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Il Gabbiano

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St. Mary Street, Marsalforn, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1325, Malta
+356 2155 4040
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Valletta, Malta
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eating at Il Gabbiano is a guarantee of a pleasant experience. with a choice to eat close to the sea on the rocks, or inside when it is chilly, one just feels totally relaxed. food is always excellent and the patrons so pleasant and friendly. will keep going often.

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Thank cari1958
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with the family ,unplanned during walk along the bay . We were welcomed and opted for sea bass and squid . Very pleasant ,tasty meal . Good selection of wines and beers . Slightly overpriced perhaps but enjoyable regardless .

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Thank peter j
New York City, New York
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautiful view of the sea and delicious cuisine . Best Chicken Roulade on the island. Great service and relaxed ambience.

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Thank leolilacs
sheffield
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257 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here twice this holiday in Marsalforn. Still warm and friendly host, efficient service and food to die for. Will definately be back.

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Thank Carol C
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was suggested to me by a close friend of mine, and my lord was that a night to remember! The servers were awfully kind and down to earth and the owner was so charismatic.

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Thank MariaVillanueva1979
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this by chance, at the very end of the beach/bay of Marsalforn in Gozo. The view is delightful and the food is outstanding; freshly made pasta, fresh seafood in a great location, with brilliant service. A very clean and stylish place that serves excellent dishes.

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Thank ElbyReview
Stuttgart, Germany
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant had everything going for it, great location, great atmosphere, and puppies. However, the food was extremely bland. The best thing about this restaurant was the calamari, it was perfectly seasoned and the dipping sauce was excellent. They also give you this wonderful lemon sorbet and iced coffee between courses that were delicious. However, they dropped the ball on... More 

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1 Thank 178benita
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Gozo and discovered this gem by the sea. Home made asparagus & saffron ravioli with some lovely Chardonnay to wash it down yum yum. On an another visit we had little tarts made of hazelnut chocolate and filled with white chocolate mmmmm. Staff were very friendly and attentive. One of the best parts of the entire holiday.

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1 Thank Ritzy62
Bedford, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice. Lovely friendly service. We particularly liked the option of half bottles of local wines. The saffron ravioli was exquisite. Generous portion of fresh calamari. Excellent coffee. Views are beautiful.

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Thank Paul B
Malta, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

excellent location on the edge of the sea of Marsalforn. its a quite and romantic place with five star service but on top of all the food was top notch i took the fish which was really fresh and my husband had the rib eye it was excellent and cooked to perfection, couldnt ask for more. keep it up and... More 

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Thank fiona p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Mary Street, Marsalforn, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1325, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Marsalforn
  • Phone Number: +356 2155 4040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?