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9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 7942 3568
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Ranked #5 of 145 Restaurants in Sliema
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $37
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

We found this restaurant just by accident, being very very hungry after arrival. The service was great, informative and attentive and the food - just delicious! Rabbit in red wine as a local speciality - full of flavour, tender and a decent portion - tasted amazing, home made ravioli very aromatic and tasty, wine - a great selection. I particularly... More 

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Gwent
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20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

managed to fit my husband and I very early one evening, most tables were reserved for later on. Local wine exception value, food is typical Maltese fare. Rabbit was cooked to perfection, desserts to die for if you can manage last course. Just had to go back for the second time so booked in advance - meals were just as... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Ate here twice during a short break in Sliema. Fresh fish is lovely and reasonably priced and the fennel flavoured vegetables and really tasty. Wine reasonably priced and good choice--a really good find --just up the hill from the ferry terminal We didn't book but they fitted us in

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Roden, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Maltese rabbit was great, good and friendly staff. Even without reservation we could Come and eat. Just off the main road, easy to find.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a small family run hotel in Sliema. Booking is recommended. Menu is excellent with a small but good range of choice. Wine menu is excellent and very reasonably priced. The service is personal and warm. Great care is obviously taken with all the food and presentation is excellent. We had the beef olives and rabbit for our mains... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Managed to get into this restaurant but had to book. It's a tiny place run by a family and the food is excellent. It had been recommended and I am so glad we tried it. We both had the sea bass, cooked to perfection with a nice bottle of Maltese rose - delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The place is friendly and there are few tables so you have to book in advance,but it's definitely worth a visit for dinner. Attention to the details is given to the food from the meat to the vegetables. I decided to have rabbit and I have to say I rarely have eaten it so well made and the meat was... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It is a small, intimate restaurant with a menu demonstrating the best of Maltese cuisine. Fresh fish is on offer each day with the catches of the day listed on the specials board. We shared the whitebait fritters and my husband enjoyed his spaghetti with rabbit. I love sea bass and the meal with fresh vegetables met all my expectations.... More 

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Would recommend this restaurant. Very small and extremely busy so you must book although we did manage to get a table for two booking on the same day. Despite it being busy we did not feel rushed yet service was not slow. Friendly staff and I would recommend the mussels.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This place is an absolute hidden gem. It's just off the main road in a nice quiet side street. Inside the restaurant has a a nice and authentic feel. The staff are very welcoming and treat you like family. The food was sensational. We started with spaghetti rabbit (delicious) and some ravioli as our starters. The rabbit is a must... More 

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Additional Information about Il-Merill

Address: 9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta, Malta
Phone Number: +356 7942 3568
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 37
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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