Food and Drink

Pisso Livadi – some pics

We had a lovely sunny day in Pisso Livadi and ate some lovely seafood and enjoyed some time on the beach.

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squid  small-fish  salad

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Trieste – A Hard place to find food and open shops

Trieste is a hard place to find things:

  • We arrived on Saturday afternoon and most shops shut.
  • Sunday – Almost everything shut
  • Monday – 50% of shops do not open

It is hard to find somewhere to eat, in our area we travelled around a lot of streets and found mainly bars and not restaurants. The restaurants you do find are generally pizzeria’s who may do some pasta dishes.

We ate at a pizzeria on Saturday night and that was good, but on Sunday night we wanted something different. We went down to the area where the Canal was and found about 3 places open. We choose one called “al Barattolo”


We choose one (pictured above) and Chris had a great seafood chowder (9 Euro) , and Pam ordered a Goulash with dumplings (Gnocchi) (8 Euro)

Pam’s looked a bit dry to me, but she said it was “OK”

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Monday night we went looking again and a lot more bars were open but we ended up going back to the same place as last night since it was good and we knew the food was fresh. We popped into another place which looked good but had no customers and no cooking smells so we left it in place of something busier – especially with travelling to Greece tomorrow – we wanted to be well.

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Chris had Grilled Squid (9.20 euro), and Pam a lasagne (6.60 euro) – Although the squid looks minimal it was lovely and with a bit of bread and wine it is all I needed.

Sometimes you do wonder about prices:


  • 1 Spritz Aperol (Campari and Soda?) 4.50 Euro
  • 1 Vino Rosso (Red House Wine) 1/4 Litre – 2.50 Euro
  • 1 can coke – 333ml – 3.50 Euro

So drink wine – it is cheap

Hotel Ala Posta - Trieste

We arrived yesterday at our hotel – the hotel is nice and clean and tidy. It was easy to find from the bus station – about 5-10 minutes walk.

Quite modern in some ways with TV’s that can be used to check email and browse the Internet.

But outside it is pretty grotty – last night there were lots of young people drinking and when we returned from a restaurant there was a small scuffle and there is lots of litter out there.

We went out looking for a restaurant last night and wondered around and could not find anything – lots of bars with people drinking but no restaurants. We went back to the hotel and asked where they were and headed towards the old town.

We went past a small Ristorante Pizzeria that looked good – we went in and Pam ordered Taglietalle with Mushrooms and I ordered a pizza.

The dish’s were HUGE – look the the size of the plates compared to the fork. This was a massive meal of pasta for pam and my pizza was larger than the plate.

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Pizza was 8 euro, pasta was 9 euro, 3 euro cover charge.

mmm Coffee

I had a great espresso in Trieste today – 0.95 cents and done properly – I had two of them and will return later for more.


Pam’s Cream Cake

We decided that we needed some wine (well I did anyway) so we stopped into the Mercator (shop) and bought a beer for Pam and a cheap wine for me. I have never heard of this wine – The grape is called Vrhunsko Vino ZGP – 13% and cost 3.99 Euro, Pam’s beer cost 0.68 cents.

The wine is very dry but not terrible, quite nice, but probably needs some food.

We were walking home to the hotel and Pam spotted a cream cake – like we had in Lake Bled.

We ordered one to take away and they got a nice plastic tray and then the cost of her cream cake?

Pams Expensive Cake

$9 NZD for a cream cake!

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