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“A Wonderfully Warm and Welcoming Lunch!”
Review of Osteria Ai Maestri

Osteria Ai Maestri
Ranked #17 of 931 Restaurants in Trieste
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Found this on my own while spending a day wandering and exploring Trieste. Sat at one of about a half-dozen outdoor tables on a bright, sunny Spring afternoon, and had a simply wonderful lunch. One of my best meals during 12 days all over Northern Italy filled with superb food. Started with spectacular canestrelle, tiny scallops in their shell, followed b y a wonderful fresh pasta, with a light tomato sauce filled with great scampi. Washed down with an icy Menabrea Biondo, my favorite Italian beer. The chef and the waitress could not have been friendlier or more attentive to my comfort and food. Bravo!

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1  Thank Golomblaw
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

When searching for an Italian restaurant close to my hotel while in Trieste, I found Oseria Ai Maestri on Trip Advisor. it's a small restaurant located on a small side street, which at this time of year also has outdoor seating with 10-12 tables. The chef seated us outside and told us of the assortment of items available as appetizers and entrees. For our appetizer, we shared a delicious platter of two sizes of scallops (in their shells) that had a sprinkling of fresh buttered cracker crumbs which seemed to have been quickly baked or broiled. Our entrees consisted of fruits de mer with a light tomato sauce on fresh pasta that absorbed the delicious flavor of the sauce, and fresh swordfish in a light tomato sauce on fresh black pasta which absorbed the delightful flavors of the sauce and swordfish. The house white wine complemented our choices, and we finished our meal with grappa and dark chocolate. The chef was delightful, as was the hostess, who checked in with us to inquire as to whether all was well.
This restaurant is a must!!

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2  Thank Kathi B
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Little, cozy, warm place in the real Trieste.
Ideal for two or maximum four persons, it's a unique place in its atmosphere.
7 little tables in a little space, surrounded by courtesy, you can have a high quality lunch/dinner for a very reasonable price.
Fish based cooking, with desserts worthwhile to taste.
Probably the best price/performance in Trieste.
A must if you're around the town.
Will surely return.!

2  Thank LoveTravel804285
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

We stayed for two days in Triest and visited the Osteria AI Maestro on our first evening. Small but very cosy and a friendly welcome. The courses - Antipasti, Primi and Secondi were verbally presented by the chef himself.
The kitchen is very small...but what is cooked and coming to the table is absolutely phantastic....top quality and at a very fair price.
We made it even on the second evening again to the Osteria Ai Maestri... as there were still too man options too be tested.
Thanks for two great dinners with you. If you would be in our home town we would be regularly with you.
Complimento da Mario e Regula

2  Thank MarioT2786
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I very much enjoyed this little and cozy restaurant: the food was good and the owner very professional and kind. Last but not least the bill was much “lighter" than I expected. I will surely go there again.

2  Thank Cristiano G
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