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Cellini Wine & Dine

2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 9921 8279
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“duck” (22 reviews)
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“ribeye” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
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1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly not expected. Amazing food comfortable atmosphere and very welcoming ambience. We were walk in clients, given top-notch service which wasn't expected. Food was amazing, loved the wine list. We weren't rushed and were allowed to enjoy the evening at our own pace. Very reasonably...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CarolineG3629
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars at this quaint and very central wine bar in Naxxar. Great wines, great platters and excellent service. We look forward to visiting Cellini again and again and again.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank C B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately it appeared that the staff were unable to cope with a full restaurant. The service really was frustrating, we ordered drinks and one of them came about 20 minutes after the first one, I asked for a top up of the tonic to my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food at reasonable prices served in a perfect atmosphere by friendly staff. Highly recommend this restaurant in the village core

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rosette S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Apperantly this restaurant considers 7 ravioli a main corse. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place.More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Uwjwhevf1
markgS7104ZA, Manager at Cellini Wine & Dine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir, May we point out that the 7 Ravioli equivalent to 180/190g of pasta is actually a Main course dish served for 1 person though, you wished to share this dish between 2 persons. Indeed we agree 100% that 1 Dish will not suffice...More

Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to 2 lovely ladies who introduced me to Cellini I was lucky to taste some good pasta, cooked perfectly ( Al dente ) & delicious. 1st time I took Garganelli Sicilian & 2nd time Fagottini cheese and pear.I also had calamari fritta as starters...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GiselleD103
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

A good place to eat. Staff are wonderful amd friendly and the food is great. Only tried the pasta specials till now but will try the meats

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidgZ2476NS
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

I planned a dinner for my work colleagues and booked a table through a message which was responded within very little time! :) there were going to be a certain amount of people and not all of them attended. Cellinis owner was so understanding and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Danica F
Reviewed October 20, 2018

It was my first time dining at Cellini but surely not the last one... We had a great night with excellent food and the staff was very friendly... I will surrely give 10 points to this place... WELL DONE CELLINI

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank martinbh81
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Our first visit to Malta & Cellini... This restaurant has an exceptional wine list without being over expensive. The real reason for compiling this report was to share our fabulous experience due to the quality of the food & to highlight the outstanding level of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DandGgetabout
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Response from Dale J | Reviewed this property |
I agree as space is limited as there will probably not be any seating outside so limited spaces. Great restaurant!
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $27
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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 9921 8279
  • E-mail
Description
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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