Ah, Il Gabbiano Restaurant in Gozo – what can I say? I’ve been fortunate enough to dine there four times now, and each visit has left me with a belly full of delicious food and a heart whole of appreciation for this gem of a place.
Nestled in the picturesque Marsalforn Bay, Il Gabbiano boasts a strategic location and an utterly romantic atmosphere. You can practically taste the Mediterranean in the air as you sit near the sea, basking in the colours and flavours of this beautiful region.
One thing that sets Il Gabbiano apart is its commitment to freshness and quality. The restaurant is a family-run establishment that prides itself on serving the finest Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine.
They meticulously source their ingredients – from 100% organic vegetables harvested from their fields to line-caught fish from the local sea. And let’s not forget the top-grade meats and freshly made pasta – a testament to the dedication of Chef Patron Franklin Hili.
The menu is a love letter to Mediterranean flavours, with each dish thoughtfully crafted to showcase the best of the region.
Starters like the Gillardeau Oyster, Bouillabaisse Fish Soup, and Fresh Mussels transport your taste buds to the sea, while the Local Red Prawn Bisque Soup and Fried Goat Cheese add a local touch that’s hard to resist.
If you’re a pasta lover like me, you’re in for a treat. Il Gabbiano’s artisan dried and fresh pasta options, like Spaghetti with Organic Tomato Sauce or Sheep Cheese Ravioli, are a delight. And if you prefer something from the land, the Chicken Kyiv and Angus Ribeye will make your carnivorous heart sing.
The Local Calamari marinated in ginger and olive oil will be thrilled by Seafood enthusiasts. At the same time, the Vegan Menu offers a variety of plant-based delights, like Vegan Curry and Spirilized Zucchini.
But the real magic of Il Gabbiano goes beyond its menu. It’s an experience where time slows, the air is fresh, and your palate is taken on a journey of dreams. The attentive staff and warm ambience only add to the overall charm.
And don’t start on the desserts and ice cream – they’re the perfect sweet ending to an excellent meal.
So, if you find yourself on the beautiful island of Gozo, make sure you carve out some time for Il Gabbiano. It’s a place where every meal feels like a celebration, and every bite tells a story of love for Mediterranean cuisine. Here’s to many more visits to come! 🍽️🌅✨
|Il Gabbiano Restaurant|
|Cuisine||Dine-in, Outdoor seating, In-store collection|
|Location||St. Mary Street, Marsalforn, Malta|
|Contact||Phone: 2155 4040|
|Dining Options||Dine in, Outdoor seating, In-store collection|