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.
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.
It is very relaxed, with rustic wooden tables in a traditional old limestone building.
Staff are genial.
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.
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.
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- Families with younger children
- No fuss