Island of Gozo Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Island of Gozo

August 28, 2017 Fernanda Pittenger

Part of the Maltese archipelago, Gozo is the second-largest of the seven-island chain and basks in the Mediterranean off the coast of Sicily. More rural than its sister island, Malta, Gozo has a population of 31,000. Home to some of the oldest religious structures in the world, the fascinating Ggantija temples, the island offers dramatic orange-red sands and perfect snorkeling waters at striking Ramla Bay. Rickety buses ply Gozo's roads, making getting about the island an exciting component of your trip.
Things to do in Island of Gozo

1. Ta' Karolina

Marina Street | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +356 2155 9675
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ta' Karolina

Reviewed By 406colinp - Belfast, United Kingdom

Lovely friendly efficient staff; very willing to please. Visited the restaurant twice during my stay in Gozo and the standard of excellence was high on both occasions Wide choice on the menu; I loved their "Cold Platter" as a Starter and Fish as a Main Course is highly reccommended

2. Tmun

Martino Garces Street, Mgarr, Island of Gozo, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +356 2156 6276
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 709 reviews

Tmun

For the past 25 years our family run business has been providing you with the most hospitable & quality dining experience. The winning recipe for this attainment is surely our passion and enthusiasm towards the catering industry. We look forward to translating our proficiency by further providing you with quality dining in our new venture at Tmun Mgarr.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

One of my favorite restaurants. It is a quaint restaurant nestled in Mgarr Harbour. In fact, many visitors to Gozo get off the ferry from Malta and the restaurant is their first stop to get some dinner. I’ve eaten there probably about eight times, several of which I’ve brought my family, so I’ve sampled much off the food and all of it has been delicious. I recommend being seated outside because the view of the Harbour is spectacular. If you decide to go, you must make a reservation, as it is a popular restaurant - not just with tourists, but with the Maltese, as well. Parking can be a little tricky so give yourself an extra 15 minutes. I promise it will not disappoint. They have a sister restaurant in Rabat, Gozo called The Patrick. It also serves exceptional food, but is a more romantic choice.

3. Patrick's Lounge, Restaurant & Steakhouse

Europe Street, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 2375, Malta Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$94 - HK$385 +356 2156 6667
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 799 reviews

Patrick's Lounge, Restaurant & Steakhouse

Reviewed By StephanieAtt

Visited last Saturday with my family. We enjoyed our evening in a warm atmosphere with, as usual, outstanding cuisine. Patrick's is one of our favorite restaurants to visit, always offering a nice ambiance, great service and a top class wine range. If you're planning on going on a Saturday evening, I suggest booking in advance to have indoor Seating. We booked late and were seated in the outdoor garden area which had a canopy and was heated. This area is a designated smoking area for diners, however our dinner was still enjoyable and we almost preferred the quiet and private Seating. Our choice of dishes for starters were Risotto, Fried Brie pillow, Salt and Pepper Squid and Chicken liver parfait. For main courses we chose Duck Breast which was fantastic, tasty and very tender, Fillet of beef and Tomahawk for two. For dessert we had the lemon tart, creme brule, apple tart and the special of the day, the bread and butter pudding. Well done Patrick as always! To enjoy a real steakhouse, don't miss out on this restaurant. They know how to get top quality meat cuts and know the secrets of cooking them to perfection!

4. Oleander

10 Victory Square, Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$141 - HK$385 +356 2155 7230
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 687 reviews

Oleander

Reviewed By WilfredtheHairy - Xaghra, Malta

We spent wonderful four days in Xaghra and Oleander was our favorite restaurant. It had a good menu offering daily specials featuring local fare to delight any foodie. Outdoor dining at night in this beautiful plaza was unforgettable. Don't forget to visit the Cathedral, the inside is not to be missed.

