Ta' Rikardu

Address: 4 Triq Il Fosos, The Citadel, Victoria, Malta
Telephone: 21 555 953

- Budget

4.7

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
4.9
90%
Service
4.6
90%
Food and drink
4.9
90%
Value for money
5
90%
Ambience
4.4
90%
Location
5
90%

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Foodies
  • No fuss
  • History

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