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Buffet da Pepi

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Via Cassa di Risparmio 3, 34121 Trieste, Italy
040/366858
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Business dinner, the sandwiches were good and tasty although small and with little meat. You need two sandwiches per person to be satiated, all for a figure exaggerated.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Tommaso E
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  • Local cuisine
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I read about this deli in the New York Times and travel web sites such as Frommers and Fodors and very glad that I went there. I took the waiter’s recommendation and had the platter which had all types of boiled meats, corn beef and sausages. They were one of the best deli I have ever had and I had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Business dinner, the sandwiches were good and tasty although small and with little meat. You need two sandwiches per person to be satiated, all for a figure exaggerated.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

Great night. Made very welcome and the pork platter had something for everyone washed down with Newcastle Brown Ale!!

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Trieste, Italia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This place used to be boiled pork heaven, and output the best sandwiches and plates filled with all parts of the pig that can be served after boiling them to perfection. Unfortunately the quality has declined over the last couple of years, and now the temptation to detour towards other similar places, that conversely have improved their quality in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Traditional Triestin food, good quality and nice service. Be careful with the bill, sometimes they charge it only because you are a tourist. Bear in mind that you can only eat boiled meat and potatoes. But this is a very traditional place that you should visit at least once if you are coming to Trieste.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I went to dinner to the Buffet da Pepi given its legendary status among Trieste's traditional restaurants. It is not precisely a budget restaurant (18 euros for dinner for one, comprising one course, 2 small sides and a single glass of mediocre wine). The dish was a mix of different cuts of pork and sausages, good but not outstanding. The... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had lunch here in late Dec 2014. For its rustic meat dishes and decor the pricing was well over the odds. Food was fine for what it was, but value extremely poor. Waiter was unhelpful, e.g. he failed to give us a menu, then railroaded our choice, after denying we could have a Panino di porcina (pork sandwich), even... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

BUFFET DA PEPI Another Trieste classic you can't miss! This is similar in "authenticity" to Trattoria Da Giovanni. Prices in proportion are a bit higher here, but it's a must visit for tourists who want to experience the real local taste. Da Pepi, also called "Pepi Sciavo" informally in Trieste (Sciavo is pronounced "schah-voh" and it's a very informal and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A must in Trieste for real meat lovers. Needless to say anything else. Authentic, delicious and homey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

If you like boiled porc, this ist the place to go when in Trieste. You can choose fro a vide variety, get great Sauerkraut along with it, mustard & freshly grated horseradish; it is actually a snack but you won't need anything more to eat for the rest of the day... and the atmosphere is unique, especially in the interior... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cassa di Risparmio 3, 34121 Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: 040/366858

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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