Sad – Gastronomy

Sad – Gastronomy

Trieste remains the leading coffee port in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the delights of strolling through Borgo Teresiano is the roasted coffee aroma wafting around. Triesteans take coffee very seriously and there are many places, where you can taste its various species. Like the rest of Friuli, Trieste cuisine has Central European influences - many menus include goulash, dumplings and dumplings with cheese. In the summer you can eat something in the osmizze, improvised venues offering local dishes at ridiculously low prices.

Cafes and bars

The most popular cafe in Trieste is Caffe San Marco, which occupies the building at via G. Battisti for eighty years; At least it is not appropriate not to look inside the liberty-style interior with marble table tops, mahogany paneling, mirrors and gilding. Caffe Tommaseo in Piazza Tommaseo - the meeting place of Italian nationalists in the last century - has lost much of its historic style during the recent renovation, but it is pleasant, albeit an expensive shelter from the summer heat. (By the way, When you ask for a cappuccino in Trieste, you usually get an espresso with a little milk, which in the rest of Italy is called macchiato. You should therefore order a cappuccino granda or a caffe latte).

In the city center, apart from the usual cafes, there are many torrefazioni - cafes, where both coffee beans are smoked and sold, and also grinds them in place; we recommend Caffe Colombiana in via Carducci, near the intersection with via Coroneo, or Creme Caffe in Piazza Goldoni.

Many of the city's bars are as glittering as the best coffee shops. The bar in Galleria Protti - which is located north of Piazza Borsa in the Assicurazioni Generali building - has the atmosphere of a 1930s nightclub, while Caffe degli Specchi at Piazza delPUnita dTtalia brings to mind the bars on the liners of the 1920s. In a few bars, including the venerable Caffe San Marco, you can listen to live music. Students go to Roxy Bar and Nut ty Bar on via Madonnina, Musie Club Tor Cucherna in the street Chiauchiara, Tavernetta przy via Picarda i Birreria Spofford in via Rossetti.

Ice cream shops (ice cream parlors)

It's best to look for ice cream on the shady viale XX Settembre, which in the evening the inhabitants stroll. Pipolo is perfect, but the choice of cafes is large. Viale gets a little less nice from the side of Piazza San Giovanni, where young fascists gather. The ice cream parlor in via della Madonna del Mare is also excellent 8 i Gelateria Viti na Passeggio Sant’Andrea (bus no 8 from the station).


For a snack or a light meal, it's best to go to one of the osteries, where the owner pours wine from barrels behind the bar. Local sparkling wine called prosecco, already praised by Empress Livia, It is delicious; you should also try terrano, very tart red wine, exclusively from vines in the limestone highlands around the city, although probably one glass will last a lifetime. Tevere Bar in via Malcanton, tuż za Piazza d’Italia, it is a lively place with simple food; fried sardines or polpette (klopsiki) in a bun, When washed down with tocai friulano or mahasia, they make a delicious lunch. Osterie is also located on via delle Settefontane 13, via Veneziana 11 i via Carducci 34a, where you can also buy a range of fine wines.

Buffet Pepi on via Cassa di Risparmio is a favorite place of students at lunchtime - excellent sausages and bigos remind us of their old connections with Austria. Around the corner, in via San Nicoló 1 b is La Piola, a similar place with a more sophisticated decor. Another student pub is Notorious on via del Borso - sandwiches and salad on the ground floor and a good cheap eatery on the first floor.

Restaurants and Osmizze

Italian cuisine in a good version can be found in the very popular Trattoria dell'Antica Ghiacceretta on via dei Fomelli or in Ai Due Triestini on via Armando Diaz. Trattoria alla Palestra, via Madonna del Mare 18, offers good food at reasonable prices, and the host speaks English. Antica Trattoria Suban is deservedly appreciated, at via Comici 2, but the prices are high.

Sea dishes can be delicious in Trieste and it is worth going on viale Miramare, to eat at Allo Sąuero at no. 42 or at La Marinella at no. 323. Favorite local seafood dishes are branzino and sogliola - sea bass and sole.

It's best to go to the osmizza for dinner in summer or early fall, informal restaurant, where farmers sell their own produce, such as homemade cold cuts, to be, olives, bread and wine. An additional attraction can be the astonishing view of the Gulf of Trieste or the limestone hills outside the city. The problem with osmizze is this, that they only work periodically, do not advertise and usually lie far from the beaten track - the more it is worth the effort and looking for them. To do this, you need to buy the Slovenian newspaper Primorski Dnemik, preferably the Sunday edition, where usually you can find the current list of osmizze, and if you have language problems, you can ask for the decoding of the text at the tourist office or hotel.

You can also take the bus no 44 near the station, drive to Contovello or Prosecco and ask, is there any osmizza nearby. Sign, you're on the right track, there are clumps of leaves hung on gates and lanterns - the hallmark of these premises.

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