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Al Bagatto

$$$$
Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary, Soups
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Via Cadorna, 7, Trieste, Italy
040301771
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7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Description: For almost 45 years now, the Al Bagatto Restaurant has been providing this...
For almost 45 years now, the Al Bagatto Restaurant has been providing this wonderful city a place to try the best fresh fish around. This has sometimes meant offering an alternative all-meat menu or even closing the restaurant when the quality fish that you know us for, and which distinguishes us, was not available.
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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding ambiance and food

One of our best dinners so far in Italy. The staff was beyond gracious to us. Meals were excellent. Seafood was outstanding.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

One of our best dinners so far in Italy. The staff was beyond gracious to us. Meals were excellent. Seafood was outstanding.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

As we were a party of 7 we were seated in the back room on our own so unfortunately there was no restaurant atmosphere. I would recommend booking a table in the main room as the food, wine and service were excellent and it appeared much more lively there.

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Thank Helenhjb
Bangkok, Thailand
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Excellent restaurant. With tasty and interesting dishes as well as a knowledgeable service team. The menu is mainly fish based, and come with traditional fares and some creations. The waiters spoke English.

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Thank sarahflokl
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My wife and I had the Tasting Menu paired with recommended local wines. I applaud the philosophy of the Restaurant and its partners in sourcing local ingredients etc., However the flavours produced in the meals offered were very disappointing. The first course was a Cod dish served with extract of tomato (the restaurant refers to H2O of tomato!!!!). The Cod... More 

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Thank critchtony
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The tasting menu is amazing -- we had the traditional menu accompanied by their local Friuli white wine pairings. It will be expensive for some travellers -- it was for us! -- but each course was creative with fresh and local ingredients, which made it a very worthwhile dining experience.

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Thank drestange
Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Excellent fish restaurant in small alleyway tucked behind the hotel Savoia. The food is non-fussy, but very fresh and respecting the natural flavors of the local produce. Fish is the main star, but the selection of locally baked bread and special olive oils from the region complements it beautifully. Charming owner and staff.

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Thank Ulla-Johanna
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

"Love laughs at locksmiths," wrote James Joyce while writing Ulysses here in Trieste when Roberto Marussi's grandfather was opening Al Bagatto. His cooking today will unlock your primal sense of pleasure in eating. For here is where we ate one of the three greatest meals of our lives. Roberto's passionate embrace of 21st Century cuisine atop classic technique is restrained... More 

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Thank VoyagesofSteve
Paris, France
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Al Bugatto is a short walk from the main square in Trieste and is definitely worth seking out. The chef is creative, passionate and totally invested in turning out a modern regional cuisine that makes dining in his restaurant a pleasure. The room itself is rather small, but it's uncluttered, comfortable and functional. We ordered a la carte, and among... More 

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Thank Miriampar
Toronto, Ontario
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

My wife and I have had many tasting menu meals in Europe and Canada, but the meal at Al Bagatto wins hands down, the wines were so meticulously chosen to accentuate the food experience.

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Thank Mehran M
New York City, New York
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140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Trieste is lovely and this is the best in town. Modern takes on Italian food. Simple, attractive decor, great service, menu well explained to those who don't speak Italian, terrific wine selection by the glass. Very good price/quality! Reservations a must! M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via Cadorna, 7, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: 040301771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 62 - 79
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian, Contemporary, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

Description

For almost 45 years now, the Al Bagatto Restaurant has been providing this wonderful city a place to try the best fresh fish around. This has sometimes meant offering an alternative all-meat menu or even closing the restaurant when the quality fish that you know us for, and which distinguishes us, was not available.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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