Not simply a restaurant, but a real exclusive culinary experience. Free your senses, feel special, think of yourself as unique.

Our concept

Set in a unique venue located in the Undercroft of St.Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta.
The Undercroft Restaurant offers the best Italian cuisine that one can find on the island.
We only use 100% Italian products

About us

The Undercroft, solidly constructed from the former basement of the Auberge d’Allemagne and as the new foundation of the building, was not used for 80 years. The Bishop opened it on Easter Day 1928 as a church hall. In 1938 it was made a gas-proof air raid shelter and in the early days of the conflict was used by the chaplain, his wife and scores of Maltese citizens. The undercroft has undegone recent renovation into a handsome space incorporating the Visitor Centre and The Undercroft Restaurant.

The Undercroft Restaurant is located in the crypt of the Anglican church, the first place of worship during the English colonization in 1800.
The Undercroft now offers its guests the opportunity to enjoy their important family or professional gatherings within these suggestive and historic walls surrounded by arches and aisles of the nineteenth century, left untouched by time offering a truly unique experience because it contains the idea of ​​the sacred eating in a church and the profane, tasting vintage wines and high-level spirits.

The Undercroft is currently home to important events, such as book presentations, literary cafes with local writers, exhibitions of works by local artists, live classical music concerts, important meetings with archbishops and politicians, weddings, work dinners, parties of all kinds such as graduations, birthdays and anniversaries, all thanks to the size of the location that can accommodate up to 300 people, and the historical beauty that the place offers. An event celebrated here is undoubtedly a memorable event.

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The particular attention to detail makes this restaurant a pearl in the heart of the capital of Malta, Valletta.

The wines offered are Italian (Primitivo, Ribolla, Falnghina, Pinot, Malvasia, Trebbiano, Vermentino, Pecorino, Verdeca, Montepulciano, Nero di Troia, Nero D'Avola, Sangiovese, Prosecco, Moscato etc etc).

This makes The Undercroft a restaurant in step with the world and with international tastes, where Italian tradition meets the most demanding and cosmopolitan palates.

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Food & Ingredients

Our foods are prepared with Sacco extra virgin olive oil, produced by the restaurant managers (the subject of international awards received annually such as the 5 drops at Vineitaly in Verona, the Torremaggiore gold medal - home of the Peranzana olive - and awards in the Mediterranean obtained in Greece, awards in Osaka in 2019 and this year silver medal always in Osaka as one of the best oils in the world). 
The excellent quality of the raw material - Peranzana olive - and the production method of the aforementioned oil, gives the food given to our customers that added value that only an important ingredient in the preparation, such as extra virgin olive oil, can guarantee.

The Undercroft's pasta are made with ancient wheat flour, by family-run companies, produced with the artisanal method and without industrial production. All still following the Apulian traditions, to which we at The Undercroft are very attached, being all coming from this extraordinary, as generous in terms of territorial productivity, region.


Group Bookings & Special Events

The Undercroft  Restaurant is the ideal place to celebrate special occasions thanks to the capacity that can accommodate up to 300 people and is perfect for private parties, but also for group bookings for dinner or lunch with family and friends.

Do not hesitate to contact us for more information and we will be happy to prepare a specific proposal for your needs.

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