Fontanella – The Vinum Wine Bar & Tea Room

"Excellent views" with an "ideal location". "Don't leave without a piece of cake".

Fontanella is world famed for its daytime tea rooms. The commanding views of the island and historic lush gardens are an attraction not to be missed. This space is combined with the Vinum wine bar, creating a stunning evening dining location. Split on a number of levels both inside and out, its idyllic views distract from the food menu. Comprehensive wines listed by grape variety makes selecting a favourite easy, while the friendly staff are always on the ready to take your order, offer advice, and recommend the daily specials.
The food menu is concise, with specials include that baked lasagna and soup of the day. For a light lunch or snack you can choose from the savoury and pastry selection of baguettes, ciabattas, sandwiches and pies with fresh and hearty fillings including smoked ham, salami, cheese and egg. Maltese ftira and pastizzi are also on offer. For something a little more substantial, their superb chicken or smoked salmon salads are freshly made. Pizza, with both traditional as well as innovative toppings such pine nut and fig, catch the eye. Most visit Fontanella for their fabulous cakes, which are fantastic and extensive. Take a slice or two, order whole cakes for special occasions, or just because. Free delivery is also available.

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2020 Ratings

Food: 35
Service: 43
Ambience: 34
Overall: 37

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 3109 diners who dined out on an average of twice a week – 242, 502 dining experiences a year!


Opening Times:

Morning Coffee
Afternoon Tea

Additional Note:

Open for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner.
€18 average price per person.


1, Bastion Street, Mdina

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