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Il Pirata

281 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9067 3421
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck ragu” (40 reviews)
“whitebait” (27 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
281 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JF, Northern Ireland
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1 - 10 of 557 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

amazing food, great location and very friendly staff that accommodated my booking no problems when I went for my partners birthday. he loves seafood and the menu was just perfect for him.

Thank LeaKarczewska
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks so much for your great comments about our food and service at Il Pirata, much appreciated! Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back sometime soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best lunch I've ever had! The flavours were true Italian and the menu was very extensive, very chilled atmosphere and friendly staff! Will be back again and again!

Thank MattieSmith94
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Grazie mille! We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a fabulous review. Delighted you enjoyed our food, service and atmosphere so much and we look forward to welcoming you back to Il Pirata :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place a real treasure in a busy neighbourhood packed​ with plenty of competition. We were having lunch. My brother started with the whitebait served with a dipping pot and it was really fresh and the light batter allowed the whitebait flavour to come...More

Thank kadhan
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

That's always great to hear, thanks a million for taking the time to share your Il Pirata experience with the TripAdvisor community. We look forward to welcoming you back for more tasty and authentic Italian dishes soon :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Il Pirata at tea time had been there on several previous occasions .Again we were not disappointed we had a nice table at the window even though the restaurant was busy it always is. We had a few starters of the lovely bread and...More

1  Thank maxiBelfast
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Grazie mille! We appreciate your great feedback which I will certainly pass on to the team. We hope to welcome you back for more delicious Italian dishes at Il Pirata very soon :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In Belfast, looking for great food and a great atmosphere? We picked Il Pirata based on reviews here...we were not disappointed. We ordered linguine and tagliatelle dishes. Both were exquisite. I added chilli & fennel dressing to my linguine, the taste combination was awesome. This...More

Thank Craig M
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're delighted to hear this and look forward to welcoming you back on your return visit to Belfast :) Our menus change regularly but a constant is our variety of fresh, homemade pasta dishes, thanks for your great comments!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I called in here on Sat 3rd June, no booking and were given a table straight away. Very quick service, we both opted for the Spaghetti Carbonara which was absolutely delicious. Nice glass of red too. All reasonably priced. Will def be...More

Thank con16507
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent visit. We're delighted you enjoyed everything and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! :)

Reviewed 21 May 2017

We had family over from England and we wanted to take them somewhere impressive with beautiful food. We knew straight away where to take them., Il Pirata was the perfect place, the food was just adorable as always. Our waitress and all staff that dealt...More

Thank NottsForestfan
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Grazie mille! We love to hear such great comments from our regular customers and really do appreciate you taking the time. Delighted that you chose Il Pirata for your family get together and of course that you all enjoyed our delicious food, attentive service and...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

This restaurant is fantastic, best Italian food. Second visit here after many years, the food is superb, the duck yolk , pappardelle pasta was amazing. Service superb and we were looked after by Catalina, 5 stars for food and service. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank McBev
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

We really appreciate your recommendation, grazie mille! I totally agree that our duck yolk papparadelle is outstanding, it's definitely been a favourite with our regulars. We hope to welcome you back to Il Pirata again soon :)

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

4 of us got together on Sunday afternoon for dinner. We had two sharing meals. What a brilliant idea. You order choice of roast chicken, roast beef or roast pork. Comes on a dish to share with roast potatoes, veggies and jus. Was delish and...More

Thank Susan M
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Grazie mille! We have to agree that Sundays at Il Pirata are pretty special! Our sharing roasts are always a great way to enjoy a Sunday meal with family or friends and we're delighted you enjoyed yours so much. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We visit our son in Northern Ireland quite often and have found all the restaurants to be very good, Il Parati was no exception! The food, service, surroundings and atmosphere were extremely good with absolutely no complaints and nothing that could be faulted. There was...More

Thank Chowbins
Andrea O, Guest Relations Manager at Il Pirata, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

We're delighted that you found everything from our food, service, surroundings, atmosphere and value for money without fault, high praise indeed! Hope to welcome you back when you're next in Belfast :)

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paulthomas2015
Hi there my name is Paul i am from Ireland. My partner and i are visiting San Jose from the 10th of August to the 16th. would it be possible to book a dinner between these dates? Your resturant looks very special and i would like to surprise my partner. Kind Regards Pual
30 August 2015|
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Response from emerald106 | Reviewed this property |
The IL prata I reviewed is in Belfast. Can't help I'm afraid but hope you have a good trip.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Upper Newtownards Road | Ballyhackamore, Belfast BT4 3JF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9067 3421
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