Best restaurants in Victoria (Rabat)

  • Restaurants 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 wonderfully in a nautical yet elegant blue-and-white dining room. The restaurant is consistently a worthy contender for one of Gozo's most popular eateries.

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    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, which includes cheese, bread, tomatoes, capers and olives. Vegetable soup or homemade ravioli is also available; wash it all down with the owners' Gozitan wine.

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    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 stuffed beef), though it also serves pasta and steaks. Better service than at other tourist-oriented eateries around town lift it ahead of the pack.

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    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 baking – try the carrot cafe or the bliss balls – and more substantial mains like BLT sandwiches and bagels with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

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    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 and serves good local drops. It also offers local dishes such as rabbit, as well as other snacks.

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    Maldonado Bistro

    This cellar bistro is a fun place for an aperitivo or dinner – it's intimate and welcoming – and is popular with locals and tourists for its delicious Italian cooking, including handmade pasta, and good accompanying wines.

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    Grapes Wine Bar

    Settle down in this piazza with views of the basilica, choose a good local or international wine or frosty Cisk lager, and graze on a platter of regional cheese/sausage/seafood, ftira (traditional Maltese bread), and rabbit or pizza. Unfortunately service can be haphazard.