SOUTHPORT – Villa & Gardens



Southport was created with a clear concept — a fusion of food, music and art offering a celebration to the senses. Retaining all authentic features of the villa, the premises are designed to offer various alternatives in a blend of outlets that include Leonardo-fine casual dining, Vino-lounge, Concept café and The Gardens. The classic surroundings and contemporary furnishings offer the perfect setting for any special occasion making Southport truly a venue for all seasons.


Southport-villa & gardens opened its doors as a leading catering complex in June 2008 after an extensive conversion from a private residence to unique venue. Formerly known as villa St.Rita, the late 19th century home served mainly as a summer residence to the ’Qutu’ family from Zejtun. The spacious interiors often welcomed and entertained the family’s guests while the villa’s gardens created a heaven of tranquillity amidst an orchard of fruit trees and a prominent windmill that still stands today as a feature.

After a period of neglect the premises was taken over by the current owners who were immediately overwhelmed by its potential. During the restoration great care was taken in order to retain all original features. The design combines a blend of styles that are classic yet contemporary. The final product presents a casual ambience in elegant surroundings.



Southport-villa & gardens combine mainly four outlets-Leonardo-fine casual dining restaurant, Concept Café-coffee shop, Vino Lounge-wine bar & The Gardens-an open air multi-purpose venue.

Leonardo- Fine Dining Restaurant

Vino Lounge- Wine & Cocktail Lounge

The Gardens- Seasonal Open Air Venue



Southport-villa & gardens is located right in centre of the island’s main fishing village — Marsaxlokk, a small village in the south of Malta most popular with locals & tourists for the Sunday market & fresh fish. The friendly community still lives the local traditions creating an attraction in itself.



Address: Southport-Villa & Gardens- Xatt is-Sajjieda-Marsaxlokk-Malta

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Land line: (00356) 2701 2600

Mobile nos: (00356) 7742 4680 / 7903 9379 / 9989 6822

Operators: Fusion Catering Company Limited

Directors: Patrick Burke & David Burke