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Verified Listing, updated on 17 August 2019

Opening Times

ThursdayTh
12:00 – 22:00
FridayFr
12:00 – 23:00
SaturdaySa
12:00 – 23:00
SundaySu
12:00 – 22:00
MondayMo
12:00 – 22:00
TuesdayTu
12:00 – 22:00
WednesdayWe
12:00 – 22:00
Closed.
Opens in  8 h 5 min.
8 h 5 min

Official Data

Official Name
IL PIRATA LTD
Reg. office address
279-281 UPPER NEWTOWNARDS ROAD, BT4 3JF, Belfast, Antrim
Company Number
NI647850
SIC Code
56101 - Licensed restaurants

Description

Rustic Italian dishes skilfully prepared using the best local produce, served in a relaxed licensed neighbourhood restaurant.

Simple, rustic, tasty Italian food is the order of the day at this popular and casual East Belfast eatery, inspired by the Italian restaurants on Manhattan's Lower East side and named after veteran cyclist Marco Pantani (‘The Pirate').
Il Pirata is the sister restaurant of Coppi, located in the buzzing Cathedral Quarter.

The restaurant is large, warm, bright and friendly. The space a stripped back and eclectic blend of mismatched furniture, white tiles, exposed beams and single hanging light bulbs. At night time the lights are dimmed and candles lit, and the kitchen and bar area in full view of the diners adds to the buzzing atmosphere.


Company description
The kitchen at Il Pirata prides itself in offering guests simple, fresh, well cooked, rustic Italian food and, as one reviewer quoted ‘ the menu is a thing of beauty’.
Dishes range from a mouth-watering variety of Venetian style cichetti to share, to local’s favourite, hearty duck ragu served with homemade gnocchi, spinach and parmesan. Or why not try the Portavogie prawn & tarragon tortellini, lemon & basil butter, the perfect fusion of Ireland and Italy. All sourdough breads, fresh pastas and desserts are made daily in the restaurant’s production kitchen.
Alongside our daily menu we also offer a fantastic value lunch menu, served from 12-4pm, comprising of £3 starters, £5 main courses and £2 desserts. That’s right, only £10 for three delicious courses! Come evening time our Best of Il Pirata menu is a big hit with locals, when £30 per couple will get you either 3 courses, or 2 courses with a carafe of wine. The only difficult decision is choosing what to have!
As another reviewer claims, ‘Sunday lunches were made for sharing, and there's nowhere does sharing better than Il Pirata and its younger sibling Coppi. Rock up on a Sunday and try one of Il Pirata's sharing roasts like the roast stuffed porchetta, braised beef brisket or whole chicken that come with a range of sides like duck fat roast potatoes, spring vegetables and a smoky jus.’ We promise you won’t be disappointed.
For those who enjoy a cocktail to start, or finish, the night off, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The house speciality Il Pirata Basil Lemonade perhaps or maybe one from the list of prosecco cocktails, such as the Spiced Pear Bellini. Or if beer is more your tipple you can choose between our own Il Pirata lager, local brew Maggies Leap or Italian favourite Peroni.
The service at Il Pirata reflects the restaurant’s ethos. It’s relaxed, no fuss and inviting and we genuinely look forward to welcoming all visitors, regular and new, to our little piece of Italy in the East of the city.
Description in a foreign language:
Semplice, rustico, gustoso cibo italiano è all'ordine del giorno in questa popolare e informale ristorante East Belfast, ispirata ai ristoranti italiani sul lato di Manhattan Lower East e prende il nome dal veterano ciclista Marco Pantani ( 'The Pirate').
Il Pirata è il ristorante della sorella di Coppi, che si trova nel quartiere della cattedrale ronzio, e Bartali Bar & Bistro trova a Portballintrae sulla splendida costa settentrionale.
Il ristorante è grande, caldo, luminoso e accogliente. Lo spazio messo a nudo indietro ed eclettico mix di mobili non corrispondenti, piastrelle bianche, travi a vista e lampadine appeso singoli. Di notte le luci si abbassano e le candele accese, e la zona cucina e bar in piena vista dei commensali contribuisce a creare un'atmosfera vivace.
La cucina a Il Pirata è orgoglioso di offrire agli ospiti semplice, fresco, ben cotto, cibo rustico italiano e, come un critico citato 'il menu è una cosa di bellezza'.
I piatti vanno da una varietà di succulenti cichetti stile veneziano condividere, preferito di locali, abbondante ragù d'anatra servito con gnocchi fatti in casa, spinaci e parmigiano. Oppure, perché non provare il gambero e dragoncello tortellini, limone e basilico burro Portavogie, la perfetta fusione di Irlanda e l'Italia. Tutti i tipi di pane pasta acida, pasta fresca e dolci sono fatti ogni giorno nel ristorante cucina di produzione.
Accanto nostro menù del giorno, offriamo anche un menu fantastico pranzo di valore, servito da 12-4pm, composto da £ 3 antipasti, £ 5 secondi e £ 2 dessert. Proprio così, solo £ 10 per tre deliziose portate! Venite a sera la nostra migliore del menù Il Pirata è un grande successo con la gente del posto, quando £ 30 a coppia ti porterà entrambi 3 portate, o 2 corsi con una caraffa di vino. L'unica decisione difficile è scegliere cosa prendere!
Come un altro revisore pretese, 'pranzi domenicali sono state fatte per la condivisione, e non c'è nessun posto fa condividere meglio di Il Pirata
Keywords:
Italian Food, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants, Bars, Cozy, Lively, Good for a Quick Meal, Foods, Trendy, Value, Good for Dates, Romantic, Good for a Late Night, Modern Cuisine Restaurants, Vegan Food, Mediterranean Cuisine, Family Friendly, Ravioli, Casuals, Authentics, Crispy Pork, Homemade Desserts, Duck Ragu, Polenta Chips
Products
Pasta, Wines, Cocktails
Facilities
Takes Reservations, Take Away, Bike Parking, Good for Children, Good for Groups
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, more than 2 years ago

Amazing Italian restaurant, casual, friendly and cool with the tastiest food, wine and cocktails in East Belfast!

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Il Pirata

4.43 from 5

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