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“This is the real deal”

La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno
Price range: $18 - $43
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 April 19, 2014

We loved the personal attention and warmth of the staff plus the food so much, we came here every night for the entire week. We were very happy every night after having tried virtually half of the menu over the week

This is the type of place which symbolizes how a friendly and happy restaurant should be

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Went there last night with the family and had a super evening. The restaurant is very welcoming with 'grandfather style' ambience, music and open kitchen.
The food was also very delicious and unique presentation. We tried the ribs, pizza and focaccia and are looking forward to go back very very soon. Well done.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014

i feel sorry when i read the reveuis and find one thats complain for noting... i can guss these will be a person taht have resturant close to la bouna trattoria del nonna.... i fbeen coming to that place severl times and i was always sodisfe... atmosfire taht not evry resturant u find food is very very good love the pizza pasta wich made fresh u can say buy the very first bite....love it and specilay the staff is very very nice and help full... and after all when u finish ur meal u want a nice dessert for me if i dont have a dessert after my meal i wil be not finised, reguarding the dessert i can say one of the best ice cream my opion very actrattive served excaty the tempruce how has to be soft and tasty.... so for these i wil come come and come againnn

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2  Thank dennis a
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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Starters: 5/5
Main: 4/5
Dessert: 0/5 (yes it was dreadful)
Service: 2/5
Staff: 2/5
Ambience: 4/5
Value: 2/5

This restaurant is like a good ship but without a captain.

The starters and the main courses were excellent, food was fresh and tasty and exactly as described on the menu. The dessert course however was one of the worst i had in my entire life and im not exagerating. We were served with molten pistachio ice cream and hot tiramisu straight from the display tray which was sitting on the kitchen counter for over 2 hours.

The staff are massively undertrained and the lack of leadership is painfully clear. They have only one British waitress which is very well trained but unfortunatley she has to do the job that normally would be shared by all the staff. All the other staff members only fill the gaps when needed.

Finally the price that we paid in comparison to the product that we got was very uneven and unfair to say the least.

My views and comments were agreed by all 4 of us at the table and i need to see a massive improvement before i set foot again in this establishment.

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2  Thank Patrick S
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Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Amazing food best pizza ever :) sea food filled with sea food :)
Visit and great value of money ! Amazing dessert. Amazing atmosphere.

Thank Salibaroberta
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