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Main Square Restaurant

14 Independence Square, Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta
(+356) 2155 6139
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Ranked #26 of 29 Restaurants in Victoria
Cuisines: European
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6% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I visited this restaurant with my husband and two children at approx. 8pm on a Sunday evening, and we chose it as a faster alternative to preparing a meal in our holiday apartment. Oh, how mistaken we were! We arrived on the roof terrace to find four other tables occupied, and a nervous, slightly distracted waiter in attendance. We waited... More

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Dragoer, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I can only confirm what many others have written so far. We saw the cosy roof terrace and wanted to have a light dinner there, enjoying the evening view of Victoria. But the coziness stopped there. Even though only 4 tables were occupied (all tourists, no locals - a bad sign already) the service was very slow. For drinks we... More

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We were here for lunch and had a Spaghetti and a salad to keep from collapsing from hunger. In that situation we found his restaurant adequate. While we were there the owner and one of the waitstaff got in an argument which almost led to blows, which made it interesting. If they had actually exchanged punches I would have rated... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Like others before us we made the mistake of being enticed into this establishment with the temptation of lunch on the roof terrace. We were served by a very pleasant young Spanish waiter who had only started that day, and was still working his way round the menu. (I strongly suspect he was just thrown into the deep end and... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We took a table at one if the alfresco restaurants at Independence square and realized that we were inhaling more diesel fumes from the many tourist coaches doing the rounds. So after scouting for a more hygienic setting we hit upon the Main Square Bar & Restaurant. Our lunch was more functional so we went with the most common pizza,... More

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We visited this rather weird establishment two years ago and had a reasonable dinner downstairs in somewhat bizarre surroundings of the domed and arched dining room, so when in Gozo this time we thought we’d give the roof terrace a try at lunchtime. The whole experience was just as eccentric as before. The décor is a combination of faded palazzo... More

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Deventer, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Unlike all others before me we had the most delicious dishes. Staff was extremely nice and helpfull. I had choosen for a local lunch Gozo-style dish with beef, ham etc. accompanied with 2 cans of UK cider. It was hot weather so this was a nice drink to have. We had also two baskets of local bread & butter. Again:... More

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Xewkija, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Attended a folk night with friends. Establishment was very rundown. We were overcharged for every round of drinks. Management resolved at a later date. Have not visited since

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Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We had a tour from malta to gozo island. Just by chance we found that restaurant. Went inside and ordered two pizzas. There was only two tables before us. Waited about 45 minutes, and than asked the waitress that we have no time because our boat will depart soon. Nothing happened. Asked 3 times still nothing. We left the table... More

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went here after poor experience in a nearby cafe. Pleasant efficient service, roof top terrace a bit scruffy, latte rather watery.

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