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Fra Giuseppe Wine Bar

3, Dun Spir Sammut Street, Balzan, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Balzan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 26, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Having been recommended this restaurant by the Corinthia hotel and the hotel making the reservation we were hoping for better than we received. If the truth be known I don't think they should have been open for independent clients as they were hosting a wedding reception and seemed to be totally pre occupied with this party. We sat outside the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We go there every week and the service is always great. We got used to the staff especially the owner who greets us on arrival. Definitely one to go to

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Not the first visit for me i can say that this is one of the best wine bars we have in Malta , with a lovely quit and peaceful atmosphere you can relax and enjoy a bottle of wine , the wine bar is not very big but you can have a table outside , which is very nice next... More

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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have been hearing about this place for quite some time now so we decided to give it a go. The location is fantastic, very quaint and quiet, but we couldn't get a table outside as there was an English wedding going on. Ok fair enough, so we sat inside. We both thought that the atmosphere inside is more 'winterly'... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a great find. A little wine bar in the village of Balzan just a short walk from our hotel, The Corinthia Palace. We sat outside and were lucky that this week is their Fiesta. Monday was the start of a week of celebrations and where we sat we could see and hear the brass band playing and feel the... More

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Balzan, Malta
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Rev. Dr.Giuseppe Zammit, an eminent Maltese doctor who has left his country an important legacy, retreated to this 300-year-old building to enjoy his leisure time. It has been meticulously restored and is now open to the public for friends to meet and relax. Serves typical nibbles and small eats, coffee and a variety of wines.

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Birkirkara, Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I really enjoyed a Saturday evening at this winebar, the large mixed platter to share, a few starters to nibble and some good wine. Fantastic, very good service and lovely atmosphere, this time round we got seated upstairs and we loved it. Well done indeed

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

No wonder people flock from all over Malta to wine and dine at this intimate, friendly wine bar run by Stefan next to Hal Balzan church. Extensive choice of top class wines and captivating food to go with it. 300-year-old building oozes history and the customers make for a lively but inviting atmosphere. Worth checking out. We loved it.

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Valletta, Malta
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Definitely one of the best wine bars on the island, and we have been to quite a few ;). First of all the setting is very relaxing. The service was excellent since they made sure we were taken good care of. But the biggest highlight for me was the food. The portion of the platter represented a good value for... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For Corinthia Palace Hotel residents, looking for a lightweight, inexpensive, alternative to the gourmet offerings of the hotel restaurants, Fra Guisseppe Wine bar is an excellent solution. The menu, while limited, is wholesome. The wines are reasonably priced - a deliciously quaffable full-bodied red for €18 !! And a large XO cognac for €8. My kind of Wine Bar :))

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