Ta' Rikardu

Price guide: Budget

4 Triq Il Fosos, The Citadel, Victoria, Gozo

Price guide: Budget

Ta' Rikardu

By Juliet Rix, your Gozo expert

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#2 of 8
expert-rated restaurants in Gozo
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.9
4.9
Ambience:
4.4
4.4
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
5
5.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Foodies, History, No fuss

Best for Value for money - Expert review of Ta' Rikardu

Homegrown Gozitan food and wine in the historic Citadel of Gozo.

Ta’ Rikardu is not to be missed. A Gozo experience both in atmosphere and taste.

Food and drink: 

Ta’ Rikardu means chez Rikardo and this place not only serves his food – but much of the produce used is down to him. The delicious subtle-flavoured fresh cheese is made from milk from his own farm and the wine is from his own vineyard. This is genuinely local food – and extremely tasty.

Recommended dishes: 

I love the traditional platter of cheese, fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, capers, olives, onion, and Maltese bread with an added fresh cheese (per person). This is an excellent Gozitan lunch for two. The homemade ravioli is also delicious and I’d wash it all down with a glass of Ricardo’s wine.

Ambience: 

It is very relaxed, with rustic wooden tables in a traditional old limestone building.

Service: 

Staff are genial.

Location: 

It is inside the Citadel of Gozo – the heavily fortified heart of the island - in the middle of the capital, Victoria. And just around a tiny medieval corner from the cathedral. It could hardly be in a more historic setting.

Price advice: 

A traditonal platter costs 9.75 euros, with 1 euro extra per fresh cheese; rabbit in Rikardo’s wine is 11.50 euros and a glass of Rikardo’s wine is 1.75 euros.

More information on Ta' Rikardu:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Restaurant, Wine bar
Food:
Italian, Mediterranean, Snacks
Address:
4 Triq Il Fosos, The Citadel, Victoria, Gozo
Telephone:
21 555 953
Serves:
Brunch, Lunch
Opening times:
Daily 10am-7pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

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