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La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno

St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
+356 2157 3182
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (60 reviews)
“focaccia” (27 reviews)
“pasta” (46 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 pm - 10:30 pmAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
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1 - 10 of 447 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Just been to La Buona Trattoria del Nonno for the first time and all I can say is this, food 10+, portions 10+ and staff (waiters) 10++. This is what I call customer care. You will definitely see us again.

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best places I`ve ever went with my family. The Service was top notch, the place is very unique and the food was wooow! Although we were a large group the food came out all together and everything was perfect! It was my...More

Thank Daryl Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went for a quick dinner early on a Friday, and were not disappointed. Seated in the garden side on the terrace part was great atmosphere. Welcoming complimentary drink and excellent service. My wife ordered the ravioli and enjoyed it very much...More

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 22 October 2017

On entrance, we were given a complimentary drink. The ribs were simply amazing and even the dessert (especially torta del nonno Benny!). Really recommend the place!

Thank Annalise S
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Had the fancy seafood as a risotto it came as a huge portion in a 12" cast iron skillet, the seafood was really nice and fresh although the razor clams were a bit tough. My wife had the pasta penne with aubergine, it was very...More

1  Thank Atardvark
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Very good place to visit for either lunchtime or dinner. Worth it to come and eat something delicious

Reviewed 7 October 2017

Excellent food, atmosphere and service. Table of 17 and all food was served together and piping hot. Service is lightning fast. Atmosphere is beautiful. Prices are a bit on the high side but the food is worth every cent!

1  Thank NOEL M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

heard a lot of gd things, so decided to give it a try. the atmosphere is great service was also very gd and fast (did go a bit early), food was greatly, good value for money and portions are very gd. A wide variety of...More

1  Thank Marlvass
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We went there to have pizza and we were far from happy: the salmon was chopped in big portions on one pizza, while the other one had big chunks of sausages and cheese. They offered us a free glass of Proseco for each, which is...More

Thank Bogdan C
jp0094, Owner at La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Dear Bogdan C, Thank you for your feedback. We find your review to be very surprising, especially since you did not inform any of our waiting staff about your dissatisfaction. We would have gladly resolved the problem by replacing the items you chose. All our...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

The place is really nice. There was live music. And the food is spectacular. All the food we had was very good especially the risotto marinara. The portion was so well presented and so big.The staff are all nice. We had to wait a little...More

Thank Amanda A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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