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Tal-Furnar Bar & Restaurant

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136, Gnien Xibla Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 2155 6372
09:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

The best Bragioli I ever tasted on the Maltese islands.The cook is the daughter of the owner,who puts all her heart and passion in cooking all these delicious meals.The dessert is also her merit,which she bakes in the more than 100 year old wood fired oven.The restaurant has a true character due to the oven which is the center piece... More 

Thank Patricia U
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We visited Tal-Furnar on the off chance as a couple we had met were eating there. We were greeted by Tony and Carmen (his wife) like we were eating there (even though we were not). They brought chairs over for us even though it was a table for two. It wasn't very busy that night but we got the most... More 

Thank gooner692
Bath, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I cannot recommend this restaurant more! It is without doubt my favourite restaurant, not only just on the island, but in the whole entire world!! The staff are friendly, and the sense of a family run business gives this place such a fantastic vibe! I have been going to this restaurant for over 6 years and I will continue to... More 

Thank henriettacpalmer
Valletta, Malta
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We have tried to go here before but the timing somehow never worked out, until last weekend. As a Maltese who goes to Gozo frequently, this is the only place on the island where you can sit and enjoy an authentic, old-style Gozitan meal. This means that it is a simple, honest place with genuine owners serving truly excellent food.... More 

Thank BorisBeowulf
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We showed up just after six pm and asked for a table. They couple told us that they were still getting ready, but to sit down and look at the menu. The story on page one of the stone oven being built and the family using and letting neighbours use it was entertaining. The paste with crackers to start with... More 

1 Thank Burton E
Springfield, VA
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

There are few places left like Tal-Furnar. The owner, mom and daughter run the place. Super local, tiny, the real deal. Like eating in my grandmothers farmhouse kitchen. Not fancy, good food, go for the experience. The owner has his own vineyard and bottles his own wine. Super good price, crazy delicious. We drink tons of wine, this was the... More 

Thank RazTravler
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

If you love Pizza and are staying in Xaghra, Gozo, this restaurant is a must. Family restaurant, using original stone ovens. You might miss it as its off the main square. Take the road to the right of the church in the square and the right fork where the road divides an easy short walk.

1 Thank starfish1909
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We called here on our last night and boy did we save the best till last. Absolutely outstanding food cooked to perfection, great friendly service too so we defo recommend it. I had spare ribs hubby had pork....delishious thanks for having us

Thank tracey h
AnnaMarieFarrugia, Owner at Tal-Furnar Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Tracy. You are always welcome :) More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I cannot comment on the rest of the menu but I couldn't sent people to what I believed was the best pizza on the island when the pizza I ate - or didn't eat - tonight was nothing like last year's experience. To give Tony his due he didn't charge us for the food so let's hope this was a... More 

Thank BarnackSteph
Drogheda, Ireland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Extremely rude staff, visited many places in the Island and this is definitely one where I would never come back. Higiene is unknown to them, food not the greatest. People on this island are lovely except these ones!

Thank Chiara R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136, Gnien Xibla Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xaghra
  • Phone Number: +356 2155 6372

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