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“Stand to Attention, this Commando Restaurant deserves a visit.”

Commando Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 112 Restaurants in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $43
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Open for Dinner. Commando is a restaurant and wine bar housed within a 300-year old stone building that has been the workplace of our forefathers for over 80 years. Chef Damian Ciappara draws inspiration from his surroundings, using fresh local ingredients to create simple yet elegant dishes. We work closely with local producers to deliver a seasonally influenced menu that celebrates Mediterranean flavours. Fresh fish/seafood, tender meats, sun ripened vegetables, rustic pasta dishes, and homemade desserts.
Reviewed August 24, 2013

Jokes are awesome. Food is awesome. Jokes + Food= SUPER awesome. It doesn't make any sense, but food that comes from restaurants with odd names always tastes better. This was the case when yesterday we dined at Commando Restaurant in Mellieha. You might say what's in a name? If you're in the restaurant business, a lot. A name can pique interest, intrigue, and ultimately determine a restaurant's longevity. A name carries weight. So why did the owners name it Commado? Well, it seems it was the Royal Marine Commandos who were stationed at the nearby camp at Għadira Bay during the Second World War that christened the establishment with the name Commando, a name that has withstood the years.

It was by chance that we came across this restaurant and we loved it. We had a very good meal and we will certainly revisit. Service, surroundings, food and prices were all just right. The menu is very limited and straightforward. For lovers of meat the selection is bigger than that of fish. My wife had quite a hesitation in ordering her food. For starters the only fish available was the Scallop and Prawn Ravioli and although she is not keen on shell fish she had no other choice. I went for the Calamari Fritti whilst our friend Paul ordered the special of Risotto con Porcini and Parmegiano. We gave, the three starters served, a good thumbs up.

For our main course my wife ordered a Grilled Corb. This was served with roasted potatoes and boiled veg all placed neatly on the same plate. Same procedure followed with our main orders of Roasted Cutlet of Milk-Fed Veal and the Grilled Rib Eye of Irish Beef. We would have preferred having the accompaniment on the side. Putting this minor detail aside the food was exquisite. My wife loved the fish and our meat was cooked to perfection.

Only one dessert, a Lemon Posset, was ordered. We had 2 bottles of water, 2 pints of beer and 2 espressos. Bill came to approx €42 each, tips included. The management then offered us a free after dinner drink. We all loved the gesture.

If you have a hankering for good meat then Commando Restaurant deserves your booking.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We went to Commando twice, both times the food was excellent, especially the duck and the steak. Staff are friendly and attentive, nice atmosphere and surroundings.

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1  Thank SRM1970
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Very clean and friendly restaurant.
The staff are very attentive without being intrusive.
Excellent food - I would recommend the steak!

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

We sat outside and enjoyed the warm night's air watching the world go by. The food was delicious and the service friendly.A lovely evening.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had been to Commando before, but only once since it has been renovated, and we really were impressed!

I took my boyfriend for his birthday's dinner, and the whole experience just couldn't have been better! The menu is very original and has some interesting combinations. Our food was delicious and service was great too.

Prices a bit on the high side, but I think considering the quality of the product and location, it is somehow expected. Otherwise, perfect in every way.

P.S. Tables outside are more romantic and private, I would say

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2  Thank Jo_M28
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