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Fontanella Tea Garden

1 Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2145 4264
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (1,365 reviews)
“chocolate cake” (201 reviews)
“pizza” (313 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

Splendid Location overlooking most of the Island. Ideal for either pizza or a coffee , snack, sweet. Service is good . very popular place . Worth visiting. Don`t worry if the place seems full up....only a few minutes waiting is worth it . Staff are...More

Thank john s
Reviewed yesterday

We went here with friends that had visited this cafe on numerous occasions. The selection of cakes was fantastic and the iced coffee came in kindler jars. The view from the terrace was amazing but the tables were all taken so we sat away from...More

Thank Jannine M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Every time we're in Malta we come at least once to this tea garden. They say they have the best cakes in Malta and in my opinion they do! You get to eat great cakes with wonderful views from the walls of Mdina. The service...More

Thank davrosreturns
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was invited to this restaurant for drinks was great. Went for dinner and was extremely disappointed. The seafood pasta was bland, the meager fish was tasteless. The waiter when I asked why another person ordered rabbit and I didn't see it on the menu he...More

Thank zahrajen
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic views with exceptional afternoon tea, best chocolate cake ever ! Service was friendly and prompt.

Thank stella L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went for lunch to Fontanella last Saturday. First of all me and my friend ordered two glasses of local wine which were charged on the bill as 1 wine for 11 €. After asking for explanation since we didn't have an entire bottle the...More

Thank Vunjak
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The view from the cafe is spectacular! I had a chocolate and hazelnut cake. It was good but not great. The service was a bit slow.

Thank Klara G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped here to cool off and get a drink/snack. This place is known for their cakes (and there was a huge variety of options!). We sat inside as it was close and easy with baby/stroller but there was an upstairs outdoor area that most...More

Thank acmiller83
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thoughts this would be a tourist trap but it's anytging from it. Decent lunch food and awesome cake in ridiculous size portions. All while enjoying an amazing veiw. The place is always busy but the staff always remain happy and friendly. Very accommodating for babies...More

Thank kriphutch
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was advised by local Maltese friends to stop off during our trip to Mdina to sample Fontanella's chocolate cake and we weren't disappointed! Yes, the place is hectic - given it's reputation/popularity with locals and add to that the hordes of summer tourists visiting, but...More

Thank jammydodger63
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Questions & Answers
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Amethyst-2009 | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry this tearoom is up steps.
September 26, 2015|
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Response from Mildred B | Reviewed this property |
Hi I'm not quite sure if they do, they do some cakes I believe which are gluten free. You can always check through their website though, they have their contact details readily available. Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 4264
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