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Trattoria Mara

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Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed August 4, 2020 via mobile

Delicious food and extremely friendly staff! The menu is relatively small which is always a good thing :) A must if you’re in Trieste!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2019

Wow! Fantastic food! Very nice people! Also in a very nice area in the center of Trieste. Traditional Trieste and Friuli food. I'll go eat there again for sure!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

We ve been there today. We were quiet disappinted. Overal feeling was not as we expected base on reviews. Menu was so tiny, it has contained 13. courses. We miss some kind of atmosphere as music for example. Food was so average and prices were...much higher than we expected. We were so unsatisfied.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

We were staying at the Savoia, it was raining, and I read about Mara's place! We grabbed our umbrellas, walked to locate it, walked back, then returned for lunch! Lucky us! We were able to get a table immediately and we are still talking about...the food, and lovely Mara. I wish I had taken my photo with her, as others have. Anyway, we travelled throughout Italy, driving, for one month, and this was one of the BEST meals!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 7, 2019

Don't expect designed ambient, long menu or fancy food. What you get is one person - Mara doing it all. You are being served as a member of the family.it Food is regional, prepared with rare honesty, nothing presumptuous but simple and fresh. The price...is very very reasonable. And have a glass of incredible Cabernet franc - her house wine.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2019 via mobile

The colder it is outside the cosier and warmer it looks inside. Food is typical for the region and is not served in many places in Trieste. But it is delightful. Do not hesitate and try the Guancette di maiale alla birra con patate. Then...frico con patate e polenta and for sure try the Cjalsons con erbe o frant conditto con burro fuso e ricotta affumata . The desserts are irresistable.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

We had to wait a while although we had booked in advance. But the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was like it should be in a trattoria.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

I was in Trieste and read this comments, so I decided to try Fricos. They are perfect. So delicious. I recommend it!!!!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Had a dinner with my wife and kids. We got there quite late and the owner was alone with a few guests. She was extremely nice and welcoming, eventhough it was evident she had a busy evening. The food was great. A taste of local...flavours in a small but warm restaurant. Will gladly return on my next trip to Trieste. Strongly recommended!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Went to this restaurant by recommendations from a guide. We were not disappointed. The food was really good, authentic and affordable. But the best part was the employees - really friendly and accommodating. I guess this is some sort of family restaurant, and you should...really go there to try out their food. It is not far from the main streets in Trieste.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

The service was so helpful and friendly. The portion sizes were just right. The house wine was fresh and light. The food was exactly as described Very homely and very tasty. Not at all expensive Really good value in fact.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Sono italiana ma scrivo in inglese. I brought here 10 guests from all over Europe and US at the end of a conference. The owner and the staff were really welcoming, food was great, it was not a problem to take a few courses and...have them divided for 10 so that everyone could taste a bit of everything. Extremely fair prices. We felt spoiled by their authentic Italian (and Friulan) ospitality!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

When in Trieste, don't miss Mara! This excellent Trattoria has one of the best Fricos I ever tasted. Cozy atmosphere, kind service, moderately priced. Definitely adviced!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

I don’t know the typical friulan cuisine but I had a good experience in the Mara ‘s restaurant! Good and fresh food cooked at the moment !!! I suggest to Mara to prepare also small portions of her most important food like the frico !!!...At all good food a little expansive !!!!More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

We just had dinner here, and had a wonderful experience. Our hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful and we recieved everything we tried to order, which we think is especially noteworthy due to our limited Italian. Great value. Good portion sizes-after main and dessert we...are very full! And a nice cosy casual environment. We'll definitely dine here again.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Tamonster
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Mi dispiace ..ma sono in ferie .fino al 2 settembre..comunque grazie x avermi contattato ..alla px. Volta ..mara ..
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I confirm the booking in his name for 2 people on Friday 3rd May at 2.00 pm Thanks Mara
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Trattoria Mara is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4