Food & Drink Gozo
You will be delighted by the range of local Maltese and Gozitan wines and beers that will be found all over the island in restaurants, bars and cafes. Specialities such as rabbit, fresh fish and lamb can be found in many inexpensive quality restaurants. You will be delighted by the range of local Maltese and Gozitan wines and beers that are available all over the island .
What to eat in Gozo?
When going to Gozo, many people focus primarily on cuisine based on fish and seafood. This is not an entirely correct assumption. Maltese cuisine is a combination of seasonal products, such as vegetables, olive oil or delicious Maltese bread, with fish and seafood caught during the season – a typical variation of Mediterranean cuisine.
In the dishes available on Gozo we can find many borrowings, although it might be better to call them influences, from the cuisine of other cultures that have been present in Malta for centuries – including Great Britain, Italy (Sicily) or Arabic cuisine. It is also worth remembering that the Order of St. Jana consisted of knights of many nationalities who also brought their culinary experiences and preferences with them.
Dishes in Maltese
The names of the dishes in Maltese seem hard to remember. And of course they are, but fortunately it is rare that in a restaurant or bar we do not receive a card translated into English.
Maltese ftira sandwich
One of the most popular items in bars and even restaurants is a sandwich – Ftira. It comes in many variants, although most often we will find it cold with tuna, tomato, olives and capers, and its bottom will be smeared with tomato sauce.
Not to be Missed
Gozo has such a distinct character and feel it’s a wonder why it isnt part of the official name of The Republic of Malta. At around 60 sq km Gozo is a lot smaller and less populous than Malta (265sq km) but also a lot quieter and greener with lovely valleys. (A great place to escape from the tourism rush on Malta).
Gozo also has its share of medieval architecture, prehistoric temples, and underground caves as well as some great beaches. At the commercial centre of the island, Victoria, you will find a great view from atop the Citadel that offers up the entire island. Be there at dusk.
You can easily bike the whole island and swim any number of wonderful bays, or bask in the sun at The Inland Sea, a stretch of beach along the west coast that some say is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. The Inland Sea is a secluded pool of clear water and pebbly sand, sheltered by sheer cliffs. Centred around Dwejra Point, the area’s outstanding feature is the Azure Window, a giant rock arch in the cliff.
Visit Calypso’s Cave in the cliffs overlooking Ramla Bay on the northeastern coast or step down into the Alabaster Caves at the little town of Xaghra. But don’t miss the Ggantija temple complex, which is also near Xaghra, because it is the grandest temple in Malta.