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Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
2155 9730
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful Sunday lunch

Chanced on this restaurant while staying in Marsalforn and had a really special meal. We had fresh mussels to start, which were large, succulent and perfectly cooked, followed by calamari cooked in wine with parsley and garlic which was delicious, and rounded this off with coffee and the most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
PensionersWales
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Wrexham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Chanced on this restaurant while staying in Marsalforn and had a really special meal. We had fresh mussels to start, which were large, succulent and perfectly cooked, followed by calamari cooked in wine with parsley and garlic which was delicious, and rounded this off with coffee and the most amazing chocolate fondant melting middle dessert with vanilla ice cream which... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stayed in Nadur in September and tried several restaurants in Marsalforn. Having been approached by the owner as we walked past, we ate at Ta' Pennellu - it was a big mistake ! The staff did not seem interested (the waitress seemed to deliberately avoid the customers' gazes !) so it took ages to order the food and for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Marsalforn for 5 weeks again this summer and had dinner with the family (15 of us) at Ta Penellu on numerous occasions. Food, service and overall environment was always exceptional. Would highly recommend to anyone and look forward to going back on my next visit.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent meal here. The seafood pasta was superb and the rib eye steak on of the best we've ever had. The service was very good and the setting just right for chilling and watching the world go by.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This restaurant right by the seafront offered a good choice of well-cooked food. As you get complementary bruschetta, we found the pasta as a starter was enough for a main meal, so the bill was not a horrible shock!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Marsalforn
  • Phone Number: 2155 9730

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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