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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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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We popped in this restaurant as it was there and we were hungry and thirsty, and we were rewarded with superb views and great food and drink. The staff were great and service prompt, My white chocolate cheesecake was the best I have ever had and it was a very large slice to boot. The place was clean and extremely... More 

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Thank peter s
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

No trip to Mina is complete without a stop over at Fontanella. You could enjoy views of half the island and choose from a large selection of cakes and sip a glass of Kinnie or Cisk.

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Thank Timothy G
Naxxar, Malta
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good place to enrich your walk and visit of the Old City - where you can gaze the little left of Green Malta a breathtaking view which seems to take you back to other times The menu is limited but the food is of excellent quality and having been in Mdina for quiet a long time now the visit to... More 

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Thank christopherschembri
Rome, Italy
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Mdina is one of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen and this tea garden is housed in a beautiful building with superb views of Malta. Food was good and staff was very professional and polite. The bill was reasonable. There aren't many more restaurants within the walls of the city, so I would say this is the best place... More 

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Thank alfcr
Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

lovely open air environment ... try to get a seat with a view .... the food especially the desserts are really good!

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Thank Anna M
Edmonton, AB
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great views - ftira (doughnut shaped bread with tuna/onions/carrots/olives), was the favorite but also liked the picalilly baguette - bread baked on site. Difficult to save enough room for dessert. But we managed! Dessert is what Fontanella is known for: tried the strawberry meringue, banana cake, a walnut & date pie, hazelnut cake with apple filling and chocolate icing, and... More 

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Thank SmokoEdmonton_AB
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Always busy and often full of Maltese people but the combination of great views, amazing coffee and fantastic cakes makes it a place I will long remember.

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Thank Martin L
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place came highly recommended both on here and from friends but they did not do it justice. Pizzas superb and excellent value for money, cakes all homemade and fresh with the service complementing every brilliantly. Would be my first stop the next time I'm in Malta

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Thank Nick W
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic views. Superb lunch. Will post some photos when I have downloaded. Get in quick it soon fills up. Highly recommended.

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Thank Geordie112
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here twice on 2 separate visits to Mdina. Had dessert the first visit; coffee was excellent but the cheesecake was so-so. It was a lemon cheesecake that was bright yellow in color, much like a highlighter, and not too flavorful. Second time was for lunch- excellent pizza! Beautiful views of the hills and valleys of Mdina!

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, View, Romantic
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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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?