La Buona Trattoria del Nonno

A "wonderful family owned restaurant" with "good authentic food" and "value for money".

This delightful restaurant creates an atmosphere that takes you to a place where life is simpler and people are happier. Owner Ben Muscat Sr 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 relaxing while enjoying a drink and live entertainment from the stage nearby. The open-air grill fills the air with delightful aromas of char-grilled meat.
Start with freshly-baked pizza or focaccia with sundried tomatoes, anchovies, garlic and olives, or fresh salmon patties served on a bed of rucola with cherry tomatoes. Antipasto all’Italiana featuring a selection of Italian artisan salumi, cured meats, burrata and parmigiano with homemade crostini is perfect for sharing. Pasta includes ravioli filled with fresh goat’s cheese, ricotta, garlic, parsley tossed in a tomato and basil pesto sauce. Fish and seafood specialities include tender baby octopus pan-fried in olive oil, tomatoes and onions, garlic, olives, capers, fresh mint and parsley and a selection of fresh seasonal fish on display. A fine choice of meats including lamb shanks, fillet of beef, suckling pig with crackling plus veal and pork dishes give you an idea of the scale of excellence of this menu. They also offer special party and family menus for all occasions.

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2022 Ratings

Food: 41
Service: 41
Ambience: 40
Overall: 41

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 2,023 diners who dined out on an average of 1-2 times per week – 157,794 dining experiences in a year!


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Mon-Sun - Dinner. Lunch weekends & public holidays only
€33 average price per person.


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