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Editorial Welcome to Gozo A super weekend is upon us with the Lejlet Lapsi (Notte Gozitana) activities going on in Victoria. A jam-packed weekend full of events for kids, youths, and all the family put together for you by the Ministry for Gozo. You can find the full programme in the pages to come. Due to the activities in Victoria, don’t be surprised with possible traffic restrictions getting into the centre as well as finding adequate parking facilities. Therefore we recommend that you pool together in as less vehicles as possible as well as make use of the side roads of Victoria. Access up to Arkadia from the main Mgarr Road

should be possible, but there might be some restriction from Republic Street (it-Tigrija) upwards. At Arkadia it is another weekend full of shopping. Summer collections continue to pour in while mid-season sales have started on spring collections on quite a few brands such as Miss Selfridge, Jennyfer, Peacocks, Piazza Italia and Tape à l’Oeil. Arkadia Foodstore has also launched a new issue of ‘the foodie’. Therefore don’t hesitate to drop in to collect your copy. Enough for now. Have a splendid weekend!

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Table of Contents Feature: Tranquil Gozo

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Article by Marion Zammit

What’s On: Lejlet Lapsi 2010

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What’s Cooking this weekend

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Recipes and photos by Claire Borg

Gozo Visitor Information Eating Out

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Gozo Channel Timetable Pharmacy Open on Sunday Gozo Mass Times

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Property in Gozo

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Useful Contact Numbers

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Lunzjata Valley Entrance

Article by

Marion Zammit

Temperatures are already starting to rise and the wintry plush green countryside has already given way to a more torrid brown crest. Fields around valleys across the island are now getting ready to bear the summer crop, with the sparse touches of green here and there reminding one of newer yields such as the growing wine industry. As the daily gauge runs into the 20 and 30 degrees Celsius’ span, we tend to seek the shores and

valleys for a lighter breeze. Xlendi valley and seafront become all the more popular with locals and tourists alike now that the holiday season is fast approaching. The best way to reach Xlendi if you’re in for an early morning or late evening walk is by car, passing through Fontana or Munxar and leaving it to wait for your return in the ample-spaced car park at the foot of the valley, as the bus service to this village at this time of year is less frequent than that


Feature during the peak summer months. However, if you plan on having a late morning, or are not bothered to watch the spectacular sunset from these areas, you might want to catch bus number 87 from the Victoria Bus Terminus that takes you straight to where this walk begins. The enclosed bay offers a serene sight in itself, even more so during the early hours or late evenings when fishermen trail the bay in pursuit of their daily catch, or return with what the sea would have offered. The cliffs on the right hand side, facing seawards, and the Ghar ta’ Kallorina as locals call the cavern hidden from the eye, but traced through the stonecut path visible due to the painted railing, offer spectacular sights at any time of day. We leave the bay and walk upwards on the main road, past Gozo’s most popular summer discotheque, almost up to Fontana, when an opening in the rubble walls on the left hand side of the road, in the vicinities of a bus shelter on the opposite side of the road, gives way to a winding upward lane. This, at times narrow, lane leads the way to Kercem, through neatly built country villas

and traditional houses in the Ghajn Tuta area, where a natural spring sprouts fresh cold water at any time of the year. Often young drivers manoeuvre their new cars to this spot to give them their regular shower and polish. Further up Ghajn Tuta lane you will end up in a typical village residential street, quiet, tranquil, where the only sounds are those of birds chirping on rooftops and possibly a few cats and dogs running around. Around this area there are commercial farms that are home to a good portion of the island’s livestock – you might come across heavy machinery, stacks of hay or even smell traces of the much-sought by-product so essential to the agricultural industry. Ghajn Tuta Street leads on to Pejpu Street, at the top of which we turn on to the left to what is now slowly becoming Kercem’s village centre. Before that, if you want to have a look at Lunzjata Valley, dividing Kercem from Victoria, all you have to do is walk the few paces to the bottom of Pejpu Street, turn around the last house and the evergreen valley opens itself beneath you, with the tiny chapel, dedicated to Our Lady your Gozo guide - 9


