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“Friendly & Fabulous!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maldonado Bistro

Maldonado Bistro
Mons Vella Street | 18, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 104, Malta
+356 9901 9270
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Ranked #3 of 30 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $14 - $41
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Wine Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
Falmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Friendly & Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

So glad we found this restaurant at the beginning of our holiday and not the end! Wonderful innovative food, great wine list and lovely people. Going back again tomorrow for the fourth time! Enough said!

  • Visited May 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lived up to reviews”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This was every bit as good as the reviews suggested. Good and interesting food. Very friendly and helpful staff. Central location. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Witney, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Maldonaldo Bistro”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Wandering through Victoria, we discovered a menu on the wall that suggested a fresh approach to Gozitan cuisine.....we booked for 19:30 on thursday and arriving on time, found one other table nervously awaiting food.
We were shown to a table and left to peruse the interesting but limited menu, keen to order some wine, we watched as 3 other, newly arrived, tables were served wine with a bit of a chat, finally, we sampled some wine 25 mins later, and ordered our choice, only to be told that sorry there is no Gourmet burger after all and no Mushroom starters.
Revised choices made in haste....not a good start to a trip adviser well reviewed restaurant.
Starters were good, Arabic Platters and Green pasta with chorizo....excellent.
21:30 main courses arrived, Rib eye steak, very rare as ordered, Pizza and Moroccan lamb.
Pizza Ok.... Lamb, rarer than the steak, nice Moroccan flavour, but just not cooked..... accompanied by some OK potato wedges and courgettes..... All in all a disappointing evening scoring a 4/5 on reflection.
Some feedback was given, as the concept is good, and Gozo needs a bit of ambition in its cuisine....not sure they realised what was wrong but the Lamb was not charged for and the obligatory Limoncello was offered, and accepted.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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George Larry Z, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
We humbly raise our hands for accepting such criticism. It is certainly not our aim to disappoint as our record shows but we messed up on this occasion and we do not have any plans to hide. Hands on our hearts we promise that such situations are the rare exception and not the rule. In food we trust.
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Victoria, Malta
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“surprised.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

very surprised by this restaurant, didn't expect it to be as nice.
they are only open at the weekends and so we really enjoyed our meal
something different.
very helpful in helping us to choose our menu and wine.
will go again. it felt more like a special occasion than anything else.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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George Larry Z, Manager at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Many thanks for such nice comments. We believe that dining is about a discovery of senses. Please note that we open for dinner from Thursday to Sunday. Other days of the week a reserved for private functions.
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Tarxien, Malta
1 review
“Perfect Evening Out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Maldonado was recommended by a friend a while ago, and ever since we have been hooked and refuse to visit any other restaurant when in Gozo! From the welcoming hostess, to the ambience to mouth watering food this is the place to experience an unforgettable night out! For food lovers who love to experiment with different flavours and combinations, Maldonados will give you I dare say... an orgasmic culinary experience!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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George Larry Z, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
We are sincerely humbled by such comments. As we love such positive reviews, we promise to do our best to maintain and satisfy the expectations of our wonderful guests.
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