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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 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Newcastle upon Tyne
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The welcome, service, atmosphere and food were wonderful, once again. I have visited this restaurant many times over the years. The standards are always high. I only wish I could visit more often.

Thank V G
Mellieha, Malta
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a meal in a great Maltese atmosphere this is the place. The decor is outstanding and of course so is the food. We had our Valentines dinner here and the evening was superb. A big thank you to Sarah and her husband plus the staff for a lovely, cosy evening

Thank stephen h
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am very glad to recommend this restaurant in Mellieha. Specialising in traditional Maltese Cuisine. I tried the rabbit for the first time and must say it was indeed an experience and delight, go for it if you have never tried it. Go on The staff are very pleasant and attentive and the ambience is very family oriented. Go and... More 

Thank IMOORE2013
Mellieha, Malta
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We are going to be back home in a couple of weeks and "disappointed" because Sarah will not be there. We are very very happy for what it's happening to her and her family and we can wait a little longer to go there and taste their delicacies! Have a good trip to Venice guys!!!

Thank isiliblu
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great place! Always good food and nice atmosphere! Near Luna Apartments on Marfa Road in Ghadira. Well worth a visit. Suitable for families as well.

1 Thank Slagnaes
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We dined here on 23rd December. Unfortunately the restaurant was quiet being the night before Christmas Eve, but the food was excellent.

1 Thank burgesspeter
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is a must! Super food, very welcoming and friendly staff, and the food is delicious. We had 3 courses with mixed starters, and fish / meat dishes. We selected 2 fish dishes - seabream and the local catch, which were both delicious, a meat dish and children's one. The staff topped up with extra vegetables when required. Cannot... More 

1 Thank LouiseY73
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Just returned after my second meal at Ix Xatba. It's an oasis of civilisation after the hell of the hotel I foolishly booked. Tonight I had the fish soup, very good followed by the pulpetta ( unsure of spelling), the latter was very tasty but too large a portion for me. I hope the chef forgives me for leaving so... More 

Thank dhsYorkshire
Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

What a lovely meal we had at this authentic Maltese restaurant. The service was ace, the food was brilliant. Good value for money. This is our second visit and make it a must as part of our holiday.

Thank Elaine P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Had looked on tr advisor before we went and booked a table. Greeted by friendly staff, old fashion decor and menu. But food was fine nothing outstanding but ok. Wine was fairly priced and the food was good value for what we had. If walking to the resturant its on a stt hill down to the bay buses do run... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
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?