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La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno

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St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta (Formerly La Buona Trattoria del Nonno)
+356 2157 3182
18:45 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 18:45 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
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Island of Malta, Malta
Level Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food tasted good, cannot deny that. what was really disappointing was that as a table of 8, our bill came to almost 300eu... so the place is quite expensive, can you believe that they didn't even offer us an aperitif or coffee after our meals? I ordered a coffee (instant) and was shocked to see they charged me 2eu... More 

Thank honesty666
jp0094, Owner at La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno, responded to this review

Dear honesty666, Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed that you found our restaurant to be over priced, however you did not specify what food & beverages (wines, liquors etc) you took therefore we cannot investigate your claim. One of the most mentioned things about our restaurant is that we are known to be a value for money restaurant... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. The food is very good and the waiting time is adequate. Kids enjoyed playing in the play area. Will definitely visit again.

Thank Malcolm Paul G
brentwood ca
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience..all the qualities of a great dining experience..ambiance, large portions of food, reasonable prices, great service and little extras like procecco and appetizer before dinner..,be sure to order the spare ribs... best I have ever had

Thank Lindabrentwoodca
Siggiewi, Malta
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Abundance portions with a delicious surroundings on the table. The service was excellent and the staff were very helpful.

Thank K815BOmichaelb
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try out this place on a Saturday. Service was with a smile, restaurant was full but food did not take too long to come. Very good sized portions...price is average...atmosphere tranquil..would be recommend to everyone.

Thank MarioCassarlaudi
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best meal we have had in Malta. Staff were amazing and super family friendly. They made you feel appreciated. Immediately upon sitting down we were served a cocktail and a starter. We ordered a seafood platter to share - it was honestly enough for 3-4 people rather than 2! My bf and brother in law also ordered the steak special... More 

Thank Rosa W
Rabat, Malta
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday my family and i decieded to have lunch at la buona trattoria del nonno I must say that we decieded to try their suckling pig which was mouthwatering and also the spare ribs all cooked in a stone oven.The desserts were all of a very top quality.The staff and owner benny give you sterling services..and i suggest it wholeheartedly.

Thank David C
Qawra, Malta
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived and seated with a glass of cava, Great service and great atmosphere, My husband and I had steak to share and it was cooked to perfection. We will be going back.

Thank Izzie M
Qawra, Malta
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit and i can 100% guarantee we will be coming back, i had the beef ribs and my wife had the suckling pig and both meals were amazing quality, the service was extreemly effecient and frendly and i really cant fault a thing....

Thank wane t
Orebro, Sweden
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My wife had a locl fish soup, described as a meal in itself. How TRUE, a fantastic looking and tasting dish, crammed full with seafood of all types - beatifully balanced. My dish was the blue cheese pizza - one of the few blue cheese pizza´s that actually TASTED of blue cheese. Great service, great food and two VERY happy... More 

Thank PaulWoodward

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$27
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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