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Trattoria da Giovanni

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Via San Lazzaro 14, 34122, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 639396
12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Locals told me this is the place to do for local traditional food. I had mixed boiled meats and enjoyed my meal although they did give me an enormous amount of sauerkraut which I'm not a big fan of. The meat was nice and tender and there was plenty of it. Clearly I misread the vibe and got wine instead... More 

Thank AGourmandTraveler
Foster, Australia
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Our Airbnb host suggested this restaurant for quality local cuisine. What a find. Loved sitting amongst the locals. Food great and service you need to find. Friendly people

Thank dfb_au
Hua Hin, Thailand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I am from Trieste, I live abroad and I am a chef and a restaurant owner. I have stopped by to get some take away for dinner as many friends have suggested this place. I have order a mix boiled pork meat and a portion of cabbages Crauti. The bill was 15 €. When I got back home I got... More 

Thank Andreas B
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286 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Other than sitting outside enjoying the sights and sounds of Via San Lazzaro, there is nothing to recommend about this restaurant.

Thank EastVillageDenizen
Naples, Italy
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Da Giovanni is ideally located in the pedestrian area of Trieste city center, only a few minutes walk from the waterfront. We tried the 'frittura di pesce' which was excellent. We also tried several side dishes which had a real home made taste. If you're in town and wish to have an informal meal in a cozy place, Da Giovanni... More 

Thank Alessandra-JohnJohn
Verona, Wisconsin
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

very busy trattoria located in the center of town. good bottled wine and on tap, at reasonable prices. for best service, go before 13.00, or book

Thank m r
Zagreb, Croatia
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154 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2015

It's one of those places you are sooooo happy to have discovered - the atmosphere is really genuine, in the genuine sense of the word - you'll be surrounded by old men from the neighbourhood who have been coming here for ages probably. It has the standard italian working hours (meaning: there's an afterlunch break from 15 to 16:30, it... More 

Thank jasna z
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214 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014

TRATTORIA DA GIOVANNI All right! You are the kind of tourist that loves to try the real local food. The type who doesn't care about eating in the hotel restaurant, but wants the venture out and discover what the locals eat, the little secrets that most tourists will never know. You are reading the right review because I am just... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

friendly & casual setting, right in the center. good local wine from friuli, very crowded at lunch, go early, not after 13.00, also good prices !

Thank Max R
Trieste, Italy
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2014

They touch all of the food by their hands, (one lady picked the pickled green peppers from a plastic can by her hands before serving them to plates, they also pick up the bread with their hands without a pair of gloves or tongs). Inside it always smells, we can see the kitchen which doesn't seem that clean. Breads were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Mediterranean
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
12:30 - 15:00
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via San Lazzaro 14, 34122, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 639396

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