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“Can't understand what all the reviewers before found excellent!!”

La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno
Price range: $17 - $28
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Grill
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Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Malcesine, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Can't understand what all the reviewers before found excellent!!”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our table had been booked our table for 5 before based on the excellent reviews we had read on trip advisor. As soon as we arrived, we were transferred to the restaurant extension. Our table was there. Not as nice as the restaurant but well.. we were given an aperitif which was a nice gesture. We all ordered pizza, a bottle of water, one soft drink and wine. The pizza was ok - definitely not the best pizza in Malta. My chicken pizza said it had chicken mince on the menu. It had chicken pieces like everyone else's and not a herb inside. Plain and blant.
The service is plainly terrible. No one knows what he should be doing. The waiter filled our wine glasses to the brim and took the empty bottle away again in five seconds. The waiters were all flustered and confused. From the kitchen to the table, they had to go outside with the food. I wonder what they do if it is raining!
Desserts offered were only shop bought ones. Nothing home made or inviting. We decided to do without and asked for the bill. When we got it, we had a mistake in the bill which they took ages to rectify. The overall price is not cheap at all. 75 eur for 5 persons for just a pizza, no starters, no coffees, no desserts.
Anyway, we will not return!

  • Visited January 2014
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jp0094, Marketing Team at La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno, responded to this review, January 12, 2014
We are very sorry for your disappointment at our Trattoria. Unfortunately, it was an evening were we were short-staffed due to staff illnesses. However, this does not justify your disappointments, so we would like to invite you and the 4 guests that were with you, to come try our Pizza again.

Kindly let us now, when you would like to come, and it will be on our compliments.

We apologize once again on behalf of La Buona Trattoria del Nonno and hope to see you again soon.

Kindly send me an email on jakepalmier94@gmail.com in order to reserve your table.
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Berlin, Germany
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“Great food and wine at a decent price”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

This reastaurant has not only great food and wine at a very good price but also the best service one can imagine. The complimentary aperitivo will arrive within the drop of a hat.

  • Visited December 2013
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2 reviews
“Delightful, food, atmosphere, and service”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Had lunch here today, nice fresh smoked salmon and sword fish Carpaccio to start, followed by prawn bisque, and ginger with sundried tomato pasta. For mains we were offered a choice of herb crusted beef rib eye, roast duck glazed with Seville Orange glaze or oven baby grouper, tremendous fare. This was all wrapped up with a lovely fresh cassata siciliana and degistivo. Do not miss out on this dinning experience if your in the area.

  • Visited January 2014
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had a wonderful meal here with friends in beautiful surroundings and atmosphere. There is a large seating area outside which must be great when the weather is a bit warmer.

  • Visited December 2013
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bolton
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“yummy”
Reviewed January 3, 2014

the food was so good the atmosphere was so relaxing and the whole experience was so enjoyable and not too pricey we will def go again

Visited November 2013
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Thank westwardhoBolton
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