of the Annunciation, hence the valley’s name, peeping at you. Pejpu Street leads onto Orvieto Square, where the Kercem Primary School is and where the new Village Centre is being built, adjacent to well-kept sports facilities. The square is so named in honour of the Italian town the village is twinned with. If you proceed ahead beyond the primary school, past another few residential streets, a turn to the right brings another school in view, the St Theresa church school run by the Carmelite nuns, on Kercem’s main road, Triq l-Avukat Anton Calleja that cuts through from the main square, past the Madonna tas-Sokkors and San Girgor church, towards Santa Lucija and the Ghadira ta’ San Rafflu. It is to this area that’s best to proceed. The road eventually forks into two. The street on the left hand side 10 - your Gozo guide

proceeds to the Ghadira ta’ San Rafflu, while that on the left takes you to the hamlet of Santa Lucija. If you wish to explore another side of Gozo’s countryside it is to the Ghadira ta’ San Rafflu that you should opt. From here, past the traditional houses and beyond still cultivated fields, the winding upand-down lane eventually comes to ‘the pond’, practically sunk beneath a few trees, that gives name to this spot. However it is the spectacular views of Xlendi bay, with its tower dominating the entrance and the cliffs on the opposite side, that often steal the show here. Sunset from this spot is simply incredible! Although if


you plan to watch the sun resting from here it would be best to go by car, as natural light immediately vanishes with the huge red ball into the sea, and the area is not exactly very well lit. You can spend as much time here as you want, snapping away photos, but when it’s time to go back you can walk through Santa Lucija. You first have to walk

back almost until the last houses of Kercem, when another narrow lane on your left hand side leads you past more traditionally-built dwellings and straight into the Santa Lucija quaint and rustic square. This is one of Gozo’s best

kept secrets where thankfully the hand of progress and modernisation has been, to date, kept away! It is here that you sense the feel of village life, as if you’re stepping back in time to when life was more genuine and authentic. Back on the road, the street that leads straight out of the tiny your Gozo guide - 11


square in front of the Santa Lucija chapel takes you back straight onto Kercem’s main road, from where you can walk straight ahead towards the main square. Further down from the church, the left forked-out street takes you back towards Pejpu Street and Ghajn Tuta and you can retrace your way down towards Xlendi from here. BX8V[‚deZc[gdb%,/%%V#b#

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being organised with Emanuel Delicata Winemaker and the Gozo Tourism Association, is being held in four zones around the Citadel each tied to different types of food and wine and with different entertainment 10:00 pm

‘Dejjem Taghna’

Friday, 14 May

Independence Square The best Maltese songs of all time interpreted by Claudette Pace, Renato, Olivia Lewis, Debbie Scerri, Ludwig Galea u Georgina conducted by Mro Dominic Galea

10:00 am

10:30 pm

Independence Square Official opening of the weekend with an activity for children by Gozo’s schools

The Free Rock Festival Victoria Bus Terminus Live concert with special guests Ira Losco and the group Red Electrick

Multicultural Festival

7:30 pm

Parade by Gruppo Sbandieratori e Musici Maestri from Sicily From Savina Square to Pope John Paul II Street Parade by the D8from Sicily+D29 8:00 pm

Music in the Air

Pope John Paul II Street Spectuclar with several attractions including music, dance and aeroplanes display by the Italian Pioneer Team with the participation of the Armed Forces of Malta Band, conducted by Captain Ivan Borg, and Italian dancers from the ‘Moveo’ dance company, choreographed by Dorian Mallia 8:00 pm-1:00 am

The Castle Gardens - The Citadel Festival of wine, food, culture, heritage, traditions and entertainment with an ecological and Gozitan theme at the Gozo Citadel. This festival,

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Gaudos Music Weekender

Saturday, 15 May 9:00 am

Re-enactment of the raising of the flag of the Order of the Knights of St John The Citadel Bastions By the Xaghra Historical Reenactment Organisation 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Hands-on farming

The Citadel’s main entrance Animals, plants, experiments and practical demonstrations on site 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Children’s entertainment

The Citadel’s main entrance Games, soap balloons, face painting and balloons for children 9:30 am-11:30 am

Skolasport goes Eco

The parking area and at the Citadel’s main entrance


Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Basketball, Break Dance, Hip Hop, Football Skills, Kidz Blitz, Table Tennis and Cycling 9:45 am

Re-enactment of a traditional Maltese wedding The streets of the Citadel and Cathedral Square Qala Dramatic Society 10:00 am

Lecture – The Benefits of EcoLiving St Ursula Hall in the Culture & Arts Centre at the Citadel Malta Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Association 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Come cook for the young!

