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La Pira

35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2722 0232
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (62 reviews)
“swordfish” (19 reviews)
“local fish” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went there for dinner without any booking and the staff managed to find a table for us for. Nice menu with pastas, fish and meat. Suitable for all tastes! We had the bruschette first and then, the swordfish. Well cooked but would have been...More

Thank Lizzie88_13
Reviewed 6 days ago

Don't get confused by the term 'rabbit stew' in the menu. It's not an actual stew and it's super delicious. You can sense the smell as you walk down the street and you just can't avoid going there. The staff is super polite, it's neat...More

Thank Tam_Tr_92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place in one of the walking streets of valleta. Price, quality & service was very nice. Meny was a bit small, but the quality was nice. We had the local rabbit and some sallad. Will defenetly come back.

Thank Kalle921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled across this place on our last evening in valetta, we opted to sit inside and it was a long very little place - the staff were so friendly, the service was superb and the food was the best we had on the island that...More

Thank Bev C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us visited for lunch and sat outside on a beautiful afternoon on October 8th. We were told earlier the local specialty in Malta was rabbit so we ordered the rabbit "stew" and a local red wine. The stew was absolutely fabulous. The sauce...More

Thank sammamish70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across by chance lovely small restaurant great service nice wine I had rabbit past very tasty my wife had swordfish equally as tasty will be back

Thank holt27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to La Pira for dinner our first night in Valletta. The service was good and the ambiance outside was nice. We enjoyed the Maltese white wine. The rabbit pasta special was good. Our favorite part of the meal was the Maltese bread which...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was great - food, service and wine! I had a starter and a rabbit stew, good portions and very tasty. And a reasonable price. The next evening I went to fancy restaurant with good reviews but honestly I much more enjoyed service in this...More

Thank dreamparh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews and I was not disappointed. Mussels in a garlic, tomato and chilli broth absolutely delightful and rabbit to follow - flavourful and substantial. Add in very friendly staff and all in all a brilliant evening

Thank Adriaan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovey little restaurant in the heart of Valletta. The food was wonderfully seasoned and spiced and the waiter explained the delicious food being offered. Being a family with three small kids, not every restaurant is accommodating but this one was terrific.

Thank sheyingermany
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 35
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2722 0232
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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 tuna when in season .variety of pasta .fresh salads soups and specials every day
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