In August 2022 Onella was created. A cosy, casual wine bar in the central-northern part of Malta - Naxxar, where people gather for lovely wine, beer, cocktails, and good conversation, where service comes with a friendly smile. Passionate about their wine menu featuring a large variety of wine as well as a further 25 wines-by-the-glass, you can count on a wide selection of red, white, rosé, and sparkling from all four corners of the wine world. All drinks are served in RIEDEL glassware.
Onella also features a fully-stocked kitchen, with delicious sharing plates every single week like Parmigiana, Baked Rosette, Rabbit Spring Rolls, Lasagna Fritta, Parma Ham, and Parmigiano Focaccia. The food menu offers a variety of vegetable, meat, and fish-based dishes sure to satisfy any diner’s palate.
Located within a house at Victory Square, close to Naxxar’s church, 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’).
Onella is run by the team behind Sliema’s iconic Fernandõ Gastrotheque – a fine dining establishment recognised in the latest edition of the Michelin Guide.
Great village location. Top bistro food with a fabulous down to earth wine list. Top service.
Not only is this family run wine bar welcoming with a great ambiance but the food is absolutely fantastic, offering a rich range of shareable dishes each with a balanced and dynamic flavor. Definitely a must for anyone who love great food, fantastic wine and an all round great experience.
Fantastic food and friendly staff! Great for a light dinner and some wine!! keep up the great work.
The food was superb and the drinks and wine menu vast. Thank you very much for looking after us so well.
Great atmosphere and delicious food!! no.1
I really enjoyed the idea of finding something different on a menu, and the food is super good full of really interesting flavours. Good atmosphere and really nice friendly staff.
One of the best restaurants on the island ... highly recommend.
Beautiful setting, lovely menu, excellent wine list, impeccable service
Unique experience. The hosts are wonderful and staff very friendly. The food is mouth watering and the big selection of wines makes Onella a perfect place for everyone.
Can't thank enough Onella for the silver service they gave us in my son confirmation dinner. Food was fresh, delicious, excellent staff always there to serve you. Nothing less is Andre the owner who goes out of his way to make sure that everything goes well, from the day of booking till the end of your occassion. You will not be dissappointed!
Everything is top quality - the food the wine, the service, it can't be faulted. As simple as that!
Top notch...100% recommended!
André Grech - Restaurant Manager
Janika Harrison - Head Server
Luigi - Bartender
Maya Grech - Server
Milan Milijic - Server
Mohamed Abuda - Server
Steve Vella - Head Chef
Jacques - Chef de Partit
Jeet Singh - Kitchen Hand
Israel ortiz Garcia - Sous Chef