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Il Pirata

281 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9067 3421
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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281 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JF, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 581 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a quick Monday evening unplanned visit. Seated and served promptly and pleasantly. My wife has just one allergy issue that seems to be a problem for a lot of Belfast or Northern Ireland restaurants - but the recipe was altered slightly for here without...More

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food , the atmosphere everything is brill . Best restaurant in ballyhackamore . We keep coming back.

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived early for lunch with a friend. Was made to feel welcome and offered seat at window. I ordered a drink and as my friend as usual was late never felt pressure by staff to order. When she arrived I already had a chance...More

1  Thank gwendolyn2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Il Pirata recently as a quartet (without musical instruments). Things got off to a poor start when I saw that we had been allocated "The Toilet Table". This is the one near the door to the loos, which treats you to a strong...More

2  Thank UraniumMan
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We live nearby and have eaten here numerous times. The usual dinner menu is small but perfectly formed with excellent Italian classics and really well thought out dishes. There is usually a few great roast option specials on a Sunday, often for sharing. The best...More

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Friday evening for a catch up with family. Disappointed straight away to learn that the prior booking was not on the system! However, to be fair this was swiftly sorted , although we were stuck behind the entrance door which was a...More

Thank dja874
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Starter had a good kick chilli olives , great bread, good cod main course. Chocolate salted caramel desert was awesome with excellent coffee

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This restaurant is set in the suburbs of Belfast and offers a genuine Italian dining experience. I was there for a family meal as a group of six. I found the service to be excellent and everyone enjoyed their meals. We had starters, mains and...More

Thank tina743
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I ate here with a group of friends after work, the food was great and the service was excellent, the menu is broken down into starters, large mains, pizzas (the pizzas are 8" in length) and desserts. I had the pizza and a large main...More

1  Thank wispadoggie
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We are local so have dined here many times however with American visitors last night we could not get a table in town at Culture Night and at 8.30 il pirata happily took a booking for 5 at 10pm , amazing service , and were...More

Thank jenny l
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30 August 2015|
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Response from emerald106 | Reviewed this property |
The IL prata I reviewed is in Belfast. Can't help I'm afraid but hope you have a good trip.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9067 3421
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