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Steeped in a rich heritage of family, good and honest dining, and a sublime view of the crystal waters of the Mediterranean. Il-Kartell is one of the first standalone restaurants in Marsalforn which has truly been a family affair since its inception in the early 1970s. Despite the minor changes to the landscape, Il-Kartell remains somewhat of a local cornerstone in the world of dining and leisure. The foundations of our kitchen and restaurants are built amongst the original structures of three boat houses, and it is this opening chapter of the Il-Kartell story that we have returned to in our efforts and passion to deliver you the very best in casual dining by the sea.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Seafood, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 9, 2020 via mobile

Our friends recommended this restaurant for us to visit during our stay in Gozo and we were surprised by how good the food is. The menu is not the cheapest but the quality is superb. We ate fish soup for starters and octopus as a...main and it was cooked to perfection, but the highlight of our meal was the pistachio fondant dessert which was the best dessert I've ever had in a very long time! Will definitely visit again :)More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed October 11, 2020

We had dinner and what we choose was cooked to perfection. Price is moderate and a very welcoming service.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

We where browsing the area, stopped for lunch and had Exquisite Lobster, salmon and freshfish... Enjoyed every second of it!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 25, 2020

Wonderful restaurant where an outstanding evening meal was enjoyed. Mussels taken as a starter were the best I've ever eaten with a really rich and well flavoured sauce, meat was cooked to perfection and the attention paid by the kitchen to presentation was instantly noticable...and added to the quality of the meal. Service was well organised and very polite throughout and all staff that dealt with us were very efficient, polite and friendly. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 23, 2020 via mobile

Stopped for an early lunch and lucky to get seated without a booking. Lobster was picked live from tank on restaurant managers advice at 1.4kilo being sufficient for 2 ppl. Fairly priced and beautifully presented. Attentive service staff and stunning bay views.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 21, 2020

I went for lunch with my friends at this restaurant. Staff approach lacks that friendly smile but the food has great and the service not so bad at all.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2020 via mobile

Came recommended for fish, that far not disappointed as was freshly cooked & delicious. HOWEVER, the kids fish cakes were shop bought (Iceland’s fish shape ones??) reheated hard as rocks so that they were inedible, the roasted potatoes accompanying the mains not freshly cooked &...the vegetables under done. The ambience being one of fast process of patrons.The starter pasta was lovely and recommended. Sadly not worth visiting more so if your table is squeezed next to the main road & the waiters’s cutlery cabinet.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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DianeM160, Owner at Il Kartell Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2020

Norma It is totally worthless and time wasting reading your review.. Why ?? You rate a restaurant POOR simply for our ‘Iceland fish shaped one’ kids meal served with fries total cost €5.50! Very ridiculous to say the least! We had 3 options for your...More

Reviewed August 8, 2020 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. Friendly staff great views across the bay and a great selection on the menu. This was our main meal for the day so everyone had starters and mains. All the food was delicious and the waiting staff were great. Would...come back here for certain to try some of the dishes that I had to turn down in favour of my huge red snapper!! Definitely try this place. It won’t disappoint!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020

Was at Il Kartell Restaurant and we had as a starters linguine frutto di mare & spagetti con nero di seppia, both were fantastic.for the main we had mixed fish platter & calamari fritti and again portions were big fresh and tasty.would like to thanks...the waiters that were helpful and gentle. wiil be back again ..well doneMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 6, 2020 via mobile

We dined as a family at this waterfront establishment. My wife had the fillet steak which was heavenly. Beautiful piece I’d neat and cooked to perfection. The ribs were also good. Great value for money. Would recommend for a family evening meal.

Date of visit: August 2020
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