Ten Of The Best Restaurants With A Stunning View On Gozo.
Eat, Drink And Soak Up The View At These Restaurants On Gozo.
For a small island, the dining opportunities on Gozo are endless and so are the views. Enjoying a perfect panorama elevates a dining experience so we’ve put together ten restaurants with backdrops to die for, so you can sit back and absorb the island’s countryside, quaint village squares and breathtaking coastlines.
Moby Dick restaurant, xlendi
By The Sea
Is there ever a time not to eat by the sea? Or grab a post-swim Spritz or Sundowner? Xlendi is famed for being one of the best spots to enjoy that golden hour on Gozo and Moby Dick Restaurant is perfect for all three. If you are searching for flavours beyond Mediterranean fare Moby Dick also offers an extensive Chinese menu and if you visit end of August to December try their unique take on Lampuki (Gozo’s favourite fish) prepared the Chinese way! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
one80 bar & kitchen. mgarr
By The Harbour
One80 Kitchen is an elegant water edge restaurant in the picturesque Mgarr Marina. You can’t miss the chic nautical decor and alluring alfresco dining area. Hours pass by as you melt into the atmosphere of the harbour, watching the ferries come and go, the fisherman at work, the horses enjoying a swim in the sparkling sea. One80 has a superb breakfast menu and the rest of the day is all about sharing plates that invite you to try a selection of mouth-watering dishes with locally sourced ingredients. For the Instagrammers out there, capturing a vibrant cocktail against this blue backdrop is a must!
rendez-vous restaurant, xewkija
In The Square
Rendez-View Restaurant and Wine Bar offer superfluous dining on their romantic terrace ( book ahead to secure a table ) overlooking Xewkija Square alongside a prime view of the impressive Rotunda, Gozo’s biggest church. Apparently, it’s the third-largest unsupported dome in the world. As the name implies this restaurant has a superb selection of wines to pair with beautifully presented meat, fish, and vegetarian plates. Bon Appetit!
the view Bar & Kitchen, zebbug
The View Bar & Kitchen is located in the quaint village of Zebbug famed for sunset views. This restaurant has a peaceful terrace that overlooks the iconic Giordan Lighthouse lodged in the depths of Gozo’s unique landscape. A perfect spot to gather with friends and family. Open for lunch at the weekend and dinner most nights. Expect a Mediterranean menu and a good honest Gozitan dessert. Click here for the low down on our last visit.
The View Bar & Kitchen, Triq il-Knisja, Zebbug, Gozo. Website Facebook Instagram Phone: +356 7955 5106
the boathouse restaurant, xlendi
The Boathouse is an award-winning seafront restaurant located on the right-hand side of the stunning Xlendi Bay. If you are looking for an exquisite ‘Ocean to Plate’ dinner with a turquoise backdrop, The Boathouse is a perfect choice. This first-class eatery takes pride in delivering a timeless menu using fresh and quality ingredients. Famed for fish, however, they also offer a crafted steak menu with an excellent choice of cuts and wines to pair. When a restaurant is as popular with locals as visitors you know you’ve found a gem. Open every day for lunch and dinner, so there’s plenty of time for a return visit.
al sale restaurant, xaghra
Al Sale Restaurant is a superb eatery set over three floors offering a unique view of Xaghra Square, Marija Bambina Church and everything else that goes on there. There’s also a private dining area for special occasions. Al Sale’s menu takes you on an elegant Mediterranean journey, including a fantastic selection of fish and meat carpaccio, delicious pasta options, and of course, fish prepared ‘al sale’, where the whole fish is baked in a salt crust. This simple technique is a real flavour game-changer and a must-try when visiting Gozo. Try their cocktails too.
azure window restaurant, dwejra
Written In The Stone
Azure Window Restaurant is surrounded by unparalleled views of Dwejra, including the Inland Sea, Fungus Rock, Dwejra Tower, and up until 2017 the iconic and historic Azure Window. Dwejra boasts jaw-dropping sunsets late summer and transforms into one of the best stargazing spots across the Maltese Islands at sundown. The Azure Restaurant serves a splendid à la carte menu offering both local and Mediterranean cuisine with exquisite fish specialities. The atmosphere is relaxed and lends itself to a leisurely lunch with family and friends or a romantic dinner.
Azure Window Restaurant, Inland Sea, San Lawrenz Gozo. Website Facebook Instagram Phone: +356 7906 7196
COUNTRY TERRACE, mgarr
Country Terrace invites you to experience lunch or dinner in lush rural surroundings with an unrivalled and breathtaking backdrop of Mgarr Harbour and the Maltese Archipelago. Dining on the veranda is blissful as the space silently observes the daily happenings of the iconic and bustling port below. Expect high-quality mouthwatering and seasonal dishes with the best ingredients. If you are a gin fan you will find the largest selection of gins in Gozo with over 250 brands to choose from.
la vallée restaurant, munxar
In The Valley
The Vallée Restaurant is a contemporary fine dining eatery at Cesca Boutique Hotel, however, you do not need to be a resident to book breakfast or dinner. The venue is beautiful and gracefully decorated honouring Gozitan tradition. Enjoy an aperitif in the courtyard before dining with a magnificent view of Xlendi Valley. The menu is unique and inspired with seasonal bespoke plates. The well-stocked wine cellar (more than 70 international varieties) is also a plus. Booking is highly recommended.
da toto, xaghra
Over The Bay
Da Toto is a family-run Sicilian restaurant, featuring an in-house butcher so you can trust they know exactly how to prepare and cook your meat to perfection. Da Toto offers an extensive range of Sicilian high-grade cuts of meat, charcuterie and cheeses. Book a table on the lovely veranda and soak up this majestic view that captures both the Gozitan countryside and Marsalforn Bay. A real find in Gozo if you are looking to explore off-the-beaten-track.
Da Toto, Marsalforn Street, Xaghra, Gozo. Facebook Phone: +356 9909 3419
Check out the Gozo In The House restaurant recommendations and guide for eating out on Gozo Island.