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La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno

St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
+356 2157 3182
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (71 reviews)
“focaccia” (26 reviews)
“pasta” (47 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno
1. Best Ribs on the Island
"The place is known for their ribs."
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2. Wood Oven
"Wood oven makes a big difference."
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3. Spaghetti Scoglio
"my personal favourite was the spaghetti allo scoglio (seafood pasta)"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good place to visit, excellent dishes, reasonable prices. The only improvement would be more comfortable chairs to sit on. Else, it was very good, and the food took a little long to arrive, but it was worth it.

Thank Anthony A
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We have visited since the establishment of the restaurant some years ago. Rather than sitting on its laurels, the highly professional family, headed by Ben Muscat, has constantly raised standards. This is our 3rd visit this year to our Maltese home from Scotland this year...More

Thank DBFlyer
BenMuscatSnr, IL NONNO at La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear DBFlyer, Our face always lights up to greet you and your lovely family and friends every time you honour us with your visits. La Buona Trattoria del Nonno has now come to stay and with the young team around me headed by Joao, Jake...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a dinner at La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno, my dinner started with Mojito del Nonno as aperitif wich was perfectly balanced with homemade limoncello. A MUST TRY !! The Bartender Jake, wich is the grandson of the Owner, approached to the table asking...More

Thank Antonio B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A home away from home when looking for a perfect atmosphere for any occasion. The staff is incredible, always with a smile, accommodating and goes out of their way to make sure that the experience is memorable. Kane together with the rest of the staff...More

Thank Charlene F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us ate here on two occasions. The food was excellent but a glass of house wine at 9.90 euros seemed a bit steep. Has a lovely feel about the place with plenty of space. Staff did not speak to each other, our waiter...More

Thank Ian O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifull restaurant and delicious food! Waitresses were helpful and friendly. Little dissappointment was not to be able to have a table in the garden with view because it was closed.

Thank 394anuh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best restaurant in the area we have tried. The waiters are really helpful and attentive. The food is delicious. We had eaten 4 dinners and we were surprised each time how good their cuisine is. They have the best ribs, pizza and...More

Thank valnov2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited for a family Sunday Lunch, staff very welcoming and attentive. We had a small child and nothing was too much bother. The food was presented like a work of art, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. I had...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time I visited! Food was nice and very big portions!Loved the back ground music and seeing a clean kitchen exposed to all too! Staff are very hard working!One recommendation would be not to leave the collected finished plates on a table in the 'corridor'...More

Thank Nicky A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Pizza and foccacia. The normal service is good however NOT for special events. We were so excited to celebrate the special event, we booked in advanced, and we explained several times once we arrived, in spite of everything, the management during the service was...More

Thank Susumi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta (Formerly La Buona Trattoria del Nonno)
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  St. Paul's Bay
  • Phone Number: +356 2157 3182
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La Buona Trattoria del Nonno represents the culinary experiences and sentiments of the owner, Ben Muscat Snr. Having set up several successful restaurants in the past, several which have become household names, he decided to come out of retirement in 2012 to develop his desire to present to his esteemed clients his perception of a genuine Trattoria, based upon his extensive experience. The cuisine is based on slow oven baking in our Wood Oven serving both mouth-watering Pizzas and slow baked items like Lara's Spare Ribs & Suckling Pig. We also offer items from the Grill Section, a variety of Fresh Pasta dishes, daily Fresh Fish & a variety of salads. There is no pre-cooking in the mind of il-Nonno. Your food is cooked only against order! This, of course, needs its proper time, so at times there may be some waiting. You will be the first to state that the food is amazing and definitely worth waiting that little bit extra!
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