Food & drink
End of an era! Sliema eateries Piccolo Padre and Barracuda go under new management
It’s safe to say that people are pretty sad to see these guys go…

Benjamin Abela

If you’ve ever gone on a lengthy walk along the Sliema promenade, chances are you’ve come across sister eateries Piccolo Padre and Barracuda…

With the former being known for its mouthwatering pizza and the latter for its delectable seafood, it’s safe to say that both restaurants have become staples in the local culinary scene.

But after 43 years of delicious food and memorable meals, the restaurants’ management took to social media to announce that it will be saying ‘goodbye’ to both establishments.

“Both the Barracuda and Piccolo Padre are now in new hands,” management wrote, as its constituents move onto “another chapter of [their] lives.”

“We would like to thank our staff – past and present – for being such an integral part of our business, and for helping us to provide so many wonderful experiences to our countless guests over the years,” it continued.

So, whilst you’ll still be able to get your pizza or seafood fix at either of these two eateries, you might start noticing a couple of changes…

“We would also like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who has dined with us in that time. We are grateful for your support and loyalty. You are the direct reason for our success, and we are truly humbled and honoured to have served you,” the restaurants’ management wrote.

“We have been a part of your most treasured moment and celebrations, and we hope they have given you happy memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you, once again, from all our family,” it concluded.

It’s safe to say that people are pretty sad to see these guys go, as the eateries’ social media post amassed just under 150 comments and 800 reactions in less than a day!

“Loved Piccolo Padre, best time of my life. My first part time job. Will never forget the lovely moments,” a former employee wrote.

“Many happy memories there, celebration numerous special occasions. Hope the same service and standards are offered by new management,” added another. 

Have you ever been to these restaurants?

16th December 2021


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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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