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Menqa L'Antika

Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1052, Malta
00356 27300309
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Ranked #4 of 31 restaurants in Marsalforn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The main ingredient which makes Menqa L'Antika stand out from the crowd is the attention to detail. From the decor to ambiance, to the raw produce assessed day after day for quality by chef patron Gordon Camilleri, results in an incomparable dining experience. The talented chef, whom through experience has tasted most Mediterranean and European fusion, has gone back to childhood, bringing you the original immaculate taste of Gozo’s native kitchen while using the islands’ tasteful produce from its limited space. This has contributed to the exceptional gastronomy of our earliest traditions…
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91% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Menqa L'Antika never disappoints. Thanks Gordon and Joselle for consistently providing us with some of our most memorable meals of our holidays in Marsalforn. Highlights as always the Gozitan cheese skewers and the mushroom tart. Best pastry ever!

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Torquay, England
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87 reviews 87 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Food was simply superb. Ate in 10 different restaurants locally. 3 stood out as excellent, this one, Chez Amand and Oleanders. My wife thought the rabbit livers were amazing. For me it is the simple things done well such as the house freshly made spaghetti with anchovies and olives. Great service from Josetta.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food here was average. 2 of us dined, one had tuna steak, that was still partly raw, and 1 had chicken in pankaces, that was just OK. The service throughout was slow, from taking the order, through to receiving the bill. Average all-round,- with far better restaurants in the vicinity, this one needs to up its game.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We ate here twice in our week in Marsalforn - the food ranged from good to outstanding. It has a lovely family run feel with friendly service. Apart from the food, it is small details like high quality cutlery and glassware that set it apart from the majority of Marsalforn restaurants. The spaghetti bottarga is a must-try dish!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This was the first restuarant we tried on our two week break and would like to have gone back for more but were foodies and wanted to try as many as we could. The kings prawns cooked in a pernot sauce and flambayed at our table which was a bit of a show stopper as everyone in the restuarant wanted... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As part of our routine trip to Marsalforn, we decided to try this restaurant. Overall, it was far beyond our expectations. We experienced very high quality service, the staff were friendly and offered to take a picture of me and my family. The food was tasty and local, high portion sizes impressed me. It was a mystery as to why... More

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Cornwall, England
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Menqa L ‘Antika Restaurant. Marsalforn, Gozo, Malta We had an excellent meal and made to feel extra welcome and special. The food was excellent and reasonable priced, as were the wines, we would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

From the welcome to the goodbye, everything about Menqua L'Antika is first class. The food is excellent, freshly roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables with tender suckling pig and fantastic calamari. Great wine (no. 56 on the list if you are interested). All in all a great experience and we will definitely go back. Easily the best we have eaten in... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Had arrived in Marsalforn intending to try Pulena however this was closed. Our group of 4 decided to try Menqa L'Antika. We were glad that we did, the location is scenic and central in Marsalforn. The decor is great with crisp white table arrangements. I found the service attentive. We had mains only however tasty bruschetta and breads were provided... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Very good food, nice environment, lovely crockery, good service. Will be back! Thank you for a lovely evening!

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