Cathedral Square at the Citadel By the Institute of Tourism Studies (ITS) 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Guided Tour 1 – The Monasteries of Victoria

Victoria Bus Terminus Starts at the Capuchins Convent, visits St Francis Convent and ends in St Augustine’s Convent with a meal. For tickets and more information, phone 2215-6700 11:00 am

Wings on Gozo

Various vantage points at the Citadel An aerial display of small aircraft by the Italian Pioneer Team that will be flying over Gelmus Hill 11:30 am

Lecture – The Benefits of a healthy lifestyle

11:30 am

Parade by the Police Band

accompanied by the Mounted Police Leaves St Francis Square Passes through Palm Street and Republic Street, ending in the square in front of the Cathedral at the Citadel 12:30 pm

Lunchtime concert

The Cathedral at the Citadel With the participation of the Chorus Urbanus and the Gaulitanus choir 2:00 pm -5:00 pm

Guided Tour 2 – Towers

Mgarr Harbour Ferry Terminal The towers of Comino and Dwejra. For tickets and more information, phone 2215-6700. 6:00 pm

Lecture – Do you suffer from: headache, neck pain, back pain or sciatica? St Ursula Hall in the Culture & Arts Centre at the Citadel By Tanweer Rayasat 7:00 pm

Re-enactment of the lowering of the flag of the Order of the Knights of St John The Citadel Bastions By the Xagħra Historical Reenactment Organisation 7:00 pm-midnight

The Gozo Experience

Republic Street In 14 tents representing the 14 local councils in Gozo with presentations of photography, art, gastronomy and entertainment with local talent

St Ursula Hall in the Culture & Arts Centre at the Citadel By Eileen Vella (Registered Nutritionist) 14 - your Gozo guide


8:00 pm-11:00 pm

9:00 pm

Narrow Street Animation for children based on Gozitan legends, under the direction of Ġorġ Mizzi.

St George’s Basilica Cantica Sacra by the Laudete Pueri choir

Il-Pjazza tal-Leġġendi

8:00 pm-midnight

The Borgo Experience

In the narrow streets of Victoria near San Ġorġ tal-Ħaġar and in Carmel Street San Ġorġ tal-Ħaġar (9:00 pm The Life of a Parish Priest / 10:00 pm Under Siege / 11:00 pm Daily Life in Malta in the early 20th century - one-act street plays by GF Productions) Triq il-Karmnu (9:00 pm Festival of Folk Music and Maltese Dialects by VersAgħtini l-Kelma Maltija / 10:30 pm folk singing by Toni Gauci it-Tulitta). There will also be parades with the participation of Tama Tnabar and the D40from Sicily” 8:00 pm-2:00 am

The Castle Gardens - The Citadel

Festival of wine, food, culture, heritage, traditions and entertainment with an ecological and Gozitan theme at the Gozo Citadel. This festival, being organised with Emanuel Delicata Winemaker and the Gozo Tourism Association, is being held in four zones around the Citadel each tied to different types of food and wine and with different entertainment 8:30 pm-10:00 pm

Best of ‘Unforgettable’ Dance Show

Independence Square A dance spectacular by CentreStage Dance Academy choreographed by Natalie Sciortino

Sacred Music Concert

9:00 pm

Gaudos Music Weekender The Free Dance Festival

Victoria Bus Terminus Digital live concert by Mykill and Kevin the Bongo man with their group: Simon Vella will play the violin, Wayne Camilleri the guitar and Philip the Cello and vocals. A number of local artists will also take part, including Duncan F, Luc Adams, Denise Law, D-mek, Lel!L, Spanjol and Filletti 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Extracts from the musical IlĦolma ta’ Ġużeppi

Vajrinġa Street, Victoria Presented by the Don Bosco Oratory 10:00 pm-12:30 am

Favourite Channel Live Show

Independence Square Presented by Karl and Romina Bonaci, with music by the renowned Mro Paul Abela, who will direct his guest singers: Jade, Amber, Ludwig Galea, Leontine, Georgina, Miriam Christine and Chiara. With the participation of the internationally known illusionist Brian Role, with Lola 1:00 am-2:00 am

