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Antica Trattoria Menarosti

Via del Toro, 12, I-34136 Trieste, Italy
+39 040 66 10 77
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Ranked #17 of 594 restaurants in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

One of the best restaurant in Trieste.We went for dinner and enjoyed the food.special and fresh fish!The atmosphere is very relaxing,out expectations were fulfilled.Good wine and "spumanti".

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N.E. Italy
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257 reviews 257 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Antica Trattoria Menarosti has been serving up wonderful food in Trieste since 1903. The locale is brightly illuminated and elegantly decorated. White painted tables and chairs match the fresh white table linens and napkins. Pieces of antique rustic furniture also add to the ambience. I was warmly greeted by a charming woman who showed me to a table and commenced... More

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italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Nice place, a bit noisy, always packed, excellent offer of fresh local fish and seafood. Staff super nice and good value for money. We had seafood risotto and wonderful fresh local fish. Appetizers are also various and really good. A place we recommend just a few minutes walk away from the center.

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Vienna, Austria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

When I asked a real citizen of Trieste to suggest a place for a good dinner, she told me, very passionately, that I should try the Antica Trattoria Menarosti. At the restaurant, the waitress presented us the options of the day and we couldn't honestly be more pleased with her suggestions. Starting with an antipasto misto, we moved to a... More

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Halifax, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

For us the only draw back to this restaurant was the bright (and I mean bright) lighting. However, the friendly staff, busy neighbourhood feeling and incredible fresh fish soon distracted us. We started with a green salad and shared baked Turbot done in a lovely lemon sauce and served with potatoes roasted with the fish. The fresh fish is whole,... More

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Kent, Texas
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76 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Antica Trattoia Menarosti brings together an ambiance that can't be faked, incredibly friendly servers who are striving to please, and excellent seafood. The restaurant was a short walk from the Hotel Victoria which recommended it as a traditional Trieste seafood restaurant. We were the only non-locals in the restaurant and were welcomed immediately. For our main course, two of... More

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Villafranca di Verona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Just walk a few steps in a lateral to the "Viale" pedestrian area and find this place. Early 1900 atmosphere, I looked for a Franz Joseph's picture but could't find it... Simple fish menu, supplemented by the waiter illustrating the daily variations according to the morning catch... Wonderful. Warm octopus and squids, grilled "capasanta" scallop were delightful, but the risotto... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Our hotel recommended this traditional Trieste seafood restaurant. From the moment we entered we were welcomed and made at home. It appeared that we were the only English speakers in the room which added to our enjoyment. The staff had limited English but made the effort and it was not an issue. The rest of the diners seemed to be... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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97 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Fantastic fish and seafood, great traditional ambience, in this family-run restaurant in the very heart of the city. The kindness and professionalism of the owners makes their superb presentation of the best seafood even more enjoyable. A number of regulars makes you understand that this is a place where one goes back, again and again.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I ate here twice in one week during mid September whilst in Trieste. Amazing value and the best tasting and presented sea food I've ever experienced..... served by a professional, efficient and very friendly family. The son of the owner speaks great English, was incredibly helpful and also politely listened to my very basic Italian despite the restaurant being full... More

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