il Pirata

279-281 Upper Newtowards Road, Belfast, United Kingdom, BT4 3JF
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Open 7 days a week.
Monday-Wednesday 12-3pm / 5-9pm
Thursday & Friday 12-3pm / 5-10pm
Saturday 12-10pm
Sunday 12-9pm

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Children's Menu available
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About il Pirata

Trendy restaurant with quirky decor and a casual vibe serving creative, contemporary Italian dishes.

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 02 December 2019

Really great atmosphere and delicious food.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

We have been to Il Pirata a lot of times and have always enjoyed our food. On the last couple of times we have been there we have been a bit disappointed. I really like the duck ragu with gnocchi and recommended it to my friends but it was watery and lacking flavour. I had to send my polenta cake back because it was dry. The kids food was excellent and so were the starters and the service was as always really good. The portion sizes are much smaller than they used to be and it ended up being a very expensive dinner. I think if they can't be consistent I will have to take my business elsewhere. It's a shame because it was always my go to restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Love this restaurant, consistently 10/10 for food, atmosphere and service.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Great selection of small plates and wines

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Scallop linguine special was perfection

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Excellent food, excellent service- we go to Il Pirata 4-5 times/year and have never been disappointed!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Fantastic meal on Saturday 23/11/19. We are vegetarian and I had the butternut squash with Parmesan fries my husband had the polenta side with a vegetarian pizza. . Excellent service and food. Delighted as previously we had a few bad experiences which were disappointing. Many thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Great food! Only criticism I had was the restaurant was so warm last night! Found ourselves fanning ourselves to cool down! Other than that food, drinks and service where great.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Favourite place in ballyhack for vegetarian food - the menu changes regularly so you never get bored. Great vegan menu too - great food, lovely service!

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

Great food again, scallops a little pricey for what we got but still delicious, will be back again soon 😊

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Visited On Friday, 22 November 2019

Beautiful food and great service as always

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Visited On Thursday, 21 November 2019

We were a fairly big group but the service was great. Staff were incredibly patient and attentive. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Very friendly service, we all commented on lovely atmosphere, it was quiet but still great atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Excellent experience. Staff were very friendly- comfortably casual, but professional. Restaurant is comfortable, good lighting with a nice mix of atmosphere and privacy. Food was excellent, fresh and tasty. Prices were good for mains, although dessert was a bit expensive. Overall very satisfied, and would love to go back.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Amazing service, amazing food and a great atmosphere! These guys phoned me when I left behind my wallet and couldn’t have been more accommodating!

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Visited On Friday, 15 November 2019

Food was fantastic first time at the restaurant and will be back

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

Great food, excellent service and good value for money,

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Relaxed atmosphere, great service, yummy food, good wine too! What not to like?!

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Rosemary and garlic potatoes not cooked through,the arancini balls featured uncooked rice inedible and the tiramisu had no alcohol in it bland. Very disappointing visit not your usual standard the only highlight was our waitress Chloe a diamond in the rough who dealt with our complaints with professional aplomb

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Food was delicious and service was fantastic but felt it was expensive as one of the main courses didn't come with a side.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Another fantastic visit to Il Pirata. It never fails to delight. Excellent food, drinks and service. Hands down my favourite restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Fabulous food as always! Butternut squash ravioli is perfection, team up with some green veg for your side.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Never had a bad meal at Il Pirata. Very enjoyable dining experience. Food and service are great.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Friendly staff...good food

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

We had a great meal with excellent service in a lovely atmosphere. There are so many places to eat in Ballyhackamore these days, but Il Pirata is the best.

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