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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
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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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really disgusting pizzas. No mozzarella but different cheese, no basil but oregano, why do you call this staff Margherita? In my son pizza the chicken was really off. Prices out of this world, can you imagine a veg soup at 10,50 euros? Please do something.

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

Dear Paolo, We sincerely apologize that you didn't find our pizzas to your liking. We were aware of your complaint and we offered to replace your Pizza Pollo to a Pizza Salmone. With regards to your comment about our Margherita, it is listed clearly on our menu that the margherita consists of Mozzarella, Tomatoe Sauce and Oregano. Therefore, you should... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good lunch,very good service and the prices are fair and it is in a very good area Keep up the good work thanks

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Thank Alan M
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice family restaurant in the older quieter part of this village. Large portions. I had a half rack of pork ribs slow cooked, melts in your mouth. Go for the main course without starter unless you are really hungry and confident you will finish the main course too!! Despite the name the 'nonno' is pure breed malteser, or so he... More 

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Thank Joseph C
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portions of food are big! Friendly staff. Booking is recommended. Prices are not cheap. If there was sea-view, this would have been excellent!

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Thank Joseph T
Island of Malta, Malta
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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 

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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 12 April 2017 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.

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Thank Malcolm Paul G
brentwood ca
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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

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Thank Lindabrentwoodca
Siggiewi, Malta
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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

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Thank K815BOmichaelb
Siggiewi
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 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.

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Thank MarioCassarlaudi
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017 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 

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Thank Rosa W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 28
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
Monday
18:45 - 22:30
Tuesday
18:45 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:45 - 22:30
Thursday
18:45 - 22:30
Friday
18:45 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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