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 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…
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 Trieste

Gelateria Soban

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

Buffet da Siora Rosa

Opened before WWII, the family-run Siora Rosa is one Trieste's best-loved traditional buffets (bar-restaurants). Sit outside or in the wonderfully retro interior and tuck into boiled pork, sauerkraut and other Germa…
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 mustard jars and a final grate of snowy kren (horseradish). At lunchtim…
Friulian in Trieste

L'Osteria del Vento

For the city's best table with harbour views, head to Eataly's upstairs osteria. Clean and serene tones and nice use of wood offset the bustle, and the menu manages to be both crowd pleasing and flawless in executio…
Friulian in Trieste

Chimera di Bacco

Much more than the 'picolo enotect' that they describe themselves, Chimera di Bacco does a very interesting regional menu of both local seafood and meat. Don't miss the Istrian-style fusi pasta if it's on the menu, …
Burgers in Trieste

040 Social Food

Global neo-burger joint meets Triestini sophistication in this casual Canal Grande–side place. Yes there are exposed bricks and pendant lights and boys in beards and black t-shirts. But the burgers are good with int…