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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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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (56 reviews)
“focaccia” (27 reviews)
“pasta” (45 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This restaurant actually caught our eye whilst driving past a couple of times. The scenery is beautiful - bright blue lights around an archway at the front entrance and pretty lights hung inside surrounded by some lovely plants. The restaurant is family run, and the...More

Thank daniellekeyte
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth a second visit. The place is nice, waiters are nice and the food is very good. Even the side dish was very good. The place is known for their ribs. That's what I would take again next time

Thank Aniki168
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very, very nice place. Restaurant itself consist of several parts, in and outside, which makes the whole dinning area super large. Its really nice decorated. Food was tasty and the ribs are really amazing. Portions are more than generous, so if you are not starving...More

Thank Ewa B
BenMuscatSnr, Owner at La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It is always a great pleasure to welcome our esteemed guests. All my personnel leave no stone unturned to see that our guests are served only the highest quality of freshly cooked meals with the best of service attention even when under great pressure when...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there last Saturday. Unfortunately, there was the summer carnival and parking was really difficult to find, in fact, we were going to cancel the booking, but finally we found a small parking in their parking area. The parking area needs some organisation. It...More

Thank rbbezzina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a surprise for me when we arrived to the restaurant, the not that experienced waitress like to move us inside, however there were place outside too. We like to be there and the grandson of the old owner solved that... he is taking...More

Thank DonJoze
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 August 2017 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 1 August 2017

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 23 July 2017 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 22 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
18:45 - 22:30
18:45 - 22:30
18:45 - 22:30
18:45 - 22:30
18:45 - 22:30
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
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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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