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Ristorante Il Pirata

41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2137 5827
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“tagliata” (57 reviews)
“focaccia” (29 reviews)
“pasta” (51 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
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1 - 10 of 674 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

great Italian restaurant, fantastic ambiance, helpful staff, the meat was just perfect. All foreigners except the owner. :-)

Thank Rolf W
Reviewed 4 days ago

being a very fussy person i was invited to lunch on 13th march and the people i was with booked it as ther choice ( it wouldnt have been mine because of the location) i was recommended the tagliata by my friends and i obliged...More

Thank mykibono
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is wonderful place to test Italian food. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Special thanks to beef which is really unique in Malta. I just surprised nobody share the photo of the meet.. here some after taste.

Thank Caglar U
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a seafood linguine, and after one mouthful I knew I was in for a treat. The caprese salad was nice (and big), they had lots of choice, and gave us some complimentary bits too. Recommended.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this restaurant when we walked out of Raffaels (lower terrace) for poor or non existent service. It was our last day and wanted a quality fresh fish lunch with a good quality rose wine and views of the bay.... This restaurant delivered...More

1  Thank Lottie1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most expensive meal out of our 15 nights in Malta and definitely the worst in food quality and service. Il Pirata is trying to be upmarket but is making a very poor attempt at it. When we were seated we noticed there was a horrible...More

1  Thank mazzap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the amazing fish of the day - a big red rockfish! Very tasty! Very attentive staff and great menu! Lovely fishcake starter with a nice local rose! Great atmosphere! V popular for obvious reasons

Thank Sausagedoggy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This we found next door and they had the best scoll0ps in the area. The mussels were good too. We enjoyed the wine and managed two bottles. We ate there two times in the evening but found the menu a bit restrictive. So i had...More

Thank Mike N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They had a special for a kilo of meat with roasted tomatoes, grana, and potatoes. It's been a while since we had a really good steak and this was excellent! Dessert was two small tartlets that I wish I had the recipe for. Bring your...More

Thank Zechel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely small restaurant with fabulous pasta and pizza especially . Recommend to book ahead as gets very busy (understandably !) . Service and atmosphere good too.

Thank Vanessa B
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Alfredo s
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April 11, 2017|
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Response from mfd200 | Reviewed this property |
Alfredo s
Yes we have parking at portomaso
September 8, 2016|
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Response from Claramile | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know sorry. When I visited the restaurant I arrived on foot.
Sammy V
Do they have arrangements for parking?
September 7, 2016|
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Response from Andrius G | Reviewed this property |
As far as we saw, no, but it might be worth to double check with them, they have a facebook page as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $37
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2137 5827
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