Terrone is a restaurant in Birgu that combines rustic charm with contemporary regional cuisine. The focus is on southern Italian and local Maltese cuisine.
Handpicking the best local, organic and seasonal produce, we aim to create a healthy way of dining by offering each season's bounty.
Maltese/Australian Chef Patron Adrian Hili brings years of experience within the culinary business. Having worked in Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom in the renowned London River Café, Adrian considers his specialty to be seasonal Italian and Mediterranean cuisine.
His vision is to bring to Malta a place that seamlessly combines good food, wine and service to make your dining experience one to remember.
At Terrone, we aim to champion Malta’s flavours as they reflect the local heritage and identity. Paying attention to detail, we aim to offer you an outstanding meal in a welcoming environment.
Serving exquisite meals cooked with the freshest produce prepared in a simple way to keep its true identity.
In 2020 we were honoured with a Michelin Bib Gourmand in the first edition in Malta and backed this up in the 2021 and 2022 edition.
Our friendly and knowledgable staff will explain what’s on our menu and how it is prepared. Suggestions and recommendations can also be made to help you decide on what wine goes best with the dish of your preference.
Our new venue is part of Fort St Angelo built as a Castrum Maris (castle by the sea) four hundred years before the Knights set foot in Malta. The Knights did improve the fort but this was well after the Great Siege of 1565. Part of the fort was used to house prisoners and one of the most famous prisoners was the great artist Caravaggio. Caravaggio escaped from the Fort and managed to reach Sicily.
Although there are no details of how he escaped from the fort, it is likely he made his escape via a boat moored outside the back entrance of the restaurant.