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Fontanella Tea Garden

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1 Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2145 4264
10:00 - 23:30
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York, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited Fontanella many times over the last two decades. It has a great location on Mdina's city walls which enable you to look out across the island. It also offers a great range of cakes and a wide selection of beverages, including local craft beer which is rare on Malta. Prices are also still reasonable. In terms of... More 

Thank carpip186346
Island of Malta, Malta
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The view is fine. Food is average. I don't know how people say desserts are good there. We tried three different desserts like apple pie and cheesecake. Sorry to say that they were not good at all.

Thank Shavkat I
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely place for a morning coffee in Mdina and some of their chocolate cake with great views over the south coast of Malta. Absolutely perfect and be warned, you get a very slice of cake!

Thank blogfoguk
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful selection of scrummy cakes, plus the usual savoury snacks. Aim to sit upstairs to admire the view. Very busy but when we were there, staff were quick to serve, clear tables etc, so you shouldn't have to wait long for a table.

Thank gloria032
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just one of the "must go" places if you're in Mdina! Such a sweet tea garden that sits on the bastions of Mdina. The tea is lovely, and the cakes are delightful. Worth having a pizza or a snack if you're around for lunch too. And good news: there ARE Gluten free options!

Thank Soph P
Varna, Bulgaria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a perfect place to relax after strolling around the streets of Mdina. When we visited, in mid summer, the place was almost full to the top but we managed to find a table. If you can get a place om the upper levels, there are beautiful views of the surrounding area. They offer a lot of different food... More 

Thank Nik R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you are in Mdina, you have to at least visit this quaint cafe / tea room which serves lovely fresh snacks. But the highlight is the views from the rooftop terrace, just sit, chill with a coffee or beer and look over the valleys below.

Thank Stephen Y
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with three children aged 4,7&8 Amazing views great food quick service reasonable prices what more can we ask for while on holiday...

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manchester england
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was very cold whilst we were there but even with a calor gas fire in the premises it was very cold. The lasagna was good but had not been reheated properly and was cold in the middle. It was reheated and brought back on the same plate.

Thank daytripper11
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The best chocolate cake I ever had ! Lots of choices of cakes, huge portions and great service despite being very busy. Try to get a table on the terrace upstairs where you get a great view.

Thank fbw1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
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?