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All 83 Mellieha Restaurants

Ix-Xatba Restaurant

Marfa Road, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
+356 21521753
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Ranked #8 of 83 Restaurants in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

went there on a family lunch on christmas day. Place was packed but we still had super excellent service, very good food and staff was really nice. Also, since we went for lunch, we enjoyed the lovely view from the restaurant, that is the flora covering the small mellieha hills. I surely recommend this to anyone who would like to... More 

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herefordshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and i realy enjoyed eating here as it is a small and intimate family run business with a lovely atmosphere.The clientel are both locals and tourists, always a good sign when looking for a good restaurant. We ate here three times in our six night stay as it realy was that good.The staff are a delight and the... More 

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Luxembourg
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35 reviews 35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Again this year we are back in Mellieha and again we went here to eat with friends. We booked the table for 8 and all was ready The welcome all ok and we placed our orders. Food arrived quickly and the quality is just brilliant Fresh fish and amazing pepper steaks. Just perfect I almost do not dare writing it... More 

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Copthorne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I visited with my family on Monday evening whilst visiting Malta. We walked down from the main town and too be honest we walked passed so many places and couldn't make a decision so when we got here we'd had enough - I had looked at the tripadvisor reviews in advance so we gave it a go. We sat in... More 

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london
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We arrived at 8.30 to a pleasant welcome and were told that we would have to wait for a menu as they were all out!! When we finally got one it was like reading a menu from the '70's' and there wasn't a great deal of choice but we made our selections and after a little while we were given... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We may only visit Malta once a year now, but we are always recognised and greeted as old friends! A busy busy restaurant - might be a idea to book before you go, before all the Danes from a nearby hotel get there! They are known for being selective - they like quality and value, and that is what you... More 

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Valletta,Malta
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146 reviews 146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Ok service is a bit slow, but this is a family run restaurant which serves very good food with very reasonable prices, King Prawn's, Mussels, Garlic Mushrooms, Fillet Steak was all cooked to perfection with a divine taste... A must if in the area I would defiantly re visit very time soon.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very welcoming right from the start. All of the food was well cooked and the meat was excellent. We had a table inside as we didn't want to risk sitting next to any smokers, which is just a fact about sitting outside, you take your chances. A good option if you are located down near the bay. A few equally... More 

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Hawick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We ate here 4 times during our 2 week holiday and were never dissapointed, the Sea Food platter was excellent and the Steaks superb, the staff were very good and nothing was any bother to them, the young waitress was a gem of a girl and her History knowledge of Malta was superb, she always found time to chat even... More 

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Stoke On Trent
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We called in here on the last night of our holiday, I only wish we had found it on our first night. We had a great night, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. Please call in there even if you only want a drink as the staff were so welcoming and friendly, you truly will have a... More 

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Address: Marfa Road, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
Phone Number: +356 21521753
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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