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Al Bagatto

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Via Luigi Cadorna 7, 34124, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 301771
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19:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 23:00
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Unless you knew how to find this restaurant - we were recommended it by John Brunton, of The Guardian fame, it would be easy to miss. Through a small door you are greeted in a classic family dining room where local wines are beautifully displayed. The welcome is very friendly and professional. The menu offers very fresh local fish and... More 

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Thank PLinacre
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The amuse bouche followed salted cod with polents and amazing salmon cavair with horseradish cream with fried and sliced Jerusalem artichoke then succulent fish with wine pairing was slightly lessened by the line from the staff that they would have to bring over the owner. It seemed a little pompous. The decoration and space was fine it would take a... More 

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Thank alphasilk
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Went here with locals - restaurant would have been missed if we were on our own. Food was simple and tasty. The Chef really tried to showcase the food of the region in a simplistic manner without overpowering the natural food flavours.

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Thank HandsomeHerbie
roby717, Direttore at Al Bagatto, responded to this review

Hi thanks so much for your review see you Roberto Marussi More 

Bologna, Italy
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A young couple runs this small restaurant in the center of Trieste. They offer high class fish and seafood revisiting the local cuisine with creative ideas. I recommend their tasting menu: five entries, each with an excellent local wine. Great collection of grappa for terminating. The price is relatively high but totally deserved. Very careful and firendly service. I would... More 

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Thank Silvano333
roby717, Direttore at Al Bagatto, responded to this review

Hi thanks so much for your review see you Roberto Marussi More 

London
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Amazing fish and seafood in this smallish, pleasantly traditional-looking restaurant, cooked with great creativity and sophistication. The service too is exceptional – very intelligent and professional. Prices, while not cheap, are great value for the quality of cooking on offer. Desserts live up to the standard of the other courses. Altogether, highly recommended.

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Thank Ottomania
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Only about 20 seats, so you need to book. About 6 dishes to choose from for each course and some might not be available and will have had an alternative substituted. Our choices (unusual in some cases) were delicious. Good choice of wines. A meal not to be taken in a hurry. Lovely staff who explain what you are about... More 

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Thank TallSteve2014
Amsterdam
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We were looking to a good Italian fish restaurant in Trieste and read some good reviews on trip advisor, The Telegraph and Lonely Planet so we arrived early, for Italian perspective - 745 pm. It's a small place in a narrow street. We arrived and there was only one lady. The place is not fancy, it has maybe 15 tables... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife and I ate here on the basis of the reviews from Trip Advisor and other internet sources. We were not disappointed. A small intimate restaurant with friendly staff who's English is 200 times better than my Italian. The menu is well presented with local fresh seafood. All dishes are beautifully presented and combine flavours well. Although I had... More 

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Thank FlyingClog
United Kingdom
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Menu only with "creative" dishes. New combinations to create a new flavor, but unfortunately failed experiment ..the ingredients do not blend, they separate from the others, or, worst cover the main ingredient. Only "ricciola" tartare was very good because simple. wine list is poor. Very kind and professional staff. Three little rooms, two of which planted of little tables, nevertheless... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

One of our best dinners so far in Italy. The staff was beyond gracious to us. Meals were excellent. Seafood was outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$59 - US$75
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
19:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Luigi Cadorna 7, 34124, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 301771
Description
For almost 45 years now, the Al Bagatto Restaurant has been providing this wonderful city a place to try the best fresh fish around. This has sometimes meant offering an alternative all-meat menu or even closing the restaurant when the quality fish that you know us for, and which distinguishes us, was not available.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?