MARIABOLOGNA: LIKE HOMEMADE

Where do Triestines go when they are looking for authentic home-cooked meals? Look no further than Mariabologna. I have often passed by this shop in Via Cesare Battisti and and immediately sensed that there was something special about this shop…that somehow time had stood still here, preserving all that was good. From the vintage whimsical…

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…

BIO LIFE SUPERMARKET

Hidden away in the dead end of Riva Grumula, is the motherlode of health food stores — BIOLife Supermarket. Not the most beautiful location, but inside is an oasis of freshness and overwhelming options. You can find every kind of health food to address any dietary need or limitation. They also carry lots of organic frozen, fresh…

PESCATORI DEL GOLFO

  At the very end of the “Rive” just a little inwards off the main road, is a fish store that carries fresh locally caught fish as well as farmed fish from Italy and Croatia. Priced reasonably and always well-stocked. They don’t charge extra for cleaning and, with 24 hour notice, the will provide sashimi…

DELIKATESSEN

  Delikatessen is a delightful little store chock-a-block full of vintage items from all over the world. Just walking in you will be transported back in time, to a happier place full of joy and wonder. You can find school supplies, housewares, lighting, memorabilia from every era. Whether you need to find a small gift, or you’re looking…

FIORI ROSARIO

Fiori Rosario is a quaint little flower shop that took over an old newspaper stand in Piazza Venezian. Always flush with beautiful blooms and plants, you can always find something ready to go or they can make a bouquet on request. Very reasonably priced and very accommodating — they are always open and they also…

DROGHERIA TOSO

Since 1906, this has been Trieste’s “drugstore”.  The shop is worth a visit as it is the same today as it was 100 years ago; it’s walls are lined with meticulously marked bottles, glass notions containers and neatly stacked boxes of products. Selling everything from spices, candy,  bath salts, shoe polish, paint, and mothballs one knows that they can…