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Fresh fish in many forms, along with regulation pasta, adorn the menu at this cosy harbour-front trattoria.
Opened before WWII, the family-run Siora Rosa is one Trieste's traditional buffets (bar-restaurants)...
Just arrived from down south and been flummoxed by all that bratwurst and beer? Fear not, Napoli’s never far away...
This bright, buzzing reinvention of the Triestine buffet features fish and seafood...
Numerous writers sought inspiration at compact Caffè Torinese loaded up on the incomparable Illy.
This jewel-box pastry shop and cafe was one of Joyce's favourites. Its nutty, spicy, boozy Triestine speciality cakes, putizza, presnitz and pinza, are particularly good.
This old-timer, with its dark, brooding dining room, could be stuffy, but it's far from it, with young, engaging staff and bold flavours on the plate...
A rather quirky hangout for sometimes over-serious Trieste, Circus lives up to its colourful name with a vaguely big-top decor mixed with old-time movie paraphernalia...
The counter here is a site of porcine carnage: legs, necks, bellies, tongues and testicles, all awaiting a slap of relish from the huge ceramic jars of mustard and a grate of kren (horseradish)...
Viennese-style macaroons and Sachertorte share historic counter space here with the famed fave dei morti sweets – broadbean-shaped marzipan.
Fried squid, and sardines; Trieste is by the sea just in case you’d forgotten.
Rudy has been concocting traditional boiled meats, cold cuts and beer since, oh, 1897...
Be prepared for the crowds if you want to sample the city's best gelato: the Sachertorte flavour is a must, and its mousse-style range can't be beaten.
In the family since 1865, Suban is a Trieste legend that acts as a kind of regional kitchen in microcosm. Don’t miss the jota soup, succulent meats and delicious Hungarian desserts...
This place serves good-value burek, which you can carry to Titov trg and eat there.
This deservedly popular pizzeria down an alleyway no wider than your average quarterback’s shoulders has a small covered garden in back and a salad bar.
The Istrian Cellar, situated below the 18th-century Carli Palace, is one of the most colourful places for a meal in Koper’s Old Town...
This Italian-style trattoria with sky-view ceiling frescoes focuses on salads, pasta and fish dishes and has outside seating in the warmer months.
There’s an outdoor market in the open courtyard of the shopping centre.
Another of the town’s top restaurants, this eatery on the inner harbour is much loved by locals and specialises in turbot . Set lunch is €8.
There’s a supermarket opposite the bus stops and a more central Mercator near the inner port.
An old favourite, this relatively simple eatery on the main road into the Old Town has good-value set lunches (€7) and stays open throughout the day. Try the gnocchi with pršut in a red Refošk wine sauce.
This picerija and špageterija opposite the Banka Koper has decent pizza, pasta and salads (from €4.50).
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