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“Dinner with friends.”

Cellini Wine & Dine
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Naxxar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$29
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Had dinner with a group of friends. The food (various dishes) was enjoyed by all as was the wine. The Imqaret dessert was delicious.

Thank simone m
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Highly recommended place, a warm atmosphere with really good food and amazing desserts, beautiful restaurant and great service.

Thank Una G
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I personally think a 5 star rating is not enough to praise this hidden gem. A lovely atmosphere, down to earth staff, lovely food and AMAZING home made desserts that are genuinally home made. If you love a sip of wine over some relaxing jazz and heartly food, cellini is the place to go.

1  Thank Marsha F
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Last Saturday me and 3 other friends went to cellini and we have nothing but praise for this restaurant. Friendly staff, food timing is perfect and one particular thing that caught my attention is that the staff are always smiling.

Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This is the second visit to this quaint restaurant! Food is good and portions are large! Staff welcoming and friendly. Ambience is great! I recommend it :-)

Thank Qualm
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