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Bar, Cafe, Italian
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Piazza di Cavana 1, 34121, Trieste, Italy
+39 040 322 9802
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I enjoyed good wine, music and great free bar snacks. The staff were very friendly and the manager took time out to give us some ideas of where to visit during our time in Trieste.

Thank Steven h
Paris, France
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

It is a nice place to have a drink and a sandwich The personnel is really nice and service is fast The spritz are very good Overall good and as little expensive

Thank Xavier M
Colma, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I visited LIFE Cafe early one rainy evening for an aperitivo. The glass of prosecco was a small pour, but about average for places in Trieste. The aperitivo dishes are quite nice and spread along the bar, ranging from patatine to sausages to what seemed to be pasta al pesto, and various other things. It was quite nice, but by... More 

Thank borso b
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

For Americans who like quality sandwiches and big salads--Whole Foods style--this place is excellent. The women preparing and serving the food work hard.

Thank gailspilsbury
Adelaide, Australia
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

Great place to begin an evening with an apperitivo. We stood at the bar, were served promptly and with a smile. Small morsels are available gratis. Great music adds to the ambience.

Thank Amanda T
Kapaa, Hawaii
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621 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

We came in for a drink, but the free nuts and chips helped us stay. Then they served Mac and crab cold salad and a great potatoe salad , all a la carte and free. Those were so good I had the ham and cheese panini that was amazing. So now it was drinks and dinner, haha. Smoking outside, nice... More 

Thank MarshallGulch
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Great position, great cocktails and food galore. But, it is the music, that old 50's 60's Sinatra style added to a bit of blues. Thanks to the staff for a terrific night.

Thank GaryPerthAust
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Nice stylish, not too hipster, authentic bar/cafe. Coffee, Italian breakfast and sandwiches are good. The bar is excellent. The bartenders are friendly and professional! The have a very wide range of cocktails and longdrinks. At least 20 different kinds of gin. A good range of different beers, the IPA they offered was very tasty. They also offer typical apperetivos and... More 

Thank Hans M
Alexandria, Virginia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I spent a month in Trieste, living a few steps from Piazza Cavana, and I ate breakfast almost every morning at Life: €3.50 for a cappuccino and a jam-filled brioche. It took only three times before the friendly waitress knew my order without my having to say anything. I also had an aperitivo there many evenings, when it's a lively... More 

Thank Passante_711
Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

It's worth asking out this place I'd you're in need of a really good coffee!! It's quite close to the Pizza Unita and provides better coffee than most of the restaurants on or closer to the piazza.

Thank Annemarie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Italian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Piazza di Cavana 1, 34121, Trieste, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Friuli Venezia Giulia  >  Province of Trieste  >  Trieste
  • Phone Number: +39 040 322 9802

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