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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” (53 reviews)
“focaccia” (26 reviews)
“pasta” (43 reviews)
Open Now
18:45 - 22:30All hours
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

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 3 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank LMF7000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and lots of it ! Really good service and really nice surroundings . Just on outskirts of St.Pauls but worth the walk . You can make an evening of this restaurant . Hospitality is excellent , staff make you very welcome . Food...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today, once again, i visited this place for dinner together with my wife and our son. Well done​ to the owners, very welcoming, the staff's efficiency​, and above all the good food. Don't miss an opportunity to visit again.

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We had a nice table, were welcomed by one the family member owners who explained us 1 cook was not working that night. Therefore there was no pasta and no 2 person fish plate which we actually came for. We then ordered fresh fish of...More

Thank Nelly V
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

The BREZZA MARINA (seafood plate for two) was incredible - delicious and big! Friendly atmosphere, attentive staff. Highly recommend it!!!

Thank baur u
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Good service, genuine food and excellent price! Took the fish speciality which was excellently cooked.

Thank sammutmatthew3384
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$29
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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