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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (20 reviews)
“garlic bread” (10 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 6 days ago

Excellent excellent excellent All special requirements taken care of balloons and banners birthday cake and her request for scallops all supplied by such wonderful staff and management All nine meals served at same time wonderful presentation and served hot and plentiful Nothing was a problem...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just come back from a 4 day break in Mellieha and ate in IX-Xatba 3 of the 4 nights, we would have eaten there for 4 but they close on Tuesdays. Excellent food and service. The staff are really helpful and so friendly, We...More

Thank maureenRochester
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurants looks very ice, but I was rather disappointed with the food. It was flat and not worth the price.

Thank Bartos999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy atmosphere; very personable, friendly and helpful staff; great food including fresh fish and seafood; reasonable prices; good local wines. We went once and enjoyed it so much that we went back the following night - to find others had done the same. That says...More

Thank pathlets
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I are staying in Mellieha Bay and on the night of our arrival we wanted to walk to a place to get some food... Preferably fish! We got so lucky with finding this place. We walked in to the most cosy little...More

Thank Lydia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for a Friday night having read about the restaurant and we were not disappointed. The staff were really friendly and the menu was very good with plenty of choices. We both had the sea food soup to start which was lovely and Unusually...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for dinner, and enjoyed a very lovely meal - the fish was very fresh, tasty, and excellent value for money (20-25 Euros for a fresh fish dish). Would definitely recommend. The Maltese wine was also very good, as were the desserts and the...More

Thank hvg87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the restaurant twice as the food and the service was welcoming and friendly. On both occasions we tried the traditional Maltese food. My husband is part Maltese and was not disappointed in the rabbit and even my fussy eater son loved it, so...More

Thank derget
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Food and service was the best, as a guest you felt right at home from the minute you enter the door. The rabbit ragouts and ribeye steaks are to die for at this place.

Thank Kristoffer N
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A small, traditional Maltese restaurant, staff are really friendly and the service is great. I had steak and my boyfriend had bragioli and both were delicious. We don't eat seafood but others in the restaurant were brought out the fish to show it was fresh...More

Thank 18kerrys888
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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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