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Cellini Wine & Dine

2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2143 3670
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“duck” (17 reviews)
“pasta” (23 reviews)
“focaccia” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful small restaurant in Naxxar with very good dishes and wines at surprisingly competitive prices.

Thank bastibar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here on one night. Starters of tempura prawns and a selection of bruchettas. Mains of Salmon and pasta with beef. Lovely food and very good service. Price is reasonable as well

Thank Joeclong64
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time we went to Cellini and we enjoyed it very much good food great prices, wonderful staff, well organized in a very friendly atmosphere. The house authentic and full of character makes it a night to remember

Thank _abelat9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service with a smile, very friendly staff who make an effort to serve you. Food was great and the decor was cute, well worth a visit when you want a nicer place to relax in

Thank borgMalta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of the place we were staying as the menu read well. My son and i ordered Ribeye as we were so hungry, but when it arrived it was clearly cheap meat and badly cooked (tasteless, rubbery etc)....More

Thank R H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by our air BnB we were not disappointed. Got to try rabbit stew for the first time in Malta and loved it. Seafood dishes were lovely, wine excellent and service first class. Prices very reasonable also. Complimentary limoncello finished our meal off perfectly.

Thank ushy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time I visited this place. I must say that in both visits I was very satisfied. The staff is very friendly well done will.ck.e again.

Thank RubenH1972
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cozy winebar with good food options. Great building and good service. Very "untouristy". Had a cozy evening and would come again.

Thank FCR_Bayern
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem away from tourism. Charm of real Malta. Great food, service and ambience. The 3 things I always look for.

Thank jonathan r
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

we just been there today, the food was delicious (altough portions could be bigger) and the service was very good as well

Thank Keith Z
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sandra J
Hi Do you take groups of about 14 ppl please?
March 1, 2017|
Response from Mark G | Property representative |
Hi good afternoon Yes we take groups of 14 even larger groups . depend the day ? Thanks if. you like more information you can contact us on 99218279 thanks
Mark G
Where I can send email to report direct something ? Or somebody give answers thanks . Email address ?
February 20, 2017|
Response from Gillian E | Reviewed this property |
Send pm on Facebook page
Are children welcome and is there high chairs?
June 1, 2016|
Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
I think yes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $28
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Naxxar
  • Phone Number: +356 2143 3670
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Cellini is a quaint wine bar & bistro situated in the heart of the village of Naxxar, Malta. It is named after Piju Cellini, a reputable designer and painter born in 1863, the designer and maker of the town's parish church door, the first bronze door in Malta at that time.But why name it after Pio Cellini? This house was built by Vincenzo Bonavia towards the middle of the 19th century and the coat of arms on the entrance door shows the griffon, a symbol of Christ representing the right road (‘Bona’ + ‘Via’). Dun Salvatore Bonavia, only son of six children of Vincenzo, lived here till he died in 1946. Dun Salv had served on the committee set up in the early years of the 20th century to make plans and oversee the works on the widened church façade which now cried out for a much larger door. Seeing the friendship that developed between him and Cellini, one would be forgiven for thinking that Dun Salv had had a big say in the choice of the artist. Cellini was in fact a regular visitor to this house where he spent many hours with his priest friend. He did not sit in the same chair you are sitting on now, but he probably often sat in the same spot. You may wish to imagine what topics turned up in those long, relaxed and pleasant conversations; ones we wish you too are having now.Cellini Wine Bar & Bistro serves typical nibbles, platters, small eats, mouthwatering dishes prepared by our resident Chef including our popular grilled fresh rib eye, duck and other dishes. Well chosen wines from all over the world.Open all days from 11am till 3pm, 7pm till late. Monday closed for lunch.Private functions also accepted!Directions - facing the church, Cellini Wine Bar & Bistro is on the right hand side, between Naxxar Football Club and Gasan & Mamo Insurance Agency.
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