The insider’s guide to food and drink in Gozo
Unwind and enjoy the good food and wine on offer in Gozo.
Look out for traditional village bakeries to get an authenitc ftira or sit back and relax in one of the many restaurants in Xlendi or Marsalforn and take in the taste of fresh food and salty seaside air.
Organic produce and traditional recipes make the food and drink in Gozo full of local flavour from rabbit and amazing seafood to artisan breads and olive oil.
Gozo also produces its own wine mostly from small family vineyards so you can be assured of a truly local feast on your holiday.
Gozitan cuisine generally promotes the small and local.
Look out for traditional sheep milk cheeses known as gbejniet, a local favourite, or for savoury pastizzi – miniature pastries.
Dip fresh bread into local olive oil and enjoy other delicacies ripened by the Mediterranean sun.
Distinctive Gozitan wines and craft beer are a must.
The strong sun and cooling sea breezes create round-bodied, fruity wines with good structure.
Several wineries offer popular tours and tastings.
Beer lovers can sample Gozo’s very own artisan brews courtesy of the Lord Chambray microbrewery – they have tasting visits too.
Gozo has dozens of excellent restaurants scattered around the island, located by the sea in Xlendi and Marsalforn or tucked away in villages such as Nadur, San Lawrenz and Xaghra.