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Maldonado Bistro

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Mons Vella Street | 18, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 104, Malta
+356 9901 9270
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7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: You'll need to explore the backstreets of Victoria to find food worth...
You'll need to explore the backstreets of Victoria to find food worth hunting for, but once here you'll be glad you did.Off the tourist track and with none of the traps, Maldonado Bistro is the sort of place only locals know about but with the food and ambiance to charm all. Our menu is a satisfying mix of the best local delicacies, bruschetta, pasta, grills and salads. So go exploring and discover a spot to treasure.
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  • 138
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
The MUST in Gozo!

We were delighted by our dinner at Maldonado - the charming location, the vibe, and especially the excellent cuisine and the warm welcome by George, the owner. A special mention to the delicious tuna and the

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Carole C
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Paris, France
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We were delighted by our dinner at Maldonado - the charming location, the vibe, and especially the excellent cuisine and the warm welcome by George, the owner. A special mention to the delicious tuna and the

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The service at this restaurant was very friendly. The food menu was good and when it was served it tasted very good. Their range of bruschettas was huge - but please be aware that the bruschettas are quite big - and taste delicious! The decor of the restaurant is very Gozitan, and is quite cozy with many smaller dining areas!... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Excellent restaurant, very good food and cheap wine however delightful. Service was great, we clearly recommend this lovely place.

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Dallas, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Food was nicely served... Wait staff was efficient... Beautiful old charming and very romantic setting... Only problem we had was they have a smoking area where the smoke filters back into the restaurant .also .went passed the kitchen..and someone in there was smoking... That to us is a Big Turnoff...they should really rethink this setup ....

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George Larry Z, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review

Sincere thanks for the positive remarks. We would just like to point out that our courtyard is a designated smoking area and we have limited control on air flows into our bistro. Also to our knowledge none of our kitchen staff smoke. Hence if there was a smoker it might have been a guest who was passing by for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Lovely atmosphere, food and warm hospitality. Some waiting but still worth the wait. Will definitely go again. In fact we already did.

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George Larry Z, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review

It is great to read that our customers enjoyed their experience at Maldonado Bistro. We have taken note of the waiting time. More 

Prenois, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

You want a place were you can relaxe and have a great meal don't look further. Very good meal cooked with fresh food, good portions and good prices. Waiters were very friendly and taking a good care of us. We had free liquors at the end of the dinner. It was on Thursday evening not too many customers, it might... More 

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George Larry Z, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review

Wonderful words from those who believe that food and friends go hand in hand. More 

Yorkshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Had a fab meal meal here and would strongly recommend. Worth the effort to find it down side streets! My partner reckons he had the best sea bass ever here (with a pistachio crust) and my duck with fig and carob was divine. They also do lovely (and very reasonable at €3.75) cocktails here. We turned up on spec mid-week... More 

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George Larry Z, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind words about Maldonado Bistro. It just has to be Fresh to be Fabulous ;) More 

Kercem, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We have lived so close to this restaurant for the last 4 years and walk past during the day into Victoria. The outside does not do it justice and you don't realise how lovely it is inside. We had a very enjoyable meal, the menu was very varied, with lots of local special dishes to try. My only disappointment was... More 

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George Larry Z, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review

So sorry about the tiramisu. We don't blame you as it is a house favourite. We are really pleased that you have made a discovery by visiting Maldonado. More 

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Heard so many great recommendations on this place and we were certainly satisfied when we decided to give it a try. Food was delicious and the desert was to die for! I like menus with a wide range variety of orders and the order is taken with care. A great place with a very welcoming style of interior design. A... More 

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George Larry Z, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review

We promise to place good food and a welcoming experience at the centre of our endeavours. More 

Preston, Lancashire
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315 reviews 315 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Despite the high trip advisor ratings we found this restaurant to be quite disappointing. Firstly the service was painfully slow. We only ordered a main course which took so long to arrive we had almost finished a bottle of wine and we are not quick drinkers. A couple next to us arrived earlier at 7.30pm and had not finished at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mons Vella Street | 18, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 104, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +356 9901 9270

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 41
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

You'll need to explore the backstreets of Victoria to find food worth hunting for, but once here you'll be glad you did.Off the tourist track and with none of the traps, Maldonado Bistro is the sort of place only locals know about but with the food and ambiance to charm all. Our menu is a satisfying mix of the best local delicacies, bruschetta, pasta, grills and salads. So go exploring and discover a spot to treasure.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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