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Al Bagatto

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Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, 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, Reservations
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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  • 67
    Very good
  • 26
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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
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Small restaurant close to our hotel where the food was perfect, the staff and the owner's son very efficient and helpful . We were offered an olive oil tasting and on their bread which is made only for them and which is also part of a campaign in Trieste to only cook with natural ingredients... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Delray Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

"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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Paris, France
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52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Toronto, Ontario
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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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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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Avignon, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Four of us took the seasonal tasting menu with four Friuli wines. The menu, in five courses, all built on locally sourced produce, started with red shrimp, yogurt, salad, black sesame and coffee, sashimi quality fish with a nod to Trieste's most famous product (now that the shipyards have gone). It worked. Next came a stunning exploration in a glass:... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Small restaurant close to our hotel where the food was perfect, the staff and the owner's son very efficient and helpful . We were offered an olive oil tasting and on their bread which is made only for them and which is also part of a campaign in Trieste to only cook with natural ingredients; hooray for them!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My wife and I love fish and this is the right place for it. We not only much enjoy traditional Italian food but also the new creative Italian cuisine like the ones here. We contacted the restaurant to reserve a table but they first told us that it had been totally booked out but then a few seconds later they... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I do my research and am always a bit worried when I am going to a new restaurant, especially if I have not had any feedback from friends. But this time it was a wonderful experience; the food was sooo good and the staff, the owner and a very helpful young woman, gave us the ins of what to have... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a lovely, intimate, resturant with very attentive service and food. Far from your stock standard, this menu offers excellent local cuisine delicately prepared and a wine list to die for!

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Additional Information about Al Bagatto

Address: Via Cadorna, 7, Trieste, Italy
Phone Number: 040301771
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
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
Average Prices: USD 60 - 77
Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Soups

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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 60 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?