Food & drink
Cosy up to a glass of red at these 7 wine bars in central Malta
Go on, we know you want to!

Jillian Mallia

1. Fra Giuseppe, Balzan 

Need the perfect place to meet friends and relax? Fra Giuseppe is just the place! Indulge in a glass of their finest wines from their vast list. You’ll be spoilt for choice! Accompany your glass of wine with a delicious platter, wrap or small bites which are absolutely divine!

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2. Il Vecchio Forno, Mosta 

Il Vecchio Forno is the epitome of fantastic Italian food and wine (brought over from vineyards in Sicily). Scrumptious pizzas and tasty pasta dishes, this exceptional wine bar won’t disappoint! Cosy up in this warm little cove with your significant other for the perfect wine-filled date night.

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3. Tat-Tarag, Rabat 

Located on Saqajja Hill, Tat-Tarag will blow you away. Once an old townhouse, Tat-Tarag has been converted into the perfect cosy wine bar, ready to serve the best glass of red, and a great platter (because what is wine without a little cheese and cold cuts, am I right?).

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4. Tal-Villagg, Hal-Lija 

A tiny corner wine bar in the narrow streets of Lija, Tal-Villagg is the perfect spot for a relaxed night out, catching up with friends. With various daily specials, this wine bar is here to serve! Its cosy, homey feel will have you drinking glass after glass!

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5. Sensations, Birkirkara 

Located in the heart of Birkirkara, Sensations wine bar serves up a wide selection of local and foreign wines. Feeling a little peckish while sipping on your wine? Choose from a variety of different platters and dishes which will have your taste buds tingling!

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6. Vinum Wine Bar, Mdina 

Walk the streets of Malta’s Silent City and cosy up in this little wine bar in the heart of medieval Mdina. Just next door to the famous Fontanella Tea Garden, this Vinum Wine Bar is the perfect setting to wind down with that (very full) glass of red. You won’t be disappointed!

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7. Charles Grech, Valletta 

A stone’s throw away from Pjazza Teatru Rjal, Charles Grech is the ideal spot to let your hair down after a long week at work. Nibble on some nuts, crisps and stuffed olives while downing a glass or two (or four) at this fantastic wine bar.

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Which is your favourite place to savour that tipple?

3rd February 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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