Chasing Pandora

St George’s Square Chill Out music by the popular group Chasing Pandora

Sunday, 16 May 9:30 am

Nature Walk

Victoria Bus Terminus The walk includes Għasri Square, 15 - your Gozo guide


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Ġordan Lighthouse, Għasri Valley, Patronage Church, Sara Valley and Victoria 10:30 am-noon

The Gozo Scouts Tattoo

Parade by Maltese scout band throughout the streets of Victoria 10:30 am-12:30 pm

Exhibition of falcons and other birds of prey St Michael Bastion, the Citadel Presented by the Federicus Rex society 11:00 am

Lecture - Wartime Gozo

The shelter on Castle Hill, the Citadel By Charles Bezzina 11:00 am

Parade by the Gruppo Sbandiaratori e Musici ���Maestri’ from Sicily

Leaves Savina Square Passing through St Mary Street, Alfons Marija Hili Street, Vajrinġa Street, Palm Street and Republic Street ending in Cathedral Square 8:00 pm

Official Closing Concert

Independence Square Gozo Youth Band and Orchestra conducted by Mro Joseph Grech

Other attractions at the Citadel Friday 10:00 am-8:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-midnight Sunday 9:00 am-noon

Spring Plant Fair

Organized by the Gozo Agricultural, Industial and Cultural Society

Gentes II

The Culture & Arts Centre Collective exhibition by local and foreign artists

The Lace of Gozo – Heritage and Identity The Culture & Arts Centre

Friday 10:00 am onwards Saturday 9:00 am till midnight Sunday 9:00 am - till noon

Willie Apap: Works from the National Collection

(Heritage Malta Gozo, Area Exhibition Hall) Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm 7:00 pm-midnight

Re-enactments near the polverista St John Bastions Presented by Wirt Għawdex Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm 7:00 pm-midnight

Gozo Museum of Archaeology 7,000 years of history; Special attraction: “The Cippus in Gozo” - a Punic Candelabrum; Children may participate in a quiz and stand a chance to win! Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm 7:00 pm-midnight

Old Prison

Largest collection of Graffiti; Children may draw something from their favourite museum, deposit here and stand a chance to win!

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Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm 7:00 pm-midnight

Gozo Nature Museum

Collection focusing on local habitats set in a authentic 400-year old building; Stamp exhibition featuring local flora and fauna; Special attraction: “The Moonrock” - from the first lunar landing expedition Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm 7:00 pm-midnight

Folklore Museum

Open day and book exhibition

From the Gozitan Pen

Savina Square Fair of books by Gozitan authors Saturday 6:00 pm-midnight

Architectural Details in Old Houses in Gozo

National Archives, Vajrinġa Street Photography exhibition of old Gozitan houses and farmhouses

Open Weekend – Police Station Republic Street

Collection of tools and artefacts from Gozo past housed in a surviving late medieval building; Special attractions: Gozo lace-making and local delicacies

Friday-Sunday 10:00 am-1:00pm 5:00 pm onwards

Other attractions in Victoria

Art..e Gallery Exhibition of bronze and ceramic sculptures by Victor Agius

Friday and Saturday 9:00 am-1:00 pm 6:00 pm-10:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Eco-Gozo through eLearning

St Francis School, Main Gate Street By students who took part in an IT project related to Eco-Gozo, making use of new programs

The Busuttil Family

Gozo Ministry Three generations of 19th Century artists

Pro Memoria

Bishop’s Curia Michael Gonzi – 20 years as Bishop of Gozo Saturday 6:00 pm-midnight

The Public Library Vajrinġa Street

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La Matera

Friday 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-12:00 pm 6:00 pm-11:00 pm

Sagona Exhibition

Narrow Street Exhibition of paintings, sculpture, stucco and drawings by the Sagona family

The Artist’s Studio

Savina Square Includes a collective exhibition of works by various artists

Open Studio by Henry Alamango St George’s Street Friday-Sunday

Stone Sculpture Exhibition St Mary Street By Anthony Grima


Open Studio by George Scicluna Paul Portelli Street

Friday Noon-9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-11:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-noon

An artistic Island on Wood

Carmel Street (il-Mandraġġ) Exhibition of paintings by Daniel Scerri - meeting the artist Friday Noon-9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am-11:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-noon

Artistic exhibition at the Mandraggio

Carmel Street (il-Mandraġġ) An exhibition of a private collection of antique and contemporary art

