DA PINO

There is a sense of renewal in Trieste.  New stores and restaurants are popping up and although it is a small city, it is always bustling with activities and events. Bars and restaurants are well attended as the Triestines love meeting friends for aperitivi or going out for dinner.  The “Sacchetta” neighborhood (near the Port…

ANTICO CAFFE’ SAN MARCO

Antico Caffe’ San Marco is one of the most iconic historic cafes in the heart of Trieste and must not be missed.  Established in 1914, it soon became the intellectual hub of the city. Writers, artists, musicians, students and activists  (the “Irredentisti”) all met here to read the daily paper, study, write, discuss and debate the…

SERRA HUB

Serra Hub is the brainchild of 5 accomplished young men who have come together to create a “hub” where their individual creative exploits and joint mission find an outlet. They strive to provide an “incubator space” where creative types can share their talents. Everything from sustainable local cuisine, recycling or “upcycling” of used and discarded…

TOASTERIA DI NAPOLI

If you’re in the mood for quick but substantial bite, you’ll find that the new “Toasteria” in Piazza Ponterosso will fill the bill. They have limited seating indoors, but plenty of tables out on the Piazza overlooking the Canal Grande area. The main fare here are grilled sandwiches, referred to in Italy as “toasts”. There are…

LA CHAMPAGNERIA

La Champagneria is a local favorite; it’s name promises something frilly and cute, but, in reality it is a cozy local winebar that happens to have an amazingly robust selection of “taglieri” wooden boards laden with either fresh seafood or charcuterie and wines, champagnes and prosecchi. It is ideal for aperitivo, where you can enjoy a…

MIMÌ E COCOTTE

Don’t let the cute name fool you! Mimì e Cocotte is the brainchild of Giovanna Abbondanza, dynamic restauranteur from Bologna who came to Trieste to hear Pearl Jam in concert and never left. She has brought new ideas to the Trieste scene, her restaurant hosts a mobile library, has a loyalty program, works with sustatainable products and…

CIVICOSEI

  CivicoSei  has the right combination of delicious food, great value, great staff, easy atmosphere in a convenient location  just off the Viale XX Settembre, so you need to call ahead if you want a seat. They are famous for their pizzas which comes in many varieties, but they also have meat, salads, fish and pasta.…

SALUMARE

Walking in the heart of Trieste’s Cavana district, you will find SaluMare, a small fish restaurant and wine bar that excels in small plates. Dominated by a large outdoor communal table, at night SaluMare gets jam-packed with the customers who gather there to catch up at the end of a busy day and drink prosecco from small squat glasses and…