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La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Grill
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times, the pizza is delicious especially the focaccia di gigi, fresh ingredients are used in every dish. I would highly reccomend this place to anyone who would like to taste one of the best wood oven pizza's in malta.

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Place is still being refurbished as it's got quite a bit of a history but the food especially the pizza is great!
The owner is a lovely Maltese man who came to speak to us during our dinner. He told us that they will be continuing works on the buildings around.
He also pointed out that the pizza is cooked in a wood oven.

Thank Jessica J
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Have visited La Trattoria del Nonno in St. Paul's Bay on my last day on the island, and I must say that I was truly impressed. The good thing was that we were a table of 10 and got to try various items on their menu. Their focaccia and pizza are simply amazing...a true touch of Italy. Their homemade pasta is also very good. An other item on the menu which is to die for are, Lara's rack of ribs..a must for meat lovers. The overall variety, quality of food and service is truly a great experience. Pity I got to know about it on my last night....but will definitely be back !!!! A big well done to the owners and chef.

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Thank ChristineCarr
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were staying in St Paul's Bay this August, and noticed this place as it also does take-away. We tried the take-away first after a busy day out, and was very impressed with the quality of the food (lasagne, carbonara pasta, special burger, and rack of ribs. They packed it all well in foil trays and we were all impressed with what we had.
We had a pizza take-away one evening, and it really was one of the best I have ever had, lovely base hand-made and cooked to perfection with lovely Maltese sausage topping.
On our last night of the holiday, we decided we would eat there. The setting outside in a private courtyard with an illuminated fountain and statue in the corner had a lovely ambiance. The waiters were extremely attentive, but not over the top, and the service generally was excellent. The food again was delicious - the rack (or 1/2 rack) of marinated ribs served in a special sauce with tasty roasted potatoes and other beautifully cooked vegetables was just lovely, and reasonably priced for the size of portion. Our younger son had fish and chips which was two large fillets of bream in beer batter, a bowl of chips and tartar sauce plus salad...another very generous portion. The waiter even poured our drinks into the glasses for us at the table, and who we presumed was the gentleman owner came to check everything was to our liking.
We all left feeling very satisfied and would thoroughly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area.

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Thank Julie C
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

very good food especially the pizza is excellent!! the staff was very gentle also and we enjoyed the relaxing evening!!

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Thank MaltaJosianne
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