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Maldonado Bistro

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$$$
Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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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: Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • 215
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent food

We had local speciality, slow cooked rabbit which was cooked to perfection. Host is very welcoming and the ambient is warm and friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
MarioRunne
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Zabbar, Malta
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good but the service wasn't up to my expectations. The atmosphere is nice but the tables are too small !!

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Thank Walter C
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting tight..space on table restricted..pasta not al dente but soggy and as a main dish bit restrictive. Starter was ok especially the sardines.expected much more from Italian restaurant.

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Thank nothing11
Zabbar, Malta
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had local speciality, slow cooked rabbit which was cooked to perfection. Host is very welcoming and the ambient is warm and friendly.

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Thank MarioRunne
Manikata - Malta
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever in Gozo we always try to opt for different restaurants around, which have a high percentage of favourable reviews. Maldonado Bistro was one of them. So, we took the occasion to reserve a table, being we were advised to do so. The ambience inside is very welcoming and quite a cosy atmosphere which all of us liked. It all... More 

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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly a gem in the heart of Rabat Gozo. A very welcoming ambience and a wonderful feel to the place. Very relaxed. Service excellent. Great staff attitude. Above all great food. An interesting range of bruschetta for starters. Tried also the sea snails. Exquisite. My wife had rabbit which was very good. I had the beef tagliata... More 

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Thank Chris C
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, very relaxed with a Mediterranean feel. Nice wines and good food. Service was a little slow initially as the starter took an hour to arrive (we made the booking very last minute and they managed to fit us in) but this was fine as we were not in a rush and allowed for a chilled out evening and... More 

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Thank Shezza129
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this restaurant online whilst trying to decide where to eat...and so glad we did. Tucked away down a quiet lane this restaurant is a true gem. The outside is unassuming but the setting and ambiance once you're inside is great. Staff were friendly and helpful despite being busy and the food was top notch. Well done guys -... More 

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Thank scubatim55
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

It's been a year that I was telling myself to visit this beautiful bistro finally I did and i'm glad ,went in and found Emanuele that was the perfect host, looked at the menu and my eyes went on spaghetti carbonara with guanciale affumicato at last I found the propare one and passatelli norcina, divine I must say, for main... More 

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Thank Chris G
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Had a lovely meal, worth a visit. Duck was nice and the local Victoria Heights Merlot was delicious. Had the lemon and pomegranate brulee for dessert was superb.

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Thank Anna S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in a side street. Great bruschetta and tagliata. Highly recommended and excellent service. They also had a very decent wine menu.

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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 16 - 38
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?