While exploring the bustling streets of Valletta, with all the architecture, museums and places of interest, do not forget to have a stroll through Strait Street. A street full of history that has now been brought back to life with a number of bars restaurants and exhibition spaces, all honouring the symbolic representation of Strait Street in its prime time.
Having lunch in this street will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself more in the history of the island’s Capital City, and there’s no better way to take all this history in than to have lunch in a 16th century palazzo right in the middle of it.
After a long morning exploring and walking the streets in the Mediterranean sun it is a must to have a rest with a good lunch in a fine yet intriguing environment. What better way to do this than to indulge in the elegance and finesse of the palazzo which will take you back a few hundred years creating the perfect ambience for our flavour packed food paired with the perfect bottle of wine to honour the environment you’re in. Roberta and Ramona Preca are the formidable sister chefs behind the idea of Palazzo Preca. With their vast knowledge and experience they managed to create a unique experience which is tailor made to the occasion and the guests’ needs.
You can definitely find what you’re looking for in our menu as we make sure to cater for all occasions, while keeping our dishes true to the island’s identity. With a good selection of warm and cold starters one can simply order a number of starters and enjoy the venue, while moving on to a nice plate of pasta from our interesting pasta selection to keep light. However our great selection of fish dishes tends to be one of our guest’s favourites as it is a filling light meal which is perfect for lunch and it reminds you of the area you are in. Even though in a Palazzo located in a fortified city, a few minutes down the road you can find the grand harbour, which allows us to offer our guests the freshest fish produce possible. The meat and poultry section is also one that will definitely trigger your senses as we make sure our products are fresh and cooked to the guest’s liking. We also serve our signature traditional Maltese rabbit dish, which while being one of the island’s customary dishes, it is also a dish reminiscent of Maltese life and traditions.
Our wine cellar is always stocked with wines that will tick your boxes. Perfect for pairing with our dishes we have a large selection of wines from various regions including sparkling wine and champagne.
We take pride in our service and pay particular attention to detail. Having a restaurant situated in a Palazzo makes it important to create the right atmosphere with service and plating highlighting the finesse and architecture offered by the interiors of such an elegant building full of history and traditional features. Having lunch here is a great idea as it will give you the necessary rest from a long day with scrumptious food and exceptional wine from our cellar to give you the right boost to continue going around the shops and history that Valletta has to offer.
We can’t wait to host you for the best lunch in the city with the perfect set up!