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Al Bagatto

Via Cadorna, 7, Trieste, Italy
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Ranked #44 of 594 restaurants in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $76 - $97
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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162 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Belgrade, Serbia
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This one of the best restaurants we have been. The only problem is that restaurant is so small and you need a reservation. Food was very good and they have decent wine list not overrated. We will definitely go there again.

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Rome, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

we had our last dinner of the holidays here - and were very very pleased. the restaurant is small and feels intimate. tables are inevitably close but smartly arranged tall oil bottles and the like function as culinary separees.. we felt very private, which was ideal as this was a romantic dinner. service is very nice and with a genuinely... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Wonderful menu, food, service, ambiance. Unique cuisine. A real treat. We have eaten at many restaurants in Trieste and this one stands out.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Just above average food with very high prices. Maybe this restaurant has been living on its reputation as we could not find anything exceptional about it. Bland flavours, small portions, but helpful staff.

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Budapest, Hungary
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111 reviews 111 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We ordered from the a la carte menu (vs. 'set') and we were very happy with everything. Also, they accomodated request for a smaller 'pasta' portion as a 2nd....recommend seafood and 'local' dishes which seemed to be much better than more 'general' dishes (i.e. simple pasta)....local wine recommendations were excellent. Recommend this place for sure when in Trieste.

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Trieste, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

In Trieste for 2 weeks, Simply the best restaurant we ate at. Innovative, and different to the rest. But prices to match.

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Canberra, Australia
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162 reviews 162 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner here as the food was excellent and the service attentive. We would describe the atmosphere as rather formal - the staff are pleasant & v polite but reserved. The decor is more like a relaxed bistro with lots of wine bottles, oils etc. used to create privacy between the tables...with candles on the table it works... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We were in Trieste for one night and wanted to have a nice dinner. We ended up at Al Bagatto and tried the new tastng menu. It has six dishes and four of them were outstanding. The one was really thought sounded great was octopus in avocado cream. Ok but not my favorite. The wine tasting of Istrian white wines... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I will preface this review by admitting that my boyfriend and I were among the youngest demographic (mid/late 20s) on this particular evening, but we were both struck by how awkwardly quiet this restaurant was despite being nearly full on a Saturday night. We were seated in a small dining room just off the larger, main room and the normal... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Al Bagatto is pricey (180 euros for two although it could probably be done cheaper) but it is in my opinion, excellent value. It is not just the food, it is the staff, their passion for local produce including regional wines and their ability to make you feel as welcome in their restaurant as you might do in a friend's... More

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