5. The Boat House

Xatt IX-Xlendi | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1010, Malta Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$290 +356 2756 7207
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Boat House

Situated right on the water's edge and next to the statue of St. Andrew in the fishermen's area of the bay, The Boat House Restaurant is ably run by Joseph Attard and his wife Rose. It has established itself as a must visit restaurant when visiting Gozo by Maltese and foreigners alike. The location enjoys the warm Sunshine on winter afternoons and romantic sunsets. The choice of starters and main courses is endless. On top of that, there are the 'Specialities of the Day'. The fish display is a clear statement about the freshness of the daily catch. All items on the menu are prepared with ingredients of the highest quality. The selection of in-house desserts is tempting. The Wine List includes a large variety of local and foreign wines to please all wine lovers. Service is professional, fast and efficient but not rushed. Open for late lunches. The opening hours listed on this page are valid from 1st April up to 31st October. More detailed opening hours on website or facebook page.

Reviewed By KaRls18 - Bugibba, Malta

Been here for lunch... service was impeccable!!! Food was super delicious and abundant ???? Would highly recommend!! One of the best restaurants in gozo

6. Country Terrace

4 Triq Iz-Zewwieqa | Gozo, Mgarr, Island of Gozo GSM 1433, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$94 - HK$290 +356 2155 0248
Excellent
81%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 858 reviews

Country Terrace

Country Terrace is a little cottage transformed into a restaurant with indescribable panoramic views and extraordinary cuisine. Our restaurant has become the only place in Gozo which offers such a savouring view of the Mgarr Harbor, Fort Chambrey and the three sister Islands, Kemmuna, Kemmunett and Malta When it comes to wedding events, we pit all our efforts into creating a personalized reception. Our facilities and services can be tailored to the style that best represents you and complements your wines and dreams.

Reviewed By gcstorm

This is my absolute favourite restaurant in Gozo. Impeccable service, amazing food, great location and atmosphere.. what more can you ask for?? If you are lucky to visit when the weather is good enough, the view outside is unparalleled. If not, the restaurant inside is cosy and gorgeous just the same.

7. Ta' Tona

Emanuel de Vilhena - Imgar Gozo, Mgarr, Island of Gozo GSM 9031, Malta Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +356 2156 1967
Excellent
77%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 585 reviews

Ta' Tona

Family run restaurant,

Reviewed By Ray_Zammit - Mosta, Malta

Our first dining experience in this restaurant and we had lovely time with great atmosphere. We've ordered fresh local fish complimented with chilled wine and everything was as we expected. Compliments to the chef the management and the waitresses that were extraordinary towards us. Thanks & Regards Ray

8. Vinyard Restaurant

Triq L-Imgarr, Victoria, Island of Gozo XWK 9010, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$204 +356 2155 9976
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Vinyard Restaurant

Who we are and what we do:We are a family run business with over 20 years of catering experience.From private functions like baptism, anniversaries and birthday parties over to family and friends gatherings to simple a romantic diners.Everyone will find his share enjoying a reasonable meal in a traditional Gozitan ambient. Our secret?Simply fresh prepared dishes and we care about every single guest and would go the extra mile to provide our clients with an unforgettable dining experience.Last but not least as we would like to be prepared for you,we highly recommend to book your table in advance.

Reviewed By Rick C - Cave Creek, Arizona

Charming traditional restaurant. Best tuna steaks ever and amazing service from Joey and the family. Food is fresh, perfectly cooked and many of the ingredients are home grown. Search out this gem for an exceptional Gozitan meal - parking is across the road.

9. The Diamond

16 Triq Sant Andrija Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo MXR 01, Malta Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +356 7904 1812
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 224 reviews

The Diamond

English cafe bar. Serving traditional fish and chips and mushy Pea's. Collection of pies Traditional British roast every sunday

Reviewed By Douglas W - Xaghra, Malta

Popular with expats and locals alike this small restaurant serves excellent typically English fare. I like it because the Geordie owner has Newcastle Brown Ale as well as super fish and chips, served with bread and butter. Can’t get any better!!thank you for your great review the Diamond crew.

10. The Flower of Scotland

Valley Road | Opposite Main Carpark in Marsalforn., Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1220, Malta Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +356 2156 0198
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 152 reviews

The Flower of Scotland

We do from Breakfastk till Dinner. Food at all times of the day and evening.

Reviewed By wallacedavid918 - New York City, New York

Quite pleasant on the whole, very friendly and know how to please their customers, will certainly return in the near future when in the area of Marsalforn /Gozo, and better still a Scottish run restaurant HELPS TO KEEP THE ENGLISH OUT! Anglo Saxons to many.

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