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Cellini Wine & Dine

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2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2143 3670
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

we just been there today, the food was delicious (altough portions could be bigger) and the service was very good as well

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Popular restaurant with locals. The cuisine served ranged from seafood, traditional rabbit stew to a succulent duck a l'orange. Very cosy with seating inside on two levels and outdoors in bustling Naxxar. Both food and service was excellent. They also obliged gluten intolerants. We were treated with an after drink licquor. Will go back.

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Much Wenlock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with high hopes after having perused the menu outside the previous day. My starter was fish soup which was delicious but I had to ask for a bowl to put the shells in. The butter with the bread came in little catering plastic packets. You might get this in a café but not in a restaurant that has... More 

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Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Cellini wine and dine last Saturday. The place is very nice and is perfect for a romantic dinner. The wine list is vast and the menu items are very good. The food was delicious, the only thing that disappointed us were the portions. The portions were average it could have been a bit more especially for the pasta... More 

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Thank Sara C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very historic building where the entrance has been converted to accommodate a small restaurant. Great service from the friendly owner, wide choices on the menu with local wines also on offer, well worth seeking out.

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Thank scratchgolfer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very mouth watering. The ambient is really nice and quiet. Excellent service and very helpful staff.

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Thank Elisa F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a quiet dinner, lovely ambiance, good food. Situated in the heart of Naxxar, it is a must visit bistro.

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Thank Josette E
Hungerford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Cellini as a walk in of a party of 7. They were extremely busy, but could not have been more helpful. They found us a table upstairs over looking the Church. The food was fantastic along with the wine and the service. I highly recommend a visit and would suggest you book to not be disappointed.

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Thank Pipplesqueak
naxxar
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is just amazing, the service is just whelming. The owner welcomes you with a warm heart. The platters are really good and amazing, so make sure you have one. Very cozy ambience, the view of the church is really nice. I highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very cozy ambience, perfect for a romantic dinner night. The staff is very attentive serving fresh food and platters. We are always looking forward to dine here. Highly recommended :)

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Naxxar
  • Phone Number: +356 2143 3670
Description
Cellini is a quaint wine bar & bistro situated in the heart of the village of Naxxar, Malta. It is named after Piju Cellini, a reputable designer and painter born in 1863, the designer and maker of the town's parish church door, the first bronze door in Malta at that time.But why name it after Pio Cellini? This house was built by Vincenzo Bonavia towards the middle of the 19th century and the coat of arms on the entrance door shows the griffon, a symbol of Christ representing the right road (‘Bona’ + ‘Via’). Dun Salvatore Bonavia, only son of six children of Vincenzo, lived here till he died in 1946. Dun Salv had served on the committee set up in the early years of the 20th century to make plans and oversee the works on the widened church façade which now cried out for a much larger door. Seeing the friendship that developed between him and Cellini, one would be forgiven for thinking that Dun Salv had had a big say in the choice of the artist. Cellini was in fact a regular visitor to this house where he spent many hours with his priest friend. He did not sit in the same chair you are sitting on now, but he probably often sat in the same spot. You may wish to imagine what topics turned up in those long, relaxed and pleasant conversations; ones we wish you too are having now.Cellini Wine Bar & Bistro serves typical nibbles, platters, small eats, mouthwatering dishes prepared by our resident Chef including our popular grilled fresh rib eye, duck and other dishes. Well chosen wines from all over the world.Open all days from 11am till 3pm, 7pm till late. Monday closed for lunch.Private functions also accepted!Directions - facing the church, Cellini Wine Bar & Bistro is on the right hand side, between Naxxar Football Club and Gasan & Mamo Insurance Agency.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?