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Chimera di Bacco

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Via del Pane 2, 34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 040364023
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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San Jose
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We waxed poetic about the meal, from the amuse bouche to the 2 starters (octopus, scallops.) Then, the pasta with black truffles. Swordfish and tuna mains were well-prepared. We elevated this meal to the best of our week-long trip...& then we waited & waited, finally flagging down a waiter. We had been forgotten for 25-30 minutes, offered no dessert menu... More 

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Cervo, Italia
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495 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chimera is in the heart of the old Ghetto but it isn't an ethnic restaurant, rather an original and creative establishment with an accent on the several influences Trieste has absorbed in the interesting course of its existence - Mediterranean as well as central European, Middle Eastern as well as alpine traditions are uniquely blended in an exciting menu, well... More 

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

Dear Guest, thank you for choosing our restaurant to spend a nice time in the old part of our amazing city. Our menu is a blend of tradition and creative cuisine and we are glad you found it exciting and enjoyed our selection of excellent wines. It's always a pleasure for us to show our guests great care and attention... More 

Caracas, Venezuela
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Few steps from "Piazza Unita". A nice surprise. Fresh ingredients, excellent fish and seafood, all well prepared and nicely presented. Service simple but good enough. Go for it.

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Thank MrL280
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are glad to read that you enjoyed your meal at our “Chimera” and that this experience was a ‘nice surprise’ for you. Indeed, we do consider the choice of fresh ingredients and excellent fish as a priority. Great care in the preparation as well as the presentation of our specialities is also a must for us. We... More 

Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for an early dinner and had a very pleasant experience. Extensive menu and wine list with thoughtful and attentive service. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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

Dear Guest, thank you so much for saying you would highly recommend our restaurant. We are glad you enjoyed your meal here with us during your stay in Trieste. We try to meet our guests' tastes with a wide selection of dishes and wines; it's so rewarding to read you did appreciate both of them. Welcoming our guests with elegant... More 

LA, California
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While Chimera de Bacco is about 25% more expensive than most nearby restaurants, we could not see any noticeable difference. The wine list and the service were good. The problem is the food, which while it looked good, gave way to an impression of a formulaic churning-it-out soullessness. If you are going to be significantly more expensive than most places... More 

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

Dear Guest, constructive criticism is always welcome to us, as it may help overcome possible weaknesses, but this does not seem to be the case! Saying that our food recalls the idea of a 'formulaic churning-it-out soullessness' sounds deliberately offensive to us: you do not provide any information as to what dishes you had nor why you found them inadequate.... More 

Hong Kong, China
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494 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought my mother here, chose this place as they have both vegetarian and gluten-free options. Came here a few times before, and was never disappointed. Service slow, but in Italy... who cares

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

Dear Guest, thank you so much for choosing our restaurant and for your kind review. The fact that you had your meals again and again here and were never 'disappointed' shows your considerable trust in us and we are so grateful for this. As you point out, we also offer vegetarian and gluten-free options, since we want to meet all... More 

London
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We treated ourselves to a last dinner as per the hotel's recommendation and our expectations were met. Food was excellent, superb quality, greatly executed, nice palette. Service was attentive and genuine swift, fast but not pretentious in their approach. This place is a gem and should be treasured!

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

Dear Sabine, 'this place is a gem and should be treasured': your words are really rewarding for us. In fact, we do devote time and great effort to prepare and present our specialities in the best possible way. Thank you for appreciating our food, the great quality of our ingredients and also for enjoying what you define the 'nice palette':... More 

Darmstadt, Germany
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332 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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641 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 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
Cristina O, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Chimera di Bacco, responded to this review

Dear Jerry, thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant and for your appreciation of our location and service. We were rather puzzled by reading your opinion about our menu, which, as a matter of fact, is not at all 'limited'. We offer a wide variety of dishes: from starters to main courses of fish, meat specialities with... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Soups, Seafood, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?