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“First time ive walked out of a restaurant!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Zeffirino

Zeffirino
Marfa Road, Mellieha, Island of Malta, Malta
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Ranked #39 of 89 Restaurants in Mellieha
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
2 reviews
“First time ive walked out of a restaurant!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Tried this place on the last night if our hols - big mistake! The place had approx . 15 people on it and yet it took 25 mins to place our drinks order and another 10 for the waiter to bring my water. We asked him again for my boyfriends beer - that arrived after another 15 mins. At this stage we'd been waiting almost an hr but still hadnt even ordered our food - we werent mad just growing.frustrated so we decided to cut our losses and asked to pay for the drinks. The waiter refused to bring the bill or take our money, instead a woman who may have been the owner came out and demanded to know why we didnt want food. I calmly explained we just wanted to pay for the drinks and leave to which she snapped ' you know the kitchens busy!!' i was in shock at her tone but she just walked away and repeatedly ignored our attempts to pay for the drinks. When our change was finally brought she shortchanged us 2 euro. No apology offered just slammed the money down. Dont know how we kept our cool she was so rude, please dont give these people your money, maybe it was because were a young couple but theres many lovely restaurantsin mellieha who know
how to treat their.customers!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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NornIron12
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good Selection”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is a nice restaurant in Mellieha - good selection on the menu and had daily specials. The staff (owners) are very polite and helpful.

Visited August 2013
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
“Finally a decent plate of pasta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Sometimes in Malta its hard to get a ddcent plate of pasta.Dined here for a quick plate and bottle of wine,very good portions and tasty.Just what I was looking for.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Zeffirino is set along the main high street away from the beach front at Melliha Bay. The owner, Sue, greets guests personally and is happy to talk through the days catch of fresh fish. I recommend the seafood platter, of which there was ample for two people. The food is extremely good value and there is a good selection of wines, both local and imported.
A very pleasant and relaxed ‘Bistro’ style restaurant, ideal evening dining.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dereham, United Kingdom
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Excellent experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

I had the sea bass which was delicious . Served with a good selection of locally sourced veg and potatoes it was a refreshing end to a lovely evening. Service was quick but not fussy. The staff were very knowledgable of the menu and were helpful when needed. Got the impression that the Zeffirina is mainly used by the Europeans as opposed to Brits but is that really a bad thing ?

Visited August 2013
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