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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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7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Wed - Sun 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Beautifully Different

This place has some amazing artwork. The food is delicious and prices reasonable. I recommend it, however maybe not on a cold January night as it was slightly chilly inside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Marsaxlokk, Malta
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Island of Malta, Malta
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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bar and restaurant serving a mix of Asian, Austrian and Maltese cuisine. Good prices and friendly staff. The owner is also an artist and the restaurant doubles as his gallery, I enjoyed his artwork more than the food.

Thank Philipp S
Marsaxlokk, Malta
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has some amazing artwork. The food is delicious and prices reasonable. I recommend it, however maybe not on a cold January night as it was slightly chilly inside.

Thank TinaH190323
Rabat, Malta
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place that should be mainly visited for the experience due to the location and art gallery inside. The food is OK and the wine list is well organised. Nothing special though.

Thank jfmalta2016
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place. Great food, service and paintings. I tried the Il-forn platter and Belgian Chocolate for desert. The food was delicious.

Thank John J
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

After having had Il-Forn recommended to me by several people, decided to go there with my partner for her birthday meal. The location of the restaurant is part of its character, down one of the many charming streets of Birgu. The restaurant itself is decorated with original artwork (all for sale I think) which match the setting well. For starters,... More 

Thank Tony B
Senglea, Malta
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We have become regulars at this place. The service is wonderful, food is great and the atmosphere is very welcoming. The restaurant acts also as an art gallery for the chef/owner who is a very good artist, and has an interesting style of his own. I would recommend booking however since weekends are always full.

1 Thank falcodj
Pieta, Malta
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211 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went there for dinner with my partner during the Birgu Fest. This time the full menu was not available. Instead there was a set menu which consisted of dips, pumpkin soup and choice of main course (I chose the Austrian mix) and desert. All this for only €20!!! Well worth the price as the food was delicious. The place has... More 

Thank Sacrilegious1
Marsascala, Malta
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140 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I had been really looking forward to going here to try it and had thought we might purchase some art here to take home with us. Having passed several times when it was closed , I imagined it to be sophisticated with bohemian and rustic charm - Oh how wrong could I be!!! We were greated by a scruffy youth... More 

1 Thank Karen W
Evilpainter, Owner at Il-Forn Art Gallery & Wine Bar, responded to this review

well, it is summer, it is hot and sticky and I must admit that I don't take it very serious with my outfit sometimes but I can assure you that I don't play football. Whatever - don't you think that your review is a bit judgemental and opinionated to say the least.... You did not even bother to go upstairs... More 

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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I was entertaining a foreign business colleague and decided to visit this place as she was interested in art. Definitely not disappointed! This is not just a wine bar- restaurant but also an art gallery that serves a fusion menu - Maltese/Asian/Austrian. We choose from the Asian menu and loved the food - succulent King Prawns served with a spicy... More 

Thank Linda A
Msida, Malta
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125 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I can never emphasize how much I love this place. The wine bar is not just that, but also an art gallery. One can sit outside or inside, and not only admire very original works of art, but also bask in the inspiring decor of the place itself. Apart from it being an art gallery, there is a very interesting... More 

Thank M_Moonsong

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am

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