Top Choice Seafood in Trieste


This bright, buzzing reinvention of the Triestine buffet features fish and seafood. Order at the bar from a menu of small dishes: white polenta and baccalà mantecato (salt-cod purée) or seppie bolito (cuttlefish ste…
Top Choice Gastronomic in Cividale del Friuli


Nestled among the vines in the same valley as Bastianich's winery, this elegant dining room does a roll call of traditional dishes but there's also a definite new world sensibility at work (the bar menu takes that o…
Top Choice Deli in Udine

La Bottega del Borgo

This busy corner deli-winebar has such a winning way it will make you want to up sticks and settle in Udine. Locals drop in for morning coffee, pastries and bread, grab supplies for quick at-home dinners, or have th…
Buffet in Trieste

Buffet Da Pepi

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). Hot, takeaway briske…
Buffet in Trieste

Buffet da Siora Rosa

Opened before WWII, the family-run Siora Rosa is one Trieste's traditional buffets (bar-restaurants). Sit outside or in the wonderfully retro interior and tuck into boiled pork, sauerkraut and other Germanic and Hun…
Buffet in Trieste

Buffet Rudy

Rudy has been concocting traditional boiled meats, cold cuts and beer since, oh, 1897. Come for the pork joints, served up with the house sauerkraut or just drinks and snacks at the bar (this being the beer-iest of …
Gelateria in Trieste

Gelateria Zampolli

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.
Friulian in Udine

Trattoria ai Frati

A popular old-style eatery on a cobbled cul-de-sac where you can expect local specialities such as frico (fried cheese), pumpkin gnocchi with smoked ricotta, or, in season, white asparagus and fish stew. It's loved …
Friulian in Palmanova

La Campana d’Oro

Besides its goulash, La Campana d’Oro prepares delicate dishes such as smoked goose breast, fish soup, and fettucine with wine-soused clams, as well as simply done fish caught in nearby Marano.
Regional in Pordenone

La Vecia Osteria del Moro

La Vecia Osteria del Moro, just off the Corso near the Comune, is a vaulted den offering snacks, grills and local specialites like Venetian-style baccalà (cod) and snails.