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Nadur Council Exhibition of mosaic by Mary Portelli Friday 10:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am-6:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am-4:00pm

Hand-made objects

Wistin Camilleri School of Arts and Crafts, Għajnsielem Workshop during which there will be demonstrations of hand-made flowers of beads, lace, embroidery and jewellery Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am-noon 4:00 pm-8:00 pm

Open day

Cafè with Gozitan Specialities The Barrakka, Republic Street, Victoria By the Institute of Tourism Studies

Wistin Camilleri School of Arts and Crafts, Għajnsielem Art exhibition on 8 and 9 May; practical workshops, open centre and open units of the Centre for the Development of Crafts on 15 and 16 May

A taste of Bethlehem for Notte Gozitana

Saturday and Sunday 10:30 am-4:30 pm

Saturday 7:30 pm onwards

Savina Square Presented by the Bethlehem in Għajnsielem Society Friday-Sunday

7-Days

Isopu Tower Dwejra Tower Comino Tower Nadur and San Lawrenz Towers opened by Din l-Art Ħelwa

Maji Restaurant Art exhibition by Vince Caruana

Attractions outside Victoria Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm Saturday 8:00 am-12:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am-12:00pm

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Dinner

Grand Marnier Scented Prawns

Ingredients (Serves 2) 16 Fresh King Prawns 1 small onion 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1 tsp finely grated orange zest 2 shots Grand Marnier 1/2 cup tomato passata splash of white wine 1/2 tsp chilly flakes (optional) fresh mint and fresh parsley - finely chopped Olive oil salt and pepper Method Heat some oil, and gently cook the onion for about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute. Add the orange zest and then the prawns. Bring up the heat and add the Grand Marnier (might flame - so be careful).Cook for 2 minutes, then add the passata and a splash of white wine. Cook for a further 3 to 5 minutes. Season to taste and sprinkle with the fresh chopped herbs. Serve with plain steamed rice or chips if feeling naughty!


Lunch

Middle Eastern Rice and Chicken Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 large tomatoes 1 cup boiled rice 70 grams roughly chopped walnuts 70 grams raisins 250 grams chicken breast 1 tsp Cumin 1 tsp Harrisa (chilly paste) or some tabasco 1 tsp tomato paste (kunserva) olive oil salt and pepper 4 tbsp fresh mint - finely chopped parsley to garnish

Method Marinate the chicken in the cumin, tomato paste, harissa, a drizzle of oil, sea salt and pepper for at least an hour. Pan fry or grill the chicken until cooked well, then cool and roughly chop. Mix with the raisins, rice, walnuts and chopped mint, then season to taste. Wash, cut the caps off and scoop out the inside of the tomatoes. Fill with the chicken and rice mixture and serve.


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Eggs Benedict and Bacon on Crumpets

Ingredients (Serves 2) Ingredients 2 Frozen Crumpets - Toasted or grilled 4 Rashers Bacon - Grilled 2 Poached Eggs For the benedict sauce 1 cup butter 2 egg yolks 2 tbsp cold water 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp salt white pepper to taste

Method Melt the butter and set aside. Leave to cool for 5 minutes. Bring 2 inches of water to the boil, lower the heat and place a heatproof bowl inside the pot. Whisk the eggs and water until frothy, then transfer to the warm bowl. Whisk for 4/5 minutes until the eggs are thick yet light. Remove from heat, whisk for 30 sec then slowly drizzle the butter, whilst continuing to whisk. Add the lemon juice, salt and pepper. If too thick, add a drop or two of warm water. Spoon on top of the layered bacon and poached egg crumpets. Serve immediately.


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Eating Out Marsalforn IL-KARTELL RESTAURANT Marina Street, T: 2155 6918 | M: 7900 1965 E: il-kartellrestaurant@onvol.net W: www.il-kartellrestaurant.com

Since 1973 Il-Kartell restaurant, located on the isle of Gozo, has become the venue where friends meet to enjoy fine food and wine in an ambience of well being. The chefs treat our Mediterranean and Gozitan cuisine with great care. Our menu offers a wide selection of antipasti, soups, pasta, meat dishes, fresh fish, also lobsters, oysters, cozze, and vongole fresh from our aquarium, all at reasonable price. Our extensive wine list includes Ta’ Mena Wines produced in Gozo using our grape varieties grown exclusively on the island. Il-Kartell is beautifully placed on the picturesque left corner of Marsalforn Bay on the water’s edge, with an indoor option making it an ideal winter retreat.

