaso - best pasta in Malta

Marina Terrace
Portomaso Marina, Level -3, St. Julians

Pizzeria & Brasserie Marina Terrace is an ideal option for guests in search of delicious cuisine combined with the charming ambience of Portomaso Marina.

The menu here presents a wide variety of choices such as sharable antipasti, salads, poke bowls, burgers, grilled items, and an extensive range of pizzas. Yet, among all the offerings, pasta plays a significant role too. From Spaghetti alla Carrettiera to Wholegrain penne, Fettuccine, Lasagna, and Ravioli – you name it, they have it. And most importantly, all these shapes are perfectly paired with suitable fish, meat, vegetable, and cheese accompaniments.

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Sale e Pepe - best pasta in Malta

Sale e Pepe
Portomaso Marina, St. Julians

Sale e Pepe, a restaurant nestled in St Julian's, is a dedicated guardian of Italian culinary traditions. Situated in the charming Portomaso marina and enhanced by splendid views, it tempts both locals and tourists alike for a memorable social dining experience.

While the atmosphere is already enchanting, the menu at Sale e Pepe also mirrors the best of Italian cuisine. Gourmet seafood, fish, and meat dishes are all about dolce vita here. Yet, most importantly, among them, pasta draws rightful attention too! From creamy sausage-truffle Fettuccine to deliciously prepared rabbit ragu and parmesan fondue, and even Spaghettoni alla carbonara with guanciale – easy to choose when looking for pasta perfection!

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Cafe del Mar Malta - best pasta in Malta

Café del Mar Malta
Triq it-Trunciera, St Paul's Bay

Café del Mar Malta is not only about chill-out ambience, pure relaxation, stunning panoramic views of the sea, infinity pool and the famous variety of cocktails. It‘s also about enjoying fine food in an atmosphere like no other!

Mediterranean cuisine here meets the touch of world flavours, making a selection available from pizza, burgers, gourmet fish, meat or poultry dishes to ceviche, tacos, sushi and poke bowls. Even pasta finds the place in this fusion. Its wide selection includes choices from Maccheroni al Torchio with maitake & shiitake mushrooms or Spaghetti with clams and white wine sauce, to Strozzapreti that paris bacon, chicken, radicchio and sultana. The choice is yours today!

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The Greenhouse - best pasta in Malta

The Greenhouse
Triq L-Uqija, Swieqi

The Greenhouse is a restaurant that gathers flavours of the world all in one place. The menu here is wide, featuring Mediterranean tastes spiced with international influences, allowing you to enjoy charred grill dishes, garden salads, pizza, and even American or Japanese options. 

This extensive gourmet selection also features worth-trying pasta dishes, radiating timeless classics. Among them are Spaghetti al Pomodoro e Pesto, Spaghetti alla Carbonara, and Casarecce with spicy chicken. Craving ocean delicacies? Various pasta options with seafood, including the one with Scottish lobster, will melt your heart. Looking for a fancy Asian twist instead? Choose the beef chow Udon noodles.

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