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Via di Cavana 13/A, 34124, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 322 9743
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I passed this place several times. The place was right, but never the time. It was either to soon, to late or full. Finally my wife and me we came at the right time. Since we were not sure what to order, we picked a variety of tartine as apetizer and then prawns in tomato sauce with feta and origano... More 

Thank Igor S
Province of Udine, Italy
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A really nice place, in the old Cavana, the old heart of Trieste. A good idea similar to a venetian bacaro but with something more only Trieste can give. Perfect for a fast lunch, amazing for an appetizer. Great wine, interesting food. I give only 3 star to service because there is not really a service there, but this make... More 

Thank ilpercorso
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41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Tapas-like seafood in the centre of Trieste, five minutes away from Piazza dell'Unità. Good quality, but pricy given the quantity. The wine was very good but expensive for the quantity (a very small glass). Good for aperitivo.

Thank Giovanni G
Paris, France
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic!! I wish I could eat this way all the time. No reservations. Go in and order from the days specials. They specialize in DELICIOUS fresh or smoked fish spreads on toast, fish salads like sliced octopus with fresh tomatoes, celery and capers or warm octopus and potato salad or delicious freshly grilled sardines topped with bread crumbs. We got... More 

Thank LitaC
Caracas, Venezuela
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Make sure to do a "stopover" during your visit at this unique place. Very fresh food perfectly prepared and very simply served as "tapa" or dish. Beside some "classic" tapas, menu changes every day according to the "catch of the day". Don't miss it.

Thank MrL280
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing seafood tapas with exceptional service and good wine selection! Highly recommend for lunch in the city! Worth trying the sharing platter to have a chance to taste the whole menu

Thank Katie S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

First nite we got into Trieste we went to SaluMare, what a treat! The whole thing looked a bit intimidating, but the owner and staff were anxious to explain how it works. There is a lot of very fresh raw fish here and some salted fish spreads as well. The locals were eating a variety of small plates and assortments... More 

Thank Bruce B
San Francisco, California
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679 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is our first time in Trieste - spending a couple of nights as part of a broader Italy tour. Stopped in here on a whim (actually it came up on Apple maps) for lunch. Specialty of the house is fish tartine, a/k/a little breads with various fish treats, many smoked, on them. Large selection of adult drinks and friendly... More 

Thank Yog-Sothoth
Providence, Rhode Island
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Had a nice dinner here before hitting some of the other bars in the area. The seafood was very good as were the appetizers and drinks.

Thank Sarah G
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had the fish tartine selection and all of them were just delicious. My other half really enjoyed the tartare with onions - I'm less 'raw fish'-y myself, but the roe tartine was salty and lovely, and the baby olives really bring out the flavour. Service was quick and efficient, and nice that you can pay on ordering, so you... More 

Thank MerinneW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 22
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Cavana 13/A, 34124, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 322 9743
Fish Smokers

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?