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9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
+356 7942 3568
19:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 18:30 - 22:00
Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Bramhall, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Small cosy restaurant only 16 covers. Food homemade and very good. Not expensive but you need to book.

Thank Margeryheg
Brittany, France
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cramped!!! Which ever table you are allotted, you will be constantly buffeted, no room on the tiny tables for a bottle of wine and a couple of glasses. Rabbit stew? Find the meat on the bones in a vegetable stew more like.

Thank 62gundog
Tokyo, Japan
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there with my parents, my husband and my baby. Very good food and very friendly, the waitress even hold my baby while I was eating. Not 5 stars because my rabbit was a slightly too dry (usually rabbit is). Anyways highly recommend.

Thank Kerorine
Poole, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner a couple of times in the week. Nice friendly atmosphere. Good value food, well cooked and presented. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Skyblue1951
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Book ahead... we got lucky. We phoned and got a late table, but they kindly phoned us when the table became free so we could show up a bit earlier- an absolute gem serving local (amazing) food - a must try if you are considering

1 Thank mark191175
Croydon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small family run restaurant which is well worth a visit. It is only small, so you would probably have to book, especially in high season. The service is extremely good and friendly and the ambience great. We decided to go Maltese and had the local rabbit specialities which were very large and tasty dishes. We also tried the local... More 

Thank Nigel K
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked in after reading the great reviews on here and we were so pleased we did. It's small and beautifully authentic. They customer service is exceptional. We highly recommend the local "Knights" wine. It's delicious and very reasonably priced. The food was divine and complemented by a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The staff were helpful and knowledgeable... More 

Thank emma4782
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had walked past this place several times before we actually ate there. Would recommend booking as it is quite small and seems to fill up very quickly every evening. Great owner (Patrick) and staff (family), great food with plenty of choice, good wine list with the white wine served properly chilled. We tried a Maltese chardonnay which did not... More 

Thank Jonathan C
new york, ny
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by one evening without reserving ahesd and found il Merill fully booked. That seems to be tjhe case most of the time, since it is a very small place with very good food and friendly service. We enjoyed an octopus salad starter and the seafood platter. Can definitely recommend.

Thank oria11
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Il Merill is the special place for us, for birthdays, anniversaries etc. You have to book as it is only small, but it is so good. It is a family run, classy restaurant, with good food, slightly expensive but worth it.

Thank mamabella48

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$32
Mediterranean, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 7942 3568

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?