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La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno

St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
+356 2157 3182
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“ribs” (65 reviews)
“focaccia” (26 reviews)
“pasta” (45 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St. Paul's Street, St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta SPB 3416, Malta
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno
1. Best Ribs on the Island
"The place is known for their ribs."
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2. Wood Oven
"Wood oven makes a big difference."
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3. Spaghetti Scoglio
"my personal favourite was the spaghetti allo scoglio (seafood pasta)"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Best ribs in malta . The bed ting is you need to be lacky to find parking because it is difficult to park but

Thank Oznev D
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

We went there as a group of around 25 persons for a staff dinner, and I must say, I was impressed. We were served plates after plates in abundance of quality and quantity - which seemed like I could have the cake and eat it!...More

Thank zlgatt
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The ribs are a must!! However make sure you’re hungry they are huge!! Staff are very welcoming and cannot do enough to help, would recommend the mojito!!

Thank clarepshiney
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The food is very good :the ribs ,pizza ,pasta are delicious! The deserts are brilliant and the staff friendly !

Thank Celia C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Malta for 5 days and we visited this restaurant on 2 of those days for dinner. Had we had more time, we would have loved to visit it more. All we can say is that the food quality was outstanding. The prices...More

Thank saurabhtver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular customers of this small pizzeria and it is always a delight to visit. The food is always amazing and the staff are very helpful and friendly! I highly recommend to the meat and the spare ribs, a good bottle of red wine...More

Thank Clairebrg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being very close to our accomodation we visited this place twice and each time we enjoyed our choices! Be aware, the portions are HUGE (especially if you try the "full rack ribs")!! The food was very tasty, the house wine simply perfect and matching the...More

Thank KTLiN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was extremely friendly and polite. We had a pizza to share and pasta for main course and everything was amazing (pasta was homemade and fresh). We got the cheesecake and tiramisu for dessert and both were to die for.

Thank Marios N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner with family Our kids enjoyed the burger (huge) and chicken nuggets (for our youngest) We had the tuna, calamari and a large pasta dish between the rest of us. The portions were massive and really well cooked and the price was...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good especially the pizza, the atmosphere is nice and homely and service was quick and friendly. Highly recommend

Thank Jesmond M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $43
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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, 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 & Suckling Pig. We also offer items from the Grill Section, a variety of Fresh Pasta dishes, daily Fresh Fish & a variety of salads. There is no pre-cooking in the mind of il-Nonno. Your food is cooked only against order! This, of course, needs its proper time, so at times there may be some waiting. You will be the first to state that the food is amazing and definitely worth waiting that little bit extra!
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