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LaPira Maltese Kitchen

35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2722 0232
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rabbit” (70 reviews)
“pasta” (41 reviews)
“octopus” (20 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 yesterday

We were seated inside by our request. Our server was an efficient and friendly young man. Very attentive. Food was quite good and service was excellent. When we paid our bill and left, our server sweetly gave me the traditional European "air kisses" and hugs....More

Thank katsrmee
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We each had pasta that was delicious and rich in flavour. The staff were friendly and helpful. We hadn’t booked and were lucky to find a table after a short wait. May be wise to book if you wish to eat inside as tables are...More

Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food and wine. Not a wide menu but very good. Small cozy place, very enjoyable, thank you.

Thank jackiecraven1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the place around Easter holiday. The soup made of fresh fish was delicious, such were the second dishes. I recommend the rabbit especially. The service moved he tables for our convenience and we spent a very nice time there sitting outside in the...More

Thank Francisca C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to LaPira on a rainy night in late March. As noted by other reviewers, the owner and his son were very friendly, the food was excellent and the small indoor dining room -- six tables if I remembered correctly -- was very comfortable,...More

Thank TorontoFS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got lucky and dropped in early for dinner and had a wonderful time. Shared sea bass and rabbit meals. Both were done to perfection.

Thank JPBaudin
Reviewed 1 week ago

While walking down Merchant Street in Valetta, my wife looked at the menu board and said " we have to try this"! The owner, Paul, made us feel welcome as we ordered the pasta with porcini, and the ricotta ravioli. Both dishes were excellent. My...More

Thank steveautio
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here twice during our 4 day stay in Valetta and found the food to be excellent. It's a limited menu with daily specials but everything is of a high standard and beautifully cooked. A liitle higher priced than it's neighbours but in my...More

Thank Hazel C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful restaurant - amazing delicious local food and wine and friendly helpful staff. So lovely to find a proper family run restaurant with such amazing food. It's very small inside (although outside tables for the summer) so our party of 9 overtook the...More

Thank tracey584
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat at this little restaurant twice during our recent week stay in Valletta - a weekday and luckily on a Sunday when a lot of restaurants are shut. The fish soup is to die for and the filet of pork equally tasty. The wines...More

Thank ChrissySussex
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6 February 2018|
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Response from Lizzie88_13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! If you wish to eat inside, you should definitely book a table... Really small restaurant. But you may be able to enjoy the terrasse if you go for lunch?! Anyway, if I were you, I would book. No children s menh since it s... More
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6 February 2018|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
As per the previous answer. Give them a ring or send them an email. If you are definitely going then a reservation will take any stress out of the lunch.
6 February 2018|
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Response from rosnorfolk | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you won't need a reservation. As stated above, no kids' menu but there's so much good food to choose from, I'm sure you'll find something.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta (Formerly La Pira)
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2722 0232
  • E-mail
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 when in season .variety of pasta .fresh salads soups and specials every day
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