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Cellini Wine & Dine

2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2143 3670
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (18 reviews)
“pasta” (25 reviews)
“focaccia” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Italian, European, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2, Triq Toni Bajjada, Naxxar, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well done to staff for keeping a really relaxing and quite atmosphere. Food is varied including high quality pasta and overall the roasted duck was supreme. Highly recommended.

1  Thank patrickghi61
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a lovely evening at Cellini. They looked after us well and we had a lovely table with a fan which was most welcome in the heatwave! Food was delicious and the mixed Maltese platter to start with an excellent choice. Well worth a...More

1  Thank Jane A
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a place ....the area is quite different but the food is just top notch...the prices are also not quite high

1  Thank Leo A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our children to Cellini for a dinner out during our visit to Naxxar. The restaurant was lovely and cozy. The service was very attentive. Our server was lovely to all of the children and made our 7 year old feel very special and...More

1  Thank pviggiani2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time at Cellini's and we were very impressed with the service, food and ambience. The staff are very welcoming and the food was exceptional. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Maria_Stephan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Duck was delicious and the ambience top notch. Prices very competitive. Highly recommended. Will return

1  Thank George B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner twice during our stay in Naxxar and both times we were delighted with the food, the service and the ambiance of Cellini. Starters are inviting, pasta is -- as it always should -- "al dente", meat and fish are delicious, desserts are...More

1  Thank Gian A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to Cellini for quite a couple of times now but this place never fails to impress me. Always welcomed with a smile. The service is just superb, the staff are very well-knowledged about what food they are serving. The chef prepares his...More

1  Thank rosmifsud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious dinner and fantastic service! Thank you for making our evening so pleasant. We booked b&b in Loggia Marripossa and received a complimentary platter which was very tasty, the wine even though was served by bottle or half bottle was sold by a glass which...More

2  Thank JoK0985
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to have a quiet drink and meal small but t feels like a ballroom great staff great atmosphere fantastic food (a limited menu) but what you get makes up for the menu we use this wine bar often and NEVER...More

1  Thank John S
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Sandra J
1 March 2017|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
19:00 - 00:00
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
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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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