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…

AL CAVALLUCCIO

One of the two highly rated-seafood restaurants on the tiny port of Duino, what Al Cavalluccio lacks in “glam”, it more than makes up for it in delicious food, abundant portions, and excellent service. To be fair, it may not look as fancy as its neighbor, LA DAMA BIANCA, but inside it is cozy and…

RUJ

One would never guess that the modest little country home off the winding road just across the border from Italy near Opicina, is seat to one of Slovenia’s most prized chefs. Peter Patajac, winner of many International culinary awards, runs Ruj in Sezana, Slovenia — a mere 15 minutes from downtown Trieste. In the heart of…

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…

TAVERNETTA AL MOLO

For the last quarter century, the Tavernetta al Molo has served as the culinary anchor to the tiny Port of Grignano. Usually, people refer to the restaurant as “Da Matteo” as the owner, Matteo Martinolli has a way of making you feel like a personal guest at his table. There you are served dish after delicate dish…

040 ZEROQUARANTA

  Named 040 for Trieste’s area code, this hip restaurant was quite the hot-spot when it first opened 2 years ago. Located on the edge of Canale Grande it is a perfect spot for lunch or Sunday brunch or even happy hour. At night it transforms adding live music and has an almost nightclub vibe. Menu features…