Cuisine is a mixture of Arabic and Italian flavors you’ve tried! Traditional Maltese ingredients include tomatoes, vegetables, fish, pork, pork, cheese, pasta, olive oil, and flatbreads. Gozo’s island provides its very own unique gastronomy, which can be sampled at those restaurants at Gozo!
Ta’ Rikardu (Victoria)
Ta’ Frenc (Marsalforn Valley)
Below are six restaurants we recommend plus photographs of the foods we tried at each.
Patrick’s Tmun Lounge & Restaurant (Victoria)
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Zafiro Ristorante e Bistro (Xlendi)
Ta’ Rikardu is a family-owned restaurant of Victoria, which makes it an ideal lunch spot whilst touring the town. Ta’ Rikardu specializes in homemade wine, bread and Gozitan bread, however, features a couple of specialties including pasta dishes and soups, stews, cheese platters.
Guests arrive in this rustic place and once beyond the limestone entry arch, are invited to have a chair at one of stools. All meals is made exactly the same day, which ensures that every meal is ultra fresh, yummy and authentically Maltese. As it requires a village to raise a kid, it takes an whole family to conduct a restaurant. Hustling forth and back with steaming plates of bunny are the siblings and cousins of their operator’s family. You too will feel as if you’re part of their family in the future.
This unpretentious restaurant is a very casual place where the wine is more robust and the food goes directly from the pot to a plate. Sip, sip and enjoy! If you want to buy Gozo olives there is also a small shop in the restaurant, tomato or local honey preserves. Ta’ Rikardu is open every day from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm during winter and 7:00pm during summer.
Best time: Lunch
Rec’s: Gozo platter, pasta with rabbit stew, cheese ravioli, Cabernet Sauvignon.
Contact: (356) 21555953
Who says you want to be at France to enjoy French cuisine that is famous? Ta’ Frenc is now synonymous with fine dining throughout Malta. This elegantly renovated farmhouse beautifully crafted meals and brings discerning diners who wish to splurge on amazing service. Staff and the chefs in Ta’ Frenc take every opportunity to improve your experience, from the champagne upon arrival into each cut of meat’s stunning flambé.
Quality of food and wine is the number one priority in Ta’ Frenc; it is what has allowed its reputation for over 30 decades to the restaurant, and is what keeps customers coming back time and time again. The restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining, a full service bar, an extensive group of wine (over 600 tags from 200 nations to be exact) and a dedicated, educated staff.
Ta’ Frenc seasons its dishes with blossoms creates its own branded Champagne and Bordeaux wine and generates its own olive oil. Special events are held here frequently like weddings out at the wine cellar on private business meetings or the patio below. Ta’ Frenc offers outstanding support and makes meals that are memorable. It’s open daily (except Tuesday) for lunch 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm and dinner 7:00pm to 10:00 pm.
Best time: Dinner
Recs: Lobster and prawn bisque, seven-course tasting menu (60 Euros), Ta’ Frenc Champagne, Crepes Suzette Ta’ Frenc
Contact: (356) 21553888
Patrick’s Tmun has been named’of’ books since launching in 2005. When compared to the other monotonous venues throughout Gozo, located just outside the core of Victoria, this restaurant is a breath of fresh air. Contemporary décor praise the salty Mediterranean combination dishes which the restaurant is famous for. A appreciable list of soups, starters, pastas, steaks and seafood contains the menu, however most of us have just one stomach, so accelerate!
Dishes are infused marinated, seasoned, drizzled and plated with many different techniques to make sure the same result every time- brilliant plates at a fun. Patrick’s Tmum also boasts an impressive wine list that Patrick Buttigieg, even its proprietor, isn’t scared to brag about. Grab a chair in the cocktail bar as you wait around for a table for 2 and look over the tantalizing menu.
Patrick’s Tmum is open for dinner Monday to Saturday 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, and for supper (winter only) from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm. Advance booking is recommended.
Victoria, VCT 2735
Has been a name around the staircase. The restaurant is located inches and specializes in recipes. With a strong emphasis on superb fresh regional produce, Mr. Spiteri and his staff craft beautiful dishes out of Gozo’s seasonal bounty. The menu consists of hot and cold starters, soups, stews, salads and of course fresh-caught seafood. The air here is family-friendly and at Mediterranean fashion that is authentic, dishes can be shared among the dining table.
Guests can dine al fresco, which supplies the very best opportunity for people in addition to amazing views of the ocean to them. Inside, diners can go through the, broad arches and relaxing feeling of a boathouse that is classic. The ceremony in Il-Kartell is prompt and respectful, however, the meals ought to be savored with the time on earth.
Save room for dessert and remember to pair your meal such as a reddish from the Ta’ Mena Estate with a bottle of local wine. There are several seaside restaurants in Gozo, however several have experienced over 39 decades of (very) satisfied customers like Il-Kartell. Advance booking is needed. Check the website for opening times, as they vary with the year.
Best time: Lunch or Dinner
Recs: Bruschetta, Combined antipasto, penne Gozitana, grilled seabass,
Contact: (356) 21556918
Located on the ground floor of the San Andrea Hotel at Xlendi’s seaside town is Zafiro Ristorante e Bistro.
The Xlendi promenade is also home to restaurants and quaint bars, however, Zafiro stands out above the rest as a outstanding, family-run establishment dedicated to diners’ enjoyment of air and food. Owner Jason, his family and staff work to give customer satisfaction and personable service.
The restaurant features ac seating, a full service bar and a comprehensive Mediterranean-inspired that a la carte menu. Dishes like pastas, risottos, fish, shellfish antipasti, filets and legumes are served and requests can be requested to abide by restrictions or requirements. Portions are ample, so come ready share to consume and eat a little more. Publish your meal with a Italian white out of Tuscany or Umbria.
Zafiro is open everyday for lunch 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and dinner 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Recs: Fried calamari and prawn starter, Carpaccio of Smoked Salmon, Swordfish and Tuna marinated with lime dressing, duck risotto, banoffee pie dessert
Contact: (356) 21565555
Following 12 years at the helm of Oleander, one of the most celebrated restaurants of Gozo, the most Magrin family has chosen to open another restaurant. DVenue is a chic eatery that specializes in cuisine. Guests can enjoy dining beneath the stone arches on the first floor, or go up the winding staircase. Colors that are sultry and the restaurant furnishings add ambiance to the surroundings of Xaghra.
DVenue includes a full service bar complete with a very long wine list. On Friday nights guests have the pleasure of unwinding to live music while they sip on cocktails or chow down on delicacies that are Gozitan. There’s not any doubt that the Magrin family provides every individual patron of this restaurant it and has mastered the art of entertainment. Whether you’re seeking a fresh fish filer or a more hearty meal of potatoes and steak, DVenue has range of family recipes that are reliable.
DVenue is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm and dinner from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm (closed all day Monday). It’s possible to reserve a table or by phoning ahead.
Recs: Soup of the day, fried bunny with red wine glaze, roasted lamb, homemade dessert, house red wine.
Contact: (356) 21566542
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