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Ristorante Il Pirata

41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2137 5827
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“tagliata” (69 reviews)
“focaccia” (35 reviews)
“pasta” (65 reviews)
Open Now
11:45 - 23:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled alone and the staff were really friendly. Had complimentary tasters, dessert and aperitif and it made me feel really valued. Would recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GeorgeMiller9
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go there every year and yet there is always something new, something surprising. The scallops that we’ve tried there were just amazing. Never ever eaten anything like that before! It was on the specials, so it might be not there next time.. So we’ve...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank John-en-HelenW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food, worth another visit if we were here longer. Pizzas were so good. The steaks looked fantastic though neither of us had steak, we did hear others complimenting them. Good service and friendly. We had no booking and only 2 table available in...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank L3925XBtraceym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we feel like having a good steak, we choose Il Pirata. We are never disappointed. The service is good and the prices are reasonable. They also serve breads and flavored butter together with soup before your order is served, and after, they also serve...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mariella H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to start by saying that for many years in the past used to be one of my favourite restaurants! I came back after like 4 years together with my boyfriend and I was shocked to see that everything has changed apart from...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LuisanaB_13
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I have been here a couple of times before and first thing that comes to mind when I think Pirata is their famous beef tagliata, which I think is the best in Malta, however this time I thought I'd see what else they have to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank maltesefoodaholic
Reviewed 12 December 2018

I was recently in Malta for a holiday with my girlfriend. We went to Il Pirata twice during the trip; once for a regular dinner and a second time for her 30th birthday. The staff were fantastic and so helpful during our visits. The food...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank eamonng1984
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely evening out with my husband. Nice variety on the menu and all good very tasty and staff very helpful

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank francis1952
Reviewed 21 October 2018

I visited this restaurant yesterday and I must say it was a real failure. Quite surprising as I saw many good opinions before I decided to try myself. Mu food (beef pappardelle) was so oversalted so it was absolutely impossible to eat it. I was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank StellaW141
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I visited this restaurant, just to try their tagliata however we also had a starter which is a bad choice when you have such a huge portion of meat. The food was lovely and the meat was once of the best i had. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ian_Bugeja
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Response from Claramile | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know sorry. When I visited the restaurant I arrived on foot.
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Response from gatovas | Reviewed this property |
As far as we saw, no, but it might be worth to double check with them, they have a facebook page as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2137 5827
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