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Gran Malabar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Piazza San Giovanni 6, 34122, Trieste, Italy
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

If you want to enjoy in good wine this right place. I'm coming here last couple of years. Always is the same. We taste different wines and enjoy. Atmospher is like we are at home. Bravo!

Thank Jakov M
Isleworth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

A lovely place to stop for a drink, many wines to choose from both local and not. Good prices and lovely staff! The atmosphere is also very nice with seating outside in the square, which is even nice in cold weather

Thank Charlotte A
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124 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We went to Gran Malabar based on a recommendation from the owner of Mastrobirraio. We drank a lot of different wines of the Friulian and Slovenian areas and enjoyed delicious, freshly sliced meats and cheeses to accompany them. It was busy and popular with what appeared to be locals for aperitivo. We were lucky to nab a seat at the... More 

Thank sommer9
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

perfect little place to stop for a glass of vino, or two, offers a great variety of not just local wines. Also space outside al fresco, on a pedestrian corner in the centre of town.

Thank Roberto J
Berlin, Germany
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

This is a great place to stop for a glass or wine, coffee or cocktail in the afternoon but it is also to be recommended for those who are not familiar with the wines of the region. Both the Friuli and the Karst areas are well represented and the prices are reasonable.

1 Thank Pugsitter
Dublin, Ireland
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193 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We had an aperitivo here one evening, we sat inside at the bar but they have tables outside great wine list , good snacks! Easy to find! A must try in Trieste

1 Thank ItalianinDublin
Peekskill, New York
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242 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

If you like wine, you must try Gran Malabar. You can take a regional wine tour without ever leaving the place --- your capacity will be the limiting factor----- , nice any time of the day but particular in the evening before dinner. The snacks are delicious and if you are not careful they will be your dinner.

1 Thank Peakclimber46
Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Enjoy a short break in the shopping with a glass of wine at Gran Malabar. Friendly and great service.

1 Thank Qwert220
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

I discovered this place 15 years ago by a Spanish friend and I'm form TRIESTE!!! I went there for the friday events of wine testing. In one night I tested wine from Chile, Spanish Pesquera Millenium,..., ending with Piemonte Gaia Darmagi. Well you got it, I was just fainting by the emotions. After thar night I couldn't drink wine anywhere... More 

Thank KarlPest
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397 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

It is the best bar/wine bar in Trieste for quality of wines and personnel. Mix of clients of all ages, nationality, etc. It is not a restaurant Tables outside, weather permitting

Thank marcogi6

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Wine Bar, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza San Giovanni 6, 34122, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: 3275858759

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