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Ta' Pennellu

Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
2155 9730
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Ranked #18 of 31 restaurants in Marsalforn
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is in a nice location and the food was ok but the service was very poor. It wasnt that busy but it took well over an hour to get 4 pizzas - the thin ones that take 5 minutes in the oven. We asked a couple of waiters - those whose attention we were able to attract, ie... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A power cut on Gozo forced us to forgo the restaurant we had booked and find one that had its own generator and thus was able to operate normally. I appreciate that this meant that Ta Pennellu was unexpectedly busy. However, there is no excuse for inedible food. My pasta carbonara was just that! I left almost all of it... More

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Thun, Switzerland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant by recommendation. After being there, i felt like take away the food would be the best...from my point of view, the food is very tasteful and nicely presented. We had fresh fish and some starters. This was great but the rest...i dont know. First after serving the starter i had to ask twice for the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had dinner here several times during our five week stay in Gozo. Both the food and service were excellent every time. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Marsalforn Gozo. Many thanks to Tony and his staff.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent ambience, attentive service without intrusion, usually at first by the owner Tony himself. Specializes in local produce where possible, with the best ingredients, and local fresh fish (no farmed imported bass,salmon etc.) All food prepared at order and none precooked. Fish soup par excellence. Some unusual and delicious sweets/puddings, prepared at Ta Penellu (not bought in). Good choice of... More

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Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

All I can say is, if Gordon Ramsey visits this restaurant, he'll be steaming into that kitchen and bawling them out. They claim fresh pasta, but that is complete bollocks. Even my lay palate can tell the difference between fresh pasta and dried pasta. Also I can tell if it's undercooked dry pasta, having done it several times myself! The... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

A great visit to Gozo was spoiled by this restaurant. Words such as devious, dishonest and cheapskate come to mind in reviewing our experience of this restaurant. On arrival we asked the only female there if they catered for gluten free customers and she assured us that not only did they have gluten free bread but also "we have home... More

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Il Gzira, Malta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We ate here during our stay n gozo for carnival :) it was very quiet in the restaurant and we were treated like kings :) starter I had the special of eggplant with tomato and Parmesan... very tastey and a good size... others had eggs Florentine and prawn cocktail all happy customers :) for mains we all had pasta... I... More

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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

We only went for coffee but had a lovely time. The restaurant is in a prime location. Good friendly service and nice coffee. Recommended.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you wander along the marina front there are wall to wall restaurants and bars, Ta Pennellu stands out because they have taken the trouble with linen table cloths and flowers on the table, my wife says there is a woman in charge?? well whoever is in charge has done a great job. The staff are attentive and friendly and... More

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