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“Too much to choose from!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Menqa L'Antika

Menqa L'Antika
Marina Street, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1052, Malta
+356 2730 0309
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Ranked #5 of 31 Restaurants in Marsalforn
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nestled in the picturesque fishing village of Marsalforn on the tranquil island of Gozo, Menqa L'Antika awaits you to savour authentic local and Mediterranean gastronomy with a modern flair. Chef patron Gordon Camilleri, has created an exciting menu using the islands' tasteful and freshest produce. Carte du jour includes antipasti, fresh pasta, fish and shellfish, tender beef cuts, flambe dishes and homemade desserts. Thanks to our extensive wine list, every dish can be paired with that wine to create a fine art. Attentive service, exceptional food and a relaxing ambiance make Menqa L'Antika ideal for romantic dinners, families, friends as well as larger parties.
Island of Gozo, Malta
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Too much to choose from!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

First visit this evening and won't be the last. Such a varied menu and one of the few restaurants on Gozo that really understands food allergies and veggie/vegan food. I do eat meat and had the fresh pasta with Maltese Sausage, vine toms and red cabbage and it was fantastic. The service was great, everything spotless. Only one small thing against it was the slightly over-long wait between ordering and food arriving, but it was worth waiting for

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
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“Another great meal - we now come here every time in Gozo”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is the archetypal Gozitan restaurant, without being stuck in the past and only producing "food like granny made". It combines old and new cuisine and the best of local ingredients to create a constantly changing and mouth-watering menu.
Having been several times over the past couple of years we decided to visit again and were not disappointed. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly waitress who continued looking after us for the duration. Once seated we were presented with free nibbles - fresh bread and Maltese water biscuits served with a selection of freshly made dips. This kept us contented while we chose our food.
Wine recommendations by Joselle were very good and perfectly complimented the pasta starter (try it - it's the house special and very tasty) and then the quail.
This may be a few pounds more than some other local restaurants in Marsalforn, but you get way more than the extra you pay for. This is like fine dining without the pretentiousness and in a great setting overlooking Marsalforn harbour.
We shall be back :-)

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

First of all, the food was really tasty, we had the island platter and then the fried rabbit and the pumpkin risotto, I was warned that the rabbit would be tougher than if it had been stewed, but I'm glad I went ahead, it was tasty and no tougher than roast chicken or duck. The risotto was cream with good earthy flavours and a generous helping of pinenuts.
Unfortunately, by the time we were halfway through the starter, my partner was feeling unwell due to a strenuous day, she managed a couple of mouthfuls of the main course, but we had to leave. We got a servers attention and asked if she could box up the lot for us, she offered to get us the bill "really quickly" so we could go. She really was quick! Fast efficient and considerate service. We'll be going back before we leave Gozo.

Visited September 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Gordon we only wish we had found you earlier into our holiday. Your hospitality as always was lovely and OMG your food is amazing. We cannot wait to return again next year so we can enjoy your food more often. The best food we have ever eaten.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Fabulous as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Three great meals during our holiday. I love the cheese skewers and the mushroom tart was the discovery of the holiday. Suckling pig was superb but you might want to ask if you can share one between two. The portion was immense and totally defeated us. Service was delightful. It is lovely to be remembered after a years absence. We congratulate Gaby on her degree and wish her luck with her job hunting but we will miss her next year. Thanks Gordon and Joselle. Lovely as always

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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