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Ristorante Il Pirata

41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2137 5827
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“tagliata” (65 reviews)
“focaccia” (34 reviews)
“pasta” (62 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I dined here with my partner after a recommendation of an Italian (which in my opinion means already a lot). So the expectations where high, yet still they exceeded! We had a meat platter which was really outstanding. But the 5 stars are really deserved...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After experiencing a few meager Malta meals, we stumbled upon this friendly looking restaurant. We got a table on the deck, right by the sidewalk. Our waitress was lovely. We were offered free bruschetta with a gorgeous topping of brinjals. We had pasta alla Scoglio...More

Thank Selmapedretti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My two friends and I ate here twice during our holiday - which is unusual for us - but we all enjoyed our food the first time so decided to go back. The first time it was midweek and we didn’t have a reservation but...More

Thank TanyaTraveller2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have previously visited this restaurant and I have never left disappointed. Be it a busy Sunday afternoon or lunch time during the week the Ristorante il Pirata is always on point. We shared a portion of the fried cheeslets and calamari fritti. Both were...More

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Great steak and bottle of red wine at a reasonable price in part of town more synonymous with how cheap the shots are. Good service on nice outside terrace for people watchers like me, but stylish interior if you prefer.

Thank David G
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This smart little restaurant exceeded all expectations. The best Carpaccio I have ever had. Top class.

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Thank Sezler
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The staff in this restaurant are rude and unwelcoming. We visited on a Friday night and the waitress asked if we had a reservation and as we didn't, she pointed to a table squashed up to the wall and said "This is the only one...More

Thank kirstycardboard
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A Napolitan restaurant, my Italian wife is originally from Napoli so is very particular. The Spaghetti with seafood was very good and the portions were large, served in lovely large bowls. A shared starter with focaccia was good. Next time we will take the Pizza,...More

Thank derekexmoor
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Never again. Was a regular but im so disgusted now! A cocroach fell from the table onto my lap whilst we were still waiting for the starter.The incident gave me a terrible panic attack and thus had to leave. despite everything, my boyfriend offered to...More

Thank Ryan D
claudio s, Owner at Ristorante Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Good evening. I am very sorry for the incident , your table was exactly by the terrace and it entered from the outside, which we can’t do anything, I understand your anger as I am frightened of such creatures , but pls understand we don’t...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this little gem albeit in the middle of paceville on a Sunday evening having arrived in Malta the previous night. Was recommended from Google so thought why not give it a try. Great service from our waiter "Dejan". Attentive without being invasive. Got a...More

Thank anandpatel9
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Response from Claramile | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know sorry. When I visited the restaurant I arrived on foot.
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Response from Andrius G | Reviewed this property |
As far as we saw, no, but it might be worth to double check with them, they have a facebook page as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2137 5827
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