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Malia Mediterranean Bistro

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34 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017
269.441.2900
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Outstanding as always

Just took some friends who were visiting from overseas out for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. We all ordered different things and everyone agreed it was exceptional. Whenever I want a great meal this is where I go. Excellent pasta and always great fish selections that are fresh. Amazing spot and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
smilesaam
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Detroit, Michigan
via mobile
Good for:
  • Reservations
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Just took some friends who were visiting from overseas out for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. We all ordered different things and everyone agreed it was exceptional. Whenever I want a great meal this is where I go. Excellent pasta and always great fish selections that are fresh. Amazing spot and always excellent service. Reservations are highly recommended because they... More 

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Montreal
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

In a town with very limited restaurant choices, Malia's is nested between pubs and stores and stands out as the only establishment offering great food and service. The wine list is impressive for such a small restaurant and the menu offers a nice variety of pasta, limited meats, fish and sea-food. The flatbreads (appetizer) are fantastic! Ingredients are fresh, meal... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A true gem in Battle Creek. Great tasting gourmet food, but not out of reach for a commoner like me. Also, the friendliest service and quietest, stress-free kitchen I have ever encountered.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Oh my dear, the food here is absolutely amazing! We have not eaten this great in years! We both had the chicken fettuccini Alfredo, and a flatbread with prosciutto, onion, artichoke, and balsamic vinegar. Oh my, wow. Then we opted to try dessert, a brownie sundae to share. Sooooooooo good. The only issue we had was we didn't know to... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the place I pick in Battle Creek to go eat every time I want a really nice meal - great food, real linens, small. I do recommend reservations. Have had both lunch and dinners there and I'd pick lunch just because the price is less.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. Their Mediterranean influence is clear in every dish. They are friendly and professional and appropriately priced

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

On a recent business trip, I was surprised with an absolutely tremendous meal in Battle Creek. Great service, a delicious seafood stew / pasta, and excellent craft beers made for a truly memorable home cooked meal on a cold winter night! Hope to be back on my next visit!

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Baltimore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Been here several times before but this time, service was very disappointing. Waitstaff okay but kitchen very very slow. As kitchen got slower waitstaff became scarcer, perhaps out of embarrassment. Bummer.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I am going to start out and say that this was a good place to eat and the staff took really good care of us. However, I was expecting the food to be a little more over the top than just above average. The only item that had any complexity to it was one of the appetizers, the stuff dates.... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

By far my favorite restaurant! Fresh food - skillfully prepared. My favorite is the wild mushroom fettuccine! Staff is very professional - clean - wonderful decor!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 West Michigan Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Calhoun County  >  Battle Creek
  • Phone Number: 269.441.2900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?