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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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Swanage, United Kingdom
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

We were looking for somewhere to have a drink away from the hotel and IL Gabbana was just down the road .We had a delicious olives and Ciabatta bread as a sharing dish with a glass of local red wine and a Cisk local beer ,Margaretha and Vladimir made us most welcome .Lovely to sit on the seafront and watch... More 

Thank Peter W
United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Saw this place from afar, right out to sea overlooking harbour, headed out to walk there passing the fishing huts, and was well worth it. The local love this place, Great Fish and great view!

Thank Anoula
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We took a mid morning break here and it was a great way to take in Marsalforn on our first visit. Excellent view over the bay and very pleasant place just to chill and watch the place slowly get into gear. I just had a beer but my wife tucked into a chocolate souffle with her coffee and the silence... More 

Thank Richard B
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stopped for a cup of tea at Il Gabbiano and were so taken with the location and the friendliness of the people there that we booked to go back for dinner. It is the last restaurant on the seafront on the western side of Marsalforn and beatifully situated with some tables on the rocky shore overlooking the water. In... More 

Thank Anyfront
Xaghra, Malta
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Ate lunch here for the first time recently and was very pleasantly surprised. We tend to avoid the majority of the 'tourist trap' restaurants that abound in Marsalforn and Il Gabbiano is definitely a departure from those. The food was great, the service unhurried and friendly......a very pleasant experience

Thank MerchantDoc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Good service and quiet area. Food also good but quite few options not available. Also menu less impressive than last year. So bit let down.

Thank Pierre A
Dublin, Ireland
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171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Went here on a recommendation ....loved the location, lovely and quiet away from the main strip in Marsalforn which can be tacky.....food was delicious local and fantastic..service really friendly .....we find you need to talk and chat to locals then they open up to you makes a huge difference if you do. All in all a gem can't wait to... More 

Thank scarke
Louth, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The food was lovely. I had the veal starter followed by the octopus stew; my husband had the mushroom starter and the chicken roulade main. We had no complaints at all. But what impressed us the most was the service here. We were actually waited on - for example not long after my husband had finished his beer, we were... More 

Thank MrsDrink
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant on recommendation and its location. Food tasty and well cooked but did not feel there was a welcoming atmosphere. Also felt we were being unnecessarily overcharged by being brought a more expensive local wine when there were cheaper options and being brought a large bottle of water when we hsd requested a small one. We found Otters... More 

Thank angmorgan13x
Gharb, Malta
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Last Sunday i went there for a lunch with my friends.. the food is delicious , tasteful and mouth-watering specially the ribeye,3 salmon welligton and the chocolate orange fondant it was very presentative .. well done and keep it up and thanks for the patient ( u know what i mean).

Thank Sonia C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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?