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Ghar Qawqla Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
+35621554662
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Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good view & pasta

We had fried calamari (chewy), fried neonatali fish cake (OK, but nothing special), and three kinds of pasta (all of them very good and much above average). With good bread, tasty amouse bouche and a nice selection of wines with very good prices, this was a good stop for lunch. Not to mention the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Matevz
,
Slovenia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Slovenia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had fried calamari (chewy), fried neonatali fish cake (OK, but nothing special), and three kinds of pasta (all of them very good and much above average). With good bread, tasty amouse bouche and a nice selection of wines with very good prices, this was a good stop for lunch. Not to mention the nice view of the sea. All... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were a large table of 16. We were calmly explained the specials, order taken and served a delicious antipasto together with the freshest bread I have eve had in a restaurant. Food was great and the cake we had was to die for. The surroundings are fabulous, all you see out of the window is the blue sea. I... More 

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Mosta, Malta
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Firstly the welcome by the owner Mr Chris. He goes out of his way to please customers. The food is excellent in all ways. One finds a good selection of both local and foreign wines which are expertly recommended with the selected dishes.

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Rueil-Malmaison, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This restaurant is really typical!! Gozo inhabitants goes there so be confident. The view on the bay is nice, and the starters are full of flavours. Fishes plates are also good but only served with fries and salad: not the best... Only if you are addicted to fish and chips!!

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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111 reviews 111 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This was a very good meal. We went as a group for a Christmas dinner and we enjoyed it thoroughly. Meals were excellent, service was top notch, the view is as many before me have described.

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Zurrieq, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Great value for excellent food and friendly atmosphere, and the cherry on the cake a free beautiful view to compliment a fullifilling day in Gozo, Great thanks to the dedicated staff

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Sliema, Malta
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Possibly because Arzella Restaurant has been around for years, we had never gone to it, gravitating to 'trendier' restaurants. We eventually found ourselves there last week, and what a pleasant surprise! Our shared antipasti starter platter was amazing, the seafood was so generous and fresh and the parmiggiana as good as a Sicilian version. The pasta was similarly excellent. The... More 

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Xaghra, Malta
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

Our dependable taxi driver Joey (PM me if you need a reliable driver for your visit to Gozo) recommended this restaurant at the end of the wharf in Marsalforn. Living in Gozo I would usually avoid places perceived as a 'Tourist Trap', but I am delighted to say this did not fall into that category. Both our pasta starters were... More 

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Vejle, Denmark
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I simply do not understand why this restaurant isn't number one. Have never had anything, where the price compared to what you get is so fantastic. Taking a boattrip around Gozo (everyone should do that !) and getting your lunch here - just do it, and you will come back everytime you are on Gozo.

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Birkirkara
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

One has not experienced fine dining if he/she hasn't been to Arzella yet. The restaurant is arguably situated in the best location of Marsalforn (enjoying fantastic sea views), while the staff/service is simply the cherry on the cake!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ghar Qawqla Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Marsalforn
  • Phone Number: +35621554662

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Doing business, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?