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Caffe Cordina is a historic landmark on a pedestrianised part of Republic Street, Valletta's main thoroughfare. Its roots, though, lie in Cospicua, opposite Valletta on the Grand Harbour's other side. This is where the Cordina family, originally from San Gimignano in Italy, set up shop in 1837. From its humble beginnings, it has become a prestigious Cafe thanks to the foresight, daring and hard work of the late Cesare Cordina, when he relocated Caffe Cordina to Valletta in 1944.


Today, Caffe Cordina has taken up the challenge of taking things to a whole new level by adding gourmet, bistro dining to the already long list of speciality foods we offer. 


1837 is being described as a ‘culinary love affair’. Our bistro aims at bringing to our customers a traditional taste from the past morphed into modern, unique dishes that are sure to infuse a complete sensory experience.


So, without much more ado, we welcome you to 1837 and wish you a pleasant dining experience in the heart of our beloved Capital.


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Our Menu

Our fresh, flavourful dishes are not only a visual work of art but a holistic sensory experience where taste takes the front seat in this culinary voyage. Our menu includes modern twists on traditional Mediterranean dishes guaranteeing a dining experience like no other.

Our Opening Hours

Thursday, Friday & Saturday open for dinner from 19.00hr till late

Make a Reservation

Choose between an inside table for a quiet experience in a place full of character, or an outside spot enjoying Valletta's main square... Pjazza San Ġorġ. Reserve your table now since our exclusive setting caters for a limited number of covers