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All 16 Xaghra Restaurants

Tal-Furnar Bar & Restaurant

136, Gnien Xibla Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 2155 6372
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Ranked #12 of 16 Restaurants in Xaghra
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent food served in a traditional setting - owner has old authentic pizza oven. The rabbit stew was fantastic, full of flavour with huge portions of herby potatoes and vegetables. The red wine had been made in their own vineyard and although sold as the house red was delicious. Couldn't manage desserts as we were so full. Highly recommended.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Myself and a friend dined here 3 times in a single weeks holidays it was so good. Amazing food, local ingredients even the wine is home made by the owner! It is a unique experience to see the old stone oven fully operational, their bread is the best I've ever tasted. It is always buzzing with locals and tourists, couples... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have been lucky enough to have dined here on a few occasions now, and can honestly say that the food, albeit it large portions, is truly delicious! My personal favourite is the rabbit spaghetti, each time I've ordered it, it is exactly the same, consistency being the most important role of a great restaurant. If you are looking for... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This restaurant is the best meal I have had in gozo. The surroundings are not as good as the main square, however in comparison for food quality, the square restaurants would appear that they are pretty without substance. The food appeared to be authentic, the owners appear to be true foodies, making their own wine and "firewater". The staff are... More 

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Sliema, Malta
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I simply loved the traditional pizza at Tal-Furnar, staff members are delightful and welcoming, additionally the food is great value for money. I would suggest this place to anyone who wishes to have a taste of some good traditional Gozitan food. I just can't wait to go back!

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Having read reviews and seen how busy it is (you do need to book), I was a bit underwhelmed by the experience. We had the rabbit, chicken and a pizza, all of which were very tasty and plentiful. The service was 'ok' - a little slow but we put that down to the type of dishes. Fries ordered on the... More 

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amsterdam
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went here 2 times for dinner in a week and really enjoyed both. As mentioned in other reviews, portions are huge. For 2 of us, we shared a starter both times, ordered 1 regular main and a starter size pasta for the other main, then shared a dessert. And were stuffed full at the end. I was a little sad... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went there twice with the same satisfaction each time. We discovered some typical dishes like the bragioli. This is a delicious familial dish, full of flavours but the portions are ENORMOUS! The second time, we came for the "Pig's Night" where they cook in the oven a whole pig and you eat spicy sausages as a starter before being... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We tried Tal-Furnar based on the reviews here and it was a pretty good choice as we were craving for local dishes. We love Malta, been travelling many times here and take as many opportunities to taste Maltese flavours. We went for dinner on Friday the 25th of July 2014, the bus stopped in front of the restaurant and we... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a little further than the main square where there are other restaurants, but it is worth finding. The food was excellent and the service was great. It was the best tasting food we had all week. It does get busy, so try to book at weekends or eat early.

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Additional Information about Tal-Furnar Bar & Restaurant

Address: 136, Gnien Xibla Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta
Phone Number: +356 2155 6372
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xaghra
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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