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Cellini Wine & Dine

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2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2143 3670
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Naxxar, Malta
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our great experience. They seated us at the closed balcony, first floor level overlooking the side piazza of Naxxar church. We had a great service from our waitress and with a great smile too. Fast service. Perfect environment and comfortable too. I took the duck with orange and honey sauce and my husband took the rib-eye. Both were... More 

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Thank Kris_Dina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We discovered this little gem by accident whilst staying in Loggia de Mariposa boutique B&B in Naxxar Malta. What a find! We went back 3 times on our holiday! Fantastic food, in an historical building with beautiful decor, and the service is excellent!! Truly recommended!

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Thank Kimi_limited
Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Maltese friends took us out for an evening meal at this amazing venue . Although we have been going to Malta for years this was our first visit to Cellini Wine and Dine . Book a table to avoid disappointment as this is small and beautiful .

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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time customer and will surely visit again. The rib eye was truely exquisite and the service was simply amazing :)

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Ta' l-Ibrag, null, Malta
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unexpectedly visited this wine bar at the center of Naxxar and I must say I was more than impressed. The ambience was comfortable, with a touch of class and art. Everything was just perfect regarding the food, I highly recommend the pork fillet. The chef's own expression of the food and how it was prepared on the plate was amazing.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was another "Tripadvisor" find and again we were not disappointed. As this was only the second day of our holiday we booked a taxi to take us there and to collect us afterwards, the driver knew the road that the restaurant was located in but he hadn't heard of the restaurant. Luckily there is a big sign on the... More 

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Thank Dawn C
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have a nice selection of local and foreign wines. We had the salmon and the duck which were both very well presented and tasted great. The service was also impressive very fast and helpful. I really like the location on the corner near the church. The interior is also very nice....very appropriate for an intimate night out.

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Thank Sean M
Malta
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We decided to visit Cellini's Wine & Dine. It lived up to my expectations; exquisite dishes, delightful environment, welcoming staff and everything one can ask for!! Highly Recommended.... We'll be back for sure

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malta
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236 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Naxxar is gradually getting some decent places to wine and dine. Cellini has been around for a couple of years and graduated from a wine bar to a fully fledged cost restaurant. Very pleasant reception, service and food in the hallway of a small typical Maltese townhouse. Lots of people were turned away during our visit so be sure to... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant/winebar is the best in Malta for us! Beautiful and romantic interior in an old building on a corner next to the church of Naxxar. 2 floors with impressive stairway hall. The host is very friendly and personaly involved. Delicious Maltese food: great rabbit stew, pastas, salmon and specialties. Priceless desserts, we almost tried every dessert on the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Italian, European, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats, 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
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.

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