Commando sits along the winding road that leads from the beautiful village of Mellieħa, through the lush valley, and down to Ghadira Bay. Nestled within a tastefully-restored 300-year-old building, Commando boasts a proud culinary tradition dating back to the wartime 1930s. The restaurant’s ambiance has inherited the original building’s cosy charm, which has been further accentuated by a non-invasive and tasteful decor. During warmer days, the patio enjoys a sweet breeze that blows up the valley to alleviate the stifling Maltese heat. The gorgeous views make for a superb backdrop that elevates a stellar dining experience even further.
Tempered under Michelin Starred chefs, Chef Damian Ciappara leads the brilliant team at Commando. Even on the busiest of days, this small team operates smoothly and in perfect coordination, like a finely-crafted timepiece. The menu is carefully assembled to represent both the traditional and the experimental, presenting a variety of delightful tastes, textures and colours, while daily specials add a sprinkle of excitement and novelty for regulars. To maximise your culinary experience, it would be a good idea to sample multiple starters, such as the pumpkin and beef risotto, the mortadella and pork raviolo, and the mushroom and aged cheddar tart. Then maybe move on to the duo of fillet and short rib with onion and potato terrine for a classic centrepiece. Conclude with the cherry mille-feuille with cherry sorbet for a delightful aftertaste on the palate.