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“Excellent restaurant with a taste from Tuscany” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Al Toscano

Al Toscano
Via Bonomea, 114, 34132 Trieste, Italy
040425057
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Ranked #4 of 617 restaurants in Trieste
Price range: $33 - $46
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Trieste, Italy
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100 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant with a taste from Tuscany”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

As the name implies, they are specialized in cuisine from Tuscany (quite rare in Trieste).
Unless they serve mostly meat, you can find a good choice ov vegetarian dishes,
It is noteworthy the fact that you can have a gluten free meal (just ask before your order).
Good wine, delicious home made desserts.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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56 restaurant reviews
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“Carnivore's delight!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We rate this restaurant "average" mainly because this restaurant does only one thing well - the meat! If you love well-prepared (and enormous) steaks, you'll have a good meal. Order the meat, and only the meat (perhaps with a side) - all else was totally forgettable. We had some mixed bruschetta which was okay, risotto which we could have done better/made tastier myself at home...etc. The Chianina beef (which I was rather looking forward to) was unavailable on the night we visited, so we had the "regular"/house beef - all 900 grams of it between the two of us!!! The beef was delicious and very well prepared - what I would call medium rare with a little bit of red juice, the waitress told us immediately on serving that if we wanted it cooked further we just need to ask, but for us it was fine. The service was very good here, so no major complaints but I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone who doesn't want specifically to sample the beef.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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cristiano66, Proprietario at Al Toscano, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
I can understand a lot of things .... but from New Zealand, Anglo-Saxon land are criticizing a risotto done by a professional Italian Sa ..... then add the risotto is one of our best dishes in the top ..... However, if the gentlemen think so means that on that day we were at the famous culinary habits NZ.
Thanks for the compliments on the meat!
the staff
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“Real meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

We went to this restauran after reading recomendations on TA. It is a small restaurant up in the hill above Trieste. The place itself is old style italian restaurant. Apetizers were nice and tastefull. But when it comes to real thing why you should visit this place, and that is Fiorentina steak, it is apsolutelly excellent. This is the right place for real meat eaters. Fiorentina steak is preapred very well, meadium like it should be. Ladies that were with us had tagliata which was also very good.
The only thing I did not like was selection of deserts. All of them were made almost on a same way. Most of them are dry and not so good, so if you do not need to eat desert try to avoid it.
I would definitelly recomend this place, and I will visit the restaurant every time I visit Trieste.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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cristiano66, Proprietario at Al Toscano, responded to this review, February 1, 2013
Google Translation
Ricevere i complimenti per la carne da un ospite serbo è un grande onore, visto che loro la carne sanno come mangiarla!
Graziee alla prossima
Cristiano e Valeria
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