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“Good food, good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hilltop Restaurant

Hilltop Restaurant
G. Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
00356 99445484
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Ranked #53 of 82 Restaurants in Mellieha
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Outside dining area is ideal for warm nights, and the range of food available is outstanding - there is something for everyone. The staff are very friendly, and the service is good. It can get very busy, and you may have to wait, but if you can be patient, you'll be rewarded with a great meal. Maltese specialities are very good.

Visited September 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Mediocre food. Too busy waiter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

Too many people in restaturant made us wait 45 minutes on the food. And we were more lucky than others. Waiter told that it was always very busy during summer (this being beginning of October). Some guests left for the neighbor restaurant.
Food ok, but not special.
Do not accept credit or debit cards - very annoying.

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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177 reviews 177 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“friendly staff - nice food and wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

we enjoyed our first evening here in melliah, nice little restaurant, at the top of the hill, obviously, hence the name. it was busy when we went which is always a good sign. nice food at a good price, what more could you ask. could recommend the chicken breasts on skewers - portion was big, tasted excellent.

Visited September 2012
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best pasta ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We ate here on our last night in Malta and thoroughly enjoyed the food. We picked this place by accident, but wanted a restaurant where we could sit outside and the decor has been done very well. I agree with some other reviewers that the service was a bit slow, but the waiters were all very friendly and professional, and we were happy to take our time.
We ate a selection of maltese appetisers to start, which were delicious, and then both had a prawn and scallop raviolli dish off the specials menu - I hope they put this on the main menu! It was absolutely amazing - best pasta dish I've ever eaten. And was very reasonably priced (11 euros). I'd certainly recommend, maybe not if you're in a mad hurry, but certainly if you want excellent food and friendly service

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Island of Malta, Malta
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73 reviews 73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Poor staff, rude and mediocre”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I have eaten here twice but shall visit no more. The attitude of the manager is very poor. As a local I cannot believe his rudeness as once the tourists disappear for the Winter he will need all the trade he can get. Tardy service and medioce fare. I see the good reviews here and I wonder where we went wrong. There are far better in Mellieha. The Hilltop needs a lesson in valuing the customer.
Sadly for them I will be talking about the shocking rudeness for a while to come. Resorting to abuse in Maltese is unnacceptable and shallow.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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