OSTERIA LA MARIUTA

The only reason I have ever traveled to the town of Ronchi dei Legionari is to get to Trieste’s airport. “Ronchi” means cultivated lands and the town was originally called Ronchi di Monfalcone. The name changed came after Gabriele D’Annunzio (famed Italian military man, poet, playwright, journalist, patriot) led 2,000 locals — not part of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

LA BOTTEGA DEL MARE

  A favorite fish market in the San Vito neighborhood is the Bottega del Mare, otherwise known as the Pescheria di Via Combi. Always freshly stocked and with a vast selection, this is a go to for both whole fish or prepared fish dishes favored by local moms. Here you can find fish burgers, fish meatballs…

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…