About us
Da Manuel Restaurant has been in operation for the last eighteen  years.  It is run by Emmanuel Buttigieg, who is also the chef and his family .  Mr Buttigieg trained as a chef at the famed New York's Alberto's, located in the infuential New York neighborhood of Forest Hills Gardens.  At Da Manuel, the food itself is excellent as fresh ingredients are creatively used.  Located in Xlendi, Gozo, Da Manuel is an ideal restaurant for dining as clients are spoilt for choice.  We offer an extensive a la carte menu  which includes local dishes as well as daily specialties which vary from season to season. Moreover, Da Manuel is  fairly popular for pasta particularly its home made pasta such as the Pappardelle and the Gozo Ravioli. Additionally, at Da  Manuel we also serve high-quality meats and fish as well as poultry. Furthermore ,we also provide a children’s menu as well as vegetarian and wheat-free dishes.   All dishes are home-made and delicately set to satisfy our clients. We aim at providing our clients  with an exquisite meal which results in a divine experience. This is a wonderful restaurant from where one could enjoy a wonderful sunset -without the flies which disturb so many dining experiences on the Gozitan coast.


Location
Da Manuel Restaurant is located in Xlendi- a small fishing village in the South –West of Gozo. Xlendi is surrounded by three villages: Kercem, Munxar and Fontana which lead the way to a picturesque village.  Though it is distinctive from other villages it falls under the administration of the Munxar Local Council..
Xlendi is a charming village with a pebbly bay and a small valley called Kantra. “Il-Kantra”  as referred to by locals is one of the most beautiful features of the village.  It is situated on the left of the bay just beside the tower. The tower guarding the mouth of the bay was built by the Grandmaster Lascaris in the 1650’s. Da Manuel is located above the Kantra facing the Xlendi Tower  enjoying fantastic sea, sunset and cliff views, far away from the hustle and bustle of the marina.

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