Located at the bottom of the steps on St. John’s Street near St. Barbara Bastion, Sicilia Bar & Restaurant may appear humble and small inside. However, don’t let its unassuming exterior deceive you. The real action takes place on the magnificent public terrace, offering commanding views of Grand Harbour and the fortifications. This is a place you don’t want to miss.
Sicilia Bar & Restaurant offers an authentic Maltese lunch experience with a simple menu primarily focused on pasta dishes. The cooking is genuine, homely, and surprisingly affordable considering its prime location in the city. It’s highly recommended to visit on a sunny day, enjoy a couple of spritz cocktails, and take your time. Securing a table here is like finding gold, so make the most of it when you have the opportunity.
When it comes to food recommendations, seafood is a highlight at Sicilia Bar & Restaurant. Opt for dishes with mixed seafood or try the fresh cozze (mussels) for a guaranteed winner. If available, don’t miss the spaghetti rizzi (sea urchins) during their season. The chefs at Sicilia Bar & Restaurant know how to create a simple yet flavorful olive oil and garlic-based pasta sauce with homemade linguini, elevating the dish.
If you still have room for desserts, indulge in the homemade apple pie with ice cream or the traditional cassatella Siciliana. While the latter might not always be available, this ricotta-based sweet treat is beloved by the Maltese, and the one served at Sicilia Bar & Restaurant is prepared freshly in the traditional way, delivering a decadently rich experience.
Tuesday 09:00 – 15:30
Wednesday 08:30 – 15:30
Thursday 09:00 – 15:30
Friday 09:00 – 15:30
Saturday 09:00 – 15:30