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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
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Unique & flavorful in Battle Creek!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
DZur
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Richmond Hill, Canada
Contributor
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
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Every dish we had was fantastic! The appetizer, the salads, and the main courses all cooked with fresh ingredients. The staff are all so pleasant and our waiter superb! You will not be disappointed if you are a foodie looking for a unique place to eat.

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Leland, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Very cool place with a clean and efficient open kitchen. The service was friendly and very knowledgable. A great wine list with a staff that made great suggestions for food pairings. We tasted several wines until we were pleased with our selection. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Every meal is farm fresh and delish. No overpowering sauces - just taste the quality ingredients. They will modify your order however you wish too. Lovely wine list. Wish they served alcohol!

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Malias makes you feel welcome. The food is wonderful. The staff is most accommodating for vegetarian requests and certainly appears to really enjoy what they do! Even in the winter, plenty of fresh, seasonal options exist. Wonder food. Wonderful place! Well worth your time.

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Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food here is outstanding! The ingredients are always fresh and consistently well prepared. I always am pleased when I visit Malia's with the service and quality of my meal.

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Every meal is consistently tasty. I try something different each visit and am never disappointed. It's my favorite place to eat in Battle Creek and where I always take our guests. To match the excellent cuisine is an outstanding wait staff. Make your reservations soon!

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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?