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Da Manuel Restaurant

1 Triq Il-Kantra | Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1310, Malta
+356 2156 1022
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Triq Il-Kantra | Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1310, Malta
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well placed restaurant, not far from the flat where we were staying, with fantastic views across the mouth of Xlendi bay. We visited twice during our week's holiday at the end of September and were impressed both times. We ate in the covered terrace...More

Thank j_milou
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The Meal the location the owners and staff are are top notch nothing is left unattended lunch or dinner the food is to dream for juicy tasting each and every mouthful one just wants to come back again and again and never leave

Thank Sean G
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We came to Xlendi in off season October, finding for the most part lukewarm coffee and lazily prepared food... UNTIL stumbling upon Da Manuel - a family restaurant business dating back already 24 years - on an side street close to our stay. The place...More

Thank timo e
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Freshly cooked, great taste. Manoël makes you feel at home, remembers dietary wishes. A good choice of dishes, always fresh fish. A gem in Xlendi!

Thank Dorine v
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent food, so fresh, good size portions, excellent service, wonderful ambience - we had the milk fed veal, sea bass, lampuki, rabbit ravioli, carbonera pasta - definitely we will go back - just lovely

Thank JEM2857
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I curious why this "good" resturant had only 2 reviews in the last 2 years. I think I got it writing down my review: tripadvisor doens't allow you to publish insults! food quality in Gozo is good but I'd not say the same for the...More

Thank u0lter
Maria B, Management team at Da Manuel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Dear sir, First of all tgank you very much for your response. Your comments have been clearly noted with due attention. As to your review, we believe that your comments are rather misguided and lonesome, as you yourself can deduct from other reviews hereunder or...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place. We had an excellent meal at Da Manuel . Manuel is obviously very proud of his restaurant and it shows in the quality of the food and the service. The homemade desserts are to die for!

Thank Sally C
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

My husband & I recently visited Da Manuel after it was suggested by our AirBnb host, sure it's not right in the cluster of all the other restaurants in Xlendi but it's worth the 5-10min walk! First off the restaurant is run by the loveliest...More

Thank asia_soloduszkiewicz
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is our second visit to this understated restaurant in Xlendi. The food and service are excellent, my dairy allergy was expertly dealt with. ' just choose from the menu and we will adjust accordingly' , we both started with their local speciality of Portobello...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If you think Xlendi is beautiful by day and down in the bay head up the hill and take a seat at the beautiful family run restaurant and watch the sun set! The beautiful view accompanies the fantastic food freshly cooked. The menu has a...More

Thank amiecrossley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Triq Il-Kantra | Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1310, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xlendi
  • Phone Number: +356 2156 1022
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Da Manuel Restaurant has been in operation since 1993.It is run by Emmanuel Buttigieg, who is also the chef and his family . Mr Buttigieg trained as a chef at the famed New York's Alberto's, located in the infuential New York neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens. At Da Manuel, the food itself is excellent as fresh ingredients are creatively used. Located in Xlendi, Gozo, Da Manuel is an ideal restaurant for dining as clients are spoilt for choice. We offer an extensive a la carte menu which includes local dishes as well as daily specialties which vary from season to season. Moreover, Da Manuel is fairly popular for pasta particularly its home made pasta such as the Pappardelle and the Gozo Ravioli. Additionally, at Da Manuel we also serve high-quality meats and fish as well as poultry. Furthermore ,we also provide a children’s menu as well as vegetarian and wheat-free dishes. All dishes are home-made and delicately set to satisfy our clients. We aim at providing our clients
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