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Fontanella Tea Garden

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1 Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2145 4264
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10:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 23:30
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow...selection of cakes is overwelming...nice strong tea bruing in my teapot and a view to die for. Service is fast and you cannot beat the after strall around the silent beautiful city of Mdina.

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Thank Carriegrixti22
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended to go there to eat or have drink. The cake we had was very nice and cupuccino was good. Place was full and staff very busy lacked welcoming smile.

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Thank Paul M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing views. Used to frequently visit these tea rooms a while back. They bring great memories of family and friends. Lovely cakes, especially chocolate and the strawberry marrange. Kept up the very good reputation for long years. Must visit when you're in Mdina.

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Thank jcash2605
Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fontanella is very famous for its cakes and I suggest you try them! They also serve gluten free baguettes and pizzas together with gluten free desserts. It is not suitable for celiacs as it is not a gluten free kitchen but they offer the option for those that want to eat gluten free. The place itself is lovely as there... More 

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Thank Caroline G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you want views of Malta then this is the place to visit and if you want great cake at the same time well then you won't be disappointed. We were visiting in the winter so there was plenty of space and the heated glass room ensured that we were comfortable as the wind was rather chilly on that day.

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Thank Mary D
Tarxien, Malta
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For views of Malta, go upstairs - for a more intimate setting eat inside, both recommended. Fontanella offers a wide range of snacks and meals. Best recommendation is that it is very popular with the Maltese. I've lived in Malta for 25 years and still enjoy visiting Mdina and always stop at this restaurant.

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Thank Bean208
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is located in the former capital city of Mdina. The staff are very friendly and efficient and are very welcoming. On days and evenings when the weather is nice, dining upstairs is the perfect place to enjoy Fontanella's food and beverages.

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Thank StephLegend01
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated in such an already beautiful setting and city of Mdina, truly a unique and magical village, is this wonderful gem. Go at sunset or just anytime for a bite, tea, or snack.

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Thank Ryan S
Darlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only wanted a quick bite to eat and stopped into the Fontanella Tea Garden. Downstairs is beautiful, very green and lush, but upstairs - wow! The views are just fabulous. We had tea and cake so cannot comment on the hot food, but what we had was perfect and the staff were most pleasant. Would highly recommend for a... More 

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Thank KL_Caley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely chocolate cake and my favourite strawberry meringue. Took an English friend and he loved the ambience as well and views. Typical Maltese old house transformed into restaurant and cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:30
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 23:30
Friday
10:00 - 23:30
Saturday
10:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mdina
  • Phone Number: +356 2145 4264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?