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“Delicious lunch ”
Review of The Stone Crab

The Stone Crab
Ranked #9 of 34 Restaurants in Xlendi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $300
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: HISTORY OF THE RESTAURANT The Stone Crab restaurant is located in a unique spot in the picturesque fishing village of Xlendi Bay, Gozo. It is situated at the water`s edge and sheltered by high rising adjacent cliffs. The restaurant opened its doors for business in the June of 1990. The premises date back to the late 90`s, as a garage where the boats of the family of Mr Bernard Cutajar were kept. The premises eventually were bought by one of Mr Cutajar`s grand daughter, who now manages and runs the restaurant. Over these two decades, the restaurant has gained popularity and has become a favourite among locals and regular visitors to Gozo. ABOUT OUR CUISINE The Stone Crab specializes in local and Mediterranean cuisine. It also serves a variety of delicious fresh fish dishes, including the crab as one of its main popular and recommended dish. Besides of fish dishes, the restaurant serves also pasta, meat and pizzas.
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

We arrived during rain but very soon we were seated in the front conservatory of The Stone Crab right on the water with a lovely view of the bay of Xlendi. We always have a day on Gozo when we visit Malta. The waiting staff here are incredibly helpful, friendly and informative and Ergys was particularly excellent. The fish was beautiful as were the vegetables and complimentary bruchetta. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Firstly, Xlendi is in GOZO and NOT Malta as Tripadvisor's prompt originally brought up.

Also - This restaurant is nestled between two other restaurants but, rather than stop at the first, or walk to the last, stop at this one in the middle - great food, even greater service. I have Gozitan heritage and can safely say this was one of the best meals I've ever had there.

You must give this business a go - you won't regret it

Date of visit: April 2019
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1  Thank charlieweale
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

Sunday lunch with a view and good food, the waiters were very welcoming and our order was taken almost immediately. Service with a smile and the food was very good. The Seafood Platter was huge and very good, the Tagliata was cooked to perfection and the vegetables were fresh (not frozen).

Date of visit: May 2019
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Thank Jacqueline C
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

This was a very disappointing experience as we had been looking forward to lunch here as recommended by a friend. It was busy today (1st of May) but we had to wait for over one and a half hours to be served lunch. It was simply not up to standard and I couldn't recommend this establishment to anyone. Having said that the calamari which would only take minutes to cook was fair.
I felt for the staff who were under pressure.

Date of visit: May 2019
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1  Thank richardnewtonart
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MichaelSultana92, Owner at The Stone Crab, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

Dear Reviewer, we are sorry to hear this and would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused.

However we would like express our point of view as well for other reviewers planning to visit our restaurant. As mentioned in your review, the restaurant was super busy and orders are prepared one after the other as they are entered from the system. Please note that our food is cooked fresh and nothing is prepared from before. Good food needs time to be prepared and served.

For further explanation and information please do not hesitate to contact us on thestonecrab1@hotmail.com.

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Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Marvelous hidden gem at Xlandi bay.

Good mussels and fantastic seafoods.

Accompanied by ducks and fishes while you eat.

沧海遗珠之地。海鲜甚为鲜美,价格公道,服务温馨,环境宜人。旅行必来,回头客颇多。

下午营业时间比其他餐厅多一个小时,很难得地解决了很多问题。

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank AlbertF1025
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