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“Finally Clemens is back!!!”
Review of Il-Forn Art Gallery & Wine Bar - CLOSED

Il-Forn Art Gallery & Wine Bar
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 13, 2013

This one is not to be missed if you visit Birgu :) For the past few years it was badly managed by the previous tenant, but now the original owner and artist Clemens is back at IL-FORN and a great experience is guaranteed! This is definitely one of the most unique and colourful interiors we have ever experienced, and the mouth-watering ftiras and fondues will make your taste buds tingle. Keep it up guys and see you again soon!

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1  Thank bobfrombirgu
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

In the previous time unfortunately il-forn was run by not so professional operators. Luckily “Clemens” artist and founder of il-forn art gallery & wine bar in Birgu is back on stage with his old crew. We went there with friends for reopening party and the place was packed like in the old days. The food is similar to 2006 and before. Ftira with different toppings, certain amazing Platters and Cheese Fondue. Lovely was the Schnitzel with homemade Potato Salad and Goulash with Austrian Spaetzle. Extreme friendly service by a relaxed dressed team of waiters. The former bakery is unique! You don’t find a designer interior, any stainless steal or bright light. You will find a lot of mixed furniture’s colourful designed by the artist & owner “Clemens”. The place has an incomparable atmosphere incl. the lands wide inimitable restrooms. We had a wonderful evening asking for a rollback

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2  Thank MT_Sailor
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very pleasant. Good choice of food and good value for money.

2  Thank Ruthvella29
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We are regulars at il Forn. But this evening was special. Our friends from UK came to visit us and today it was there last day in Malta and so we decided to take them to our favorite wine bar.

As always food was abundant and tasty. As starter we had il forn combo platter with extra Maltese sausage and 3 dips to share. Mean course we had the chicken feast, sausage competition and the wows ftira. Which at the end they managed to pronounce it correctly.. :)

As my friends were new to the place the painting were the subject of the night which made the evening even more spicy.

So on behalf of my friends and myself thank you once again.

I definitely recommend

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1  Thank Clifton A
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

Il-Forn is a smallish restaurant/cafe in the heart of Birgu. It sells simple but tasty Maltese fair from homemade dips to platters and a handful of pasta. The wine list is good and prices are fair.
If you are visiting the island and want something a bit different it's a nice place to go. For a local I would say the same :-)

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1  Thank mcda_12
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