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La Pira

35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2722 0232
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rabbit” (54 reviews)
“swordfish” (17 reviews)
“local fish” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00All hours
Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
35 Merchants Street | Valletta, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cosy restaurant with friendly service just around the corner from St John's Co-Cathedral. Everything that we ordered was delicious. The Maltese pasta had a very satisfying creamy tomato sauce; the octopus in the tagliatelle was very tender; the sea bass was simple and fresh; even...More

1  Thank guitarist3173
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My experience at La Pira was great. Everything exceeded all expectations: the rabbit stew, the friendliness and the welcoming manners of the staff, the amazing location.

Thank Ramona L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty food. Frendly waiters and fast service. The pasta rabbit and tagliatelle octopus were very good. They have hand made desserts, we ate apple and caramel cheesecake and was very nice.

1  Thank Edgar F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was just passing by this place and I couldn't resist the smell of garlic and fresh herbs so I stayed for late lunch. It was absolutely amazing. Every single dish was outstanding. We ordered a lot of food and there was nothing to disappoint....More

1  Thank Lina T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and had a very nice table on the street. Some good traditional menu options and accommodating for groups.

1  Thank Amy_WithaViewTravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

PRO's: - has air conditioning :-) (a very good thing in hot summer days) - tagliatelle octopus are quite delicious, you should try it; - ideal place to have lunch on your way back to hotel. CON's: - small selection of courses for you to...More

1  Thank xilef123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for some lunch, and the staff were very accommodating to us, its a lovely small place with dining outside. The grilled swordfish and Octopus stews was amazing, service was very good!! however you will dining by the cathedral which is under construction....More

1  Thank Kalamazoo200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered 2 pasta dishes with sea food. It was obvious it wasn't fresh but reheated several times. We asked the waitress she said she has no clue about the freshness of the sea food. The chef said it might have been frozen from the...More

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

Even though we are saddened to read this, we are going to take these matters into consideration. With regards to the pasta, we can assure you that the pasta is always fresh and made on a daily basis. On the other hand, the fish served...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were here visiting on a cruise. We decided to go shopping when we walked by this restaurant, it smelled so delicious that we stopped to eat. The food was as good as it smelled! Loved the ravioli and my husband had the Maltese sausage...More

1  Thank Suzi O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the rabbit pasta (€12) and rabbit stew (€16). Really good food. Good and fast service. Unfortunately the neibourgh was under construction.

Thank Lise A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$36
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:30
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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