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Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
2155 9730
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went here as second choice but recommended by an expat. Had the spare ribs and wow, they were good! Didn't expect that next to the sea :-) And portions were - seemingly like anywhere on Gozo/Malta - huge...

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2015
Mahejaha
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Helsinki, Finland
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Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The head waiter, Raymond, is always smiling and happy. He made us feel very welcome. The other staff were also very friendly and the food was excellent.

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Thank Martin K
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Unfortunately it closed for the season 2 days later or we would have returned. Great service and amazing salads and pasta.

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Thank Yemm500
Helsinki, Finland
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Went here as second choice but recommended by an expat. Had the spare ribs and wow, they were good! Didn't expect that next to the sea :-) And portions were - seemingly like anywhere on Gozo/Malta - huge...

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Thank Mahejaha
southport
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Lots of comments about Raymond in the reviews - deservedly he is nothing short of superb at his job, as was the lovely blonde waitress who looked after our party of three. We all enjoyed our meals - best ever is nana's ravioli it was gorgeous, as was the swordfish and another very tasty spicy pasta dish. 10 out of... More 

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Thank bunty1southport
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We visited Marsalforn as part of a tour round Gozo,and sat down for lunch here. We both had lasagne which was delicious,and although I couldn't finish mine I was stuffed,and finished my meal off with lovely house wine. The waiter was very nice and friendly. Service was little slow but worth the wait. We have been to Malta and Go... More 

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Thank katnim
New York, New York, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is one of the best family run restaurants on Gozo. We have been visiting for many years and it gets even better each year. The new chef George is an added treasure going out of his way to accommodate special requests. Raymond always makes us feel as if we are the only diners at the restaurant and he really... More 

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Thank whamgirl1984
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Walk around Marsalforn and there's a huge array of restaurants all offering similar menus and prices. Some look quite basic, others a little more upmarket but none seemed to have the care over their setting as Ta Pennellu. Table cloths, fresh flowers and a general cleanliness helped it stand out. The menu was extensive and ranged from basic pastas and... More 

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Thank drnew
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We went to this restaurant last night for dinner with our two children and my parents. Never again. Over priced, badly cooked food. The octopus salad came with oranges and potatoes - for someone who is used to seafood this is not served in the traditional Maltese way. Grilled calamari was sent back based on looks alone - it was... More 

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Thank Katem72
London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Although most of the tables are on the pavement, the dinner has a fantastic view of Marsalforn bay. We took mussels in shell and a local fresh fish - both were fantastic.Service was excellent.

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Thank JB0807
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Food was incredible, staff so friendly, best restaurant in Gozo! Would highly recommend and will be going every night next time!

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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

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

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