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“Saved the best until last - Amazing restaurant with great hospitality. ” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maldonado Bistro

Maldonado Bistro
Ranked #2 of 45 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $37
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: You'll need to explore the backstreets of Victoria to find food worth hunting for, but once here you'll be glad you did.Off the tourist track and with none of the traps, Maldonado Bistro is the sort of place only locals know about but with the food and ambiance to charm all. Our menu is a satisfying mix of the best local delicacies, bruschetta, pasta, grills and salads. So go exploring and discover a spot to treasure.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Saved the best until last - Amazing restaurant with great hospitality. ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We saved the best until last.
It was for our last night in Gozo that we decided to visit Maldonado Bistro as we had read great reviews on trip advisor.
The restaurant is tucked away down a small side street and we entered down some steps into a very intimate setting where we were greeted by our hosts. Having children with us we were early so we were alone at first which only enhanced the attention we were given. I would say the biggest part of us being impressed with the service was the fact that our children can be fussy and only like plain pasta occasionally mixed with pesto. We asked for pesto pasta which we were told there was no pesto pasta on the menu. This was then quickly followed by the chef coming to our table saying she would make fresh pesto from scratch for us. To this we were very impressed and felt very well looked after. Our meal was fantastic and we had a great night. By the time we left the restaurant was full and had a great atmosphere. If you are staying in Gozo (Victoria) you must visit Maldonado Bistro. It's a true gem. We will certainly visit again when we return to Gozo.

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“bringing Italian hospitality to your tastebuds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2014

I visited Maldonado on a recommendation from a friend while we were on a weekend break in Gozo. It was one of the highlights of our trip. the atmosphere of the converted typically Gozitan home was a warm setting and we were immediately welcomed by the smiling staff! We shared 3 types of delicious brushcetta the greek style was my favourite :) very reasonably priced - an all round culinary experience

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Catania, Italy
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“BEST HOMEMADE RAVIOLI EVER TRIED!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderfoul experience! Hidden like a treasure in the middle of Victoria, this restaurant turn me crazy everytime i go!

Excellent service, raffinate receipt, and the Chef... wow! the best homemade pasta ever tried!

I try the special Ravioli wit pear and blue chees, and i still remember the taste!

couple, family or group of friends, THIS IS A MUST if you visit Gozo.

Thanks again !! see you soon!

  • Visited July 2014
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Vienna, Austria
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“On of the best on Gozo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

First of all, this restaurant is perfect for Dates. Its charming, small and cosy. The service is very "Italian" if you like that you are right here. For me its some times a bit to much. The starters are tasty but also just average. Some of the mains are excellent, for example the duck breast is delicious. The prices are for Gozo quite high but reasonable. If they pay a bit more attention to the details(like the temperature of the meat) and being a bit more creative with the starters I would love to give Maldonado 5 stars. But after all you can't go wrong with Maldonado.

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“Cooking with passion”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We spent the week on Gozo and this was head and shoulders the best restaurant we found.Michaela's passion for cooking sets this restaurant apart, with great support from Manuele front of house...look no further just go

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