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The Stone Crab

Triq L-Ghar Ta' Karolina, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1020, Malta
+356 2155 6400
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“stone crab” (155 reviews)
“bruschetta” (49 reviews)
“pizza” (34 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Triq L-Ghar Ta' Karolina, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1020, Malta
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been visiting this place for last 13 years occasionally. Few months ago we had bad experience with the bothering waiter and not bad food. Today we decide to give it a try again and it was a mistake ...the first thing I saw...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ivon44
MichaelSultana92, General Manager at The Stone Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We take note of your comment but wish to underscore that our waiters are well mannered and accomodating. The waiter came to your table only when you asked for his assistance. At no point was the waiter standing by your table. As a client of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to eat with a good menu. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Toilets were remarkably clean. Free limoncello with the bill. Would definitely eat there again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JonandChristineP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Stone crab today. Second time this year. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food as usual was extremely good. I opted for the fillet of beef. It was huge and cooked perfectly.i would thoroughly recommend this place

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Z7046HKleec
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We visited here on the recommendation of a friend who had visited 2 weeks earlier. I suspect it's one of those places that has been in the same hands for several decades. They know their menus, they know how to serve people. The fresh fish...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RMP1960g
Reviewed 7 November 2018

good good and reasonable service. prices are however on the high side when compared to similar restaurants.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joe S
Reviewed 31 October 2018

The restaurant is lovely with great views of the beach and cliffs. I ordered a gluten free pizza which was lovely. They even brought me out a gluten free bruschetta which I was very pleased with! Would recommend highly.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

The Stone Crab is very much my kind of restaurant: neatly set up with welcoming decor that hints to good quality with a touch of Italianate class. I had lunch with my wife consisting mainly of a baked lampuka (local speciality fish) which was meticulously...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mario628
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Great restaurant in a lovely location overlooking the harbour. The service was excellent. I had a local fish which I had not heard of it was delicious. The deserts looked tempting but we were too full to have one.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank philippa c
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Wow. The food was outstanding, costly but worth it. Staff are attentive and helpful. Great selection of food and wines.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Some of the best food we had during our holiday. The location is perfect, nestling beneath the cliffs right on the waterside and the food is first rate. Choose your own fish and have it cooked to perfection. Excellent service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Andrew T
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paul b
18 October 2015|
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Response from MichaelSultana92 | Property representative |
HI, Yes only for lunch from 10.30am till 4.00pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$300
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Triq L-Ghar Ta' Karolina, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1020, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Gozo  >  Xlendi
  • Phone Number: +356 2155 6400
  • E-mail
HISTORY OF THE RESTAURANT The Stone Crab restaurant is located in a unique spot in the picturesque fishing village of Xlendi Bay, Gozo. It is situated at the water`s edge and sheltered by high rising adjacent cliffs. The restaurant opened its doors for business in the June of 1990. The premises date back to the late 90`s, as a garage where the boats of the family of Mr Bernard Cutajar were kept. The premises eventually were bought by one of Mr Cutajar`s grand daughter, who now manages and runs the restaurant. Over these two decades, the restaurant has gained popularity and has become a favourite among locals and regular visitors to Gozo. ABOUT OUR CUISINE The Stone Crab specializes in local and Mediterranean cuisine. It also serves a variety of delicious fresh fish dishes, including the crab as one of its main popular and recommended dish. Besides of fish dishes, the restaurant serves also pasta, meat and pizzas.
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