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Antipastoteca di Mare Alla Voliga

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Via della Fornace 1 | Dal 1981 vicino al castello e cattedrale di S. Giusto Trieste, 34131, Trieste, Italy
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very welcoming little spot just off the Main Street in Trieste. Typical Italian layout with something of a nautical theme. I had a local dish which consisted of various cuts of meat from a wonderful creature, from the genus Sus, the pig. Accompanying the meat was some delicious fried potato and cabbage. All samples were extremely tasty, though the warm... More 

Thank JamDublin
Groningen, The Netherlands
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464 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had a three course meal with wine which cost only a little over 60 Euro. Started with the mixed seafood antipasto. Then had pasta with a fish ragu. And finished with simple grilled fish (didn't recognise the Italian name but it looked similar to a Red Gurnard) with polenta. It is definitely not a luxury restaurant, but I enjoyed... More 

Thank TravelingCelt
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The food was overwhelmingly poor. Relatively inexpensive for seafood but that is meaningless if it isn't good. Maybe it was the chef's day off. There would be dozens of better places to eat in Trieste.

Thank Valerie C
Corte Madera
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I hasten to caution anyone not to be deceived by the "reservations required" postings that might suggest Antipastoteca di Mare is an excellent restaurant. I would score the service as being worse than the food we ordered, but since we chose to leave immediately after receiving the seafood platter we ordered, my opinion may not have a strong foundation. A... More 

Thank LolaCorteMadera
Austin, Texas
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221 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This restaurant is set in a neighborhood above the main part of the city and parking wasn't easy, but it was well worth the effort. We had the soup with mussels, beans and potatoes and of course the famous fish soup, as well as handmade pasta with clams and finally sardines and polenta. All of it was served by the... More 

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Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Ariston is a greek word meaning the best. That is exactly what this restaurant deserves as a rating. One has to note that it is not a michelin awarded restaurant nor does it claim to be one. It is a tiny place with not more than 30 seatings and a vivacious lean and tall Italian chef-owner running around to serve... More 

2 Thank alagrecque
Hamburg, Germany
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is an informal restaurant, with simple and rustic decoration. It's a bit hidden and not easy to find. Robi, the owner and chef received us with a welcoming smile. He explained the menu and specials of the day and gave us time to think. His mussels, bean and potato soup is unique! Don't miss it! Also the fish soups... More 

2 Thank Sara808080
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Looking for a small fish restaurant away from the tourist scene? This could be it. Only fish on the menu, cooked to order, in an small authentic setting. Our wine (local) was very good and the meal affordable. Be sure to book a table- the room only seats 25 or so, and a few walkups were unable to secure a... More 

Thank Judy H
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Had the highly recommended fish soup. lived up to expectations. Worth hunting this place down. Dated but appropriate decor.

Thank HeddyJones
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

This was beyond any fish experience I had so far. Just a pleasure for your tongue. Particular recommend the antipasti misto.

Thank Alexander v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via della Fornace 1 | Dal 1981 vicino al castello e cattedrale di S. Giusto Trieste, 34131, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: 0039040309606

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