Piccolo Padre

Price guide: Budget

194-5 Main Street, St Julian's, SLM 05

Price guide: Budget

Piccolo Padre

By Juliet Rix, your Sliema expert

I write for Books: Bradt Travel .... Read more
#3 of 6
expert-rated restaurants in Sliema
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Food and drink:
4
4.0
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Chilling out, Great views / scenery, Nightlife, No fuss, Relaxation

Expert review of Piccolo Padre

Family-run and family-friendly pizzeria with fabulous sea views.

When I first descended the stairs into this warm, welcoming pizzeria, I thought I was heading into a cellar. To my surprise and delight, I emerged into a bright restaurant on the water’s edge with large windows and an outside terrace overlooking the bay. A very pleasant inexpensive place to eat for all the family.

Food and drink: 

There are thin-crust Italian pizzas – made before your eyes as you enter and leave - and a good range of pasta dishes (including some interesting seafood ones), as well as homemade burgers and grills and a few seafood main courses.

Ambience: 

It's bright and cheerful inside, a place that makes you feel immediately comfortable – with a terrace right over the water.

Service: 

The staff are friendly and efficient.

Location: 

Right on the water's edge in St Julian’s, Piccolo Padre takes up the bottom floor of an old villa whose upper floor houses the pizzeria’s upmarket sister restaurant, Barracuda. There are wonderful views over Spinola Bay and Balluta Bay.

Price advice: 

Pizzas cost from 6.50 euros, and pasta dishes from 8-9 euros.

Tables to book: 

Experience the terrace edge in summer or the sea-view window tables.

More information on Piccolo Padre:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Pizzeria, Restaurant, Takeaway
Food:
Burgers, Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Vegetarian
Address:
194-5 Main Street, St Julian's, SLM 05
Telephone:
21 344 875
Website:
http://www.piccolopadre.com
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Fri 6.30-10.30pm, Sat-Sun 6.30-11.30pm. Plus Sun noon-3.30pm in winter.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Piccolo Padre? Would you recommended it?