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Osteria Istriano

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Riva Grumula 6, 34123, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 306664
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Today
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:30
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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512 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Location is key in the choice of a place to eat on a pleasant summer night. This restaurant is on the seafront - just a dual carriageway street separates it from the inner harbour, full of lovely sailing boats, but the view on the boats and the old Austro-Hungarian lighthouse is unspoilt. The food is good and this does not... More 

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Thank Lucio F
Trieste, Italy
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This was one of my favourite places but the last 3 times I've been here it was consistently disappointing. It is still ok, but simply not as good as it used to be. Prices have increased, ingredients quality decreased, and service worsened. What a pity.

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Thank InColdBlood
San Francisco, California
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663 reviews
451 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

A friend recommended Osteria Istriano for a night out. We reserved an outside table for two and had a rollicking good time. Our waiter was American (!), which was helpful because, although I know many words in Italian, I'm a little weak on terms like "sea bream." Great assortment of appetizers, pasta with anchovies, nice fresh salad and whole grilled... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Excellent food, a little bit expensive. However the home made food and familiar atmosphere will make you to return to that place.

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Thank Relu1907
Durham, England
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Had this place recommended for its fish menu and the first night we went along they were fully booked. But it was worth waiting for as the meal was of the highest quality and well presented. Service was excellent and enthusiastic.

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Thank Geoff and Clare L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Food was good. The service was not good. No menu card. They were too busy with telling the guesses what in the menu was but they didn't to tell what the price was untill you asked it. When you have the menu card with price on it, you'll have more time for the service and it will be less running... More 

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London
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114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

I used to visit it when I lived in Trieste as a child with my father, coming back from fishing from the harbour, when it used to be a typical harbour "osteria". It now got a substantial facelift, leaving just the entrance as it was 30 years ago. The food is far more sophisticated but less typical and service was... More 

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Thank GreenwichMaxi
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice simple atmosphere, the owner is very helpful and friendly. We ate 2 antipasti plates (very good) and a grilled fish as a main with some potatoes and vegetables (it was okay but a bit boring imho) we also had half liter housewine and a water. We paid 80 € which I think was 20/30% too... More 

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Thank Transglobal1
London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

We had dinner at Istriano. There is no menu - only a small selection of daily dishes. The food was simple but very fresh and tasty. The service was a bit rushed. The prices were OK.

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Trieste, Italy
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Nice atmosphere, very nice service (patient even with difficult family changing their minds), excellent antipasti and pasta dishes with very fresh fish. Prices not as low as expected for a "trattoria", but lower than same quality restaurants. The only thing that could be improved is the wine (not much selection, and quality so-so). Overall, I think it's a good deal... 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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 54
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
Monday
19:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Friday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Saturday
19:30 - 23:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Riva Grumula 6, 34123, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 306664

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?