List of recommended Restaurants

Trieste style:

Bar Buffet "La Tecia"
via S. Nicolo, 10
Tel: 040 364222
Potatoes, vegetables and cevapcici (grilled meat) etc.

Da Libero
via Risorta, 7
Trieste, 34131
Charming Triestine inn not far from the Trieste Observatory- soup, potatoes, pasta, goulash etc.

Can & Gato
via di Romagna, 8
Tel : 347 4705455
Not far from Piazza Oberdan. Good selection of primi and secondi piatti.

Da Pepi
Via della Cassa di Risparimio 3 (near Piazza della Borsa)
Rich and poor, young and old agree: Don't miss this pork sandwich and platter bar, as reviewed in the New York Times.

Al Vecio Canal - Birreria E Buffet
Piazza del Ponterosso, 2
Trieste, 34121
Tel: 040 3728797
Another good place for handling large groups in a central location with nearby car park. TV available for sports events.

Tratorria Citta' di Pisino
Via Boccardi, 7
Trieste 34124
Tel: 040303706
A stone's throw from Piazza Cavana, this no-frills' restaurant serving both fish and meat is said to be an old favourite of Dennis Sciama.

Buffet Siora Rosa
Piazza Hortis 3
34123, Trieste
Tel: 040301460
Open 8am-8pm during the week, 8am-3pm on Saturdays (closed Sundays) this 'buffet' is the perfect place for fast-food lunch/brunch Triestine style. Unmissable selection of gnocchi, hams and typical dishes.

Food and wine

La Tavernetta
via Madonna del Mare, 2
Trieste, 34124
Tel : 040 308594
Cosy little restaurant- worth to book ahead. Closed Sundays and last Monday of the month.

Da Marino
via Del Ponte, 5
Tel : 040 366596
Popular haunt not far Piazza Unita. Recommended for apertivi followed by dinner on a cold winter night.

Wine bar Bischoff
via Battisti, 14
Tel: 040-631 422
Founded in 1777, reknowned wine bar with superb collection of regional and Italian wines. Open 10-13 and 17-22 Tuesdays to Saturday.


Osteria "De Scarpon"
via Ginnastica, 20
Trieste, 34100
Tel : 040 367674
Seafood and typical Triestine dishes.
Great value. Book ahead.

Sticco (Bagno-buffet)
Viale Miramare 90 - 54100
040 224114
Great quality to price ratio, just a short walk from the Miramare park, with a great view of the bay of Trieste. Seafood risotto recommended.


Piazza S. Antonio, 2
Tel: 040 631480
In and amongst the Canale Grande of Trieste. Good for large groups.

Mascalzone Latino
via Cavana, 12
Tel: 040 313332
Atmospheric interior. Serves "mozzarella di bufala". Closed Mondays.

Peperino pizza and grill
via Coroneo 19/c
Tel: 040631234
Open seven days a week this fairly plush restaurant serves a good selection of pizzas and grilled meat. Home made 'patate fritte' recommended. Within striking distance of Piazza Oberdan.


via Gatteri, 10
34126 Trieste
Tel: 040 630814
Sushi and teppanyaki. Tends to be busy- so book ahead. Closed Mondays.


Mille e una notte (Thousand and one nights)
viale XX Settembre, 16
34100 Trieste
Tel: 040 368767
Cousous, houmous, falafel etc. Mint tea is recommended.


These are delightful little restaurants in which all produce is grown by the owners (mostly wine, cheese, ham, boiled eggs). A few are to be found in the outskirts of Trieste but they are mostly found in the Carso - so you'll need a car to reach them. You can monitor the the opening dates (for a few weeks each year) of each Osmizza by reading "Il Piccollo", Trieste's local newspaper. The following very handy website also gives the names and addresses of all currently open Osmizze. They can be very busy at weekends when the weather is fine - so book ahead!


via Madonna del Mare 7/A
34124 Trieste
Open until 24.00, closed Wednesdays. Internet point, bookshop specialising in cinema and music. Welcomes boardgame players.

Caffe San Marco
via Battisti, 18
34125 Trieste
Celebrated historic cafe founded in 1914. Hosts milongas (tango) every first and third Saturday evenings of the month. A stone's throw from the Trieste Synagogue.


via Galatti 11
Tel. 040.363486
Just opposite Piazza Oberdan. Good option for live sports events.

Viale Miramare 285
Tel. 040 4260748
Large pub within easy reach of Trieste by bus. Serves masses of fried chicken.