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Maldonado Bistro

Mons. Vella Street | 18, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 1461, Malta
+356 9901 9270
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“bruschetta” (38 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
Open Now
18:30 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mons. Vella Street | 18, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 1461, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

After all the hype and good reviews me and my girlfriend booked a table and were excited. The restaurant is in a nice location and had a very nice interior. However, restaurants are ultimately about the food and this Bistro served us overpriced and average...More

1  Thank Hannah B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spontaneously went for dinner with my husband and son a Friday night .It was busy and an the manager made a big fuss about giving us " The last table". The starters came 45 min later . My son had a pasta wrongly called...More

Thank Constanza M
gozolicious, Owner at Maldonado Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

My only recommendation to this diner is to cherish her holiday with her family and not waste her time micro-managing our eatery. I don't even want to bother correcting her exaggerated account as life is too short and I have better things to do. People...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up to Maldonado without making a reservation. My advice would be to definitely book as we were lucky and managed to get a table but other people who walked in after us didn't manage... The menu was pretty brief, but had a variety...More

Thank Steph H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food, ok prices, nice staff, cosy premises (indoors), everything we are was good. Nice scuba photos on the walls.

Thank svein s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away in a basement setting, below a street just off from the busy central area, this restaurant is well worth a visit. As with all the restaurants we visited on Gozo, quality of food, quantity, service and little extras do not reflect the prices,...More

Thank simonevolincoln
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Don't miss it, good food, good service, good people, good prices, homemade bread and butter is delicious and free ...

Thank Ciucu B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We wanted to impress a business colleague that was visiting Gozo for the first time, so we made a reservation at Maldonado. It was delightful - service was impeccable and the dishes of rabbit and pork that we ordered were cooked to perfection. I always...More

Thank Chatoyant381
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Booked a table in advance as this is a popular restaurant although it turned out it wasn't that busy when we visited. The Italian platter as a starter was very good complimented with some bread and paste on the house. The beef tagliata was a...More

Thank 2904Steve
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Located in an old building reasonably close to the Citadel, this restaurant is more than a bistro. The menu itself is relatively short - which means that the food is fresh and provides an interesting blend of cuisine from the region including Arab influence. The...More

Thank adrianbotterill
Reviewed 1 June 2017

First of all this place is obviously popular and you need to book ahead. Secondly, we only had one course so my thoughts may not be representative of their full offering which seemed to cater for all tastes and appetites. Finally getting down the stairs...More

Thank Short-breaks-only
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1.52 km away
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
18:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mons. Vella Street | 18, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 1461, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +356 9901 9270
  • E-mail
You'll need to explore the backstreets of Victoria to find food worth hunting for, but once here you'll be glad you did.Off the tourist track and with none of the traps, Maldonado Bistro is the sort of place only locals know about but with the food and ambiance to charm all. Our menu is a satisfying mix of the best local delicacies, bruschetta, pasta, grills and salads. So go exploring and discover a spot to treasure.
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