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Ristorante Il Pirata

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41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2137 5827
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11:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 23:00
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Mulhouse, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the place several times for lunch and diner, never disappointed. Both fish and meat are fine

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Thank Webmer
Swieqi, Malta
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food spoiled by slow and unprofessional service. Service was extremely slow (mains took over an hour to come after starters) and the waiters are clearly untrained or disinterested. They should be sent to a basic course on restaurant etiquette such as how to serve wine and to deal with clients...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a little gem this place is, with seating inside and out you are spoiled for choice, however beware the terrace can be very smokey!! Friendly welcome and excellent service with plenty of space around the tables. With an extensive wine list covering most regions and some good local wines on offer. The food is first rate good sized portions... More 

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Thank Peter W
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Il Pirata is very pleasant- and serves excellent food in large portions. The staff was a little slow, but was nice and offered good wine recommendations. The portions were huge and very good - in particular the special Pistachios pizza, highly recommended for mushroom lovers, which is generously covered with not only pistachios, but also very tender tartufo mushrooms and... More 

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Thank 170anatz
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mouthwatering food!! Whether its the tagliata or a fresh sea bream, perfectly cooked pasta or best italian pizza and focaccia on the island! you will surely be impressed! Impeccable service and exquisite desserts xxx

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Thank Charmaine M
Malta
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely visit again and try their famous tagliata

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Thank Omar C
yorkshire
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here three times during our recent holiday to Malta.Staff friendly and helpful, menu excellent,good choice of wines and there is always the specials to tempt you. We even went here for my wife's birthday when the staff brought a trio of mini desserts with a sparkler in,out,and sang her Happy Birthday....be advised the restaurant does get very busy so... More 

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Il Gzira, Malta
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Having been here a couple of times i can say that this place always delivers on both service and food! They have a nice set menu to choose or order from the menu, did both and was not dissapointed. The veal here is the best i have EVER tasted, tasty and tender. Also tasted their famous tagliata, homemade pasta, fish... More 

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Valmadrera, Italia
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155 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The food at il Pirata is good and the service is very reliable. The prices are also good and the portions are big enough to satisfy for a lunch and a dinner. Nice option into Paceville district.

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Thank Cristian R
Bern
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great, friendly and attentive service, the staff really couldn't have been more friendly! The pizza was excellent as was the spaghetti with seafood. We enjoyed it very much.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 37
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 - 23:00
Monday
11:45 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:45 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:45 - 23:00
Thursday
11:45 - 23:00
Friday
11:45 - 23:00
Saturday
11:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2137 5827

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?