Local Fish Restaurant, Photo by FBalzan Photography

Local Fish Restaurant, Photo by FBalzan Photography

Gozo might be known for its picturesque landscape and incredible palaces and churches, but this ideal getaway destination is also every foodie’s dream come true. The area has some of the freshest seafood and produce in Malta, something many local restaurants take advantage of in preparing delicious dishes.

Gozo’s rich history as an integral part of one of the world’s oldest maritime trading routes has meant that the island has some of the most distinctive cuisines to be found. The Romans, Arabs and Phoenicians all brought their own spices, vegetables and techniques, and only the best of them have survived the test of time.

Many restaurants on the island serve local food such as lampuki or dorado, which is a local fish that passes through the waters surrounding the island. If you are not a seafood lover, you can enjoy the views that the island’s restaurants have to offer while enjoying gbejniet, a locally made cheese, along with freshly baked bread.

Many local restaurants also serve Ftira, which is a Gozitan take on pizza. If the idea of a savoury cheesecake intrigues you, don’t miss out on Qaghaq and Pastizzi. If you want to play it safe, you don’t need to worry. Since Gozo attracts tourists from all over the world, it also offers other cuisines that you may be more familiar with.

Besides delicious food, you can expect some of the best views the island has to offer from the comfort of its countless restaurants. You can pick one that overlooks the harbour, or opt for dining along pristine sandy beaches, to one that lies in the heart of Gozo’s lush countryside. One thing’s for sure, Gozo’s restaurants will not disappoint.

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