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“Exciting delicious New Arrival”
Review of Menqa L'Antika - CLOSED

Menqa L'Antika
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Nestled in the picturesque fishing village of Marsalforn on the tranquil island of Gozo, Menqa L'Antika awaits you to savour authentic local and Mediterranean gastronomy with a modern flair. Chef patron Gordon Camilleri, has created an exciting menu using the islands' tasteful and freshest produce. Carte du jour includes antipasti, fresh pasta, fish and shellfish, tender beef cuts, flambe dishes and homemade desserts. Thanks to our extensive wine list, every dish can be paired with that wine to create a fine art. Attentive service, exceptional food and a relaxing ambiance make Menqa L'Antika ideal for romantic dinners, families, friends as well as larger parties.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Exciting delicious New Arrival”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

A new restaurant has opened by the fishing harbour, which specialises in locally sourced Maltese and Gozotan food. We have tried all the other places in Marsalforn and this one really is outstanding!

Chef Gordon decided that he would not follow the herd like everyone else and cater to the quick and cheap Pizza market. If you want that, go elsewhere. This place is for traditional local dishes, cooked to perfection, bursting with flavour and freshness.

Gordon's Aljotta, a tridtional fish and shellfish soup, is without a doubt, the best my wife has ever tasted - and she has tried a lot of it over the years. The Bragjoli (rolled parcels of fine beef encasing pork and herb stuffing, briased in wine and tomatoes) were out of this world.

Sweets include old traditional dishes like Maltese bread pudding with home made "condensed milk" ice cream (Gelat tat-tieg). Mouthwatering! Or try the home made ice creams, including cinamon and the surperbly flavoured fig.

We ended up going back 5 times in 10 days and everything we had was delicious and authentic. We've tried the other places that rank so highly on here, and, frankly, they are not a patch on this place. Both tourists and locals should try this place and experience the quality and care taken in the cooking.

Prices (June 2011 E = Euros) Starters range between E4.90 and E6.90, mains between E12.90 up to E18.50 for a wonderful Irish fillet of beef. Fish dishes between E15.90 and E17.90

Everyone else in Marsalforn caters at least in part to the cheap pizza and tourist menu. Here, you get real good local food, uncompromising and superb!

Service is friendly, welcoming and their personalised service and attention to detail is outstanding. We absolutely recommend this place! I am half Maltese myself and the memories this food evoked of home cooking were truly wonderful.

  • Visited June 2011
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3 Thank TeamStevo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious genuine Gozitan cuisine on the harbour”
Reviewed June 17, 2011

If you are looking for quality, local produce and unusual, homemade, best kept Gozo culinary secrets this is the place for you. Chef Gordon has combined his Mum's home cooking with his international expertise and experience to create a stylish and delicious menu using as much Gozitan produce - vegetables, farmhouse cheeses, local lamb and fish as possible and the results are delightful. The restaurant is situated right on the old harbour but it is in a row of a dozen others and I feel it needs to make itself a bit more noticeable - you could easily pass it by - which would be a great shame. We will certainly visit again - there were so many good things we wanted to try!

  • Visited June 2011
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2 Thank JennyAScott48
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