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Ix-Xatba Restaurant

15 Triq Il-Marfa, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
+356 2152 1753
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
15 Triq Il-Marfa, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 5 criteria by which I review a restaurant. Each one can earn a star. They are.. Quality of food, Quality of service, Atmosphere, Value for money and Would I return?. This is a very high quality restaurant with good service and lovely food....More

Thank The-Travel-eater
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ix-Xatba is a must go for food in Mellieha. The service is fantastic - dedicated and caring. The food is wonderful and the wine selection excellent. More to the point, all of this brilliance can be had for a price no one could call unreasonable....More

Thank Johnnyscottish
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service brilliant. We were made very welcome. Was early in the season so fairly quiet. One of our favourite places

Thank April A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited this restaurant for the third time this week as we also done last September. The food is superb & the staff are excellent especially the warm welcome from Michelle & Sarhra. 😁😁

Thank carollittle
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Second time visiting this restaurant, we came here last Nov for my Birthday, and now I’ve been able to bring my Partner for his Birthday. The staff are amazing, the food is freshly prepared and tastes great. Thank you for making Carl’s Birthday so special...More

Thank DebraNAndrews
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Traditional Maltese restaurant with very friendly staff! The food is pure, honest and very tasteful! We will definitely come back here!

Thank nicolas d
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Had a meal here with my wife last week. Food and wine were stunning. I had sea bass for mains and it was cooked to perfection! Had prawns for starter again cooked to perfection portion was a bit small for the price but amazing flavours!...More

Thank Phillyandlals
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We went for dinner. The restaurant is bigger than it looks from the outside but still not large. Tables outside are probably better for people like me who are deaf as the restaurant sits beside the main road. We shared a seafood platter. For those...More

Thank Alwyn42
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The service is good food is great and never changed quality in 25 yrs, Chef is a great cook and amazing dishes, serving staff are so friendly you don't feel like leaving, great place for small function, romantic dinner or dinner with the family, whether...More

Thank Royston V
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Nice restaurant with good service. Limited with good menu. We got clams and duck , - and both dishes were good. One of their cheapest red wines La Valetta was a good buy. We will be back, sure.

Thank Ivan M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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