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Trattoria da Giovanni

Via San Lazzaro 14, 34122, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 639396
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“ham” (2 reviews)
“pasta” (5 reviews)
“food and wine” (2 reviews)
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4:30 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean
Via San Lazzaro 14, 34122, Trieste, Italy
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1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice tavern in the center of city. Great place for a quick and tasty local meal. Quick and smiling staff. You may be surprised with the bill.

Thank PearlsMT
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Full of locals. You get simple, delicious local food in a very lively spot. The ham plates are craved in front of you and main courses were perfect.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We liked this place quite a bit. It's not elegant, but very satisfying. I had the pasta with clams and mussels, which was just as it should be. We also had fried calamari, which was excellent. And a salad and a half liter of wine....More

Thank jeanfrombos2n
Reviewed 3 February 2018

Real osteria where you can enjoy a glass of wine accompanied by simple traditional food. Excellent panini filled with typical hand carved Trieste ham and grated horseradish (cren). If you are hungry, at lunch time you can get tasty local food such as jota (beans,...More

Thank Vinicio417
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Came across mentions of this place when researching a trip to the city and thought we'd give it a try. One thing I can say is that, the food and wine combination is not only cheap but is amazingly flavourful. There are only a handful...More

Thank Marius G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is an awesome place for lunch with friends. I love their risotto (Friday lunchtime only) and their breadcrumbed sardines! Will come back many times!

Thank kangelini
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is not haute cuisine, don't go expecting sophistication. Go here for great quality ingredients, skilfully prepared in the traditional ways. We had; Spaghetti vongole - great sauce, loads of clams, lovely chewy pasta! Fried sardines - lovely light batter, cooked to perfection! Grilled calamare...More

Thank Neastop
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a perfect example of a prime location tourist trap. First of all the bathrooms are gross. Second, the food is bland and disgusting. Do not bother, we went to other amazing restaurants in Trieste with great happiness. This was a low point. Didn't...More

Thank McJasper99
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Food quite bad compared with prices... There is several places in Trieste which is a better choise. Would try something different tomorrow.

1  Thank JensAndreB
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Locals told me this is the place to do for local traditional food. I had mixed boiled meats and enjoyed my meal although they did give me an enormous amount of sauerkraut which I'm not a big fan of. The meat was nice and tender...More

1  Thank AGourmandTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Lazzaro 14, 34122, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 639396
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