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Mons Vella Street | 18, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 104, Malta
+356 9901 9270
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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
Les caves du Vatican

Atmospheric series of cellars - not hard to imagine Fra Maldonado torturing for the Faith in a distant recess. Beautifully cool in summer : friendly & knowledgeable staff to complement the annotated menu, which even features an entire page for bruschetta. Really original starters included deep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
fairdos
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Atmospheric series of cellars - not hard to imagine Fra Maldonado torturing for the Faith in a distant recess. Beautifully cool in summer : friendly & knowledgeable staff to complement the annotated menu, which even features an entire page for bruschetta. Really original starters included deep fried zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella & anchovies ( absolutely delicious ) & a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is nicely close to St George's Square, It-Tokk and the Citadel, but is hidden away down a backstreet. We'd kept passing by chance so decided to drop in on chance and they managed (just) to find us a table for 4. From the beginning the service was slightly mixed, with one of the waitresses really giving us attention and... More 

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Attard, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A visit to Maldonado has become a ritual for my wife and I. The bucatini alla Sarda, the fish with nut crust and the orange and pistachio tirami su were all delightful to eat as well as pleasing to the eye. So looking forward to our next visit!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Visited this amazing wee restaurant on my holiday to Gozo!! The service was so friendly and attentive. The food was probably the best i've experienced in a long time. Great dishes with a 5 star class! Wine choice great, food lovely & staff brilliant!! Keep up the good work!! Belissimo :)

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I ate here with friends and had a delicious meal one evening. I was visiting dear friends and they recommended Maldonado, and I was very happy with our choice. The food was delicious, the service wonderful and attentive. It is quite a close, stone-built structure, so can get noisy, but usually was very calm and peaceful.

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Stavanger, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A very good choice regarding food (Maroccan lamb) and service. It was kind of packed when we got there, but after a little "breather" they found us a table. Stayed for a long time, enjoyed good wine, chatted with the owner and walked out filled and satisified. Not a tourist trap, go and enjoy :)

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Attard, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ranging from the fried zucchini flowers starter to the fish Thai green curry main or Tuscan-style beef ribeye, your taste buds are in for a treat. With an affable host, great surroundings and a first class cook, I keep returning. They even stock the Lord Chambray range of craft beer which is an added plus. Their home made Tiramisu with... More 

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n yorks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I don't like writing negative reviews but this was very disappointing. We've been before & had a great time - even though the oven was broken - and our daughter & her partner went a few days before us on my recommendation & also had to a fab night. We however were pretty much ignored and when I gave a... More 

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

We have to admit that we too are disappointed that we left you disappointed. It was certainly not our intentions and we promise to be extra vigilant after receiving genuine feedback such as yours. More 

Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Highly recommended place! Starting with the building itself, which is an old farmhouse fixed up by the owner and decorated by local artists; the moment I stepped in I felt at ease. The staff was very welcoming, for us maybe surprisingly so, as one of my friends pointed out - we are not used to it back home :) As... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The passion , the work , the profetionality and the warmth , all out together make this tiny hideout become a heartthrob . Then the food is genuine , authentic and I would say near to excellent , fun and lip smacking , Emanuelle and his staff are truly bringing many smiles to our plates and hearts . all I... More 

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Additional Information about Maldonado Bistro

Address: Mons Vella Street | 18, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 104, Malta
Phone Number: +356 9901 9270
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Victoria
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
Average Prices: USD 15 to 37
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Wine Bar, Middle Eastern

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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 15 to 37
  • 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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