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La Pira

35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2722 0232
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (46 reviews)
“swordfish” (16 reviews)
“local fish” (8 reviews)
09:00 - 16:00All hours
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here following the previous reviews made on tripadvisor and we were really not disappointed. The service was very friendly,welcoming and fast. The food was really excellent. We had the best rabbit stew ever and also the swordfish zucchini pasta was really good. We...More

Thank Massine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Certainly one of the best maltese restaurants in town. We came twice and we had excellent food. Informal and pleasant service. Take the traditional food. Pity that Kitchen close around 8.

Thank Lionel_Yang
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I ate here two nights ago and had the best rabbit so far. We love rabbit and it's hard to find back home in Australia. Here we have been spoiled and have eaten it every night bar one .We also shared a...More

Thank Jenny C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loverly setting sat in a brilliant little street, the wine is fantastic. We asked for some cheese but unfortunately they don't do it, pity as sitting with a bottle of wine and cheese is bliss. The waitress was fantastic but the guys on the inside...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Since rabbit is my favorite local dish whenever i go to a restaurant my first search on the menu is always the rabbit , tried a couple of other rabbits around Malta but this is surely the best i had the sauce on the rabbit...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this little restaurant whilst wandering in Valletta on our first evening. It has a small menu but everything our group of four had was delicious. My husband thoroughly enjoyed the rabbit stew (as did one of our friends), I had the swordfish which...More

Thank NicknElaine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely to die for ! Extremely recommended for the astonishing service and food quality, Will come again soon!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Pira was recommended for the rabbit and it did not disappoint.....very well cooked. Situated in a lively part of the city, La Pira is small but a quality restaurant. Staff on our visit were friendly and helpful and made the night that much more...More

Thank 701David
Reviewed 19 May 2017

2,5 star. This small restaurant has a fantastic location on the back of the central St. John cathedral in valletta, we had a table in the middle of the historic walkway (a big plus on a sunny day). The other attractive note was that it...More

Thank Francesco2601
Paul L, Owner at La Pira, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Francesco, I would like to thank you for visiting our restaurant and for taking the time to leave feedback. After all, it is through such feedback that we can maintain and continue improving the service provided to our valued customers. With regards to your...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Can't begin to say enough good things about my recent experience dining at La Pira. I happened to stumble across this little gem of a "mom & pop* bistro during my final evening in Valletta, Malta. The menu had several great items on it, so...More

Thank Shmoo_usn
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Wondering if reservations are needed for lunch
20 June 2017|
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Response from Paul L | Property representative |
Hello reservation recommended
Hi, does anyone know which street it's on? Thanks!
30 April 2016|
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Response from Rats_snod | Reviewed this property |
Confirm all other answers. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$33
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • 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 tuna when in season .variety of pasta .fresh salads soups and specials every day
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