San Lawrenz Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in San Lawrenz

December 24, 2017 Marianna Hollaway

San Lawrenz (English: Saint Lawrence) is a village on the island of Gozo, Malta. Its name is derived from Lawrence of Rome who is the patron saint for the village. It has a population of 748, as of March 2014.
Things to do in San Lawrenz

1. Ta' Karolina

Marina Street | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +356 2155 9675
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Ta' Karolina

Reviewed By 406colinp - Belfast, United Kingdom

Lovely friendly efficient staff; very willing to please. Visited the restaurant twice during my stay in Gozo and the standard of excellence was high on both occasions Wide choice on the menu; I loved their "Cold Platter" as a Starter and Fish as a Main Course is highly reccommended

2. Tatitas Restaurant

34 Pjazza San Lawrenz, San Lawrenz, Island of Gozo SLZ 1100, Malta Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options HK$275 - HK$377 +356 7965 2346
Excellent
52%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 419 reviews

Tatitas Restaurant

Tatitas Restaurant was opened in 2002. It is a family-run business, popular both with locals and tourists alike. The restaurant is located right in the square of San Lawrenz, one of the most charming squares in Gozo, which square has been recently embellished by E.U. funds. Through the years, the restaurant has gained a very good reputation and is listed in many travel guide books such as Lonely Planet, Evasion etc.

Reviewed By Michael O - Oxford, United Kingdom

You can drive past Tatitas without noticing it during the day if you are heading to the Gozo coast or admiring the parish church which dominates the square in San Lawrenz.
At night the floodlit square changes it quiet character as children play on the church parapet and scores of outdoor diners fill the cluster of white tables to the right of the church Whether by design or by accident, these diners had struck it lucky, and so had we...
The food in this restaurant is exceptionally good... the menu is comprehensive, the choices are wide ranging and the service was faultless. There were ten of us with ages ranging from one to the seventies but catering for families comes naturally in Gozo. This restaurant was no different and the church parapet was a great success as my boy found new friends.
The dessert menu was a cut above the rest and the wine list very comprehensive and, happily, included our favourite Salice Salentino.
So don't drive through San Lawrenz without stopping in the delightful church square, especially at night. Park your car and let this gem of a restaurant surprise you.

3. Patrick's Lounge, Restaurant & Steakhouse

Europe Street, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 2375, Malta Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$94 - HK$385 +356 2156 6667
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 799 reviews

Patrick's Lounge, Restaurant & Steakhouse

Reviewed By StephanieAtt

Visited last Saturday with my family. We enjoyed our evening in a warm atmosphere with, as usual, outstanding cuisine. Patrick's is one of our favorite restaurants to visit, always offering a nice ambiance, great service and a top class wine range. If you're planning on going on a Saturday evening, I suggest booking in advance to have indoor Seating. We booked late and were seated in the outdoor garden area which had a canopy and was heated. This area is a designated smoking area for diners, however our dinner was still enjoyable and we almost preferred the quiet and private Seating. Our choice of dishes for starters were Risotto, Fried Brie pillow, Salt and Pepper Squid and Chicken liver parfait. For main courses we chose Duck Breast which was fantastic, tasty and very tender, Fillet of beef and Tomahawk for two. For dessert we had the lemon tart, creme brule, apple tart and the special of the day, the bread and butter pudding. Well done Patrick as always! To enjoy a real steakhouse, don't miss out on this restaurant. They know how to get top quality meat cuts and know the secrets of cooking them to perfection!

4. The Boat House

Xatt IX-Xlendi | Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1010, Malta Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$290 +356 2756 7207
Excellent
68%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

The Boat House

Situated right on the water's edge and next to the statue of St. Andrew in the fishermen's area of the bay, The Boat House Restaurant is ably run by Joseph Attard and his wife Rose. It has established itself as a must visit restaurant when visiting Gozo by Maltese and foreigners alike. The location enjoys the warm Sunshine on winter afternoons and romantic sunsets. The choice of starters and main courses is endless. On top of that, there are the 'Specialities of the Day'. The fish display is a clear statement about the freshness of the daily catch. All items on the menu are prepared with ingredients of the highest quality. The selection of in-house desserts is tempting. The Wine List includes a large variety of local and foreign wines to please all wine lovers. Service is professional, fast and efficient but not rushed. Open for late lunches. The opening hours listed on this page are valid from 1st April up to 31st October. More detailed opening hours on website or facebook page.

