Fontanella

Price guide: Budget

1 Bastion Street, Mdina

Price guide: Budget

Fonatella

By Juliet Rix, your Mdina expert

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#6 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Mdina
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Food and drink:
3.8
3.8
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.5
3.5
Location:
5
5.0
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, History

Expert review of Fontanella

Enjoy cakes and views from the top of the bastions walls of Mdina.

Fontanella is famous throughout Malta for two things – its views and its chocolate cake. Both are well worth sampling!

Food and drink: 

The cakes are the thing. The chocolate cake is the famous one but there is a long list and I like some of the others just as much. The rest of the food - light meals and sandwiches – is pretty ordinary.

Recommended dishes: 

Cakes!

Ambience: 

It's outdoor, but partially covered. The atmosphere downstairs is nothing special. Sit on the upper terrace on top of the fortifications of Mdina with a 180º panorama - fabulous. Note it can get windy.

Service: 

Staff are often rushed off their feet and service can be very slow. Relax and enjoy the view.

Location: 

It's just off Bastion Square at the high point of Mdina. Wander your way up past the sights and rest your legs here before heading back.

Price advice: 

It's 2.60 euros for a large slice of cake.

More information on Fontanella:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Coffee shop, Tearoom
Food:
Pizza, Snacks
Address:
1 Bastion Street, Mdina
Telephone:
21 454 264
Serves:
Lunch, Afternoon Tea
Opening times:
Daily. In winter: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri and 10am-10pm at weekends. In summer: 10am-11pm every day.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not possible

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