In celebration of one of the prettiest seaside Gozo restaurants turning 50, Smugglers Cave has teamed up with Gozo in the House and is offering the chance to win a free meal delivered to your door, with wine.
With its twinkling fairy lights illuminating the beautiful seafront terrace this Gozo staple has been diligently sending out a warm message throughout the pandemic that they are still here and continuing to do what they do. The charming Ċensu Attard (many know him has Vincent) opened Smugglers Cave in 1970 and has never looked back.
This year is extra special for the restaurant as they celebrate their 50th anniversary. That definitely calls for a golden celebration.
Smugglers Cave stands proudly at the water’s edge of Marsalforn Bay and is a firm favourite amongst locals and tourists alike. The restaurant is renowned for its’ friendly atmosphere and service with the warmest smile. Ċensu’s greatest passion is looking after his customers and many return time again from all over the world to see him. He believes in giving the best service and making every customer feel special, spreading joy with his naturally jovial nature.
Family is at the heart of the restaurant and Ċensu’s wife, Ġuża works relentlessly to help the business thrive. Ċensu’s daughter Ediana and her husband Joseph have continued to run the restaurant during the pandemic, quickly adapting to the times by transitioning to offer a takeaway and delivery service. They are a strong team, supporting and encouraging each other to drive their business forward.
“I believe that we will win Covid-19 as our ancestors did several times in human history. There is light at the end of the tunnel, however long and hard the road may be or seem. Success comes when you never lose your enthusiasm in what you’re doing and believe,” says Ediana.
On the menu you will find something for everyone; international dishes, fresh seafood and traditional plates such as fried or stewed Maltese rabbit and bragioli (beef olives). However, for many, the star of the show is Ċensu’s homemade ravioli. Ċensu followed his dreams over 30 years ago and turned his hands to creating beautiful ravioli and cannelloni. Over the years he has expanded his repertoire and now creates salmon and local cheese ravioli and healthy, wholemeal pie dough. You can sample all these homemade delights at the restaurant or they can be purchased from many of Gozo’s local supermarkets.
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