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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 120
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    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
What a find!

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
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

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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Basel, Switzerland
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33 reviews
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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 61 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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15 reviews
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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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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 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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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: Italian, Chowder, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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?