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Valletta, Malta Cuisine | Where to Eat

Popular Local Cuisine: Maltese food is strongly influenced by Italian specialties, but can be hard to find because of the proliferation of British tourists who often want a taste of home. Traditional food was based on locally-caught fish, vegetables and, for special occasions, rabbit (called fenek). A popular snack is pastizz, a flakey pastry filled with ricotta cheese (or sometimes with what the English call mushy peas). Be on the lookout for restaurants specializing in fenkata, fried or stewed rabbit often preceded by spaghetti with rabbit sauce. Maltese sausage is very popular and used in a variety of dishes. Unleavened ftira bread is enhanced with oils and spicy sauces.

Kinnie is a popular local soft drink made with bitter orange. Some decent table wines and internationally awarded vintage wines are produced in Malta and if you are interested, you can visit the vineyards.

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Photo of Fenkata by Chattacha

Cruise lines that visit Valletta: Star Clippers, Voyages to Antiquity, Windstar, Azamara Club Cruises, Compagnie du Ponant, Crystal, Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea, Celebrity, Cunard, Holland America, Princess, Costa, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, Viking River Cruises

Key Attractions: Grand Masters Palace, St. John Co-Cathedral, St. Elmo's Fortress, Casa Rocca Piccola, Barrakka Gardens, Luzzu (boats), Vittoriosa, Senglea, St. Angelo's Fortress, Malta Maritime Museum, Senglea Basilica, Mosta, Mosta Rotunda, Ta'Qali Crafts Village, Mdina, St. Pauls Cathedral, St. Pauls Catacombs, Rabat, Megalithic Temples, Hagar Qim, Mnajdra, Tarxien Temples, Gozo, Ggantija Temples, Victoria, Gozo Cathedral, San Blas Beach, Malta Beaches, Comino, Blue Grotto, Marsaxlokk, Sliema

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