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Ristorante C'era Una Volta

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Via di Giarizzole 8, 34147, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 827346
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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19:30 - 22:30
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Etchingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked away in a typical Trieste backwater, The Once Upon A Time restaurant is a proper Italian treasure that serves great food to local business people. Non-pretentious in nature, but still exuding that typical italian atmosphere, C'era una Volta delivers simple food cooked to perfection. If you are trying to get away from that tourist experience, this place delivers a... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Away from the center it's a charming little restaurant. Overall pretty good food , very good steaks (N.B. avoid the "tartare" dish as they have no idea of what a real "tartare" is!!). The rest is ok including service. Give it a try if you feel like driving 10 minutes from the center.

Thank MrL280
Palermo, Italy
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant just out of the Trieste downtown. Service was not especially fast in the beginning but later was going very smooth and easy. Best was a Tagliata, well done with a wood flavour. Price in the end was an average for this kind of restaurant (22€ each) with wine and dessert.

Thank luigibertini2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

we just finished to eat few friends from Flex Trieste, it was amazing!! very recommend! best meat ever!

Thank רועי נ
Plano, TX,USA
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Not far from the Jewish WW2 memorial you will find this Italian steakhouse. It's on the pricy side, but a good value. I had a good steak truffle sauce. The house wine is a good value at 10 euros per liter. Interestingly enough they served a good crema Catalonia (although with a creme brûlée caramelized sugar crust on top). My... More 

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Maui, Hawaii
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

I'm abstemious and penurious with the "circles" I give out in reviews. Unfortunately, a 3-circle review on Trip Advisor brings the average down; 5-circle reviews occur too frequently and result in "grade inflation." This is a very, very good 3-circle restaurant that I rate 4-circles here because of the way people use the system. The meats (veal and steak) are... More 

Thank NoAxToGrind
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Great meet dishes, Florentine steak is the top like in Tuscany, great Patanegra appetizers , you will spend 50€ for person. Ideal restaurant for meet lovers. Parking in front of the restaurant. Nothing special the desserts: tiramisu, crema catalana and chocolate muse.

Thank Njorry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$49 - US$69
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via di Giarizzole 8, 34147, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 827346
A due passi dallo stadio Nereo Rocco, il ristorante "C'era una volta" brilla per le sue atmosfere calde, accoglienti e famigliari. In due ampie sale climatizzate - e una splendida veranda fiorita - questo locale offre ai suoi clienti un corposo Menu a base di carne in grado di spaziare dal pregiato prosciutto Patanegra alla celebre tagliata di manzo.

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