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Ix-Xatba Restaurant

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15 Triq Il-Marfa, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
+356 2152 1753
18:00 - 22:30
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Wed - Mon 18:00 - 22:30
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Mellieha, Malta
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent excellent excellent All special requirements taken care of balloons and banners birthday cake and her request for scallops all supplied by such wonderful staff and management All nine meals served at same time wonderful presentation and served hot and plentiful Nothing was a problem Thank you Ray & Sara All I can say is if you havnt experienced this... More 

Thank Carole S
Rochester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just come back from a 4 day break in Mellieha and ate in IX-Xatba 3 of the 4 nights, we would have eaten there for 4 but they close on Tuesdays. Excellent food and service. The staff are really helpful and so friendly, We can really recommend this restaurant.

Thank maureenRochester
Gdynia, Poland
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurants looks very ice, but I was rather disappointed with the food. It was flat and not worth the price.

Thank Bartos999
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy atmosphere; very personable, friendly and helpful staff; great food including fresh fish and seafood; reasonable prices; good local wines. We went once and enjoyed it so much that we went back the following night - to find others had done the same. That says a lot.

Thank pathlets
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I are staying in Mellieha Bay and on the night of our arrival we wanted to walk to a place to get some food... Preferably fish! We got so lucky with finding this place. We walked in to the most cosy little restaurant, it felt very homely. We didn't reserve a place but within an hour it... More 

Thank Lydia H
Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for a Friday night having read about the restaurant and we were not disappointed. The staff were really friendly and the menu was very good with plenty of choices. We both had the sea food soup to start which was lovely and Unusually as I normally eat fish I had a steak with pepper sauce which was excellent... More 

Thank Paul G
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for dinner, and enjoyed a very lovely meal - the fish was very fresh, tasty, and excellent value for money (20-25 Euros for a fresh fish dish). Would definitely recommend. The Maltese wine was also very good, as were the desserts and the service.

Thank hvg87
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant twice as the food and the service was welcoming and friendly. On both occasions we tried the traditional Maltese food. My husband is part Maltese and was not disappointed in the rabbit and even my fussy eater son loved it, so for me that was a huge recommendation.

Thank derget
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Food and service was the best, as a guest you felt right at home from the minute you enter the door. The rabbit ragouts and ribeye steaks are to die for at this place.

Thank Kristoffer N
Belfast, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A small, traditional Maltese restaurant, staff are really friendly and the service is great. I had steak and my boyfriend had bragioli and both were delicious. We don't eat seafood but others in the restaurant were brought out the fish to show it was fresh before cooking which was a nice touch.

Thank 18kerrys888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Triq Il-Marfa, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Mellieha
  • Phone Number: +356 2152 1753

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?