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La Buona Trattoria del Nonno is a family run restaurant heaped with over 50 years of experience in the successful running of famous catering establishments in Malta.


Ben Muscat Snr, Il Nonno, is very ably assisted in hosting you by his daughter Lara and her children Jake and Kane.


We have now come of age! La Buona Trattoria del Nonno opened its doors in February of 2013. We have also opened our BISTECCHERIA (STEAKHOUSE) with a fully-fledged BBQ Charcoal grill offering a wide selection of meat dishes. The mouthwatering selection of Italian Antipasto (hors d’ouevres) buffet table is open on week-ends, public holidays and Special Events for you to visit and enjoy. This is proving to be very successful and most popular with our esteemed clients.


Thanks to the efforts of our hard working personnel and your very kind remarks, Trip Advisor awarded us with the 2014 & 2015 & 2016 Certificate of Excellence within our first three years of operation. We have also proved to be very successful with our clients commenting on Facebook and on the Definitely Good Guide to Restaurants with whom we have been awarded the coveted plate as one of the 40 top rated restaurants in Malta & Gozo.

For this we thank you, our esteemed clients, most heartedly. Your feedback on our cards, Facebook, Trip Advisor and on Definitely Good Guide to Restaurants are greatly appreciated.


La Buona Trattoria del Nonno represents the culinary experiences and sentiments of the owner, Ben Muscat Snr. Having set up several successful restaurants in the past, all of which have become household names, such as The Whisper Knightclub & Farmhouse, Ta Marija Restaurant, the Palazzo Pescatore complex and McBenny’s Restaurant, he decided to come out of retirement in 2012 to develop his desire to present to his esteemed clients his perception of a genuine Trattoria & Bisteccheria, based upon his extensive experiences. There is no pre-cooking in the mind of il-Nonno. Your food is cooked only against order. This, of course, needs its proper time, so at times there may be some waiting. You will be the first to state that the food is amazing and definitely worth waiting that little bit extra.


Fresh local fish is the order of the day. You may have the pleasure of choosing your own fish from our fine display at the Oyster fish counter.













The cuisine is based on a variation of charcoal grilled steaks besides and slow oven baking in our Wood Oven, serving both mouth - watering Pizzas and slow baked items like Lara’s Spare Ribs which has now become the flag bearer and trademark of our extensive menu.  Clients may make arrangements with the management for parties for Suckling Pig, BBQs, Fresh local Lamb and even Fenkatas. We are proud to serve our own home-made Pasta al Uovo in different variations and with various sauces. Our home made ravioli are second to none.


We can also plan unforgettable Lunch and Dinner Parties, Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Children’s Parties, Barbeques, Pizza and/or Pasta Parties with as many varieties as you may wish as well as help you in celebrating any special occasion.


We also offer various GLUTEN FREE dishes.


You will certainly have, by now, found and heard that besides our top notch pizzas, our “pieces de resistance” are our fantastic fresh Fish and Chips, Zuppa di Cozze with fresh Mussels being delivered on a daily basis besides, of course, Lara’s Special Spare Ribs, over which everybody is raving about. With regard to the range of grills we are offering, you are assured that only the top qualities available on the market enter our kitchens.

Our Desserts, Bar & Wine List complements our delightful Menu. Clients may choose to dine inside the Trattoria, in our Garden Lodge Room or outside, in the gardens. Our facilities include a room for private dining, baby nappy changing facilities, toilets for people with special needs including ramps, children’s play area, and most important of all, a private parking area within the Palazzo Pescatore grounds, which is offered free of charge. A Big Screen also offers viewing  on special occasions.


We are, of course, associated with the famous Ta’ Marija Restaurant in Mosta.


We highly recommend our clients to visit our sister restaurant, especially if you wish to savour the best Maltese cuisine and participate in exceptional Maltese Folklore Dancing Shows. The year 2014 marked the 50th Anniversary since Ben Muscat Snr inaugurated this most successful restaurant.


We thank you most heartedly for giving us the possibility of hosting you, your family and your friends.


Ben Muscat Snr.