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Tal-Furnar Bar & Restaurant

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136, Gnien Xibla Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 2155 6372
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 60
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
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  • 0
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  • 0
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Open oven baked pizzas

Visited here in the winter - excellent choice as the oven was lit and provided some welcome warmth! Typical Gozitan farmhouse - stone walls, high ceilings etc. The pizzas were thin crust and very good. The local wine was excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Visited here in the winter - excellent choice as the oven was lit and provided some welcome warmth! Typical Gozitan farmhouse - stone walls, high ceilings etc. The pizzas were thin crust and very good. The local wine was excellent.

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was recommended and it did not disappoint. We ate with the locals and our meals were excellent - good choice of local pastas and the pizza from the big stone oven was really delicious. Not fine dining but exactly what we needed after a days walking.

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Ix-Xaghra, Gozo, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great Stone Oven Pizza with lots of variety and some special local toppings. Outside seating comes in handy in the summer when the oven is roaring away.

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San Diego, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We rented a refurbished farmhouse a block away from this place and found ourselves craving dinner here almost every day we spent on Gozo. The owner is super nice... makes his own wine and puts a lot of love in his food. Service is a little slow but you basically have one guy taking your order, preparing it and cooking... More 

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Island of Gozo, Malta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136, Gnien Xibla Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xaghra
  • Phone Number: +356 2155 6372

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean
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

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