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Ristorante Il Pirata

41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2137 5827
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tagliata” (68 reviews)
“focaccia” (35 reviews)
“pasta” (64 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 - 23:00 Hours
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 yesterday

I have been here a couple of times before and first thing that comes to mind when I think Pirata is their famous beef tagliata, which I think is the best in Malta, however this time I thought I'd see what else they have to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maltesefoodaholic
Reviewed yesterday

I was recently in Malta for a holiday with my girlfriend. We went to Il Pirata twice during the trip; once for a regular dinner and a second time for her 30th birthday. The staff were fantastic and so helpful during our visits. The food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eamonng1984
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely evening out with my husband. Nice variety on the menu and all good very tasty and staff very helpful

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank francis1952
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I visited this restaurant yesterday and I must say it was a real failure. Quite surprising as I saw many good opinions before I decided to try myself. Mu food (beef pappardelle) was so oversalted so it was absolutely impossible to eat it. I was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank StellaW141
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I visited this restaurant, just to try their tagliata however we also had a starter which is a bad choice when you have such a huge portion of meat. The food was lovely and the meat was once of the best i had. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ian_Bugeja
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I have to admit that I am struggling in Malta, to find a good product combined with a good service. This place (finally) offered me a great experience! Very nice pasta, good portions (I got pasta in starter portion and I was full!) and the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank Martha H
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Book ahead if you can as it gets full! That’s got to be because the food is superb and good size portions. All freshly maid and a pizza oven that emits glorious aromas! Really pleased I went ther.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Colloway
Reviewed 14 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Martin R
Reviewed 5 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Selmapedretti
Reviewed 29 August 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TanyaTraveller2012
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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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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