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La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno

St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
+356 2157 3182
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (55 reviews)
“focaccia” (27 reviews)
“pasta” (45 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
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1 - 10 of 432 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We sat at about 9pm, ate at about 10.30pm. Very unprofessional waiter service, food is ok, but nothing so special, literally not worth the long wait! Management apologized for keeping us waiting, but they knew perfectly beforehand it was going to take too long!

Thank Ramon F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very friendly and professional staff who know what they're doing. They let us stay in their yard with our small dog, and also gave us some water for it. They also welcomed us with a drink. Pizza is large and thin crusted, excellent, especially since...More

Thank LGAbela
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything as usual perfect. Very nice staff, waiting times absolutely acceptable, prices very fair and food was amazing. Especially the famous awesome rips. Always worth a visit. Highly recommended!!!

1  Thank Rafael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this reputable establishment on two occasions The first was excellent: we all ordered the famous ribs which were abundant and cooked to perfection The second was quite a let down. We were a party of 6 We ordered focaccia as starter which was excellent...More

1  Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I still love this place. Service is wonderful, and the staff are lovely. Huge portions so never order starters unless you haven't eaten all day! Given a drink and a mini pizza whilst looking through the menu (and on one occasion some bread too. Both...More

Thank vampireweekend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When driving past this restaurant, it always attracted my attention, because from the outside it appeared a nice traditional Italian pizzeria. But somehow, whenever my wife and I dined out, it used to escape from our memory. Any way, one evening, last September, we decided...More

Thank Godfrey G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are living in Malta since many years and heard a good reputation about this Trattoria. We decided to stop here and eat on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was full but we managed to have a table inside. The waitress immediately came to greet...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurants about 4 times and never stops to Impress me. I took fungi porcini that were cooked to perfection, the the ribs are amazing. Recommend this place to everyone.

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We visited the restaurant for my mother in law's birthday celebration. We arrived at 9pm and were promptly seated at our reserved table. The first hurdle was getting our order taken. We flagged down two separate waiters who told us someone would be over shortly...More

1  Thank LMF7000
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We went there as a group of around 25 persons for a staff dinner, and I must say, I was impressed. We were served plates after plates in abundance of quality and quantity - which seemed like I could have the cake and eat it!...More

Thank zlgatt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
Monday
18:45 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:45 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:45 - 22:30
Thursday
18:45 - 22:30
Friday
18:45 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta (Formerly La Buona Trattoria del Nonno)
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  St. Paul's Bay
  • Phone Number: +356 2157 3182
  • E-mail
Description
La Buona Trattoria del Nonno represents the culinary experiences and sentiments of the owner, Ben Muscat Snr.Having set up several successful restaurants in the past, several which have become household names, such as The Whisper Nightclub & Farmhouse, Ta' Marija Restaurant, the Palazzo Pescatore complex and McBenny's Restaurant, he decided to come out of retirement in 2012 to develop his desire to present to his esteemed clients his perception of a genuine Trattoria, based upon his extensive experience.The cuisine is based on slow oven baking in our Wood Oven serving both mouth-watering Pizzas and slow baked items like Lara's Spare Ribs, Lamb Racks and Baby Chickens. Clients may make arrangements with the management for parties for Suckling Pig, Fresh local Lamb and even Fenkatas.We are proud to serve our own home-made Pasta al Uovo in different variations and with various sauces. We can also plan unforgettable Lunch and Dinner Parties, Barbecues, Pizza and/or Pasta Parties with as many varieties as you may wish as well as help you in celebrating any special occasion. You will also be pleased to know that you may order our freshly made pastas for you to cook at home. We will be delighted to give our clients ideas as to how to prepare it.You will certainly find that our "peice de resistance" is our fantastic Zuppa di Cozze with fresh Mussels being delivered on a daily basis.Our Bar & Wine List compliments our delightful Menu. Clients may choose to dine inside the Trattoria or outside, in the gardens.Our facilities include a room for private dining, baby nappy changing facilities, toilets for people with special needs and most important of all, a private parking area at the Palazzo Pescatore grounds, which is offered free of charge.We are, of course, associated with the famous Ta'Marija Restaurant in Mosta. We highly recommend clients to visit our sister restaurant, especially if you wish to savour the best Maltese cuisine.We thank you most heartedly for giving us the possibility of hosting you, your family and your friends.
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