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Chimera di Bacco

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Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood, Contemporary
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Via del Pane 2, 34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 040364023
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Darmstadt, Germany
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313 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at this lovely place in a really peaceful side street in Trieste. Food was very good and fresh and the truffles on the carpaccio were among the best I have had to date. The scallops with polenta were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Service was very friendly and spoke decent English. Why not five points? Prices were rather... More 

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Thank Silvia E
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Silvia, thank you so much for choosing our restaurant. It was nice to read your heartfelt appreciation for our food and for the way in which we cook and season our dishes. It is always a pleasure for us to welcome our guests in a friendly way and to do our best to help our costumers understand our specialities.... More 

College Station, Texas
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616 reviews
432 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The dishes tried were quite good and beautifully plated, however, I did not find them too memorable. The flavors were good and the preparation well done (seafood was not overcooked!), but somehow I expected more for the steep price. Service was friendly an the location cozy in an alley (i.e., not noisy at all). Don't think I will be back...

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Thank Helmut K
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Helmut, we are glad you came to our restaurant and enjoyed the way we prepare and present our dishes. It's nice to hear you also appreciated our friendly staff and the ambience. We wish there will be another opportunity for us to welcome you. At least let's hope so! Never say never... Very best wishes from all of us. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Limited menu. The food considered just average and not value for money. The location is good, in terms of proximity to center but not attractive. In general, we found the place overpriced for what is offered. The service is good.

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Thank Jerry N
Atlanta
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

8 of us ate there tonight. Truffles are in season, and 4 of us had the homemade tagliatelle with truffles. Simple, but delicious! My husband really enjoyed the spaghetti with spider crabs in red sauce. I thought his dish was good, but not great. My brother really enjoyed the monkfish, and the swordfish with porcini and foie gras also got... More 

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Thank WeBRads
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Guest from Atlanta, thank you for choosing our restaurant and for your very kind and detailed review. It's a pleasure to read that all of you enjoyed our dishes so much; it is so important for us to make sure that our guests have a rewarding experience while eating at our restaurant. We only choose fresh high quality ingredients... More 

Houston
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tugged in an alley next to the main piazza. Good food and service. They also have two sets of tasting menu with wine pairing option.

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Thank SWandJC
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your kind review. As you point out, our location is quite convenient to get to the main square and we are glad to read that you enjoyed its nice and quiet atmosphere. It is one of our priorities to offer a welcoming service and delicious dishes. Our guests usually take pleasure in the... More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the setting in a cozy back street, high quality and unique food with beautiful presentation, friendly service. Enjoyed all the pasta dishes, wonderful lamb chops, special desserts.

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Thank Carol S
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Carol, it is such a rewarding experience for us whenever we see that our guests perceive all the passion we have in preparing the food and in welcoming them with great care and delight. And as this is the case with you, Carol, we do hope you'll come again to our amazing city and visit our restaurant to try... More 

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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our favourite meal during our recent stay in Trieste. The Chimera di Bacco is situated on a small side street free from cars. The ambience is wonderful, the fish was very good, and the waiters were competent and friendly. We were two families with children and the food worked for everyone. When an extreme downpour with attached lightning... More 

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Thank Atherne
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Atherne, no doubt you'll remember Trieste for the sudden downpour that you depict in such an impressive way in your review! However, our restaurant will also be part of your recollections and we are so glad for that. We are delighted you could appreciate the atmosphere, the welcoming staff and our fish specialities. As you kindly pointed out, our... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was amazing! Served very quick aswell. The restaurant has a nice terrace in an old small street between the old buildings. Really amazing restaurant! Keep it up!

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Thank Lieven S
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Lieven, Thank you so much for your kind review.  Your words show appreciation for our menu and enthusiasm about the place. We are glad you perceived the great effort and passion we put in our work to let our customers enjoy a rewarding experience of their senses: delicious food to mirror the harmony of the surrounding area. We hope we'll... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Tucked away in a little alley near piazza unita this upscale restaurant offers creative cuisine in a charming atmosphere. The inside is attractive but the outdoor seating is magical. The English speaking Slovenian wife of the owner is gracious and welcoming. My crispy octopus was a little tough but the gnocchi was delicious! Very good wine list and interesting food... More 

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Thank Gail M
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Gail, thank you for choosing our restaurant and for your very kind review. We are really glad you did enjoy the place, the atmosphere as well as our food and wine choices. We hope we'll welcome you again in the future and rest assured that you will taste the best octopus ever! Best wishes from all of us. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Very good overall experience with good food, excellent wine list and professional service (and good English). The cuisine is modern Italian with nice twists in many of the dishes. A sure selection, even though quite expensive compared to local price level. A bit better price / quality ratio (either a bit cheaper or bit more imagination in the dishes) would... More 

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Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Janne, thank you for coming to our restaurant and for sharing with us this nice feedback. We are pleased to know that your experience at our restaurant was positive and that you enjoyed our cuisine, our wine list as well as our staff's professional approach. As to what you say about our prices, we do indeed welcome your opinion;... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Soups, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via del Pane 2, 34121, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040364023

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?