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Birgu's coeliac friendly restaurants

25 August 2023

I was recently talking to our guests at Indulgence Divine about the challenge required to find places which cater for coeliacs. They kindly shared with us notes about the gluten-free places they came across in the Cottonera area.


Cargo (from their FB page)

11 Birgu Waterfront, Birgu

Guest Notes: They offer gluten-free options and items containing gluten are clearly labelled on the menu.

What other reviewers say: Pleasant and inexpensive restaurant with a great choice of decent food, friendly staff in great location.

Note: Food is prepared in same kitchen.

Taste of Vietnam

Taste of Vietnam (from their FB page)

Taste of Vietnam
24 Triq Papa Alessandru VII, Birgu

Guest Notes: This restaurant which sits right opposite Indulgence Divine has a good understanding of gluten free requirements and the food was lovely. We were a little dubious about going in here but so glad we did. We went back more times.

What other reviewers say: Rough gem according to some, its Asian cuisine offering an alternative to the Mediterranean restaurants in Malta.

Note: Food is prepared in the same kitchen.

Triq S. Teresa, Bormla

Guest Notes: Lebanese restaurant on the front just behind the ferry terminal that's still in construction. Live music on a few evenings a week. Gluten free options after some Google translating. No cross contamination issues.

What other reviewers say: Relaxed unassuming place (plastic tables) with authentic Lebanese food with a touch of Brazil.



Triq il-Mina il-Kbira, Bormla

Guest Notes: Pizza, pasta restaurant just opposite main square. Gluten-free options for pasta, pizza, fish and meat dishes. No cross contamination issues.

What other reviewers say: Try the Maltese options such as the fried rabbit, Braġjoli or Aljotta (fish soup). Big portions. altogether decent food.


Guest Notes:

If the staff understand the word Coeliac, chances are they know exactly what your needs are without having to explain but always make sure they have understood the dangers of allergies.

These are the few coeliac friendly restaurants we came across ourselves in the short time we were in Malta. There are many others. Feel free to recommend others by leaving a comment below.

Ending on a funny note, in one place in Birgu we asked the staff if they had gluten-free on their menu. They replied nothing was free and that we'd have to pay for both the food and the drink.

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