DIB Estate

The makings of Diar il-Bniet, the estate and those who reside within it

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or just wondering where to eat in Malta, Diar il-Bniet is always the answer. Diar il-Bniet’s estate offers a picturesque location and an unforgettable dining experience, making it the perfect place to eat at in Malta.

History of DIB Estate

The estate’s title translates to ‘House for the Girls’, referring to its former female inhabitants. The meaning behind this has been lost to the ravages of time; however, some villagers still claim you can see three mysterious girls crossing the road on moonlit nights. With its rich history, its no wonder that Diar il-Bniet is many locals’ favourite places where to eat in Malta.

The Fountain and the Chapel

In the back garden of the estate is a jus patronatus church, Sta. Domenica, built in the 17th century. Stemming from the sanctuary is a flight of stairs which lead to a natural spring fountain, known as L-Għajn Ħassellin, which was a primary source of water back when it did not flow from taps. It is suggested that this was used as a wash fountain and communal meeting point for villagers and funded by the Inguanez family.

The Olive Grove

The family also bequeathed an orchard bursting with Olive trees, some of which date back to the 12th century. The olives are organically grown, using no pesticides whatsoever. They are then collected, pressed and bottled on the spot, producing thick, unfiltered, virgin olive oil. Experience our excellent products first hand and book a table today. 

The Fertile Lands

Our family has been blessed with rich soil and fertile lands. From the very outset, we have succeeded in growing bounteous produce, even in the most difficult of times. We have been brought up to recognize the elements and minerals present in our soil in order to be able to nourish it more accurately. The valleys themselves are a sight we never tire of, with the sunset falling right above our treasured gardens. Learn about our field to fork concept here.