Authentic Maltese
and Mediterranean Dishes

We’re a family-run restaurant offering a variety of Maltese and Mediterranean dishes in a relaxed environment.
All meals are prepared using genuine ingredients, based on our family’s traditional recipes.

Experience Genuine Cuisine

Our Maltese and Mediterranean dishes are a mixture of genuine recipes that have been developed and passed down from one generation to another within our family. Our cuisine is full of flavour, and prepared using fresh, locally sourced products. It’s our ingredients that make all the difference.

At Tal-Budella we are committed to serving reasonably priced authentic Maltese and Mediterranean dishes, based on traditional family recipes.

Festive Set Menus

Christmas Set Menu

€35.00 Per Person

New Year Set Menu

€40.00 Per Person

The Budella Family!

The name Tal-Budella is paying homage to our great-grandmother and grandfather, Lee Spiteri. Commonly referred to as ‘il-Budella, our grandfather was a well-known pianist on Strait Street in Valletta in the 1950s and early 1960s. We are committed to maintaining family and Maltese traditions with our restaurant. Which is why, at Tal-Budella, we focus on authentic Maltese and Mediterranean dishes, based on traditional family recipes.  

Located in the heart of San Gwann, we are open 6 days a week and as an added bonus – we are located in a relaxed and quiet area, making parking hassle-free.  

Thursday to Saturday

6.30PM - 11PM


10AM - 17PM

Our Menu

House Specials

Known as a rich source of protein, iron, and vitamin B, horse meat has been considered as a Maltese delicacy for decades. Our slow cooked horse meat in traditional tomato sauce, known as ‘stuffat taz-ziemel‘  is nothing short of exquisite. 

Laham taz-Ziemel

Believed to be introduced to Malta by the Phoenicians over 3000 years ago, rabbit is one of the most, if not the most, iconic Maltese delicacies. Throughout the centuries various methods of cooking rabbit meat were introduced and are now considered as traditional recipes, the most popular being the ‘fenkata. At Tal-Budella we offer rabbit cooked in two traditional methods. The first one being rabbit cooked in gravy, red wine, and garlic. Many prefer to compliment this with none other than Maltese bread. The second is fried rabbit with garlic and aromatic spices, two key ingredients which are fundamental to creating a flavourful dish.  

Similar to France, Spain, and Portugal, snails are also considered as a national delicacy in Malta. One can expect snails to start popping up in the Maltese countryside during rainy days throughout the winter. Traditionally snails are slow-cooked, after being cleansed trough fasting, in a stew or in aromatic herbs and a traditional sauce.  At Tal-Budella we opt for the latter method.   

Platter Malti

Comprised of various Maltese delicacies, the Maltese Platter is a starter option that serves 2 people. This appetizer consists of goat cheese, olives, white beans, sundried tomatoes, various cheeses, cold cuts, bigilla, Maltese bread, and water biscuits. 



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Kindly note that the restaurant will be closed between Monday 25th September and Thursday 05th October.

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