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“A nice family run trattoria near the seafront”
Review of Osteria Salvagente

Osteria Salvagente
Ranked #61 of 912 Restaurants in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Telefono 040 305205
Reviewed 16 October 2017

No luxury here, but good home-made food, healthy family-run place, with the added bonus of pleasant jazz evenings. Three of us had lunch there (we booked) and, whilst the service as a bit messy, the ambience was lovely (plenty of old lifebelts hanging on the walls of this old port warehouse - which is what "salvagente" means in Italian) and simple but well-cooked fish dishes. And good desserts. Plenty of regulars also, which is always a good sign.

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Osteria Salvagente is located not far from the centre of Trieste. The restaurant itself is somehow casual and not very big. The menu is handwritten in Italian but the staff is very helpful and explains the dishes.

We visited the osteria three times, however once it was fully booked and we didn't get the table, so it is a good idea to make a reservation beforehand. First time we have ordered gnocchi with mussels and tomato sauce, pasta with swordfish and eggplant, a glass of Prosecco, and a glass of Aperol Spritz. Together it was 27 euros. The food was delicious and very fresh, pasta was cooked to perfection. After the dinner we had a nice chat with the chef. Second time we had one big antipasti plate for two, a glass of Malvasia housewine and water (21 euros). It was a great selection of small seafood appetizers and again - everything was superb and you could really feel that the food was prepared with passion and love.

It was the best place we've visited during our two week stay in Trieste. We highly recommend it. Great food, helpful service and homey atmosphere.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

- delicious fresh fish, with a good atmosphere
- hard working family restaurant
- a nice place to spend time, not a fast-food atmosphere, simple but elegant

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

When I come back to my hometown Trieste and my grandma is busy I always go there.
Since I live abroad - here in Vienna you cannot eat good fresh fish for less then average 40 euro - i miss the fish and the sea.
So, if I want fresh fish, not an insane amount of cheap food, but extremely good for the price you pay i just go there, i use to order the mixed antipasti/vegetables, a main course fish, a glass of regional wine, or craft beer and a homemade dessert (The desserts are crazy good too!) and then I'm simply happy.
The cuisine is the traditional fish cuisine from the northern Adriatic sea , and the menu changes every week.
You can go there with your fancy dress or not, with your friends or alone, lunch or dinner, a romantic date, whatever.
I simply love the place! Highly recommended!

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Thank Anna U
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Nice restaurant with a good food, but the waitress charged 10 EUR more as my bill was.
So it is recommendable to take extra time for counting change in this restaurant ;)

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Thank Eli_747
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OsteriaSalvagente, Proprietario at Osteria Salvagente, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Dear Eli_747, we are very sorry but this was obviously a mistake. Please come back to the restaurant and we will be happy to give your refund. Errare humanum est!

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