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Ristorante Il Pirata

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41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2137 5827
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11:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 23:00
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Island of Malta, Malta
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a light lunch during the week. Service was good and the food was ok,place was clean and restaurant wasn't to busy. Our food arrived quickly and portion size again ok. If i was to complain i would complain about the fish compilation as there was no fish in it just shellfish which is a bit misleading.

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Thank mfd200
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there on the 20th of March which was a Monday. Staff was very friendly or professional at most. Seating is comfortable and warm ;) I ordered a medium rare steak and got a rib eye. One of the waitresses said and i quote : i can change it for you but you need to wait a long time(very... More 

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Thank James M
Riyadh
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to il Pirate when it was recommended by a friend. We were a big group that ordered many different things and unfortunately we were all very disappointed with the food other than the pizza. The pizza is good, not great but the pasta was salty in some cases and was drowning in sauce in others. Not at all the... More 

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Tarxien, Malta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For the last 4 weeks I have visited this restaurant 3 times. The food is amazing whatever the choice, the service is excellent and staff is very helpful. You are always greeted with some focaccia on the house together with some fresh bread. After finishing your meal they will give you free sicilian cannoli and a shot of lemon sorbet.... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was all very good and stuff are very friendly. We go there quite often and are never disappointed. The meat was particularly delicious.

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Thank Shannah027
Leuven, Belgium
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a real good dinner with focaccia, cannoli and limoncello from the house. Very friendly hosts. Italian menu. I had a great specialty with swordfish and pasta. Restaurant is in Italian style with Italian photographs, stylish but not really cozy.

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Thank ABIV88
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled past this lovely Italian on a Sunday night, what good turn of fortune. All I ordered was a Main sized portion of the porcini mushroom risotto for €13. From start to finish, the service was exceptional. First, they brought bread and butter. Then, they brought a focaccia on the house. The focaccia was absolutely delicious. Then came the risotto... More 

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Thank Andrew G
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I visited this restaurant last night and they managed to find us a table. The staff are very friendly and helpful and made us welcome. I gave the fish cakes starter which I would recommend and the wife had mussels which was like a main course. For the main I had seafood pasta and the wife had... More 

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Thank Jon W
Island of Malta, Malta
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there yesterday , expectations where great , yet ordered 3 plates pasta Lobster (LIKE ) and was given a pasta platter to share yet priced individually . The Pasta was not Bad but Far away from the Price of 25 euro /Person taking a Tomato Pasta nothing more . Total Rip OFF .DO NOT TAKE .

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Thank Jesmond D
claudio s, Owner at Ristorante Il Pirata, responded to this review

Hi jesmond. i am going to post the photo of your pasta with lobster,but unfortunatly i cant post it here. so i will post the photo on tripadvisor pic. that is cikala and i will post what you have called pasta with tomato. More 

Romsey, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended to this restaurant by a friend and told to avoid weekends as Paceville is not always for the over 30s. The service was outstanding, the menu choices were good and the quality of food excellent. Lots of nice touches like extra nibbles. A little pricey but you get what you pay for.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 23:00
Monday
11:45 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 23:00
Thursday
11:45 - 23:00
Friday
11:45 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?