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“the best in town”
Review of Buffet da Pepi

Buffet da Pepi
Ranked #51 of 850 Restaurants in Trieste
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Trieste, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“the best in town”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

maybe not cheap, exception done for the take-away sandwiches, but here you can eat the best typical pork-meat dishes of Trieste, I recommend "carrè" and "porzina" (with a lot of horseradish of course!), simply delicious. You have to try it if you come in Trieste!

  • Visited November 2013
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Trieste
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“An historical buffet”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The buffet "da Pepi" is a must-visit place, because is part of the (gastronomic) history of Trieste. It is not elegant, just good, but it is famous for his pork meat - ("porzina") - sausages and specialties of Central Europe. It is located in the very hearth of the city, so it is an ideal stop if you are in a hurry while visiting the top attractions of the historical centre: many of them are within a walking distance from this buffet. The prices are very reasonable, and the quality is high.

  • Visited April 2014
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Venice, Italy
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447 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
“Snack Time In Trieste”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Da Pepi's has been serving up tradition Trieste cuisine for the past 120 years. The local is tiny, plainly decorated with ho-hum service. Nevertheless, the food is excellent. The primary features on the menu are a vast assortment of boiled meats, a standard staple in this region of Italy. My favorite is the boiled pork (porcine), but there are all kinds of meats, to include tongue, wursts and other unidentifiable cuts. If you're into experimenting, try the mixed platter of boiled meats.

Da Pepi's is a very popular osteria and it is usually difficult to find a seat during meal hours. Whenever I'm in Trieste, I'll stop by for a mid-morning snack; a sliced porcine sandwich topped with grated horseradish (cren) and a dollop of mustard on a hard roll. I'll chase it down with a small mug of beer or glass of wine and I'll be good until the lunch hour. Prices are very reasonable with the sandwich and beverage costing 4.50 euros.

Da Pepi's is a must visit for anyone visiting Trieste.

  • Visited March 2014
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Trieste, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best italian fast food”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

One of the most characteristic restaurant you can find!these kind of pork meat is absolutely the best choice you can have : all the flavors invites you to eat at any time . from 8.00 am till they close! A part of Austrian food with Italian fashion!

  • Visited March 2014
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Meat!”
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

I loved this place! It was a bit chaotic popping at a busy lunch spot where much ordering of panini and quaffing of beverages was happening quickly and boisterously, but we found a table, and had cheerful assistance from a waiter who spoke fluent English and smiled at our attempts to speak Italian - it is good to try! The result was a plate of five delicious, juicy meats: tongue, cheek, porcina, cotechino, and pancetta. Wonderful! Next time, I'm just bellying up to the counter like the local business folk and ordering a couple of panini to go.

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