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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (20 reviews)
“rabbit” (23 reviews)
“garlic bread” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Triq Il-Marfa, Mellieha, Island of Malta MLH 9063, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself & Lady A ditched the kids & made a break for it for some grown-up time. Being fish-fiends we had the seafood platter to start. Plenty of mussels, tasty king prawns & delicious octopus cooked in a tomato. Being adults only we had lobster...More

Thank gwlewis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great evening meal, food was excellent, service was quite slow as it was busy and we hadn't booked but they squeezed us in.

Thank ASkelton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, good food, long local wine list. Localization not perfect with terrace towards the street but staff and food make up for it.

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely family meal at this cosy restaurant. The inside has nice traditional decor and the waiters and waitresses were very attentive and friendly. The food was all freshly cooked and we tried many different dishes. We tried the rabbit which was a...More

Thank Vanessa616
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited this restaurant in 2014 and thought it was special. On visiting again this summer, we feel exactly the same way. The staff and fantastic, very professional, welcoming and friendly but not intrusive. Sarah has the most amazing memory!! Michelle and the other...More

Thank gregtheegg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the 4th restaurant in Mellieha which we visited but the first place where the owners and waiters act how they should!!! 4 stars place :) Extremely kind and flexible staff! Good experiences - the staff and the service - style and serve of...More

Thank Kozma T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were st Ix-Xatba for dinner. Although there were already some tables reserved, we still found a place. We startet with garlic bread and pan fried mushrooms. Both was a lot to start with, the plates are quite big. It was good, but nothing extraordinary....More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading lot of reviews we decided to give it a try.... Even if from the outside it is not a fancy restaurant, once sit and tried the food (we tried mix fish and calamari) we were happy about our choice. Nice food, the waiter...More

Thank Tupit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my family 9 altogether. Wish to say 2 comments . Forget asking for a ice bucket for the wine . Three times we ordered a bottle and three times asked specifically for ice bucket and three times I was given a cooler !...More

Thank Joseph P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the rabbit, fresh fish and steak, all well cooked and presented, very attentive staff, good atmosphere and reasonably priced.

Thank Angela H
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Josie H
26 June 2017|
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Response from isiliblu | Reviewed this property |
No, but the restaurant is not big, I suggest to make a reservation on Saturdays.
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Restaurant Details

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