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La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno

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Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Grill
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St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta (Formerly La Buona Trattoria del Nonno)
+356 2157 3182
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7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: La Buona Trattoria del Nonno represents the culinary experiences and...
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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  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Would definitely go again!

Great food, great prices, great atmosphere. Just love the place. Very difficult to have all this in one place. Nothing much too add, just that I simply loved it and I'd recommend it to anyone who has a passion for real good food!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
JosetteAgius
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Haz-Zebbug, Malta
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Haz-Zebbug, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great food, great prices, great atmosphere. Just love the place. Very difficult to have all this in one place. Nothing much too add, just that I simply loved it and I'd recommend it to anyone who has a passion for real good food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

It's not my first visit at this amazing restaurant in the north of the island, and definitely not the last. Has a wonderful setup and delicious food. The service has been top notch since the very first visit, but keeps getting even better with some of the best staff and management in the business in the Malta. All who haven't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My favorite restaurants are those with personality which really do not fear to take some risks. Besides that, i love those restaurant which are innovate when it comes to food. This one certainly fits in what I'm speaking about. I went there on Tuesday 3rd March together with my partner and I was impressed and surprised by the unique flavors... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were heading back to our hotel feeling quite hungry when we came upon this trattoria and weren't we lucky! The welcome we got was superb as we met practically the whole family some of whom knew our home town. The food was excellent aided by glasses of free prosecco! After a very agreeable time we went our way accompanied... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Enjoyed a really nice dinner at trattoria del Nonno on Friday night together with my girlfriend. I enjoyed a 700grams T-bone steak which i asked to be cooked at medium-rare and, thats how exactly how it came. My wife, on the other hand, opted for the Puissant which is a stuffed chicken. She said she loved it too. We both... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Have been several times to La Bouna Trattoria del Nonno and have never been disappointed with the quality of the food, which is impeccable (pizza is the best on the island)! The staff are so attentive making sure you're well served at all times. Certainly will strongly recommend this restaurant!

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Who cooks their spare ribs... God? Honestly, wow! My children and I have just come for a week-break to Malta as my children have two weeks off from school back in the UK. On Saturday night, we left our flat in Buggiba and went off for a walk to see the nightlife in this locality. My daughter, wished for pizza... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Really really good food. From beginning to end the food was impeccable. I would like to thank the owner Ben for giving us some focacci del Nonno between our first course and second course as a sign that our food will take abit long. It was much appreciated, thanks Ben. My Pork Rib-Eye was exquisite - cooked to perfection medium... More 

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Zabbar, Malta
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Last night, that is on Monday 23rd February my friends and I decided to go have an early dinner at this Trattoria. We had heard many excellent recommendations about it and therefore we had high expectations. As we entered the restaurant, there was a red carpet which really is beautiful! Also, a nice glass of pink champagne was given to... More 

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Msida, Malta
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Very well served during dinner tonight...it was our first experience at this Trattoria but won't definitely be our last....Service was amazing and food was simply delicious....We were a table of 8 and everyone took a different dish....pizzas, quail, rabbit, chicken and i must not forget the spare ribs as i have never tasted something similar....so tender and yummy...A must try... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 34
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta, Grill

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?