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Antica Ghiacceretta

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Italian, Seafood, Contemporary
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Via dei Fornelli n. 2, 34121 Trieste, Italy
+39 040 3220307
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 57
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 15
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Food and Service

Really liked this restaurant, very friendly and attentive staff and excellent, good value food. Strong points were fresh fish, generous portions and nicely cooked. Very reasonable bill and offered free digestifs and complimentary biscuits at the end of the meal. Conveniently located and very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
rover56
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london
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
london
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Really liked this restaurant, very friendly and attentive staff and excellent, good value food. Strong points were fresh fish, generous portions and nicely cooked. Very reasonable bill and offered free digestifs and complimentary biscuits at the end of the meal. Conveniently located and very good atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

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Riga, Latvia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had dinner here last week. We did not book in advance but probably should have. We got there at opening and it was empty but filled up quick. In future - I would make a reservation especially during season. The staff was very friendly. Our meals were very good. I had the grilled vegetables and then the ravioli. The... More 

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Massachusetts
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154 reviews 154 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We came to this restaurant with a set reservation by our hotel. Empty place except for 3 tables but got full soon, all appeared to be locals except for us. We were diplomatically rushed to order everything. We agreed that my entree was coming with mix vegetables, came with spinach, not big deal, kept it. My husband's selection was not... More 

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Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I was here with a large group attending a conference so we were treated to a variety of different samples, but every single one of them was stunning, extremely well taken care of and incredibly good. One of my best dinners ever

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Nice, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Such was the kerfuffle about finding us a table so early in the evening that we wondered if there might be something of the Emperor’s new clothes about this restaurant. After a warm, friendly welcome, we chose to start with ravioli: something light, we thought, for the first dish. It was not light. Even ravioli from a packet isn't this... More 

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant! Excellent food, friendly efficient service, modern and quirky decor ( even a handbag stand at every table!). The wine list was mainly local and of good value. I think the only criticism is of the external look which probably loses it a few customers, it really is a find and worth a visit. The menu is... More 

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Newtown Square
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Interesting menu of standard and unusual dishes. Decent wine list. Good service. What more could one want?

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Europe
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184 reviews 184 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A quite antique and not at all exiting sign outside does not prelude at all of the very clean, modern design you will find inside. Very inventive cooking, excellent quality fare and good friendly service made this meal a feast for us.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our party of three were fortunate to be seated without a reservation, although we were placed in the back of the restaurant closest to the restrooms. We ordered an assortment of seafood including the seafood soup and octopus salad. Service was uneven, they were very busy and seemed to forget about us. The overly salted soup arrived after two others... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

A trattoria with a sense of fun - the chairs all have different backs and varied pretty glassware on the tables! Good if not exceptional food and attentive staff. It gets very busy so go early or book. A good recommendation from the Starhotel Savoia Palace.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Via dei Fornelli n. 2, 34121 Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 3220307

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 54
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?