My fiancée and I tried most of the mid-priced restaurants on the main street of Mellieha as voted this one as the best, so we went back on our last night having been on the Saturday night as well.
The atmosphere is quiet although sometimes if they have the window open the hustle and bustle of the main street can be a bit disturbing, but it's a lovely family-run restaurant and as with most other Maltese restaurants cater for foreign tastes. We however on both occasions chose from the Maltese cuisine menu and were not left disappointed. Upon ordering you are served with some puffed crackers with an olive paste and an anchovy paste. Both are good to whet the appetite. The food itself is done really well, the traditional fare is rabbit, the chef at L'amigo did an amazing dish where he stuffs rabbit livers into a quail and serves it with bacon bits in a tomato-based onion sauce. On the last night I opted for the stuffed oven-baked squid which, while tasty was too much after the Gozo salad (a hybrid of various produce from the smaller inhabited island neighbour of Malta).
Dessert was a bit less imaginative, like most traditional restaurants inspiration is drawn from neighbouring Italy, though the almond sponge Cassata comes recommended.
Prices are reasonable, expect to pay around €12-17 if you're ordering a main off the Maltese menu. Desserts are approximately €4.
All-in-all, a highly recommended restaurant for anyone either staying in Mellieha, or coming back from Gozo en route to the major cities for a quick dinner.
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