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Buffet Clai

Via Ugo Foscolo 4, 34131, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 662543
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Aug 6, 2018
“Excellent seafood dishes”
May 16, 2018
Closed Now
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Via Ugo Foscolo 4, 34131, Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I love everything about this place: the simple and exquisite seafood dishes, the care and attention given to preparation and presentation, the small size of the place and the very reasonable prices. The baccala and branzino mousse are swoon-worthy. It would be hard not to...More

Thank C L L
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

We did not like the food and service. Pasta was too oily and salty. Fish was small and overcooked. Appetizers cold , small portions and pricey. Service not attentive and not professional at all. This is not a restaurant.

3  Thank branyuan
Reviewed May 16, 2018 via mobile

The service was efficient and the price very reasonable. Highly recommendable for a quick informal lunch.

1  Thank simonebracelt
Massimiliano C, Proprietario at Buffet Clai, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2018

Thank yuo so much...hours sincerely

Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place, great food, friendly staff! I also loved the interior! My fav place in Italy! Recommend

1  Thank lanaintheZGland
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

What a gem in Trieste,an authentic atmosphere with the best laziness we've tried in our life. Beautiful staff!

Thank domagoju
Reviewed June 10, 2017

We had a lunch with the family during a short stay in Trieste. We booked in advance, as the place is very small. The fish and seafood starter was excellent, as the calamari I had as main. The kids had gnocchi and my wife went...More

3  Thank GreenwichMaxi
Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

We got there afternoon unfortunately they cook meals only between 12-14.30 so only sandwiches left. But they were perfect. The owner is very nice and helpful. He doesn't speak english

1  Thank Mikhail S
Reviewed November 29, 2014

This very small bar/buffet is really the best: for lunch there is the possibility to eat in the other room, which has about 5 tables which are always occupied. Otherwise the bar/buffet room offers some local varieties of wine and snacks.

Thank HistoryTraveller1
Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and the food tasted awesome. Just like all other reviews say - that's why we went there. Today, during vacation time or due to a national holiday (did not understand which) they had only one menu available and if we had...More

1  Thank Fredrik_gbg
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$17 - $40
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Ugo Foscolo 4, 34131, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 662543
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