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“Favourite Restaurant in Malta” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piccolo Padre Pizzeria

Piccolo Padre Pizzeria
195 Main Street, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta SLM05, Malta
+356 21 344875
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Ranked #48 of 211 Restaurants in Saint Julian's
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: For over 21 years the tastefully converted 18th century Maltese villa has played host to over 12000 celebrations and special evenings while enjoying enchanting views of Balluta and Spinola bay Piccolo Padre is renowned for its quality and consistency.
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Favourite Restaurant in Malta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is our favourite Restaurant in Malta. The food is lovely and not overly expensive. The staff are friendly and willing to make your meal a superb one. We have benn eating here for eigth years and will continue to do so on our retrun to Malta in August

Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, good pizza, usual European menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This restaurant is all about the setting which really is lovely and if you're lucky enough you'll be sitting over the sea and looking down to the fish. The menu is pretty much similar to all the typical European restaurants in Malta. Pasta, pizza, fish, meat and a few Maltese dishes. I've read a few people complaining about the service but for us we were well looked after.
I had the swordfish which was quite bland and my partner had the rack of ribs neither were particularly amazing so I would stick to the pizza which looked great and popular.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent setting, good food, friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were on a full board holiday, but had 2 lunches to find for ourselves, and my husband had been dreaming of pizza for days - he was not disappointed. The setting, in an ancient fortified palace, with dining balconies hanging over the sea, was fabulous. On Saturday lunchtime they do a special offer for children, with activities

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Julian's, Malta
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent atmosphere !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Good food, amazing location. I would totally recommend this place and I suggest making a reservation if you are planning to go for the dinner.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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“Excellent setting, average food, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This restaurant is perfectly located with tables overlooking the bay. The menu is quite good and contains the usual pizzas and pastas that you would expect. Unfortunately our waiter had only just started and did not know very much about any of the dishes. Our starter was brought incorrectly and when we complained to another waiter he said that he would go and check what we had ordered in rather a surly manner. When he had then checked that we were telling the truth he replaced one of the dishes so that we received our correct order. The seafood spaghetti was tasty although not outstanding. The rack of ribs was huge and tasty but not exactly haute cuisine. I wish that we hadn't bothered with a sweet as the bought in cake and ice cream were nothing to write home about. We were kept waiting around before the bill was eventually brought. All other meals in Malta were of a better quality.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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