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Fontanella Tea Garden

1 Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2145 4264
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cake” (782 reviews)
“pizza” (385 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Hours
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Bastion Street, Mdina, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

Genuinely a highlight in Malta! Fontanella has some of the best panoramic views you can wish for if you get to sit upstairs. Staff are courteous & friendly. The Fontanella "House! Pizza - Ham & Cheese is simply out of this world! Portion is huge....More

Thank CasGor
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great pizza (which they are happy to give you a box to take away any leftovers for later) & cake with a fabulous view

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Busy place with nice terrace with great views. Fast and friendly service! Pizza’s are nice, Maltese Bread is also recommended.

Thank Sylvie S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is always full of people, and there is a good reason for it. Maltese and tourists alike enjoy the lovely views of Malta while enjoying a meal, a coffee or a glass of wine. Flexibility, good service ... A must when you are...More

Thank Sandra G
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is nice to see a facility to take a breath and look at the neighbour cities at Fontenella. You may have a refreshment, however definetely do not eat pizza overthere. The quality of the ingradients are very poor and artificial. It will not be...More

Thank Arif S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were advised to go here by a friend and wow, she did us a favour, what a place. The views are the best and the food was lovely, a must see and visit. We both had the chocolate, hazelnut and apple...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 3 days ago

While the view from the Café is stunning, the staff (mostly East-Europeans) is very rude and impolite. A waitress accidentally poured our drinks all over me - and just left without a word, not even ”sorry”. An Asian waiter politely apologized and brought me some...More

Thank Susanna69
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful views if you are fortunate to get a table on the upper level. Can be extremely busy at peak season but this shows how popular the tea garden is. We have been a few times just for cake and tea. Their cake menu is...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent views from old Mdina! Across Malta Very friendly staff serving delicious cakes, tea and coffee! Meals available too and salads and other meals that I saw looked so delicious!! Highly recommended! Queues for the restroom because only one male and one female toilet!

Thank ofiaich666
Reviewed 4 days ago

You can't miss this spot. It has a beautiful garden downstairs and a huge terrace on top of the walls with views across the countryside. We both had ftiras, which were huge and were served with tomato sauce, tuna, beans and olives. Very good service...More

Thank neytsc2017
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17 May 2018|
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Response from Emma W | Reviewed this property |
don't know , email them
14 February 2018|
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Response from Andrew B | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can however book early as it is very tourist driven with more often than not people turning up without booking and wanting the view. They were a really nice - if it is for this time of season I’m sure they’ll book... More
26 July 2016|
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Response from Amethyst-2009 | Reviewed this property |
Very sorry this tearoom is up steps.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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