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Il-Forn Art Gallery & 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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Hours:
Wed - Sun 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 28
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Went there with my partner and a couple of friends for dinner. We love the place. The decor and art are so cool, though be warned if you take offence at naughty art. The wine bar is very original, offering Asian, Maltese and Austrian items on the menu. The menu is quite varied and the prices are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Pieta, Malta
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English first
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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 

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Msida, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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 

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Venice, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I visited this place because my partner and I are interested in art and we thought it would be something different. The atmosphere is lovely! Colourful art work all over the place, colourful tables and chairs and a nice terrace with colourful pieces of work all over. The place is just lovely but only for a drink/platter. We had the... More 

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Pieta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went there with my partner and a couple of friends for dinner. We love the place. The decor and art are so cool, though be warned if you take offence at naughty art. The wine bar is very original, offering Asian, Maltese and Austrian items on the menu. The menu is quite varied and the prices are very good when... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went there last summer for a catch up with some friends and we absolutely adored the place. The decor was amazing and it all contricuted to a great atmosphere. We had a tempranillo which was divine and some nibbles. Reasonably prices and great service. Hope to visit again!

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Swieqi, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

My partner and I popped into this place by chance. It is located on a small side street and could easily be overlooked but the smell of incense intrigued us. The interior hits you instantly - so vibrant, eclectic and funky. Artwork covers the walls and the furniture is all bespoke with some really beautiful designs. Our host (one of... More 

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Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a nice place. The food is fantastic! We ordered: - Schnitzels, combos and normal...plenty in plate. Big portions and crispy outside. 14€ average. - 1kg prawns...amazing! €29 - special Asian rice..looked nice. Came recommended on menu. - Asian spicy dish. - chicken satay..."ok" - side salads...these were excellent!!!! - homemade lemonade...excellent. Have to order a jug each. They're... More 

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Saint Julian, null, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

...the overall experience and food deserves 5+ stars, however...the service let us down, as it took very long for the food to arrive. Food/portions/quality/ambience is EXCELLENT and I will definitely return to this unique place. The art gallery is just amazing, I cannot praise enough the creativity of the owner... Definitely recommend this place

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Birgu (Vittoriosa), Malta
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Additional Information about Il-Forn Art Gallery & Wine Bar

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

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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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