Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Trieste

Osteria Salvagente

After meeting Marco and Valentina, the 80-something couple who owned this old seafood place finally felt comfortable passing on their life's work. It's indeed in good hands. The young team have changed little of the…
Top Choice Friulian in Friuli Venezia Giulia

La Frasca

A frasca is similar to an osmize, a rustic place serving salumi (cured meats) and wine, and takes its name from the same practice of hanging a branch out as a shingle. Walter Scarbolo's relaxed roadside dining room …
Top Choice Seafood in Trieste

SaluMare

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 Italian in Udine

L'Alimentare

A bright, young, cool, casual and friendly addition to Udine's dining scene, L'Alimentare serves up eat-in or takeaway meals that strike out beyond the borders. Vegetable curries sit beside Piedmontese meatballs and…
Friulian in Cividale del Friuli

Orsone

Nestled among the vines, Joe Bastianch's once fine diner has gone casual. Come here for a mouthwatering menu of local comfort-food dishes – slow cooked eggs and truffles, ravioli, tartare – alongside Italian-America…
Seafood in Trieste

Al Bagatto

This old-timer, with its dark, brooding dining room, does a Triestine seafood degustazione – a crudo (raw fish) and something involving squid ink will invariably play a part – that's daunting but delicious. The 'sea…
Seafood in Trieste

Ristorante Ai Fiori

As the pretty name might suggest (fiori means 'flower'), there's a dedication to the seasons at this discreet little restaurant and an emphasis on freshness. In summer that might be a surprise cold spaghetti with sp…
Gelato in Udine

Oggi

If you're lucky, one of the owners of this fabulous Friulian startup, Andrea, will be on hand to take you through Oggi's 0km ethos. Gelato here is made entirely from Friulian milk and local eggs and while there's co…
Friulian in Friuli Venezia Giulia

La Subida

A famous family-run inn, with border-crossing dishes and ingredients – rabbit, boar, flowers and berries – that bring the landscape to the plate in a very modern way. Stay over in one of the stunning forest houses a…
Gelato in Trieste

Gelateria Soban

Chiara Soban is from a family of artisan gelato makers originally from the Veneto. They have three gelaterias in Piedmont, but she has brought the first to Trieste. This is a Gambero Rosso–ordained operation, so exp…