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Il-Forn Art Gallery & Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Mediterranean, Wine Bar
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27, Triq it-Tramuntana, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG1160, Malta
+356 7982 0379
Wed - Sun 7:30 pm - 1:00 am
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

If you're looking for a quiet, laid-back Saturday night this place seems ideal. The menu appears to cater for all tastes and budgets. We wanted nibbles and so chose the dip, which turned out to be more than enough for two persons. A good selection of wine, though the Chardonnay we opted for was somewhat disappointing. The service was good... More 

Thank nexus265
Palermo, Italy
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

The place was nice, but when we ordered homemade fries with various dips, we got frozen chips and one dip only. Service not good and the food is over priced

Thank Mauro B
Rabat, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

So basically last night a group of friends and I decided to spend a Saturday Night in this wine bar. The first time I went which was around may, I admit I was not impressed because the food took very long to arrive. However, yesterday, the service was top notch. The waiter was very patient and nice with us. They... More 

Thank karlinho87
Island of Malta, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Bar and restaurant serving a mix of Asian, Austrian and Maltese cuisine. Good prices and friendly staff. The owner is also an artist and the restaurant doubles as his gallery, I enjoyed his artwork more than the food.

Thank Philipp S
Marsaxlokk, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

This place has some amazing artwork. The food is delicious and prices reasonable. I recommend it, however maybe not on a cold January night as it was slightly chilly inside.

Thank TinaH190323
Rabat, Malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

A place that should be mainly visited for the experience due to the location and art gallery inside. The food is OK and the wine list is well organised. Nothing special though.

Thank jfmalta2016
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Great food, service and paintings. I tried the Il-forn platter and Belgian Chocolate for desert. The food was delicious.

Thank John J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

After having had Il-Forn recommended to me by several people, decided to go there with my partner for her birthday meal. The location of the restaurant is part of its character, down one of the many charming streets of Birgu. The restaurant itself is decorated with original artwork (all for sale I think) which match the setting well. For starters,... More 

Thank Tony B
Senglea, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We have become regulars at this place. The service is wonderful, food is great and the atmosphere is very welcoming. The restaurant acts also as an art gallery for the chef/owner who is a very good artist, and has an interesting style of his own. I would recommend booking however since weekends are always full.

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Pieta, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went there for dinner with my partner during the Birgu Fest. This time the full menu was not available. Instead there was a set menu which consisted of dips, pumpkin soup and choice of main course (I chose the Austrian mix) and desert. All this for only €20!!! Well worth the price as the food was delicious. The place has... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
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Bar scene
Open Hours
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
7:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27, Triq it-Tramuntana, Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta BRG1160, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Birgu (Vittoriosa)
  • Phone Number: +356 7982 0379

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