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Il-Forn Art Gallery & Wine Bar

27, Triq it-Tramuntana, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG1160, Malta
+356 7982 0379
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Siggiewi, Malta
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went here on an a Saturday, which also happened to be Birgu's feast. Worried that we won't find a table, we booked beforehand. To our surprise, there weren't many people there. We could choose whichever table actually, and we decided to stay in the courtyard as we thought it might be a bit breezy (we were wrong). The courtyard... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We came herr just to have a nice evening but we came out in 45 minutes. Its very poor menu for platters and ftiras but we still tried. Ftira of chef choice is realy small and with funny ingredients. Platter of maltes food eas with some Asian taste. Veges were not fresh and we just try food... and no comments.... More

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Bondi, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were seated at the courtyard which was absolutely stunning, very very cosy, romantic and artistic with lots of paintings around. Great atmosphere, no doubt. The menu had Asian specials which was quite something new for me but very good nonetheless, especially the summer spring rolls. We ordered a Maltese platter for the main course which was very large for... More

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Scotland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This is quite a big place with a gorgeous courtyard adorned by colourful paintinngs, painted tables/chairs, nice lamps & feeling cozy, tucked away & quite a little out of the normal. We finally managed to go as the are only open Wed, Fri, Sat. For us the food choice was ample - a mixture of foods you will jot find... More

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Pieta, Malta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was my first visit here and I won't easily forget it. The food is quite good but don't bother to go here if you are looking for healthy, fat free food! A lot of deep fried options on the menu!!! The staff is very friendly and the overall setting is very original. Must say it was quite an experience.

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Saint Julian's, Malta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

the place is nice, and cosy ... but the menu has very little selection and the salads are quite pricey. Service slow-ish on a quite evening!

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Malta
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The only good thing about the food was the deep fried Mars bar. Otherwise, the platters were bland and unimaginative, ftira bread was dry and the Sacher Torte pretty much tasteless. We waited over half an hour for our desserts and didn't get much of an apology for the delay. Ambience is nice but the food is way overpriced. I... More

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Valletta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The place opened its doors back in 2002 and although it was the hip place to be to unwind over a glass of wine and appetizing platters. Over the years, the management changed and it started a nosedive which it never managed to reverse. Now it seems that the original owner (Austrian) managed to take back the reigns and this... More

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St Julians Malta.
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I fell in love with the street and the place as soon as I saw it. Really different and such a relaxed atmosphere. Staff were lovely and service was great. Food was a little disappointing. Cheese fondue wasn't the greatest I've had and the prawns were not fresh. Other than that the portions are big and everything else was fine.

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Melbourne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Huge sevings, you have been warned! Relaxed atmpshere, delightful owners, great wine list, and the Art....! Quirky, fabulous, loved it.

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