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Cafe San Martino

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Gozo, Victoria, Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta
+356 9982 2759
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Shediac, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A rooftop location at the citadel with beautiful views if you sit outside. The atmosphere is convivial, and the menu is fairly extensive. The service was efficient, if a little distant. The salads and cheese were delicious and hearty. The inside tables are crowded and it is difficult to access the tiny bathroom.

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Thank jslocombe2016
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avoid the place for eating. It's ok for having a drink. Let me separate the things: - FOOD: cannot be worse, frozen pizza burnt into the microwaves, all the rest disgusting, if you really have to eat here, pick the simplest things in the menu. - LOCATION: great, very bice view, ambiance. - STAFF: nice, kind, nothing to complain, totally... More 

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Thank TibiSam
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the citadella in Gozo and this is definitely recommended especially since it's upgrade and really excellent rehabilitation ... are a quick lunch at San Martino and was very pleasantly surprised by the service the good and the place itself - great deep fried gozitan cheese and very good chicken kebabs and panina washed down with a cold beer ..... More 

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Thank Cliff P
rotterdam
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When walking around the citadella we needed some lunch and so we decided to have a sit at San Martino. And what a good decision it was.. we were recommended the daily special and it was perfect...! The view from this place is magnificent, the staff is so nice and warm. Definitely a high light of our day!!

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Thank LindaRotterdam
Attard, Malta
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109 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of the 2 eateries in the Old Town, bound to be a tourist trap. View and weather were beautiful; service was good, and food - with copious salad was adequate. No VAT receipts!

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Thank Philip G
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Typical tourist trap! The lamb tasted awful, full of bones. The pizza tasted like an awfully done frozen pizza. No bill given, a guy collects cash and I'm sure he did not add up correctly and over charged us! Its appalling that they are allowed to be operating at the citadella. Most of the things we found at Gozo was... More 

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Thank Deepthi W
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had visited this place years ago and hoped that with the renovations this restaurant had also improved. What were we thinking !?!? This was led by an arrogant owner manager who didn't have any manners and did nothing but arrogantly boss his staff around and try to manage the whole place instead of ensuring a pleasant experience for his... More 

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Thank Lucianne L
London, England
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243 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This seems like a typical tourist trap. There was very slow service with one staff member running the place and others helping out with waiting and serving. The food was bland and forgetful - margherita pizza was like a microwave pizza but the traditional Maltese cheese pastry was better. Prices were comparable to other places in Gozo but I'd suggest... More 

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Thank Worldlywisdom
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I went there for lunch and ordered a "seasonal, local fish" called lampuki. Within half an hour of eating there, I had to go to hospital with a swollen lip and a red rash covering my whole body. It was diagnosed as Scombroid food poisoning which is caused by spoiled fish. Reviews on goggle suggest that I am not the... More 

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Thank Flo R
Romford, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We found this place whilst visiting the Citadel in Victoria on Gozo My wife had the mussels with bruschetta and salad while I opted for deep fried goat's cheese with local cheese bread, bruschetta and salad We had to wait quite a while whilst they were being cooked but this was no problem, we had drinks in the sunshine over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Cafe
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gozo, Victoria, Victoria, Island of Gozo, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +356 9982 2759

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