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“Best of the Bunch”
Review of L'Amigo Restaurant

L'Amigo Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 112 Restaurants in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $62
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2013

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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Thank Peter R
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

My husband and I had gammon, and it came served with great potatoes ( baked in stock and fennel I think ), and vegetables. Everything was delicious,and the gammon must have been an inch thick, as well as being just about the best we had ever tasted.!!! We both had spaghetti bolognese as a starter, and it was excellent, as was the complimentary olive dish we received after we ordered. Service was quick and friendly too, so all in all we had a very pleasant dining experience and not too costly either.!!!

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Thank JLMA22
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We had been to this restaurant 12 years ago and found it was one of the best places to eat, so when we went back there last month we were glad it was still there! And we went back to eat there almost every night during our stay, the King Prawns were excellent! The staff were so attentive and nothing was to much trouble. Next time we are in Malta we will be back!

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Thank jajspy
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We went for a dinner two of us on our last night in Malta and did not regret this. We tried the primo dishes- pizza and spaghetti frutti di mare and they were both excellent. We also loved the complimentary dish of two different tapenadas. And the staff was very helpful and nice. Would definately come back.

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Thank Matasv
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

We chose this restaurant after being told by a snooty chap at the top of the hill, that his restaurant was fully booked when it clearly had loads of space. It was the best thing that could have happened. L'Amigo is a must in Mellieha, I had the rabbit, delicious and slowly cooked. It is on the bone and they happily brought me a finger bowl and extra napkins! My partner had the fillet steak which was cooked to perfection and delicious. The staff were pleasant and helpful but not overbearing, a very enjoyable meal.

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Thank DianneG138
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