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La Pira

35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2722 0232
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (54 reviews)
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“octopus” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice and friendly restaurant. Right in the centre of town, great for people watching. Had the rabbit and was good and reasonably priced compared to a lot of other places around town. Not stupidly expensive and always busy with locals. Would eat here again.

Thank johnty39
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had a great meal. The rabbit was excellent and desserts to die for. The service was very good too.

Thank sarah and chris B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It wasn't the best start to our eve as our chosen restaurant was shut & we were left with walking the streets.We past this place & was told the kitchen was about to shut.Malta doesn't go by other Mediterranean rules of eating late so make...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Jad lunch there twice. Menu is not extensive, ut reasonably varied. Meals cooked wonderfully by owner's son. Had pork fillets in honey mustard sauce--no. Isi le fat. (-: swordfish was also excellent, and side ceggies perfect. Small nut very reasonable wine list. Enjoy!

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cosy restaurant with friendly service just around the corner from St John's Co-Cathedral. Everything that we ordered was delicious. The Maltese pasta had a very satisfying creamy tomato sauce; the octopus in the tagliatelle was very tender; the sea bass was simple and fresh; even...More

1  Thank guitarist3173
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My experience at La Pira was great. Everything exceeded all expectations: the rabbit stew, the friendliness and the welcoming manners of the staff, the amazing location.

Thank Ramona L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food. Frendly waiters and fast service. The pasta rabbit and tagliatelle octopus were very good. They have hand made desserts, we ate apple and caramel cheesecake and was very nice.

1  Thank Edgar F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was just passing by this place and I couldn't resist the smell of garlic and fresh herbs so I stayed for late lunch. It was absolutely amazing. Every single dish was outstanding. We ordered a lot of food and there was nothing to disappoint....More

1  Thank Lina T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and had a very nice table on the street. Some good traditional menu options and accommodating for groups.

1  Thank Amy_WithaViewTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

PRO's: - has air conditioning :-) (a very good thing in hot summer days) - tagliatelle octopus are quite delicious, you should try it; - ideal place to have lunch on your way back to hotel. CON's: - small selection of courses for you to...More

1  Thank xilef123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2722 0232
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La Pira - Maltese Kitchen - family run small character restaurant 300 years old building. this Maltese kitchen popular with fresh local dishes (rabbit)(octopus stew) lampuki tuna when in season .variety of pasta .fresh salads soups and specials every day
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