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Ristorante Elefante Bianco

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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
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Riva Tre Novembre 3, 34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 362603
Today
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Vienna, Austria
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Bad service (long waiting time, wrong wine delivered) inefficient staff. Food quality under average, under expectations.

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Thank Si-gourmande
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We were a group of five. We ate only sea food and everything was just excellent: prawns, shells, vongole, fritto misto... The space is pleasant and the waiter nice and discreet. We enjoyed the evening very much.

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Thank Cats274
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your words about us. We hope to see you again in our restaurant. More 

Boise, Idaho
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in this restaurant one evening by chance. The service was fair at best, the food was ok. The price for the food was fair , but it was 15 Euros for a half liter of the house white wine, which is three times the going rate for house wine in Trieste. I can not recommend... More 

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1 Thank George_Boise_Idaho
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

We are sorry for your words. Probably there was a mistake. The better thing is to communicate immediately the mistake to our staff so we can correct eventually the bill. More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

this place once was good for seafood, so taking old memories we decided to pop-in for a quick dinner after several years since our last visit. first, we were waiting nearly 20 min before waiter would ask us about drinks and meals, reminding him that we are clients only made him complain about his difficult job, stress and else... Ok... More 

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2 Thank Gintaras S
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

Your bad comment is a real surprised for us, above all if we read the most of other nice comments about our kitchen and our staff. We think that the wait (unfortunately it could be happen) had contributed to change your opinion about us. We believe is UNREAL that ALL dishes were so terrible. The only thing actually rude is... More 

Ballarat, Australia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

During a lightening visit to Trieste, our hotel concierge recommended The White Elephant for lunch. We were surprised and delighted that this turned out to be our best meal during our 3 weeks in Italy. The seabass ravioli (dumplings) with mussells, lemon, fennel and purple potato dust. DELICIOUS.

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Thank MrandMrsDon
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment. We are glad that some hotels recommends our restaurant, a good word-of-mouth is very import for our activity. More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice simple menu & fresh fare. The owner was a great guy very complimentary. Not cheap but not overpriced either. Good seafood.

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Thank PeterStanley
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment. We are glad that was a good experience for you and we are waiting for you again. More 

Milan, Italy
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216 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here in our way to Slovenia for an Harley meeting and found a nice and friendly restaurant serving very Interesting seafood dishes. We ordered mixed grill seafood with vegetables and a fruit salad , both very fresh and nice looking. The tuna especially was great! A bit pricey but I can suggest

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Thank Roberto_1067
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are glad that we had a very good experience. We wait for you to another occasion. More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at this cosy and elegant restaurant. We were served wonderful selection of seafood dishes accompanied by great wine suggestion from the owner. Really great place if you are looking for peaceful dinner with good quality food.

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Thank Katie S
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We are glad that was a good experience for you. We are specialized in see food and the chef is particularly creative. Our staff is professional and works with passion. More 

New Jersey
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Unfortunately after dining here our credit card that was used to pay our bill was stolen and had to be cancelled during our vacation due to fraudulent charges. This was the only place we used card.

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Thank donnic0817
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

We are sorry for your situation, but we checked with our bank. The transaction passed with your credit card was perfectly regular. Nothing like this has never happened in our restaurant. WE ASK YOU SOME DOCUMENTS THAT COULD SHOW THAT THE FRAUD BEGAN AT ELEFANTE BIANCO. More 

london
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We stumbled across this charming little restaurant on the Trieste seafront by chance but will return whenever we go back to the city. Superb, unusual menu - spaghetti vongole with fennel, risotto with a Polish digestif! - and huge, fresh tartare starters. The waiter could not have been more charming, moving two tables together to give our party lots of... More 

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Thank laurenitalia
ElefanteBiancoTS, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ristorante Elefante Bianco, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your words. We take care particularly our food menu, but also our cocktails and long drinks are creative. We are pride for our staff. They are young, professional, enthusiastic and very kind. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 54
Cuisine
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Tre Novembre 3, 34121, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 362603
Description
Looking AT THE SEA from a FULLY REDECORATED place with light colours and a warm atmosphere; elegant but informal. An "EASY" VERANDA for the HAPPY HOUR or a QUICK LUNCH. An INNER RESTAURANT for TRUE GOURMET'S EXPERIENCE. The sea,the flavours. A NEW IDEA OF HOSPITALITY

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