La Buona Trattoria del Nonno

"Food, service and ambiance were excellent". "Service was flawless and the atmosphere amazing". "Best ribs and pizza"

This delighful 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.
The extensive menu offers an excellent and vast choice of dishes. Start with freshly baked pizza or focaccia with sun dried 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 parmeggiano with homemade crostini is ideal to share.  Pasta includes renowned ravioli filled with fresh Gozo cheese, ricotta, garlic, parsley tossed in a tomatoes and basil pesto sauce. Fish and seafood specialities include tender baby octopus pan friend in olive oil, tomatoes and onions, garlic olives capers, fresh mint and parsley and a selection of fresh seasonal fish on display, cooked to your preference. A fine choice of meat 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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2019 Ratings

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

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 2074 diners who dined out on an average of twice a week – 215, 696 dining experiences a year!


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Open Sat-Sun lunch

€30 average price per person.


San Paul Street, St. Paul’s Bay

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