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Mgarr ix-Xini

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Address: Xewkija, Island of Gozo, Malta
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By the Sea

Thought of visiting this restaurant shack just for a drink as we had just eaten a lavish breakfast - to re-live Angelina and Brad's last experience while filming. Unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Ta' L-Ibrag, Malta
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Ta' L-Ibrag, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thought of visiting this restaurant shack just for a drink as we had just eaten a lavish breakfast - to re-live Angelina and Brad's last experience while filming. Unfortunately, alcohol was not on the menu but the owner remembered he had a Vodka stashed away. Until our second round the bottle was empty so the sweet lady suggested Gin instead.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Gozo on a sunny day in March and by car. I made plan on the day before and as we were more interested in natural beauty than in history (of which Malta city has sufficient) I had plan to visit Mgarr Ix Xini which is 20 min from Mgarr ferry station. It is a small pebble beach with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this lovely beach as it is very sheltered from the wind.....beautiful in early summer as its not crowded...had lunch at the restaurant which had just reopened for the season, food was good and the service very friendly..lots of locals having lunch which is always a good sign.. highly recommended

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a wonderful remote place. There is also a small restaurant in a little shack. We had a very negative experience with the food: The very expensive tortellini were fried instead of cooked, and the staff was unfriendly towards us. Besides the restaurant, this place is really worth a trip.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We live on Gozo for 5 years, and this is our favorite place for swimming and snorkeling, with clear water and many beautiful caves. It is popular diving place, also. Harbor became famous after the movie "By the sea" was filmed there in 2014 by Angelina and Brad. Beach shoes are must there. Other issue is a super narrow and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a charming little inlet, a good anchorage or place for a swim. There is a cafe there (which we didn't try) but looked good

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were taken here by a local otherwise we may not have made the effort to locate it. Looked ideal for family beach activity and anyone interested in following in the footsteps of Brad Pitt and Angeline Jolie who made a film in the location. Best of all was the family-run beachside seafood restaurant which is delightfully informal and reminiscent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A very secluded beach, but not well sign posted. A secret of the locals! Nice little cafe down on the edge of the beach for a lovely lunch and beer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely secluded bay which can get quite busy but worth a visit, superb snorkeling and diving. Pass the day lazing on the small beach watching people attempting to leave via the extremely steep road out of the car park! Bumped into Billy Connolly in the beach restaurant!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Every where the water is warm and inviting. You relax ,take in the cliffs and just enjoying your swim.

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