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“Cosy ambience with friendly service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tomabnina Wine Room

Tomabnina Wine Room
No 2, Triq Dun Edgar, Sqaq Nru. 1, Mgarr, Island of Malta MGR9051, Malta
00356 99855261
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Mgarr
Price range: $19 - $32
Cuisines: Italian, Tapas, Central European, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Tomabnina Wine Room is set in the quaint village of Mgarr in the northwest of the island.Set in Mgarr's only alleyway; which will serve as an outdoor seating area for the summer months, Tomabnina is housed in a cosy building which is over 120 years old. Between 1930 and 1945 the Tomabnina building used to be a typical wine bar of the day.Dishes served at Tomabnina are prepared using the freshest ingredients and with love for food and everything culinary. Our wine list is various and we have something for everyone. Food specials are preparared for weekends; and afternoons are a joy at Tomabnina - choose from our selection of herbal teas and freshly brewed coffees and enjoy the sunlight streaming in from our windows.Tomabnina is a family run establishment and will ensure a wining and dining experience like no other - come see for yourself!Beers and spirits also available. Airconditioned. Seats 20 inside & Outside seating available. Caters for private groups. Bookings are recommended.Strictly 17+.For bookings please SMS or call (+356) 99855261 or (+356) 99479721 or email us.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Cosy ambience with friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

This place is small, and I mean small; you will rub shoulders with your neighbour but I think it adds to the appeal.

Food is limited as there is no proper kitchen area but the wine list is extensive and well priced.

The decor is quite fun with an eclectic mix of things on the walls including original art for sale. There are lots of original Maltese features here which really help with the feel and the choice of music was great!

This is something new for Mgarr which is famous for its rabbit and overall worth a visit

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“dissappointing food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The place is cosy and nice. It also has outdoor seating.

They had all three wines that we had asked for so they seemed to be well-stocked.

However the platters were frugal, tired and overpriced. The cold cuts were not of a high quality and some of them tasted like they had been sitting in the fridge for a while.

Can do much better.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“cosy wine bar, small & beautiful..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

good selection of wine & food.. will definately re visit.. though the place is small it has a charming character..

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A small cosy niche in the heart of Mgarr”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I have to admit that I am a fan of wine bars so I'm always in search of that special somewhere new and I found it in Tomabnina. Its a little place with so much potential. It is not your regular commercial wine bar like the many which have sprouted on the island. It is a place full of character, warmth & friendliness. You feel instantly cosy & comfy....almost feels like home.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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““A Hidden Gem in Mgarr"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Its a small traditional family run winebar with heaps of character and beautifully winelist.

We had some nice platters and a great bottle of wine. The atmosphere and service is excellent and the food is as good. Definitely worth revisiting every time we wish to have a nice bottle of wine in a great Maltese atmosphere.

Visited December 2012
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