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9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
+356 7942 3568
18:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 18:30 - 22:00
Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here on spec, what a stroke of luck to get a table (do book in advance). The restaurant is small, a little cramped, but quite simply I had the best meal I can remember in a long time. It was utterly delicious! I had pan-fried rabbit with a 'secret sauce', my partner chose mussels followed by spaghetti Maltese... More 

Thank Samantha T
Swansea Bay, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my wife and I dine at this restaurant when staying in Malta only ten tables nice and cosy god food, Maltese and , continental cuisine at very keen prices, we just love the décor and the good service.

Thank jeanpaisley21
Sliema, Malta
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small family run, low budget eatery. Really not much to write about it. Food is reasonable and ambience not really inspiring. But at the price it is acceptable.

Thank gunner2916
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well that's it's name in English. Lovely staff, good menu well prepared and served. Yes the room is cosy and intimate but it has atmosphere!

Thank Micky2014
Stone Staffordshire
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at Il-Merill on a recent short visit to Malta and booked there having read many favourable reviews on Trip Advisor. The restaurant was certainly full and atmospheric (it has few tables and is very small). Maybe we caught it on a bad night but we found the service unfriendly and the food disappointing. My wife started with mussels,... More 

Thank Poppletons
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews for this little place and booked before leaving Uk and so pleased I did, in a 4 night break we ate here twice it was that good, fantastic food very welcoming and well priced. Good idea to book as always busy had rabbit stew first night (when in Rome) very good and pasta the second visit... More 

Thank Andy G
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Nice friendly service. Really good food. Wide choice of pasta, meat and fish dishes. Recommend that you book as it got very busy. Well worth a visit.

Thank Simon D
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Good local restaurant with a very pleasant atmosphere. Wide variety of dishes, lots of local fish although we did both have meat dishes which were delicious. Nice desserts and s good standard of service, all in all very enjoyable.

Thank AyamTraveller
Budapest, Hungary
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1,977 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 388 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We were looking around for our New Year Eve dinner. There are a lot of restaurants around, but there are few of them which are not laud, with unbearable "music". Thanks to Tripadvisor we found this small family restaurant, where we got real good fish, local food and very nice service. If you are around Sliema look for this little... More 

Thank 545medva
Lisbon, Portugal
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167 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We were 6 and had 3 courses with 2 cheap wines and the bill was 190€, which is to much for the ambience, service and quality.

Thank Gasparca

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 32
Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9, St. Vincent Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1448, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 7942 3568

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?