One Big Family



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, several which have become household names, 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, based upon his extensive experience. A real legend to Maltese gastronomy.


Lara Grima

Nonno’s daughter, Jake, Kane & Kate’s mother and Gordon Grima Baldacchino’s wife… the brains behind our famous Spare Ribs. Lara is her children’s mentor who has always played a part in helping them evolve the Trattoria to what it is nowadays. An amazing cook herself, Lara’s love and passion for food and hospitality truly shines through her children.