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15 Triq Il-Marfa, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
+356 2152 1753
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18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was a fabulous find on our holiday in Malta. Delicious seafood and such friendly helpful staff. Lovely atmosphere and very reasonable prices. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Thank fifiling
Als
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good small restaurant i Mellieha. Nice food, and much food :-). Nice people to serve you, and I think we can say the price does no scare anyone for ging there to eat.

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Thank kefla
Newcastle upon Tyne
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The welcome, service, atmosphere and food were wonderful, once again. I have visited this restaurant many times over the years. The standards are always high. I only wish I could visit more often.

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Thank V G
Mellieha, Malta
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

If you want a meal in a great Maltese atmosphere this is the place. The decor is outstanding and of course so is the food. We had our Valentines dinner here and the evening was superb. A big thank you to Sarah and her husband plus the staff for a lovely, cosy evening

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Thank stephen h
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I am very glad to recommend this restaurant in Mellieha. Specialising in traditional Maltese Cuisine. I tried the rabbit for the first time and must say it was indeed an experience and delight, go for it if you have never tried it. Go on The staff are very pleasant and attentive and the ambience is very family oriented. Go and... More 

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Thank IMOORE2013
Mellieha, Malta
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We are going to be back home in a couple of weeks and "disappointed" because Sarah will not be there. We are very very happy for what it's happening to her and her family and we can wait a little longer to go there and taste their delicacies! Have a good trip to Venice guys!!!

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Thank isiliblu
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great place! Always good food and nice atmosphere! Near Luna Apartments on Marfa Road in Ghadira. Well worth a visit. Suitable for families as well.

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1 Thank Slagnaes
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We dined here on 23rd December. Unfortunately the restaurant was quiet being the night before Christmas Eve, but the food was excellent.

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1 Thank burgesspeter
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must! Super food, very welcoming and friendly staff, and the food is delicious. We had 3 courses with mixed starters, and fish / meat dishes. We selected 2 fish dishes - seabream and the local catch, which were both delicious, a meat dish and children's one. The staff topped up with extra vegetables when required. Cannot... More 

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Yorkshire
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Just returned after my second meal at Ix Xatba. It's an oasis of civilisation after the hell of the hotel I foolishly booked. Tonight I had the fish soup, very good followed by the pulpetta ( unsure of spelling), the latter was very tasty but too large a portion for me. I hope the chef forgives me for leaving so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Triq Il-Marfa, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: +356 2152 1753

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