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Fra Giuseppe Wine Bar

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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Mediterranean, Wine Bar, European
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Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
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Reviewed February 7, 2021 via mobile

Currently under new management, the platters are abundant, the drinks are good and the owners make you feel at home.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed September 13, 2020

We went there twice during our holidays because of the good pinsa and wine. The staff is very friendly and helpful even when we had no reservation. Definitely worth going there to enjoy food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020

Excellent food & charming staff. It's been so long since we had such a good evening from beginning to end. It was what we expected and so much more. 5 Stars easy from us!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 30, 2020

It is always sad when an establishment which was good suddenly starts going downhill but regretfully it often happens here in Malta. Fra Giuseppe has now joined this list. I don't know what happened but there has been some change in ownership or administration of...the place and it shows. Before it used to excel for good prices and food and a sterling service mostly due to the supervision of the previous owner who was a true gentleman. Now not anymore. Prices went up and the quality of the menu and food on offer went down. The wine list is not as good as it was before and wine has become more expensive. For example they were selling a specific bottle for 22€ which one can find for sale for 4€ in a supermarket. Now I know that an establishment has got to make a profit on wine but surely 10-12€ is more than enough for a bottle that sells for 4€. Charging 22€ is daylight robbery. Also the service is not as good as before with staff which do not know what they are doing, long waits and sadly when I visited only one waiter was wearing a mask while the others were not. Hey to wear a mask is the law and not optional in a wine bar during the Covid-19 pandemic! Feeling disappointed with this experience I am not sure I will give it another shot anytime soon.More

Date of visit: July 2020
yandrg, Owner at Fra Giuseppe Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2020

Very sorry you had a bad experience but we don't agree on the wine price as all the wines in our wine list are sold only in restaurants and cannot be found off the shelf in a supermarket as you say .... We believe that...More

Reviewed July 19, 2020

This lovely wine bar which is located next to Balzan parish church offers, not only offers a mouthwatering menu which includes a vast choice of wine and delicious desserts , but also service with a smile and pleasant atmosphere with life music. Keep it up...:)More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020 via mobile

We truly enjoy going to Fra Giuseppe. A way to relax and enjoy a simple meal. Pleasant atmosphere and great service.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Great place, delicious food (super recommend the cheese fondue), super wines and excellent friendly staff who were super nice to our group and my pup. THANK YOU GUYS!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 3, 2020

We love going to Fra Giuseppe mainly to enjoy a platter and a glass of wine. Food is good and the service always with a smile.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 31, 2019

Amazing ambience and delicious food! Always very well served at Fra Giuseppe by their welcoming staff!

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 19, 2019

We booked for the NYE party of 2019 at Fra Giuseppe back in November for a group of 13 people. At that time, our booking was CONFIRMED and we were instructed by staff members to pay later in December. We went to pay them 2...weeks before NYE only to find out that they never even listed us in their booking. Sincerely, thank you Fra Giuseppe staff and management for your incompetence. You left us with a tremendous hassle to find a new venue for NYE (a big group of 13 ppl mind you) on such short notice; barely any availability and missing out on any early bird discounts. Not to mention that we got separated from other friends who were encouraged by us to book for your party. Thank you very f***ing much 😊More

Date of visit: December 2019
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  • Yes, Fra Giuseppe Wine Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Fra Giuseppe Wine Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5