Il Pirata offers a varied menu of tasty and creative food, providing a memorable food experience, with a choice of snacks, pizza, pasta or an a la carte 5-course menu which includes vegetarian dishes. The restaurant is located in Mellieħa Bay, right on the beach, with views of the bay and the sound of the sea lapping the shore from the large terrace. Meanwhile inside, there is also ample seating, where the modern lighting and furniture create a relaxed, smart and uncluttered atmosphere. The staff is welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable, effortlessly matching a dish with wine to your liking, with the wine stored and served at its ideal temperature.
Whet your appetite with a slice of focaccia with tomatoes, basil and olive oil. The pumpkin soup with fried onion crumbs and roasted olives or the rigatoni served al dente, with a mozzarella di buffala and pesto sauce, with crushed pistachio sprinkled on top, are perfect starters. Cleanse your palate with a lemon or apple sorbet, preparing it to welcome the flavours of the main course. A juicy fillet steak with caramelized onions and gravy or the Chicken Kiev with truffles served on a bed of asparagus and peas in melted butter are mouth watering mains. The Coconut Cake with mango ice-cream and sesame seeds is produced in house and served hot, bringing together different flavours to create a flawless dessert.