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LaPira Maltese Kitchen

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$13 - $32
CUISINES
Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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All reviews rabbit pasta maltese sausage octopus roast potatoes cakes la pira merchant street small menu delicious food family run restaurant goat cheese local wine friendly service visiting valletta by chance recommend this restaurant
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the restaurant many times, and it has never once disappointed. The staff are always so friendly and the food is always delicious. Unfortunately they no longer have the gorgonzola pasta dish on the menu, which was spectacular. Nevertheless, the fish was utterly...fantastic. I would highly recommend it. Such lovely local cuisineMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My siblings and I dined at the restaurant at the suggestion of my hotel, Casa Lapira, which are family owned enterprises. We dined alfresco and had a lovely meal with wine and drinks. The food was delicious

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Rabbit and Fish of the day both were excellent. The host recommended to us a red wine (the 1919 Marsovin, local grape) which we all liked. The business is family run and we felt very welcomed and well treated!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good restaurant with delicious food and a pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommened to visit and taste maltesian food.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended restaurant very good food, nice atmosphere 🥰 very excellent service value for money

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly service and the pea risotto was very tasty. A nice, relaxing lunch. The menu is simple with not too many choices, which is always a good sign.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem serving local cuisine. We were a family of 7 and all enjoyed our meal, they made pasta for the kids while the adults enjoyed a mix of local dishes. All were delicious especially the Rabbit stew. Good prices

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wouldn't usually do a food photo, but this restaurant is a little jewel. We found it purely by chance out to celebrate an early anniversary meal. A traditional Maltese Restaurant, it has a small menu but everything is local and cooked fresh. I had the...Pea Risotto, it was to die for ! Well worth the 30 min wait. Bill had Beef Truffle Pasta. Melt in the mouth. Would highly recommend a visit. Thank you to the staff for a lovely evening. XxMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 23, 2022

I stumbled upon this place with my sister while meandering the streets of Valletta, and WOW, what a find! This family run restaurant definitely won our hearts with their super kind staff and incredible food. We were just looking for a small bite and shared...the fish of the day which came with amazing roasted potatoes and a salad. The fish was cooked perfectly, and the waiter suggested a Rosé French wine that was so good. Highly recommend for some exceptional Maltese food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022

Enjoyed dinner outside here before going to a concert at Teatru Manoel. The staff was very accommodating and attentive to our schedule. We enjoyed our dinner in the heart of the city.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 28, 2022

Had a wonderful meal at this friendly restaurant. The rabbit in red wine sauce was absolutely delicious. Succulent and so much of it, though we both managed to pick the bones clean ! A most enjoyable experience for our last night in Malta.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022 via mobile

The best food we've tried in Malta so far. It's a bit pricey but overall standard price for the island. 4/5 because we were sitting indoor and smell and smoke from the kitchen filled the room, even though the door was open.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 17, 2022 via mobile

The traditional rabbit dish, as well as the pasta with the rabbit sauce, were absolutely amazing! Really tasty desserts and overall, a really pleasant atmosphere, with very welcoming staff (chers to the most friendly waiter, Hassan!)

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 3, 2022

LaPira restaurant is housed in a stylish ancient Maltese building of character (check out the staircase!) whilst also having covered tables on the pedestrian Merchant street. We enjoyed tender flavoursome mussles, crispy calamari and well cooked tasty gorgonzola agnolotti. Good aperitifs and wine added to...our enjoyment of the venue and food. The staff were warm and attentive, and Paul was the most welcoming of hosts - thank you for adding good holiday memories. We highly recommend this restaurant restaurant a try.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed April 2, 2022

Mona was thrilled when I told her that the national dish of Malta is rabbit. She ordered the "Maltese Rabbit" and loved the dish. It was fragrant and succulunt. I had the herbed lamb which was also magnificent. For apps, we chose rabbit cakes and...deep fried goat cheese. Perfection! Our server, Sultana, was attentive and charming. Thank you Sultana. We can recommend La Pira, without hesitation. It was wonderful!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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angelahakim
February 6, 2018|
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Response from Lizzie88_13 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! If you wish to eat inside, you should definitely book a table... Really small restaurant. But you may be able to enjoy the terrasse if you go for lunch?! Anyway, if I were you, I would book. No children s menh since it s... More
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angelahakim
February 6, 2018|
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Response from Alan S | Reviewed this property |
As per the previous answer. Give them a ring or send them an email. If you are definitely going then a reservation will take any stress out of the lunch.
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angelahakim
February 6, 2018|
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Response from rosnorfolk | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you won't need a reservation. As stated above, no kids' menu but there's so much good food to choose from, I'm sure you'll find something.
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Frequently Asked Questions about LaPira Maltese Kitchen

Yes, LaPira Maltese Kitchen offers takeout services.

Yes, LaPira Maltese Kitchen is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

LaPira Maltese Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5