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Menqa L'Antika

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Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1052, Malta
+356 2730 0309
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Description: Nestled in the picturesque fishing village of Marsalforn on the tranquil...
Nestled in the picturesque fishing village of Marsalforn on the tranquil island of Gozo, Menqa L'Antika awaits you to savour authentic local and Mediterranean gastronomy with a modern flair. Chef patron Gordon Camilleri, has created an exciting menu using the islands' tasteful and freshest produce. Carte du jour includes antipasti, fresh pasta, fish and shellfish, tender beef cuts, flambe dishes and homemade desserts. Thanks to our extensive wine list, every dish can be paired with that wine to create a fine art. Attentive service, exceptional food and a relaxing ambiance make Menqa L'Antika ideal for romantic dinners, families, friends as well as larger parties.
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great restaurant

Very lovely setting fantastic staff and fresh food. To finish off a lovely selection of home made deserts. Highly recomended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Robert A
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  • Local cuisine
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Saint Julian's, Malta
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have been to this restaurant last week and the service was terrible. We waited for over an hour for the food to come. The pasta was cold, the chicken burnt and the pizza for the kids was ok. Will not visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very lovely setting fantastic staff and fresh food. To finish off a lovely selection of home made deserts. Highly recomended.

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

For starters we had a selection of plates. The snails were chilli! I've never tasted hot snails!! I chose calamari for main course but the others tried the fillet. Cooked to perfection. We had also a good quality wine to compliment. Finally ice cream with imqaret (pastries filled with dates) to finish off. My mouth is watering as I am... More 

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Cesena, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A great outdoor dinner, served by a very nice and considerate waiter. Excellent food and at a modest price. Excellent Gozitan white wine. Above all, you cannot miss desserts! The best cheese-cake I've ever eaten. Absolutely recommended.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a lovely restaurant with a menu which is more interesting and creative than usual. The nibbles included a tasty tomato dip and soft, succulent aubergine. There was also the usual gorgeous local bread. We all started with the Gozitan cheese skewers which were local and had a delicious combination of flavours and crispy, griddled cheese. The pumpkin risotto... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very long wait for service, average food quality. We would not go again nor recommend. One of the few times I have not left a tip!

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sligo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Had a great meal here tonight. We arrived early before they were ready to open but they were accommodating and we got sat. The food was lovely and fresh with interesting flavours. Large portions which most people would love but for us it meant we couldn't fit dessert which all sounded amazing. They even made special meals for the children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The restaurant is very traditional. All the food is excellent. Very homey and comforting. Calamari are one of the best I've ever tasted. And the Cheesecake for dessert is to die for. The snails are also exquisite. It's a family run restaurant. So it isn't the fastest of services but the food is well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We have been here twice and the food melted in our mouth! The game dish is exellent, the sides are ellegant and fresh. The grilled callamares is the best i ate in life! They make fantastic salsas! I cannot recommend enough!

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Recommended to eat here and not disappointed Some typical Maltese/Gozo dishes with European dishes available The fillet steak was best I have had - ever!! Lovely food, good service - enjoyable evening !

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1052, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Marsalforn
  • Phone Number: +356 2730 0309

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Nestled in the picturesque fishing village of Marsalforn on the tranquil island of Gozo, Menqa L'Antika awaits you to savour authentic local and Mediterranean gastronomy with a modern flair. Chef patron Gordon Camilleri, has created an exciting menu using the islands' tasteful and freshest produce. Carte du jour includes antipasti, fresh pasta, fish and shellfish, tender beef cuts, flambe dishes and homemade desserts. Thanks to our extensive wine list, every dish can be paired with that wine to create a fine art. Attentive service, exceptional food and a relaxing ambiance make Menqa L'Antika ideal for romantic dinners, families, friends as well as larger parties.

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