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Local cuisine, Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Soups
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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.."tavernetta al molo is a casual and unhurried respite from the city dining,one where the seafood offerings are straightforward but also precise,its wine list includes manynearby producersof local white grapes..." THE NEW YORK TIMES INTERNATIONAL EDITION,TUESDAY,JUNE6,2007
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Healthy, Soups
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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All reviews seafood lemon sorbetto scampi pappardelle fresh fish filet small harbour location is amazing bottle of water food and wine matteo castello croatia
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Reviewed 16 March 2022 via mobile

If a restaurant is half full with locals on a Monday evening in March, then it’s a good sign. Staff is attentive, we especially liked to see how the two older gentlemans took care of their guests! We had octopus carpaccio, mozzarella (buffala, of course)...caprese, mixed seafood grill plate for two, one liter house white, chocolate lava cake & lemon sorbet plus two big bottle of water for 110 eur. It was our first visit, but not the last! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

We went for a lunch with my husband and our friend. We had a great time paired with excelent italian sea food and wine. The servis is good and every body is friendly. We will return for sure.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 21 January 2022 via mobile

Excellent food and service! Fresh fish with a lot of flavor. The owners were present and taking care of every detail. We will return here for sure!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 30 December 2021 via mobile

Fishing is a nice way to spend the time in summer for my wife and myself, when we are used to happily eat plenty of fish caught by ourselves. In winter there is only one restaurant that we both do trust and enjoy for the...fish: Matteo’s Tavernetta al Molo. The location is amazing (especially at the sunset) and all the dishes are tasty and perfectly cooked (pasta and fish as well). Our preferences: “bis di polentine”, “zuppa” (tons of clams and mussels) and baked sea bass. Today I opted to write a review to honor a special dish “spaghetti alla grancevola” (spider crab), which Matteo proposed and I enjoyed in a heavenly way.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 30 December 2021 via mobile

If you love fish and seafood chances are very little that you won’t fall in love with this place. Food is simply exquisite. Fish is never farmed, fresh and cooked with a unique savoir faire. Not to mention the place. Grignano mare is a small...harbour full of charm and atmosphere.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 29 December 2021

The Tavernetta Al Molo is one of my favorite restaurants and a fixed point on every trip to Trieste: here you can be sure to be served high quality (fish) dishes without shi-shi - all of this under the watchful eye of the two older...restaurant owners who alone are already worth coming here ;-)More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2021 via mobile

We were lucky to get a table for lunch on a weekday, people after us missed out. Both service and the prices were friendly. We had the scallops and the tartar of scampi: both were very nice. For primi we had the papardelle and the...ravioli; rarely have I had such great pasta... My advice: quickly walk the park, skip the castello and go eat at Al Molo. After this you'll regret going to the park first.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 August 2021

Excellent food, great service. Sublime place and what a sunset 👍🏻 We’ll be back!!!! The white wine was delicious and I forgot to take pictures of the Lemon Sorbetto. We already made a reservation for next week. Cheers🥂

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 12 August 2021 via mobile

Nice food. Nice location. Grumpy service, where the customer comes last. You feel like you are disturbing. Don’t think I will be back.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021

I have been at dinner with friend; he is regular client and owner gave us a table...it was full house! Position of restaurant is perfect next to sea ands there is aloso some parking spots very near. We had sea food (filet Branzin) pasta for...frst and mixed sald...food was delicious. Service was excellent and normal price ; really no vine only bottle of water but 66€ for two is good price for this quality.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Tavernetta al Molo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5