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“One of the best pizzas ever!”

La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno
Price range: US$16 - US$27
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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, such as The Whisper Nightclub & Farmhouse, Ta' Marija Restaurant, the Palazzo Pescatore complex and McBenny's Restaurant, 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, Lamb Racks and Baby Chickens. Clients may make arrangements with the management for parties for Suckling Pig, Fresh local Lamb and even Fenkatas.We are proud to serve our own home-made Pasta al Uovo in different variations and with various sauces. We can also plan unforgettable Lunch and Dinner Parties, Barbecues, Pizza and/or Pasta Parties with as many varieties as you may wish as well as help you in celebrating any special occasion. You will also be pleased to know that you may order our freshly made pastas for you to cook at home. We will be delighted to give our clients ideas as to how to prepare it.You will certainly find that our "peice de resistance" is our fantastic Zuppa di Cozze with fresh Mussels being delivered on a daily basis.Our Bar & Wine List compliments our delightful Menu. Clients may choose to dine inside the Trattoria or outside, in the gardens.Our facilities include a room for private dining, baby nappy changing facilities, toilets for people with special needs and most important of all, a private parking area at the Palazzo Pescatore grounds, which is offered free of charge.We are, of course, associated with the famous Ta'Marija Restaurant in Mosta. We highly recommend clients to visit our sister restaurant, especially if you wish to savour the best Maltese cuisine.We thank you most heartedly for giving us the possibility of hosting you, your family and your friends.
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“One of the best pizzas ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Visited this place with a couple if friends and i have to say, we had a wonderful dinner. The pizzas are amazing and we noticed that they are done in a wood oven which makes a hell of a difference! The service was also great! A wonderful restaurant

  • Visited October 2013
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“Great Restaurant! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013 via mobile

I ve been there with my family, and I have to say we had a great meal with a very very warm environment, great service and most importantly brilliant food. The wine selection was also up to standard for such an amazing restaurant. The pizzas are made in their wood oven which gives that something more in taste and flavour! They also offer a variety of home made pastas which confirms its identity as a pure italian trattoria! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Well Done!

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“Authentically italian tasting food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Had a very tasty meal mid week when the restaurant was fairly empty. The pizza was gigantic and tasted authentically italian as did the kids pizza. One of our party had half a chicken which was stuffed and accompanied by roast vegetables and potatoes. The chicken meat was tender and had really good stuffing. Pricewise I would say this place is more expensive than one would expect a trattoria to be. Even the meat and fish dishes were slightly above average prices. The complimentary drink that is offered on entering the place is a nice touch and was greatly appreciated.
The restrooms to the restaurant have to be reached from the outside which is not ideal if it is raining or very cold. Furthermore there seemed to be no working light in the women's toilet or if there was we never worked out where the light switch was.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Excellent Value!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Excellent food + Excellent service in the perfect ambience !!! Will definitely visit this restaurant again !!! If you're a tourist and you'd really want to eat well during your stay in Malta, you cannot not eat at this restaurant ! Their pizzas are done in their special wood oven and they do all sorts of freshly home made pastas! I highly recommend this place!

  • Visited November 2013
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“Had a great meal! I highly recomend it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

How can you not love this place? Family run... And the family is amazing! Offering the most genuine food and brilliant service ever. I had a steak, cooked to perfection! Tender and tasty and the condiments.... Yummy. Save some room for dessert!

  • Visited November 2013
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