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Cellini Wine & Dine

2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 9921 8279
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (22 reviews)
“pasta” (28 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 3 weeks ago 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

Thank GiselleD103
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank David G
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

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

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

Thank DandGgetabout
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Booked table in advance, ended up in what felt like a drafty corridor. Did enquire if we could move but not enough seating to change. One couple even chose to sit outside as it was nicer out there. Ordered dinner, duck with veg for me...More

Thank 708beverleyj
Mark G, Owner at Cellini Wine & Dine, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to write your experience. May i personally put down some points myself; Again, I apologies for the lukewarm potatoes on 1 of the dishes both plates were given potatoes from the same dish (...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

We've been to this Wine Bar numerous times and its been getting better and better. Elegant, but not overbearing, ambience in a lovingly restored century old residence. A great wine selection and a good cuisine to match, complimented with very attentive but not intrusive service.

Thank curmi_qrendi
Reviewed September 25, 2018

An amazing place to go out for a date, great wine selection and good food to go with it! Service was exceptional! keep it up!

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed September 22, 2018

My boyfriend organized a function for me on my birthday. We had the room upstairs all to ourselves. I have nothing but praise for the ambient, wine, nibbles and the staff there. If you are looking to organize a private function one must try out...More

Thank Marsha F
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant twice and the second time we had a function. We had the whole room upstairs to ourselves, the atmosphere was great and with lots of delicious food. We really enjoyed it and would recommend!

Thank kylemicallef90
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Nikki F
November 15, 2017|
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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!
Sandra J
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
February 20, 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $27
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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 9921 8279
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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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