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“Go Hungry!”

Cross Keys Restaurant Pizzeria and Bar
Ranked #18 of 111 Restaurants in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed October 22, 2012

The family owned bar/restaurant has something for everyone. The pub type bar on the ground floor has live bands at weekends; the first/upper ground floor is a good pizza restaurant and the top floor is a very good a la carte restaurant.
We had chateaubriand betwen my wife and I and had to take half of it home! Massive piece of meat perfectly cooked. The veg portions were equally big and also very well cooked. A pity we didn't go until our next-to-last night or we would have been more often.

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Good atmosphere for a drink in the evening in the centre of Mellieha. There is also the feast of Mellieha coming soon next week.

Thank Joe B
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This restaurant is at the top of the Santa Maria Estate near Shoppers Supermarket on the main road. Don't be put off by this the actual restaurant is on the 2nd floor and has some of the best views around. You can dine on tables for 2 on the outside terrace or sit inside with all the patio doors open. Sunsets are quite fantastic here. The food is of a very high quality and very well presented and the portions are large. This is my 5th visit here in 4 years and the quality has been consistent throughout. For me the service is very friendly but dishes do take a considerable time to come out of the kitchen from time of ordering. Also it can get very hot inside but some well placed fans when asked for made the wait bearable. Will go again the food is truly very good here and the view quite spectacular. You will not know the main road is there unless you look down.

Thank dtSurrey
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

I must mention we visited the upstairs restaurant and used the A La Carte menu, (it also has air con).

We had both starters and mains in this restaurant. All starters and mains were exceptional, the steak is strongly recommended, cooked to perfection (medium-rare). Portions are very large however and we struggled to finish as the accompaniments to the mains were just slightly too many, so maybe limit yourself to one course! We were provided with a tray of bread and appetisers of olives, alioli, etc also.

A lovely dinner in Mellieha.

We did also get takeaway pizza from the downstairs pizzeria and these were very fresh and made in a traditional italian style.

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Thank jadeyb2
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Firstly, Cross Keys is 2 different restaurants. The "fine dining" upstairs has a lovely view over the Santa Maria villas while downstairs is a pizzeria which also serves grills and pasta.
The downstairs restaurant could definitely do with a face-lift, apart from not being air-conditioned. However, if there is an adequate breeze in the evening, it is still pleasant since the tables are situated next to the terrace doors.
Food downstairs is great value, with plates like a half-chicken and spicy chicken breast for less than 10 euro. Pizza is also great value. I would recommend the rack of ribs, also grilled to perfection!
The upstairs restaurant has the better finish, but the average meal would be around twice what you pay downstairs.

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Thank TravellingWithKids22
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