I was the one to suggest Gozitan Restaurant to my dad, when he suggested we meet for dinner with his brother and wife who are here on holiday from the States. I had never been before, but thought why not after hearing so many good comments! To be honest my expectations were quite high…..and so it happens to me, I always get a bit disappointed, when a big fuss is made through word of mouth.
Mind you — not that the food is bad but somehow I expected better. I do not know what I expected actually.
The decor is typical Gozitan, actually I reckon little has been done to change from the previous restaurant.
Menu is written in Gozitan, ‘majjul mexwi‘, ‘qarnejt bit-tiewm’ (good one! ) and of course translated in English. It is a vast
menu and includes all that is typical Maltese….or rather Gozitan! The owner greeted us and mentioned a huge list of what is on the menu Chicken, Rib-Eye, Summien, Fenek, Haruf il-Forn, Braggoli, Majjal etc etc.
We all chose our pick for the main.
The concept of Gozitan, is very particular as the owner explained – you choose your main, wine and drinks and ………….the rest is on them !
The following plates were placed on our table from time to time to share and enjoy as starters whilst they prepared the main dishes: –
– Maltese Bread which you can garnish with kunserva and / or dip
– Deep fried Gozo cheese
– Galletti with Gozo cheese, sundried tomatoes, fresh Gbejna, olives
– Spaghetti with sea urchines
– Ross il-Forn
Whereas as for dessert : –
– Home made fig icecream
– Helwa tat-tork
and to finish Gozitan Limoncell which they leave on your table to help yourself and take as much as you can handle !!
and all this for approximately EUR 25.00 each including wine and water.
Overall rating – Good value for money
Very (very) generous portions
Establishment needs redecoration, better climate control and extraction from the kitchen
Gozitan restaurant, Paceville Street, St. Julian’s, Malta
Telephone: 2786 4626; Mob: 9986 4626