Simple, rustic, tasty Italian food is the order of the day at this East Belfast eatery. The whole area is now something of a foodie hotspot and Il Pirata was one of the first places to open up in Ballyhackamore.
It is inspired by the Italian restaurants on Manhattan’s Lower East side and named after veteran cyclist Marco Pantani (‘The Pirate’), Il Pirata’s menu ranges from Venetian style cichetti to share, to delicious plates of local shellfish gnocchi and Sicilian lamb ragu to devour.
The homemade gnocchi is served with a deep, rich duck ragu, while the Portavogie prawn pizzette is a perfect fusion of Ireland and Italy. Offering up fresh pasta and sourdoughs made daily in their very own development kitchen @ThePastificio and an amazing ‘Porchette’ (pork) sharing roast on a Sunday, trust us, your tastebuds will thank you for visiting.
Open all day 7 days a week.