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“Absolutely wonderful.”
Review of Maldonado Bistro

Maldonado Bistro
Ranked #6 of 54 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$42
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Wine Bar
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: You'll need to explore the backstreets of Victoria to find food worth hunting for, but once here you'll be glad you did.Off the tourist track and with none of the traps, Maldonado 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, bruschetta, pasta, grills and salads. So go exploring and discover a spot to treasure.
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The moment we descended the stone steps into the repurposed wine cellars where Maldonado was established, we were warmly greeted and immediately seated in the beautiful antechamber beneath Gozitan limestone arches and treated to freshly baked bread with parsley butter, along with a round of sharp, refreshing Aperol Spritz. Having visited the Ta'Mena estate earlier, we ordered a bottle of crisp local Chardonnay - totally divine in the sweltering evening, so much so we had two more bottles after the first. We enjoyed the wildlife photography on the brick walls, reminiscent of the rich hunting history of the islands. My partner had crispy sesame seeded falafel on a bed of Israeli salad - not sure what was Israeli about it but it tasted damn good. My friend had delicious beef carpaccio with Gozitan olive oil (loveliest damn oil you ever tasted and no mistake), and I had the single best souffle I've ever had, of roasted mushroom and cheese cream topped with walnuts (not cream cheese - cheese cream! Fantastic). For main, I had delightful freshly made tagliatelle with cherry tomatoes, asparagus and rope grown mussels - sublime. I did however get food envy as I tasted my friend's rabbit three ways - confit, roast legs and rabbit polpetti with fondant potato and a whole grain mustard cream - utterly delicious. The staff were attentive and gentle, there was nothing they wouldn't so for you. Complimentary limoncello followed in place of dessert, as we'd stiffed our mouths already.
The bill came to a very reasonable price for four starters, four mains, two bottles of wine, aperitif and digestifs. Cannot recommend highly enough - can't get off this island without going here!

Thank Conor G
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant run by Italians is hidden in a street just a few minutes away from the Cittadella. The staff was very friendly, we had two starters to share and a main course. The Gozitan platter was of very good quality and also the bruschetta (of huge proportions) was good. The main course of pasta was good but not mine in taste (the quality was good but I made the wrong choice). They also have a very good wine list and the suggested local wine was delicious.

Thank Koffen
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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We have been in Maldonado several times and it is for sure a place we will go back. Very nice and well decorated, staff is super friendly and helpful and the food is very good. We have tried different plates and the Italian platter, Mediterranean falafel, rabbit and the fish are for sure on the top. The kind of place u feel welcome and can enjoy a very good meal.

Thank Olesya T
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Warm welcome, very well executed food, reasonable prices and good wine list. Attentive service. Best table in town.

Thank Kobbbel
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Our experience in Maldonado was very positive. We hadn't booked a table (what we recommend), but was given a lovely table at the cozy ambient, the service was very attentive and the food was delicious. The house wine was rather average.

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