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Ristorante Il Pirata

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41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2137 5827
11:45 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 23:00
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Beirut, Lebanon
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious mixed salad seasoned with pesto sauce and freshly ground pepper. Excellent pizzas we had the funghi, the tonnarella and the Maltese... just wowww. Very nice stuff, efficient, helpful and always smiling. We had a complementary focaccia tre colori and a delicious dessert on the house. The quality of the ingredients is superior, the tastes are reaaaaaaaaly good and the... More 

Thank niohohho47
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tagliata best on the island....very very good. Food is very good. Service very good. We will surely return. Thumbs up "Il Pirata"

Thank Chris C
Island of Malta, Malta
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is amazing....and the staff friendly as well. We had pasta as a starter and as a main course their famous tagliata....very very good!!! together with a bottle of wine and coffee and desert. Really good :)

Thank Roberta G
Surrey, England
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235 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here as it was the closest restaurant to our hotel and it looked busy. In fact we were lucky to get a table as many people were turned away and this was midweek. So I think it is best to book. There were nice little extras that made this restaurant special. We were given a basket of... More 

Thank GillyFlower
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was the best food we had our entire trip. Lucky we got there early as the place was booked out. The staff are so attentive and helpful! And the food, wow. I had calamari to start and the special artisan pasta with sausage and goats cheese and it was delicious. My friend had the octopus salad to start... More 

Thank Chevmeister
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great restaurant that hits the right note when you want a great dish without too much fuss. Staff are very friendly and attentive (as are the owners) and the atmosphere is relaxed but not rowdy. The menu is extensive with plenty of options but the Tagliata as a special is a winner for me everytime. To share for 2-3... More 

Thank DannySSSSS
Island of Malta, Malta
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for a light lunch during the week. Service was good and the food was ok,place was clean and restaurant wasn't to busy. Our food arrived quickly and portion size again ok. If i was to complain i would complain about the fish compilation as there was no fish in it just shellfish which is a bit misleading.

Thank mfd200
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We went there on the 20th of March which was a Monday. Staff was very friendly or professional at most. Seating is comfortable and warm ;) I ordered a medium rare steak and got a rib eye. One of the waitresses said and i quote : i can change it for you but you need to wait a long time(very... More 

Thank James M
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went to il Pirate when it was recommended by a friend. We were a big group that ordered many different things and unfortunately we were all very disappointed with the food other than the pizza. The pizza is good, not great but the pasta was salty in some cases and was drowning in sauce in others. Not at all the... More 

Thank BKF1
Tarxien, Malta
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

For the last 4 weeks I have visited this restaurant 3 times. The food is amazing whatever the choice, the service is excellent and staff is very helpful. You are always greeted with some focaccia on the house together with some fresh bread. After finishing your meal they will give you free sicilian cannoli and a shot of lemon sorbet.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$37
Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41, Paceville Avenue, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Saint Julian's
  • Phone Number: +356 2137 5827

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?