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“Genuine food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Veranda

Veranda
Triq Manoel De Vilhena, 3 | Mgarr Harbour, Mgarr, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 79030676
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Ranked #5 of 13 Restaurants in Mgarr
Price range: $6 - $58
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We want you to feel at home in our restaurant and we have designed it specifically to create a warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere. We also have a lovely veranda where you can sit outside.Our menu changes every week because the freshest ingredients are always used. We have, of course, included a few classics Italian plates, but there is always something different to try.
Għajnsielem, null, Malta
1 review
“Genuine food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We are regular visitors of this restaurant. The restaurant has a good variety of fresh fish and fresh pasta dishes, cooked in an excellent manner. The staff are polite and very well informed about their menus and the origin of the dishes. The restaurant is a family run business and they can turn a simple recipe into an exquisite dish. The risotto with langoustine cream is a must to try and also the spaghetti with lobster. Finally we can say that there is a restaurant in Gozo which offers a varied menu cooked at its best.

Must try!!

  • 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Felt we were a hindrance”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We visit Gozo several times a year and last week took our son to Veranda to try out somewhere new and different. We won’t be rushing back. I chose the risotto which was built as a langoustine special, this had an empty langoustine shell lying on the top with no hint of fish within the dish & which was tasteless. My husband chose the lamb which he said was lovely and tender but the promised roasted vegetables & potatoes didn’t transpire for over 25minutes after the meat had arrived; when they did eventually arrive the vegetables were cold antipasti aubergine and when queried why this differed from the roast veg, the waiter was rude and tried to convince us it was always served like this in Italy. Our son however did enjoy his meal but the events of the other meals spoilt the evening. I think the restaurant could have promise if they were not busy but we had to chase up drinks and the staff were not attentive and we felt we were a hindrance having come into the restaurant prior to a very large group. Shame as a good setting overlooking harbour but will need to clean up their act if they are to continue

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Okay if you like cats”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We had a meal here during a recent stay in Mgarr, we sampled most of the restaurants here and enjoyed them all with the exception of this one!

When we arrived we took a seat outside on the small terrace area We had a meal here during a recent stay in Mgarr, we sampled most of the restaurants here and enjoyed them all with the exception of this one!

When we arrived we took a seat outside on the small terrace area We had a meal here during a recent stay in Mgarr, we sampled most of the restaurants here and enjoyed them all with the exception of this one!

When we arrived we took a seat outside on the small terrace area only to be chased by the waiter as there were only 2 of us and we had sat at a table for four. Fair enough if it was busy but there was only one other table eating and very few tables for parties of two. We took comfort in the fact though that this happened to a subsequent couple, however they were brave enough to ask for the table to be split.

The waiter we found to be very snobbish, he seemed quite put out that we chose pasta dishes instead of one of the specials! After that he paid us very little attention. After we had our dessert and coffee we called on him to get the bill. He did offer us a complementary Limoncello (local liqueur) but was very dismissive when we asked what it was.

The cats however were very friendly!! If you eat here expect to put up with the local cats begging at your feet - not good!!

In summary, food okay but service nowhere near okay. Try elsewhere.

  • Visited September 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“An excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Me and my partner visited Veranda twice at the beginning of September 2013. The restaurant offers excellent food prepared with quality ingredients mixed with care and passion that extends across the breadth of the menu from simple breads to the more complex dishes. The team at Veranda understand food and are able to offer straightforward advice and opinion about all the dishes on offer and the accompanying wine menu. The atmosphere is intimate without being too overbearing. Veranda ligers as a highlight from our time in Gozo.

  • 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Unpretentious restaurant - very nice food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Lovely Italian restaurant. Good range of dishes and particularly strong fish selection and some interesting specials. Cooking was very good. Service relaxed and understated. There is a small cluster of restaurants here and it more than holds it own.

  • Visited August 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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