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This is a family run business and we do our best to give the home made food feeling. We mainly cook A La Carte therefore the menu changes twice daily, depending on what is fresh during the day. For those that are in more of a rush there are the snacks and burgers menu. Being exactly in the middle of Valletta one could shade themselves from the scorching sun under our lovely trees whilst having their well deserved break.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Cafe, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place and very good lunch menu. Friendly and efficient staff. Popular and you may have to wait a few minutes for a table to become available but worth it.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having called in for a drink and seen lots of delicious looking burgers being served we went back to eat. What a disappointment - the burger looked good but was bland and dry.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only had burger and chips, but it was excellent. Moist and tasty. Simple but well delivered. Would have scored 5 except the service was a bit erratic. We saw the drinks waiters struggling so many times to get drinks to the correct tables…..shouldn’t be...too difficult. Decent value too.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

The food and value for money was ok, not great. Spagetti with sea food was fime but the Valletta burger was below average. Shame it carries thid beautifull name. Service was quick on the positive side.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021

My wife and I took the precaution of pre-booking a table for 8pm on Saturday night. When we arrived we were a little early, but no one really seemed aware of the reservation, with various staff members insisting it must be for later or another...day. When I showed the confirmation on my phone we were told to ‘go for a walk’ our table would be ready at the appointed time. We returned a little after 8, but everything was still as chaotic as before. We were handed off to 3 different members of staff without any apology or explanation. On the third attempt someone - we assumed the manager - made reference to a scruffy piece of paper, then said ‘yes yes; come on’ as if we had left them waiting. He pointed us towards a table at the far end of the restaurant with a hand written ‘reserved’ sign on - I believe this had been empty since we first arrived prior to 8, however I couldn’t confirm this was our table as he had moved on before we’d even sat down. There followed another round of farcical exchanges where we were first asked to move as the table we were occupying had been reserved- presumably BY US!! Followed by panic when - for no apparent reason - another waiter suddenly thought our reservation was for 8 people not 8 o’clock. Finally with the very very basic details reaffirmed and established- reserved table for 2 for 8pm- we were left, to wait and wait and wait. After half a hour no drinks order had been taken, no menus given, let alone food served, so we cut our loses and left - the level of customer service was exemplified by the fact that, as we did so, no one asked if there had been a problem let alone apologised In the end we walked to a competitor less than 5mins away, where we were given a warm welcome, top class service and a fabulous meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021

Came here for breakfast. Food arrived for the first person after 30 minutes and for the second person after another 20 minutes. We ate but the coffe still didn’t arrive. Asked the waiters several times about our coffe. Terrible service. It took them 45 minutes...to serve the coffee after we had eaten.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 19, 2021

The food for the first person came after 30mins. Then the food of the other in the next 20mins. We ate and we had to wait for another 10mins for the coffee. Literally nothing came together. One of the staff said she will check on...the order and she didnt even go inside. The man sitting in front of us was served coffee in a cup which had lipstick on it and he also had to wait 20mins for the coffee to come back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021

We came here whilst live music was on… by the time we got our drink (which the server did not put through the till) the music had stopped over half an hour ago! Terrible service and not any real apology.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 12, 2021 via mobile

Bad cocktails and bad service. Just want to earn money over tourist there backs. Also the cocktails are not tasteful at all and the happy hour isn’t good since the act like you can choose and mix, but that is not the casw.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 29, 2021

I have visited this restaurant several times during each of my visit of Malta. Always satisfied eighter with breakfast, lunch or dinner. Well prepared meal, friendly staff. Worth to visit.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Julian G, Owner at Kantina Cafe & Wine, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2021

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Good Afternoon, We've just updated the menu, if its not displaying as yet. Please go to our facebook page. I cannot give you the link as it wont allow me.
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Most probably you are referring to someone else feedback. My input was only positive! :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kantina Cafe & Wine

Yes, Kantina Cafe & Wine offers takeout services.

Kantina Cafe & Wine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4