Top ChoiceItalian in Nadur

Osteria Scottadito

Energetic owners from northern Italy run this excellent restaurant tucked behind Nadur's church. Cuisine influenced by the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is the focus, but many local and sustainable ingredients...

Top ChoiceSeafood in Mġarr ix-Xini

Rew Rew

This simple, pine-shaded place has 10 tables beside a beachside shack and serves up delicious seafood, including calamari, prawns and fish. Mains are served with salad and deliciously chunky homemade chips, and...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Marsalforn

Qbajjar

Around 1km west of Marsalforn in quieter Qbajjar Bay, ocean views and excellent seafood blend at this locals' favourite. Combine views of nearby rocky headlands with dishes including a great spaghetti pescatore...

Top ChoiceMediterranean in Xlendi

Boat House

This is a highly rated restaurant where you can eat fresh fish with the sea almost lapping at your toes – there's a seafront, tented terrace. Seafood is the obvious choice, prices are reasonable and it's a great...

Top ChoiceGozitan in Xagħra

Oleander

The much-loved Oleander, located on the pretty village square with tables outside, has a menu specialising in Maltese cuisine, with dishes including rabbit cooked in various ways, homemade ravioli with Gozitan...

Mediterranean in Victoria (Rabat)

Patrick's

From the linen-covered tables to the extensive wine list and menu of complex fusion dishes, Patrick's is polished and professional. Asian influences, New Zealand beef and fresh local fish all come together...

Mediterranean in Marsalforn

Restaurant Ta'Frenċ

About 1.5km south of Marsalforn, this restaurant is in a beautiful setting (a 200-year-old converted farmhouse surrounded by garden) and has an impressive menu of French, Italian and Maltese dishes created from...

Mediterranean in Mġarr

Tmun Mġarr

Family-run Tmun Mġarr offers a menu rich in seafood dishes such as bouillabaisse and fresh-from-the-sea fish. Set behind the fishing boats at the water's edge, it has an outdoor terrace. If you're tiring of...

Mediterranean in Mġarr

Bancinu

Named after a historic ferry that used to cross between Gozo and Malta, Bancinu celebrates a position above the harbour with knockout renditions of traditional Mediterranean flavours. Begin with a delicate...

Gozitan in Victoria (Rabat)

Ta'Rikardu

Tucked away in Il-Kastell, Ta'Rikardu sells excellent local produce – honey, cheese and wine (with particularly good rosé) – along with souvenirs and paintings. Take a seat and order a cheap, delicious platter,...

Mediterranean in Xlendi

Ta' Karolina

This long-running seafront restaurant is named after the nun Karolina Cauchi, who raised money to have the steps cut into the cliffs at Xlendi in the 19th century. These days it features a covered terrace, and a...

Mediterranean in Ta’Ċenċ

Il-Kantra Lido Bar & Restaurant

Rent sunbeds, eat and drink at the Hotel Ta'Ċenċ's gorgeously set summer-only restaurant. Look forward to incredible views towards the inlet of Mġarr ix-Xini. From the hotel, it's around 3km down an unsealed road...

Gozitan in Victoria (Rabat)

It-Tokk

It-Tokk is a cosy restaurant with flagstone walls and an arched, bamboo-shaded 1st-floor terrace overlooking the square. Come here for traditional Maltese dishes such as rabbit stew and braġioli (rolled and...

Mediterranean in Xlendi

Iċ-Ċima Restaurant

This friendly restaurant is situated a short walk uphill from the village and has an outstanding view over the bay and the coastal cliffs from its rooftop. It's an excellent choice, with the emphasis on seafood,...

Balkan in Xlendi

Sofia Bar & Restaurant

Balkan flavours come to Xlendi at this restaurant decked out in blue and white, referencing a Greek island taverna. The menu travels from Greece to Serbia and Bulgaria, and the grilled lamb dishes, stuffed vine...

Cafe in Victoria (Rabat)

Black Cat Cafe

Owned by a Maltese-Australian, the exceptionally cosy Black Cat Cafe brings a touch of Down Under cafe culture to the backstreets of Victoria. That means excellent coffee, smoothies and artisan teas, homestyle...

Pizza in Nadur

Maxokk Bakery

An excellent bakery, open since the 1930s, selling traditional ftira (Maltese bread) and pizza, freshly baked in a bread oven and with a wide range of toppings. It also serves craft beer from Gozo, and there are...

Mediterranean in Għarb & San Lawrenz

Tatita's

Tatita's occupies what was once San Lawrenz police station. When it's warm, you can dine alfresco on the postcard-perfect square. It's very welcoming – and family-friendly, too, despite the formal look and...

Cafe in Victoria (Rabat)

Café Jubilee

This cafe-bar has a nice atmosphere, with its marble counter, brass rails, dark wood and vintage ads on the walls, and has a couple of outside tables on the square. In the evening it becomes a popular wine bar...

Gozitan in Marsalforn

Otters Bistro

Waterfront Otters has a glorious, shady, outdoor terrace overlooking the bay. The menu has some great Gozitan choices, including braised lamb shank with fig and orange sauce, or spaghetti Gozitana (tossed with...