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Ta' Frenc Restaurant

Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
+356 2155 3888
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely restaurant, situated in a quiet area in Gozo. Cannot rave more about the lobster ravioli for starter as well as the chicken breast for main, and to top it off with some locally made ricotta canoli. The meal was just perfect in balance, and...More

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very nice, it has the fine dining feel, but the service and food just isn’t quite to the standard you would expect for what you pay. But it is very good, just not hitting the fine dining mark for me.

Thank johnpaulcain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are regular visitors to Ta Frenc restaurant when we visit Gozo from the UK, and always enjoy the great food and ambience. However this weekend we visited the restaurant as wedding guests. We were absolutely blown away by the venue, service,...More

1  Thank Sue R
Reviewed March 17, 2018

I have been there for Valentine's Day with my girlfriend (set-menu; special night). We were not welcomed nor acknowledged when we entered the restaurant, and had to ask where to put our coats The Maitre D' is very sloppy and the service is average for...More

Thank Diogo P
Reviewed February 16, 2018

It was a nice relaxing evening, food was fantastic , great service from staff who were professional.

Thank jonathanvella2015
Reviewed February 4, 2018

A beautiful restaurant, definitely recommend to visit whilst on Gozo... Since we were a table of 10 and we pre-booked for a birthday, they gave us the private dining room which made the celebration fabulous and special - but the rest of the restaurant also...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed December 28, 2017

We have eaten at Ta Frenc a number of times over the years when holidaying in Gozo. When our daughter and her Fiancé decided to hold their wedding and reception in Ta Frenc we knew the service and food would be of a high standard....More

Thank JCE_08
Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

As always perfect menu and service well done all including the live orchestra Place decorated for Christmas and a worm welcome from the host highly recommended

Thank saviour s
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Very nice decor and proper service. As another reviewer stated lots of napkins and old fashioned, Thank you for that. We where greeted at the door with a smile. We stopped a the bar for a proper drink and relaxed on a very nice sofa....More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

For this restaurant I will go out of my way to secure a meal every time when I'm on the maltese islands. The standards and quality of foods cannot be found elsewhere here, largely due to using local products. Even if eating here requires taking...More

Thank chrisjwolf
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April 16, 2017|
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Response from Joseph T | Property representative |
Hi yes you need about 2hrs + to get to us since there is a ferry waiting time to cross over to Gozo.
Jens H
October 10, 2016|
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Response from wisfar | Reviewed this property |
Once you try Ta French restaurant you will enjoy a very high level of cuisine and service. I suggest you always ask for the specialty of the chef of the day. Enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
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Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ghajn Damma Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 9010, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xaghra
  • Phone Number: +356 2155 3888
  • E-mail
The story of Ta’ Frenc as we know it today is the story of two very young men, Ino Attard and Lino Cefai, who, more than 30 years ago, recognised in the crumbling limestone walls of this centuries-old farmhouse, a possibility, a dream, a promise, a renaissance. Literally stone by stone, step by step archway by archway, they restored the building without destroying its soul. Original features such as the animal mangers were retained and these are now a feature of the bar area. The high-ceilinged airy interior is divided into different areas by archways and screens. Mature trees were retained, and others planted. And thus they created Auberge Ta’ Frenc, which opened its doors to the public on 22 May 1982. Checked red and white tablecloths, rustic French-style furniture and a classic French menu greeted their first guests, many of whom remain faithful customers today, of the internationally renowned restaurant now known simply as Ta’ Frenc Restaurant. Despite its name and pronunciation, Ta’ Frenc has nothing to do with France. It means Francis’ place; Francis was the farmer who owned the building.
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