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Cellini Wine & Dine

2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 9921 8279
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (29 reviews)
“duck” (18 reviews)
“focaccia” (13 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 days ago

Setting resembles an old Maltese house, was a bit dark for my taste, but guess for romantic couples is perfect. The waitress Audrey was quick to take our order and her service was impeccable , food did not take long to arrive, good portions ,...More

1  Thank Muscat R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place, the service and the food were all perfect. Very cozy and intimate place. The food is very tasty, a real delight with jazzy music in the background. Definitely recommend it!

1  Thank Aurelie d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short walk from the beautiful parish church of Naxxar. Loved the setting in a very typical old Maltese house. We ate there 4 times and every time the place was busy even on a tuesday. The food was delicious and the waiters so polite especially...More

Thank bycullah40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set adjacent to the church in Naxxar, Cellini looks to be one of the main restaurants in the town. Busy both nights we visited, including a Monday, it delivered excellent food in a really warm welcoming environment at very reasonable prices. Not a massive menu,...More

Thank sherlock1411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Upon entering this place, the setting captured me by surprise: It is a very typical old Maltese house in the very heart of the village. The ambiance added to the value of our dinner, which was very good and well served. It is ideal for...More

Thank Mariella H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, good food, polite waiters. Definitely worth visiting. The restaurant is quaint and looks like a converted house of character. Portions are sizeable and tasty. I would recommend this restaurant and advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment😊😊😊

Thank Qualm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first time that i had put my foot to this Wine & Dinner Bar. The personal are brilliant theyreally know how to go with people, food was brilliant and even the atmosphere was beautiful with a little jazz music . I would...More

Thank josettefenech44320
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was at a birthday party hosted at this place, staff were very helpful and the food was great. I have not had the chance to go on a normal night's shift but judging by the food available and the manners of the staff I will...More

Thank Gabriele V
Reviewed October 16, 2017

Loved this restaurant, the food was excellent and well presented, with yummy wines as an accompaniment, staff were warm and friendly. It was our first visit but certainly won't be our last.

Thank MagsIngDunfermline
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Loved the great Italian food and excellent service. Enjoyed the fresh pasta, risotto and local date Imqaret pastry with Maltese ice cream.

Thank Jennifer L
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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 - $29
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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