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El Fornel

Via Dei Fornelli 1, 34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 349 676 7272
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible40%
11 Sep 2016
“Very enjoyable, food plentiful and delicious.”
28 Aug 2016
“Dinner ”
All hours
Seafood, Italian, Mediterranean, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
Via Dei Fornelli 1, 34121, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

tasty enjoyable food with a good choice of menu. Claudio the unconventional waiter made us very welcome and kept all the diners entertained with his zany humor. Although tucked out of the way the resturant is worth tracking down to enjoy some good honest italian...More

Thank maz137
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner around 1030 the food was very good the sardines and risotto were excellent The service is very individualist and you will like it or not Good value , were had very enjoyable evening

1  Thank 91cz
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Two of us ate at this restaurant on our first night in Trieste. We were staying just around the corner and after a couple of drinks in the Piazza dell'Unità we went on to the restaurant It proved to be an excellent choice. I had...More

Thank bennynobrain
Reviewed 12 May 2015

The restaurant seemed to be going through some changes. The menu was limited the night we went in, the server was new. For the number of people in the restaurant it took quite awhile to get our food. I had the calamari, because it is...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We ate at El Fornel twice while in Trieste. The menu looks huge, but in reality is limited to what the chef has fresh on hand. Once we got that part figured out we were good to go. Spaghetti with clams and mussels was plentiful...More

Thank Lisajoy L
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Unfortunately I had a very bad experience today.... Spaghetti with mussels were just so terrible!!!!!! The grilled fish was also pretty bad ... and the roasted potatoes ... Hard like rocks!!!! And of course... The waiter was surprised we didn't like the food....!!!!!! Please SKIP...More

1  Thank SusannaM_11
Reviewed 9 August 2013

The place has a nice interior and that is the only thing positive to say. Rude and arrogant service, limited choice of fish, poor dishes that were not that cheap, fish overcooked. We were a party of 8 and ALL agreed that we would never...More

3  Thank floit
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We did not get a menu, instead the waiter told us what was available. If we had not had a local with us to translate, it would have been impossible. Even so, it was challenging to negotiate our meal. You have to get up to...More

Thank Archipelago10
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Went to this restaurant twice as we wanted to see what else they made apart from spaghetti with clams. We noticed that local people got other dishes like fish soup but we were offered the same both times

Thank pembrokegal
Reviewed 31 May 2013

I might have given it a three starts as an absolute value, but I feel that the average needs to increase. I went there twice on two different days and I disagree completely with most reviews. Price is fine. 25€ for a two course fish...More

Thank Al F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Dei Fornelli 1, 34121, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 349 676 7272
Typical local Trieste where the motto is "history of poor fish", we value the simple fresh local fish, homemade spirit where to find affordable dishes typical honest, tables in the water town calle free! We wait no snobbish though
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