La Buona Trattoria del Nonno

"Such lovely staff! Food is very good indeed. Family run place perfect for a family lunch or dinner, or whenever you're craving a homey feel how delicious their ribs are - so tender and soft and fall off the bone - truly an experience in their own way."

This delightful restaurant creates an atmosphere that takes you to a place where life is simpler and people are happier. Owner Ben Muscat Snr has created a truly unique experience for his patrons. 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 seared tuna loin or the refreshing strawberry gazpacho or dive into the Antipasto all’Italiana featuring a selection of Italian artisan salumi, burrata and parmigiano with homemade crostini, perfect for sharing. Pasta includes fresh lasagne with beef and pork ragu and creamy bechamel. Fish and seafood specialities include pan-seared seabass in romesco sauce, served with charred leeks and a selection of fresh seasonal fish. A fine choice of meats including their famous pork ribs, veal rib eye and the guanciale butter burger 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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2023 Ratings

Food: 42
Service: 43
Ambience: 41
Overall: 42

These ratings out of 50 are the results of our annual survey by 3,557 diners who dined out on an average of 1- 2 times a week-

277,446 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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