Malta’s cuisine is highly influenced by Sicilian and North African flavours as our island is located in the centre of the Mediterranean. Traditional food is one of the main characteristics of the Maltese Islands. Amongst the various items, one can find a wide selection of vegetables, breads, cheeses and pasta. Malta offers a large variety of places to dine. In the central areas like St. Julians, Sliema and Valletta as well as St. Pauls Bay hundreds of restaurants offer an exciting mix of foods ranging from typical Maltese cuisine to fusion cuisine between North African and Mediterranean cuisine.