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“Never AGAIN ”

Trattoria da Giovanni
Ranked #158 of 903 Restaurants in Trieste
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I am from Trieste, I live abroad and I am a chef and a restaurant owner. I have stopped by to get some take away for dinner as many friends have suggested this place.
I have order a mix boiled pork meat and a portion of cabbages Crauti.
The bill was 15 €. When I got back home I got a sour surprise. There were 1 frankfurter sausage, 1 smoked sausage and a few slices of dry pork. The sausage I saw the lady just took out from a pack and boiled in the water for few minutes.
What a scam, what a ripoff.
Never again here, there are much better places around town.
Shame on you.

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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Other than sitting outside enjoying the sights and sounds of Via San Lazzaro, there is nothing to recommend about this restaurant.

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Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Da Giovanni is ideally located in the pedestrian area of Trieste city center, only a few minutes walk from the waterfront. We tried the 'frittura di pesce' which was excellent. We also tried several side dishes which had a real home made taste. If you're in town and wish to have an informal meal in a cozy place, Da Giovanni is the right place!

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Reviewed 27 May 2015

very busy trattoria located in the center of town.
good bottled wine and on tap, at reasonable prices. for best service, go before 13.00, or book

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

It's one of those places you are sooooo happy to have discovered - the atmosphere is really genuine, in the genuine sense of the word - you'll be surrounded by old men from the neighbourhood who have been coming here for ages probably. It has the standard italian working hours (meaning: there's an afterlunch break from 15 to 16:30, it opens at 12:30, and closes at 23), and in the evening the kitchen opens only at 19, but in the mean time you can grab some lunch leftovers which is just what we did and were super happy! So I can only imagine what the "real" food tastes like. They have various home made dishes, from fish to pasta, and stuff like breaded eggplant which usually you don't find anywhere except at your parents' home which actually describes the overall atmosphere really good! And be sure to have some of that wine too!

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