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Da Manuel Restaurant

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1 Triq Il-Kantra | Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1310, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there last Friday evening....it was our first time to this restaurant...it was really very good beyond my expectations...great food, attentive service with magnificent views...will definitely return..looking forward to another helping of the excellent chocolate fondue for dessert. The Trip Advisor recommendation proved correct.

Thank David F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

The very good, calm music combined with the good, actually very good food (the choice of herbs was superb!!) and the friendly, personal atmosphere between customer and staff did convince me! Take the amazing view you got there and add that to everything above and you have a perfect evening! I am totally convinced!!🙏🏻😻

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Kercem, Malta
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

A very good restaurant with good service with a smile! The service was a bit slow, but the food was hot and excellent!

Thank JoeTabone
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant. Great views. Manual makes you feel very welcome and explains the dishes. I go twice a year and enjoy it. This time I thought the food wasn't as well cooked and wonder whether that's because there seemed to be someone else in the kitchen whereas Manuel used to cook. But that aside I love this restaurant and its... More 

Thank Sue B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited on Sunday afternoon having realised it was Mother's Day in Europe so everywhere was packed. We had local mushrooms and asparagus. Was to die for! I tried locally caught tuna which was perfectly cooked and the other meal was rabbit! I didn't get to try any rabbit! Home made olive oil was a revelation! Coffee and a wonderful view... More 

Thank Hilary W
Malvern, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Visiting a friend in Xlendi, Gozo and she took us to Da Manuel for dinner. I have to say that I've been to many Michelin starred restaurants in the UK, but the quality of the food at Da Miguel was just as good if not better. The only differences were that at Da Miguel, the service was better, the portions... More 

Thank Alan-65 B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Opens at 630 pm, perfect time to catch to sun settle behind massive cliffs and watch the ocean as the ski darkens. The owner served us and explained the dishes well. The portobello sautéed in olive oil and garlic was delicious as was the Greek salad and the tuna steak, all ingredients fresh and local. Truly home cooked meals and... More 

Thank Erik A
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The restaurant is slighty outside of the busy centre, which made the visit even nicer. Beautiful view, very tasty and homemade meals and very friendly staff. Best restaurant in Xlendi!!!

Thank lisagroneick
Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Ordered 3 dishes, 2 pasta dishes and a chicken avocado main that was a daily special. The pastas was decent. not good in any way but slightly above edible. I´d make both pasta dishes better myself in 10-15 minutes at home. The chicken dish looked ambitious but was one of the worst dishes I have tried in a long time,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This restaurant is owned and run by father and son. The food is really first class, and we went there twice as the food was so good. A real "Special Occasion" place to eat. It is not situated in the centre of town, so as it is further along the road it may not be noticed, do make the effort... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Triq Il-Kantra | Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1310, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xlendi
  • Phone Number: 21561022

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?