Reviewed By KaRls18 - Bugibba, Malta

Been here for lunch... service was impeccable!!! Food was super delicious and abundant ???? Would highly recommend!! One of the best restaurants in gozo

5. Azure Window

106 Pjazza Tad-Dwejra, San Lawrenz, Island of Gozo SLZ 1360, Malta Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +356 7906 7196
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 579 reviews

Azure Window

Azure Window Restaurant is located in the West of Gozo in a place full of the most spectacular natural moments, the most popular being Azure Window, the Inland Sea and the Fungus Rock. This place is known for the best sunset in the Islands, with amazing colors to boot and perfect spot also for star gazing. We cater a la cart e menu both local and Mediterranean Cuisine specializing on local fresh fish.

Reviewed By Dillon X - Center Moriches, New York

Great food every time I come here, food is always very good, staff very nice, polite and friendly, great location, the prices on the menu are always very reasonable.

6. Gelateria Granola

Xatt Ix-Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN, Malta Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Street Parking Gluten Free Options Late Night, Drinks HK$39 +356 9983 2159
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 684 reviews

Gelateria Granola

Gelateria Granola is a family run business in the heart of Xlendi. We offer a selection of over 40 different flavors of ice-cream and sorbets, and also many more mouth-watering desserts.

Reviewed By j_milou - Leeds, UK

Went here on a couple of hot afternoons and was impressed by the range of ice-creams and sorbets. A must to try, even if you're only here for a short while. On the main town square not far from the bus stop - go on!

7. Vinyard Restaurant

Triq L-Imgarr, Victoria, Island of Gozo XWK 9010, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Mediterranean, European, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$55 - HK$204 +356 2155 9976
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 239 reviews

Vinyard Restaurant

Who we are and what we do:We are a family run business with over 20 years of catering experience.From private functions like baptism, anniversaries and birthday parties over to family and friends gatherings to simple a romantic diners.Everyone will find his share enjoying a reasonable meal in a traditional Gozitan ambient. Our secret?Simply fresh prepared dishes and we care about every single guest and would go the extra mile to provide our clients with an unforgettable dining experience.Last but not least as we would like to be prepared for you,we highly recommend to book your table in advance.

Reviewed By Rick C - Cave Creek, Arizona

Charming traditional restaurant. Best tuna steaks ever and amazing service from Joey and the family. Food is fresh, perfectly cooked and many of the ingredients are home grown. Search out this gem for an exceptional Gozitan meal - parking is across the road.

8. The Diamond

16 Triq Sant Andrija Xlendi, Xlendi, Island of Gozo MXR 01, Malta Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, European, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +356 7904 1812
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 224 reviews

The Diamond

English cafe bar. Serving traditional fish and chips and mushy Pea's. Collection of pies Traditional British roast every sunday

Reviewed By Douglas W - Xaghra, Malta

Popular with expats and locals alike this small restaurant serves excellent typically English fare. I like it because the Geordie owner has Newcastle Brown Ale as well as super fish and chips, served with bread and butter. Can’t get any better!!thank you for your great review the Diamond crew.

9. Brookies Restaurant

Triq Wied Sara, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 2965, Malta Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, Grill, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$141 - HK$243 +356 2155 0924
Excellent
78%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 270 reviews

Brookies Restaurant

Casual dining Restaurant open daily for Dinner and Sunday lunch including a Wine Lounge also serving platters. Amazing views of Citadella, Gozo's ancient capital city and open country views.

Reviewed By robertahernandez - Mexico City, Mexico

The food was great the praens with black rissotto superb, the service good but a little bit slow. The only bad thing is they never told me they could tun out of Chocolate fondant, so when I asked for it at the end of our...MoreThank you for your review, apologies about the fondant, the team and I are looking forward to host you again and hopefully be to your satisfaction. Michaela

10. Sofia Bar & Restaurant

Triq Ir-Rabat, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1103, Malta Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$47 - HK$243 +356 9971 2623
Excellent
83%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

Sofia Bar & Restaurant

Everything here is homemade, from starters to desserts. We are one of the only restaurants making its own bread. When we say Balkan, we mean Greek, Bulgarian,and Turkish. Many people don't know this, but the cuisines of these 3 countries are basically the same, because of more than 2 centuries of wars between each other. Every day we make a couple of homemade specials like mussaka, beef hunting style, wine leaves, sour cabbage, stuffed peppers, etc., all with very reasonable prices. We also offer a big variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Come give it a try. Do not hesitate, you won't regret it...Enjoy:)

Reviewed By Expateating - Groningen, The Netherlands

Great vegan and vegetarian options here. Food is beautifully presented and delicious. My family had meat too which was also very good. Owner is great, and definitely added to our dining experience! home made baklava for dessert is recommended and a bottle of the bulgarian...MoreThank you hope to see u soon again

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