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Il-Forn Art Gallery & Wine Bar

Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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27, Triq it-Tramuntana, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG1160, Malta
+356 7982 0379
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Avant garde, alternative and enthralling

The artist in residence has decorated this wine-bar / restaurant with his own special style of art. Genuine collectors pieces abound which would make striking conversation pieces anywhere. Stay alert for some quite risqué pieces too. The venue attracts young sophisticates, as well as the artistic... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Philip H
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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The artist in residence has decorated this wine-bar / restaurant with his own special style of art. Genuine collectors pieces abound which would make striking conversation pieces anywhere. Stay alert for some quite risqué pieces too. The venue attracts young sophisticates, as well as the artistic community. Dining is always fresh and good value.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited Il-forn last night, after stumbling across the site in the afternoon. The venue has a lot of the owners art inside, paintings and sculptures. It is a sizable restaurant, but the upstairs courtyard is just lovely. Art adorns the walls and the tiled floor. The clever lighting was just right for a romantic night out... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Took a couple of attempts to find this even though we had the address. Very worthwhile seeking this out and when the doors are closed you could easily mistake it for a tiny shop. Once inside, you will find several areas displaying many colourful works. The art work is a great mix of imagination, styles and ideas, but all bold... More 

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Marsascala
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've been to Forn many times for different occasions, dinner, drinks, platters....the trio burger is divine, the platters are amazing and the selection of wine is also very good when compared to other wine bars. The atmosphere is amazing full of colorful paintings...only downside is the parking problem in Birgu....but other than that this is my favorite wine bar on... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Crazy colourfull arts, fair priced food, wonderful hosts.a nice place for a night out in Birgu Malta

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Cospicua (Bormla), Malta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Love the quirkiness, the staff are great, and paintings by Clemens take you to a different and provocative dimension. This sums up for an entertaining dining experience. Simple food, great prices and pretty good wine to boot! A must when visiting the beautiful historic Three Cities in Malta.

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Zejtun, Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

me and my husband had a very good platter worth the money and good wine, atmosphere is relaxing and in a nice quite street in Birgu, we will go back

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London
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Delightful setting with owner's colourful art on the walls. Great food and unusual dishes. Good selection of wines. Charming service.

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Sliema, Malta
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I went with my friends last Saturday, and we were disgusted by their service and food ! the food came 2 hours late after we had ordered, and it was not the food that we had ordered + the waiter had no idea, what were the names of the plates he was giving out ! Also we ordered two different... More 

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Malta
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I have never complained on this group before, as i understand that everyone has a bad day. However, yesterday i think was one of the worst wine bar I ever experienced. We were a group of around 15 people and had a booking at Il-Forn Art Gallery and Wine Bar, Birgu at about 8.30pm. To start off with, our table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27, Triq it-Tramuntana, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG1160, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Birgu (Vittoriosa)
  • Phone Number: +356 7982 0379

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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