One can find plenty cheap Malta supermarkets, but some are more popular than others both with locals and tourists. In this post will be talking about PAVI and SMART supermarket.

PAVI Shopping Complex Malta

Opened in 2006 and located in Qormi in the centre of Malta it covers 16,000 square meters making it the largest supermarket on the island by far. PAVI offers more than 40, 000 products spread over 9 kilometres of shelving.

All items are located on one floor with a well-planned logical layout and wide isles giving the shoppers the space they need to manoeuvre comfortably and find whatever they are looking for easily. Twenty-five -checkout points facilitate a constant and fast flow of shoppers during busy periods with minimum waiting and queuing times.

At PAVI you can find a Butcher, Fishmonger, Green grocer, Bakery, Health Store, Deli, Car wash and a DIY section.

Other retail facilities include:

  • La Castellana Trattoria/Cafeteri
  • Agenda Bookshop
  • Go Mobile Telecom Outlet
  • Heavenscent Perfumery
  • Alistair Florist
  • Natius Ola – Hair & Beauty Parlour
  • Atlas Insurance
  • BOV ATM Facilities
  • Banif Bank
  • Pizza Hut (OPENING SOON)

Situated at the basement level, one can find La Vigna Wine & Gourmet cellar. Offered here are over 1300 wines and gourmet food over an area of 500 square meters. Spirits, tobacco, decanters, stemware, accessories and gifts are also available. La Vigna Wine & Gourmet cellar can also be booked for wine-tasting sessions, seminars and product launches.

Online shopping is available at and all major credit cards are accepted along with BOV and APS debit cards. You can choose to pick up your shopping directly from the shop or have it delivered to your doorstep.

In order to be able to shop online one must have a PAVI Bonus Card, which also allows you to gain one point with every Euro spent redeemable against items available at PAVI supermarket and other establishments such as ZARA and more. Instructions on how to apply for PAVI bonus card can be find on their website. Orders can also be taken over the telephone.

PAVI supermarket also offers great prizes on weekly basis, check their website for more info.

Contact details:
PAVI Shopping Complex
Manuel Dimech Street
Tel: 22700227
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 20:00, Friday: 09:00 – 21:00 & Saturday: 08:00 – 19:00

Smart Supermarket

The actual Smart supermarket opened in 1981 after the owner decided to shift his business from the production of shirts to the supermarket business. Smart supermarket was opened in the space previously used as the shirt factory, which meant space was rather limited. In the year 2000 Smart supermarket received a much-needed extension making it one of the largest and cheapest supermarkets in Malta.

Smart supermarket located in the B’kara in the centre of Malta consists of the following facilities:

  • Salumeria
  • Fish Shop
  • BHS Clothes shop
  • Butcher
  • B R Guest Cafeteria
  • Deli
  • Oriental foods (produced by Smart supermarket)
  • Bakery
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
  • Frozen foods
  • Heaven Scent Perfumery
  • Household Goods
  • Migmar Clothes & nightwear
  • Toymagic Toyshop
  • Telecom Electronics
  • Car park

Loyalty schemes and online shopping are available and deliveries are made to any location on the island.

Contact details:
Smart Supermarket
Naxxar Road
Tel: 21442728
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday & Saturday: 7:00 – 20:00, Friday: 7:00 – 21:00