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“Cake, cake and more cake” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fontanella Tea Garden

Fontanella Tea Garden
1, Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #4 of 20 Restaurants in Mdina
Cuisines: Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Cake, cake and more cake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

In July 2013 we went to Mdina for the first time. It's a fantastic place for panoramic views of Malta. The old walled city is stunning and very, very peaceful. After you've had a wander around you'll be needing some refreshment and CAKE! La Fontanella is an absolute must. I had the chocolate and orange cake with a pot of tea and my husband and our friend had the ricotta cake with coffee! It was very green and scrumptious, so I am told. My choc and orange cake was just fantastically heavenly. But make sure you don't have a big lunch because these cakes are BIG! Sit and enjoy the views. Watch out for the sparrows, they will clear your plate the minute you leave the table. So cute! Going to make to Malta in 19 days and will visit this restaurant again I'm sure!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Death by Chocolate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The chocolate cake was by far the most incredible cake I've ever had in a restaurant. Service was very nice, and the view was beautiful. It was a very busy day for them but I found they handled it well. The service industry is never easy, so I try to keep that in mind when visiting new eateries.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Visit to Fontanella”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

3 facts about fontanella tea garden

1 .Low on staff of waiters because you need to order more then once for a drink
2. Low quality of food and pastry
3. Great view of the outside of Mdina

Visited September 2013
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Haz-Zebbug, Malta
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“Under staffed and low quality desserts!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We have ordered to pizzas which came cold and arrived after 35 minutes. In the meantime we ordered another coke which took 10 minutes to arrive.

For dessert we ordered 2 brownies, which unfortunately were no great... :/

Visited September 2013
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Readng Berks
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Morning coffee and cakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Nice and easy place for a snack very full ,service still OK reasonably priced ; have read other reviewers and tend to agree with the positive ones. As it is a major tourist spot it will inevitably be busy 'with the occasional upset.

Visited August 2013
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