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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
12:00 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 18:45 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
18:45 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wasnt the first time we have eaten here. Always satisfied with the food and service. Would recommend to everyone

Thank Aна Рози Д
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best focaccia dough in Malta, great home made ribs and steak cooked to perfection served in cast-iron dishes. Family-friendly and professional service too. Keep it up.

Thank Isabelle M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very nice and the service is outstanding. Food is delicious and genuine! The spare ribs are to die for...One of the best restaurants in Malta! Worth a visit.

Thank Loridana B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch. We were greeted well by friendly and polite staff. Ate genuine mouth watering home made food . Highly recommanded

Thank Valerie B
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Incredibly large portions. If you eat starter, you won´t be able to eat main course. Enough seat is available at the garden. Delicious pasta.

Thank michal_sv
St. Paul's Bay, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Only went in for a take-away pizza but you'd have thought we were long lost family. Had to wait a while but were served a complimentary drink while we waited, checked on several times during that period - this is how it should be and we thank you for restoring our faith in customer services. Oh! and the pizza was... More 

Thank cmw32
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Came here having seen the reviews .....portions would feed at least two people .....we had the tagliatelle carbonara (just ok) but the seafood risotto was amazing ....lots of seafood on top and mixed with a tasty risotto / we ended up sharing it !! Only been in Malta for one week but this is the best food and the best... More 

Thank simbo66
New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had tagliatelle bolognese the first night and a steak the next night. Both delicious- and very friendly service!

Thank eurobound77
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

18 family ate here the night before my wedding on the recommendation of a local in Mosta. The food was very good. Portions in Malta are huge in general and here is no exception!! We ate at a large table outside but they also set up an inside option in case it rained. We were all provided with a small... More 

Thank Rach C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Visited a few days ago.. Very well served! Food (especially Spare Ribs) was delicious and the staff is so welcoming and friendly! Super satisfied and will surely visit again ! Thanks again

Thank Nicole V

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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
USD 16 - USD 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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