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner.

LA TRATTORIA RESTAURANT Marina Street T: 2155 6800 | M: 7920 3623 E: joselle@kyworld.net

Specialising in Mediterranean and Gozitan cuisines. Chef patron Gordon and your host Brian will ensure that you’ll have a unique eating experience. From daily fresh fish and lobster to locally reared fresh game and a wide selection of pasta and risotto’s. The tastiest dishes such as home-made duck-ravioli with black truffle

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and the stuffed boned pigeon squab are a must. The menu also offers you with a section entirely for the island’s native and traditional dishes; that is to let you taste the freshest produce of Gozo. La Trattoria also offers a delicious set menu. Pizza and kids menu also served. Good location, quality food, at reasonable prices.

Open for Lunch and dinner daily.

Ristorante Arzella

Marina Street T: 21554662 | M: 79409924 E: bookings@ristorantearzella.com

Whether it’s a relaxing lunch or a romantic dinner you’re looking for, the terraced ‘Ristorante Arzella’ is the ideal venue. Enjoy a sumptuous assault on your senses whilst savouring food cooked to perfection. The menu offers a selection of mouth-watering dishes including fresh grilled local fish, a variety of seafood, pasta dishes and meat, catering for everyone’s taste. Enjoy your meal while sampling from an extensive wine list. Arzella’s courteous will be happy to ensure a positive dining experience, while you sit back and feast your eyes on spectacular sea views while also overlooking the Marsalforn Menqa.

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner (excluding dinner on Monday)


Mgarr PORTO VECCHIO RESTAURANT

Martin Garces Street, Yacht Marina, T: 2156 3317 | M: 9944 4999 E: portovecchiogozo@gmail.com W: www.portovecchiorestaurant.com

Our restaurant specializes in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. One can admire the stunning views of the Mgarr Harbour and the Yacht Marina, whilst our chef and his team make sure that you enjoy their unique creations.

Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner. Closed on Wednesdays.

Victoria BROOKIES RESTAURANT & WINE BAR

1/2, Wied Sara Street, T: 2155 9524 | M: 7987 1100/ 7947 6433 E: brookies@maltanet.net W: www.starwebmalta.com/brookies.htm

Situated on the main road to Zebbug, our restaurant is in a 300 year old building. Brookies is owned and run by two professionally qualified brothers Paul and David the chef. The menu has a vast selection of starters, fresh fish and other specialities like Brookies chicken, fresh home-made pasta, duck in plum and cherry sauce, grilled lobsters for two, and more. A kids menu is also available. Brookies is a unique and stylish venue, but still offers the best value for money.

Open Evenings: Monday to Sunday (except Tuesdays) from 6.30pm


Maldonado Bistro

17 Mons Luigi Vella Street, T: 2701 9270 M: 9901 9270 E: info@maldonado.com.mt

Our bistro is the sort of place only locals know about but with the food and ambiance to charm all. Our menu is a satisfying mix of the best local delicacies, pizza, pasta, and grills. Traditional ‘Fenkata’ and ‘Majjalata’ nights served on request. Our bistro is situated in the street which links you from Kercem up to Sabina Square which leads you to the centre of Victoria.

Open for Dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. Open for Lunch on Saturday.

Xlendi Churchill Bar, Pizzeria & Restaurant Triq ix-Xatt, T: 2155 5614 | M: 9944 1880 E: rosiegrech@yahoo.com

Our establishment is conveniently situated at the water edge of Xlendi Bay. Situated on the left side of the bay, we serve a wide range of delicacies from traditional Maltese food, to pizza, to fresh fish. We specialise in serving traditional Maltese food such as rabbit and beef olives (bragjoli). We are reasonably priced as we cater for groups of friends and families. Enjoy Xlendi Bay while eating out at Churchill.

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Useful Telephone Numbers Police: 2156 2040 Emergency Line: 112 Gozo General Hospital: 2156 1600 Tourist Office: 2155 0254 Gozo Channel Co. Ltd: 2210 9000

Pharmacies open this Sunday Batu Pharmacy 38, Triq Palma, Victoria Tel: 2155 1841 Xaghra Pharmacy 157, Triq il-Knisja Xaghra, Xaghra


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