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“After 2years, still a wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Menqa L'Antika - CLOSED

Menqa L'Antika
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“After 2years, still a wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

We first visited this restaurant over 2years ago when it had just opened, in over 2 years it was just as good as we remembered.

Really good food, great service, with the owner Chef and his wife taking time to chat with us, along with a very friendly waiter who took us through a very extensive wine list.

This is one restaurant not to pass by.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank dave k
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Antwerp, Belgium
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

The location is not the best because the view is not as good as other restaurants in this location and the tables are very close to each other.
The food is very good and staff is very friendly. Here you get good food for a very raisonable price.

Visited October 2013
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Thank GRIET D
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Island of Gozo, Malta
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Too much to choose from!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

First visit this evening and won't be the last. Such a varied menu and one of the few restaurants on Gozo that really understands food allergies and veggie/vegan food. I do eat meat and had the fresh pasta with Maltese Sausage, vine toms and red cabbage and it was fantastic. The service was great, everything spotless. Only one small thing against it was the slightly over-long wait between ordering and food arriving, but it was worth waiting for

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Linda S
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Another great meal - we now come here every time in Gozo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is the archetypal Gozitan restaurant, without being stuck in the past and only producing "food like granny made". It combines old and new cuisine and the best of local ingredients to create a constantly changing and mouth-watering menu.
Having been several times over the past couple of years we decided to visit again and were not disappointed. On arrival we were greeted by a friendly waitress who continued looking after us for the duration. Once seated we were presented with free nibbles - fresh bread and Maltese water biscuits served with a selection of freshly made dips. This kept us contented while we chose our food.
Wine recommendations by Joselle were very good and perfectly complimented the pasta starter (try it - it's the house special and very tasty) and then the quail.
This may be a few pounds more than some other local restaurants in Marsalforn, but you get way more than the extra you pay for. This is like fine dining without the pretentiousness and in a great setting overlooking Marsalforn harbour.
We shall be back :-)

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank SelkieGirl
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

First of all, the food was really tasty, we had the island platter and then the fried rabbit and the pumpkin risotto, I was warned that the rabbit would be tougher than if it had been stewed, but I'm glad I went ahead, it was tasty and no tougher than roast chicken or duck. The risotto was cream with good earthy flavours and a generous helping of pinenuts.
Unfortunately, by the time we were halfway through the starter, my partner was feeling unwell due to a strenuous day, she managed a couple of mouthfuls of the main course, but we had to leave. We got a servers attention and asked if she could box up the lot for us, she offered to get us the bill "really quickly" so we could go. She really was quick! Fast efficient and considerate service. We'll be going back before we leave Gozo.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Kerstin W
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