ZUSHI

Centrally located in the heart of the shopping district on via San Niccolo’, Zushi is the “go-to” sushi restaurant in Trieste. Clean, modern, light and fresh, Zushi is very inviting. Attentive staff, excellent quality products and well-maintained premises make coming here a no-brainer. The only drawback for me is their tendency to incorporate cream cheese…

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…

TRATTORIA NERODISEPPIA

At Trattoria NerodiSeppia it is often hard to snag a reservation if you don’t plan ahead. Not only is seating extremely limited but it is extraordinarily popular with locals and tourists alike, even if it is a little out of the hustle and bustle of the city center. The restaurant is cute, cozy and unpretentious.…

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…

AGRITURISMO ZOBEC

Azienda Agricola Zobec launched its aquafarming business in 1984 in the outskirts of Trieste, near the natural springs of Bagnoli di Rosandra. At first they raised trout and char, today their focus is salmon. In 2005 they opened their restaurant specializing in craft beer and salmon or “Salmone e Birra” as they call it. They offer 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…

DRAW

Fairly new to the neighborhood, DRAW is the most recent venture from local restauranteur Walter Gustin, owner of  040 Social Food, Antico Panada,  Di Fronte Al Verdi and Giardino Tergesteo. The menu consists of entirely raw offerings; from salads, tartars, crudi, and even “pasta” made with zucchini noodles. It is light, fresh and tasty and the restaurant…