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“Great food and ambiance”

Commando Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 111 Restaurants in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$39
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Siggiewi, Malta
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food and ambiance”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

As soon as you walk in you are greeted not only by a warm welcome from the staff but also from the warm decor that the restaurant is furnished with. It is gives a relaxed yet sophisticated feel.
The team at Commando restaurant were all very professional yet friendly. It was difficult to choose what to have as there are several different dishes to choose from which all are very appealing. We started by having the chicken pâté which was to die for. Some of our party had fish and others had meat. The food was all delicious and cooked to perfection. We ended with the chocolate fondant which is a must to try at this restaurant. It was simply heavenly.
It was a great evening and we all agreed that we cannot wait to visit again. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank 00niki356
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Mellieha, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A delightful meal at the new Commando Restaurant”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

We encouraged our friends to join us and try out this newly refurbished restaurant, under new management. The menu was tantalising (http://commandorestaurant.com/) and we had already received very good feedback from others
There are a few very good restaurants in Mellieha, We are familiar with them all and therefore had to check this one out.
It is always a risk to take good and discerning friends to the relatively unknown :)
THEY WERE DELIGHTED! What a lovely experience!
The food was excellent and there was a choice of all our favourite wines too.
The ambience was very cosy and relaxed and the service was spot on!
The place is well lit and spotless.
The bill was very reasonable, so we went home happy as punch haha ;)
This must now be our favourite choice.
We also look forward to the warm weather when meals will be served outdoors in the lovely square.
Our friends who travel far and wide said that it was one of the best meals they had had ...

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank mjvbardon
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Il-Mellieħa, null, Malta
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“18th Birthday”
Reviewed 2 January 2013

first time visiting the commando with my mum and sister booked in advanced.
nice Restaurant in the heart of Mellieha
Good food and excellent service from the staff
starter we had some bread with olive paste and chick pie paste.main dishes speciality ravioli, vile and lasagne seafood. dessert 2 hot chocolate fondant with caramel ice cream and speciality dessert.
great atmosphere and excellent service

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank danielbult
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Incredible find, great food and ambience”
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Living in Mellieha, we tend to visit a few restaurants, some alot, some less than others, for a night our with friends recently, they invited us to try the newly refurbished Commando Restaurant in Mellieha. Upon arriving it was easy to see that alot of care had been put into the refurb, the interior was welcoming and very plush, very upmarket and immediately created a good mood.

Once seated, we were advised of the specials, a good selection of fish, and local produce in season, we settled for a mixture of fish dishes and meat dishes, the fish was incredibly fresh and well cooked and served on a bed of fresh local veg, and the steak that a table guest had, was truly cooked to perfection. It was soon onto desserts, a great selection of specialities, the selection of food we all ate really showed the culinary skills of the chef and kitchen, and all in all it was a really memorable meal.

This restaurant is definitely on our must visit again soon list!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank stuartMalta
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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“dinner date”
Reviewed 29 December 2012

from time to time me and my lovely gilrfriend like to go out on dinner dates and try new restaurants. I came across commando resturant in Mellieha through some work of mine which also led me to get to know te people behind it, to keep it short all I can qsay is that they are passionate about their work.
it was slightly windy so our table was reserved inside with a very nice cosy and welcoming interior.
we where escorted to our table which was very nicely setup.
after a campari for me and a martini for the lady we where ready to go. some olive pate, humus, butter ad chicken liverpate with grape jam brught out with the bread. once I saw te chickecn liver pate I was curious because I only know about one other place that served it in Malta.the lady liked it so much that she only allowed me to take some to judt taste. yum the starters are here. speciality of the chef nice homemade ravioli filled with swordfish served with clams and a light tomatoe sauce. the lady had an asparagus, leek and brie tart. excellent! as a main course i had the rack of lamb with herbs, cooked to perfection. the lady had the fillet with mushroom and port jus sauce both dishes served with baby potatoes. after a short break and some sips of wine the chef recommended the fresh lemon tart for me and the white chocolate and cocnut pannacotta for the lady. impressive! the value was as expected to be from a great restaurant. overall it was a great night out!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Bjorn Z
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