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Il-Merill

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9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
+356 7942 3568
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were lucky enough to have this great little traditional family owned restaurant situated in the street we were staying. It's very small with only 32 covers and having read previous reviews we knew booking was essential. Our first meal was excellent with fantastic friendly service. We booked to go back again and were equally impressed. One word of warning... More 

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Thank Emma C
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you want to experience food at it's best in Malta visit II-Merill. It's only a small restaurant so be sure an book ahead.

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Thank John R
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed dinner at this restaurant. Service was good and the staff were attentive while the atmosphere was cosy. Pasta in the entree of spaghetti all'arrabiata was a touch underdone but the flavours were spot on. Main courses of spaghetti with rabbit and bragoli were both authentic and tasty. Bookings are necessary as the restaurant is popular.

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Thank Tony H
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant twice during our visit to Malta. Although we couldn't get in the first time we booked for the next night and for our next visit - booking is essential. The food is freshly cooked and is true Maltese cooking. The portions are generous and the food is so flavoursome it cannot be faulted.The local wine they... More 

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Thank GILLY M
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I visited this restaurant twice during our stay. Pre booking was essential. We were not disappointed both times. Dips and cheese for starters; rabbit and octopus stew for mains. Portion size was very generous, so we did not get to the dessert course second time. I highly recommend this small family run restaurant if you want to... More 

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Thank Ian W
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food in a family-owned restaurant. The staff will do anything they can to satisfy both your stomach and the restaurant-experience. A little bit noisy thanks to the small local.

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Thank Vickiluran
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this charming quaint Maltese Family run restaurant up one of the side streets off the main Strand in Sliema. We were warmly greeted by Monica who made a plan to get us a table even though they were fully booked - I would recommend making a booking in order to avoid being disappointed if you can't get... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Straight away we could tell it was a family run business. We were welcomed even though we hadn't made a reservation. Everything tastes amazing. We shared a platter with two and had a main each. The portion sizes are so generous! You dont always see that often. Highly recommend! And book if you can, just in case. They were so... More 

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Paris, France
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is a short way up St Vincent Street, directly opposite the Sliema ferry bus stop. (+356) 7942 3568. Family-run, it features a short but tasty Maltese menu. I particularly enjoyed their Brajoli (beef olives), thin slices of tenderised beef stuffed with minced veal and herbs, braised in a tomato-based sauce.

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Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunately we booked as we were a party of 13, the restaurant is small however comfortable and from the outset the service from our waitress Raili was impeccable. The food is traditional Maltese and the menu varied and has vegetarian options as one of our party is vegan Personally it was the best meal I had on the island. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$15 - $34
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 7942 3568

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?