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Da Pippo Trattoria

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136, Melita Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2124 8029
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
excellent but quirky

we had a great time but I can understand why some may have not. They don't fuss over you they occasionally shout across the restaurant and there is a hussle and bussle to the place. However we ate what they recommended. Some pasta to start please.... Surprise they brought out ravioli on a big... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Manydaysaway
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

we had a great time but I can understand why some may have not. They don't fuss over you they occasionally shout across the restaurant and there is a hussle and bussle to the place. However we ate what they recommended. Some pasta to start please.... Surprise they brought out ravioli on a big dish and we helped ourselves. Delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't eaten in Da Pippo since 2008, we returned as we recalled it was the best meal we'd had not only in Malta, but in Europe. We were not disappointed. We were served complimentary olives and sun dried tomatoes, Maltese peppered goat's cheese, Maltese sausage in a warm ragu and Maltese bread rolls with olive oil for dipping. Had... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Sorry, I do understand the negative complaints from non Maltese, but I love it here for lunch, wonderful food,buzzy atmosphere and personally, I think very reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had just finished at night at the opera at st James cavalier .it was around 10 pm and stumbled into da Pablo .The place had still lots of plates around where the staff were clearing up but we were welcomed In and had some very late supper between 4 of us .the staff were all in high spirits and... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

On holiday in Malta, and recommended to come here by a Maltese friend. He advised us to book in the morning as warned it gets fully booked by lunch. We were glad we had booked in the morning, as when we arrived there was a que forming down the street of locals. The place was bustling inside, lots of tables... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had been recommended this place, near the Courts, as being frequented by Government people, judges, lawyers, etc., so we figured it must be good. We tried twice for lunch, both times the place was completely empty. We were rejected the first time because of not having a reservation, but the second time we were 'sourly' told that "for the... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had just arrived in Valletta and our hotel proposed this small/compact restaurant who provided us with a most enjoyable lunch with sensible pricing of food and drink. Booking is essential during the working week. We went with the host's recommendation which was the best decision we made. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Despite being crowded and busy (assuming you find a table) this restaurant perfect pasta. The Lobster ravioli and maltese sausage pasta are divine. A must have. Not cheap yet excellent quality. Don't look at the menu - ask for the daily specials.

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Tongeren, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One of the best restaurants of Malta The food is fresh and the wines are good. The staff is very friendly. Lot of greetings to you all. Miss belgium and her King

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Da Pippo is as ever noisy, welcoming, casual, great food and service. Been going there for over 20 years and it is always smashing. Don't bother with menus. Even the daily specials vary from table to table, waiter to waiter, order to plate! Booking a must.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 136, Melita Street, Valletta, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Valletta
  • Phone Number: +356 2124 8029

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 135
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?