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Ta' Pennellu

Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
2155 9730
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Ranked #17 of 29 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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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London
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This restaurant was our first in Marsalforn , we choose it because of the lovely location on the main prom over looking the sea. My starter of mussels was a bit disappointing, the shells were large but the mussels very small, dry and dark in colour which suggested they had been re heated. the main of slow roasted pulled loin... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We had planned to go to another resturant but came upon Ta Pennelli fish looked very fresh plenty of choice. The service and meal were very good so decided to book for the Saturday evening what a difference in the service although still very pleasant they struggled to get meals for the customers this was due to staff attending Xaghra... More

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Toronto, Canada
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211 reviews 211 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I stopped by this restaurant relatively unexpectedly. I had been planning on going to my usual haunt, Pebbles, during my stay in Marsalforn. But, the fish out front caught my eye! So, I thought I would make this my last meal in Gozo before having to take the ferry back to Malta. I was really glad to have made that... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

unfortunately it wasn't maybe the right evening... staff made us wait for a long time, fish wasn't well-cooked. we didn't like this restaurant

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