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Cellini Wine & Dine

2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2143 3670
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 days ago
“Very good platters”
3 days ago
“Cozy”
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All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
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1 - 10 of 396 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the second time I visited this place. I must say that in both visits I was very satisfied. The staff is very friendly well done will.ck.e again.

Thank RubenH1972
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cozy winebar with good food options. Great building and good service. Very "untouristy". Had a cozy evening and would come again.

Thank FCR_Bayern
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A hidden gem away from tourism. Charm of real Malta. Great food, service and ambience. The 3 things I always look for.

Thank jonathan r
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we just been there today, the food was delicious (altough portions could be bigger) and the service was very good as well

Thank Keith Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular restaurant with locals. The cuisine served ranged from seafood, traditional rabbit stew to a succulent duck a l'orange. Very cosy with seating inside on two levels and outdoors in bustling Naxxar. Both food and service was excellent. They also obliged gluten intolerants. We were...More

Thank Gabrielleaka
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with high hopes after having perused the menu outside the previous day. My starter was fish soup which was delicious but I had to ask for a bowl to put the shells in. The butter with the bread came in little catering plastic...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Cellini wine and dine last Saturday. The place is very nice and is perfect for a romantic dinner. The wine list is vast and the menu items are very good. The food was delicious, the only thing that disappointed us were the portions....More

1  Thank Sara C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very historic building where the entrance has been converted to accommodate a small restaurant. Great service from the friendly owner, wide choices on the menu with local wines also on offer, well worth seeking out.

Thank scratchgolfer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is very mouth watering. The ambient is really nice and quiet. Excellent service and very helpful staff.

Thank Elisa F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a quiet dinner, lovely ambiance, good food. Situated in the heart of Naxxar, it is a must visit bistro.

Thank Josette E
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Sandra J
Hi Do you take groups of about 14 ppl please?
2 March 2017|
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Response from Mark G | Property representative |
Hi good afternoon Yes we take groups of 14 even larger groups . depend the day ? Thanks if. you like more information you can contact us on 99218279 thanks
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Mark G
Where I can send email to report direct something ? Or somebody give answers thanks . Email address ?
21 February 2017|
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Response from Gillian E | Reviewed this property |
Send pm on Facebook page
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Sammiboy123
Are children welcome and is there high chairs?
1 June 2016|
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Response from Mark P | Reviewed this property |
I think yes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 28
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Naxxar
  • Phone Number: +356 2143 3670
  • E-mail
Description
Cellini is a quaint wine bar & bistro situated in the heart of the village of Naxxar, Malta. It is named after Piju Cellini, a reputable designer and painter born in 1863, the designer and maker of the town's parish church door, the first bronze door in Malta at that time.But why name it after Pio Cellini? This house was built by Vincenzo Bonavia towards the middle of the 19th century and the coat of arms on the entrance door shows the griffon, a symbol of Christ representing the right road (‘Bona’ + ‘Via’). Dun Salvatore Bonavia, only son of six children of Vincenzo, lived here till he died in 1946. Dun Salv had served on the committee set up in the early years of the 20th century to make plans and oversee the works on the widened church façade which now cried out for a much larger door. Seeing the friendship that developed between him and Cellini, one would be forgiven for thinking that Dun Salv had had a big say in the choice of the artist. Cellini was in fact a regular visitor to this house where he spent many hours with his priest friend. He did not sit in the same chair you are sitting on now, but he probably often sat in the same spot. You may wish to imagine what topics turned up in those long, relaxed and pleasant conversations; ones we wish you too are having now.Cellini Wine Bar & Bistro serves typical nibbles, platters, small eats, mouthwatering dishes prepared by our resident Chef including our popular grilled fresh rib eye, duck and other dishes. Well chosen wines from all over the world.Open all days from 11am till 3pm, 7pm till late. Monday closed for lunch.Private functions also accepted!Directions - facing the church, Cellini Wine Bar & Bistro is on the right hand side, between Naxxar Football Club and Gasan & Mamo Insurance Agency.