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“Simply Tasteful”
Review of Oleander

Oleander
Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Xaghra
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $33
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Yesterday night me and some friends decided to have lunch in the typical village square of Xaghra. So we chosen to to try Oleander, as it offers outside sitting as it happened to be a sunny day. They offer a discrete wine menu, and the food is absolute wonderful. The menu is well balanced, that will satisfy everyone's taste. I had a plate of spaghetti with Seafood which was cooked as I like, al' dente. My friends had venison fillet, which was of the daily specialty, which was presented very well. The service was excellent, nothing to regret. I would recommended too everyone.

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2  Thank Mark A
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

The thing I like the most about this restaurant is its location which is right in the centre of Xaghra next to the church. Therefore dining outside especially on a Summery night is definitely recommended. Food is very good and choice is quite vast considering that this kind of restaurant normally limits itself to only a few dishes. Prices are above average but then again you are paying for the service.

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2  Thank AlexiaB4
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

The food here is very good and hospitality exceptional. But make sure how much their specials are before ordering!! The food is great but specials not priced on the boards can be expensive.

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3  Thank ann e
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

When you visit Malta, you should consider a trip to the neighbor Island Gozo and plan a luncheon
or Dinner at the Oleader Restaurant, Located on the historic main square of the capital city
Xaghra. The restaurant has outside seating with view to the Victorian style houses and ancient
Church. The inside is rustic and romantic.

We had a four hour Saturday Luncheon, among a group of friends.
The young Owner Brian Refalo and his wife surprised us with every course they served.
Appetizers, all seafood, muscles, Clams, Lobster, and a big local fish.
The local wines are worth savoring and the wine cellar has an impressive collection of fine
Italian wines.

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1  Thank JRodolphe L
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We live in Gozo and are always excited to find somewhere special to eat. We visited Oleander , Xaghra, for the first time in January this year and it is now our favourite restaurant on the island. It has all the right ingredients - warm welcome, truly excellent food, reasonable prices, wonderful service, charming ambiance. We go there now as often as possible. If the weather is good we eat outside - wonderful local lamb which literally falls off the bone, venison steaks, pink and succulent, rabbit in a rich, wholesome sauce - if its cold, we sit inside, warm and cozy, an ideal winter location. The restaurant changed hands in May of last year and the new owners deserve a huge pat on the back for their stirling efforts. Everything is bought fresh daily - and it shows. They care about food here - they want you to feel special and they succeed. We cannot praise it enough - can't think of anything better than a long, relaxing lunch here, with old friends, the perfect way to spend a cold winter's day.

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5  Thank missfawkes
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