La Buona Trattoria del Nonno

By all accounts their "excellent food and impeccable service" make for an "amazing restaurant" ..."#BestRibsInTheWorld"

La Buona Trattoria Del Nonno brings the simple charm of the rustic countryside trattoria. Its stone walls, wooden fences and canopy, hanging plants and chequered tablecloths, create an atmosphere that takes you to a place where life is simpler, and people are happier. Ben Muscat Sr, owner of the trattoria, and also owner of Ta’ Marija Maltese restaurant in Mosta, has created a truly unique experience for his patrons. The cosy indoor dining area is perfect for the occasional inclement weather. In the terrazzo garden, the retractable canopy makes outdoor dining comfortable throughout most of the year. The lounge area is great for chilling out while enjoying a drink and live entertainment from the stage nearby. There is also an open-air grill that fills the air with the delightful aromas of char-grilled meat.

The menu offers an excellent and vast choice. There are appetizers, soups, homemade pasta dishes, pizza (cooked in an authentic wood-burning oven), platters, fish dishes, grills, and a great selection of barbecued beef cuts. The “focaccia del nonno” is as great a start, as it is light and appetizing. From the mains, the marinated honey spare ribs of the flagship dish, “Lara’s Special”, are fall-off-the-bone tender, and so popular they practically have their own fan club. For dessert, the “soufflé al cioccolato e caramello” with ice cream is sure to impress. The trattoria offers special party time and family menus for all occasions.


Seating Indoors: 100

Seating Outdoors: 100

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2018 Ratings

Food: 48
Service: 47
Ambience: 46
Overall: 47

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 2368 diners who dined out on an average of twice a week – 246,272 dining experiences a year!

San Paul Street, St. Paul's Bay
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Daily 6.30pm-10.30pm, Sat-Sun noon-3pm

€30 average price per person.

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