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Malia Mediterranean Bistro

34 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017
269.441.2900
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Ranked #1 of 136 restaurants in Battle Creek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Richardson, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Our client brought us here for lunch, which was terrific. When we found ourselves wondering what to do for dinner, Malia's seemed like the natural choice. We weren't disappointed. Friendly, competent service. A nice wine selection (although they were out of our top two choices!) and several specials along with a good standard menu. At lunch and dinner, our entrees... More

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Oriskany Falls, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My son wanted pasta the night before competing in a triathlon. After a quick search we found Malia's in downtown Battle Creek and made a reservation. Malia's is a small, intimate restaurant with a varied menu. Our waiter (David) was excellent. The food was very good, served timely and hot! My son and wife loved their entrees. My lobster ravioli... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Malia is a pleasant surprise in the oft overrated Battle Creek Restaraunts. While moderately expensive, food is fresh, flavorful and the waitstaff very professional.

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travelinmama11
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Malia is a small restaurant with a nice atmosphere. Their food is very thoughtful, prepared with care, and most of all delicious. Service is always excellent. Everything is delicious, but my personal favorite is the Malia Mushroom Soup. Enjoy!

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Grand Rapids
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant is very nice, the food was great. I was there on a Tuesday night with a friend and the restaurant was packed. I am not sure if they are that busy every night but I would reccomend reservations. We had very good service and even though they were very busy we did not feel rushed. They have a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I like Malia for its unique and eclectic menu choices. The food is well prepared, with fresh ingredients. The atmosphere is cosmopolitan-casual. It's quite the trendy place in downtown Battle Creek. Unfortunately, the prices are higher than they should be.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Took a pasta-loving friend and business associate from Japan, to Malia, when he was in town; we both loved it. I don't truly remember the name of the entrees we got, but everything from the bread to main course was really good. My friend wanted to try some local beers and I remember the server being quite helpful and patient.... More

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Northville, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Took our 20 month old son. The entire staff kept him busy and visited. My wife wanted something not on the menu. Not a problem, they made to order. ALL the food was outstanding. Very clean and very friendly. Can't say enough about this place. Yummy and yummy-ER.

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Michigan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

A fabulous place ... we only ate there once but were very impressed. I don't know if a blue collar town like Battle Creek has the mentality to support a restaurant like this, but finally a fine dining establishment has opened for people desperate for a new choice besides the old and mediocre standbys of Clara's and Arcadia Brewing Co.... More

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Love this restaurant. The staff is knowledgable, the ambience fun and the food excellent. I love the specials--especially the fish dishes. Always fresh and always good. Great for a date night or just Tuesday.

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