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…

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…

CIVICO MUSEO MORPURGO

  Part of the network of “House Museums” across Italy, this home was built in 1875 by Giovanni and Ruggero Berlam of Trieste for the prominent Jewish family, Morpurgo de Nilma of Trieste. The 1st and second floors belonged to the Morpurgo brothers Carlo Marco  and Giacomo respectively, who married a pair of sisters Emma and Fanny Mandolfo. The…

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…

ANTICA TRATTORIA SUBAN

Established in 1865, this iconic Triestine restaurant has been passed down through 4 generations and is the embodiment of the culture and traditions of this city and its diverse population. Located in the same spot in San Giovanni, where it was originally founded, it became a destination restaurant for those seeking a good meal and…

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…

MENAROSTI

  Located just off “the Viale” (Viale XX Settembre – the tree-lined and bar lined promenade in Trieste), Menarosti is a quality  traditional Triestine seafood restaurant. The must order dishes are the risotto di mare (seafood risotto), the fritto misto (a mix of fried anchovies, calamari, shrimp and fish) and the crab served in its…

OSTERIA SALVAGENTE

  A permanent fixture in Trieste, Osteria Salvagente has been given a second life by its new owners, Marco & Valentina, who continue to serve traditional Triestine dishes at very reasonable prices. With a 20 year track record as restauranteurs in Venice, they’ve infused new life into the old place by bumping up the quality with the freshest of…