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LaPira Maltese Kitchen

35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2722 0232
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (66 reviews)
“pasta” (38 reviews)
“octopus” (23 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent food. Good and friendly service. Cosy inside with only a handful of tables. Definitely a place to discover!

Thank Pyrotechnicus
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are looking for an excellent meal in a charming, comfortable setting you should visit LaPira Maltese Kitchen. The Ricotta Ravioli was incredibly light and flavorful. The Rabbit had just enough of a wonderfully rich sauce. And the smaller plates alone are worth taking...More

Thank tsquared2017
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing restaurant: great food at really good prices. We loved all the dishes we ordered! Cosy and very clean. A must when visiting Valletta!!!

Thank natkkk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere that served traditional local cuisine and we found it! We had the rabbit stew and the octopus stew and they were totally delicious. We recommend this as a great place to eat. George the chef makes the food with love❤️...More

Thank Raj N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely location, great food Home cooked and friendly service would Highly Recommend. My dad and son enjoyed the rabbit and I had the mussels. Sauces outstanding .

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent my sons 17th birthday at this small but excellent restaurant. Fantastic food - the best we had in Malta. Great value for superb quality tasty food. Highly recommend.

Thank coopec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just walking by and went in early to get out of the cold. The food was amazing. Tried to Maltese pasta with sausage and the Maltese Merlot. Delicious. The table beside all had the rabbit and said it was wonderful. The best part was meeting...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unexpected found just behind of one of the most famous churches in Malta. We had Maltese rabbit and octopus stew with a bottle of Falcon Merlot red wine. The food was delicious and the service good. What a pleasant surprise.

Thank Gustavo G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there for the week when England's airports were closed due to bad weather, and because we HAD to spend a few extra days there we returned for a second meal. Nothing disappointing about this place: the staff are very friendly, the meals excellent,...More

Thank jeffjackson646947f
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen this place recommended on TripAdvisor and on a recent and indeed first, but definitely not last, visit to Malta, we decided to go, and it certainly did not disappoint at all! It is a simple, uncomplicated menu, all cooked and presented with...More

Thank AndrewHills
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6 February 2018|
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Response from Lizzie88_13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! If you wish to eat inside, you should definitely book a table... Really small restaurant. But you may be able to enjoy the terrasse if you go for lunch?! Anyway, if I were you, I would book. No children s menh since it s... More
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6 February 2018|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
As per the previous answer. Give them a ring or send them an email. If you are definitely going then a reservation will take any stress out of the lunch.
6 February 2018|
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Response from rosnorfolk | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you won't need a reservation. As stated above, no kids' menu but there's so much good food to choose from, I'm sure you'll find something.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta (Formerly La Pira)
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2722 0232
  • E-mail
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 when in season .variety of pasta .fresh salads soups and specials every day
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