We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ristorante C'era Una Volta

Via di Giarizzole 8, 34147, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 827346
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
20 Mar 2017
“Go Smart, Go Local”
26 Dec 2016
“"once upon a time...."”
Italian, Mediterranean, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
Via di Giarizzole 8, 34147, Trieste, Italy
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (284)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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....More

Thank Daniel L
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...More

Thank MrL280
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...More

Thank luigibertini2015
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
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...More

Thank WorldTravelerWantabe
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...More

Thank NoAxToGrind
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 51 hotels in Trieste
Hotel Villa Nazareth
36 reviews
1.79 km away
Residence Rialto Hotel
87 reviews
2.32 km away
Hotel Sonia
220 reviews
2.45 km away
Best Western Hotel San Giusto
629 reviews
2.70 km away
Nearby Restaurants
296 reviews
1.28 km away
180 reviews
.66 km away
Pizzeria Tre Quarti
42 reviews
.00 km away
Nearby Attractions
Civico Museo della Risiera di San Sabba
1,404 reviews
.72 km away
Cimitero Ebraico Di Trieste
5 reviews
1.30 km away
Stadio - Nereo Rocco
6 reviews
.53 km away
Cimitero Monumentale di Sant' Anna a Trieste
5 reviews
.90 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Ristorante C'era Una Volta staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$53 - US$75
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing