Trattoria Città di Londra is a true local eatery in Trieste a few blocks away from our hotel. This was my first ever experience having Italian food in Italy!
- [Dinner] Trattoria Città di Londra (this post)
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This restaurant was discovered by my classmates. The entire place looked very cozy. I liked the paintings on the wall a lot. I really felt that I was indeed in Italy when looking at them.
It took a long time before the waitress introduced the menu to us. We were given the Italian menu which wasn’t helpful, but I could see the Italian meal structure from appetizer to dessert. I don’t think people would order one from each category.
I ordered two main courses this time. For the first one,
we had several pasta choices, and many of them were basic, classic ones like pesto sauce and meat sauce. I went with the pasta with a small octopus, which I never had before in Canada. It was also simple without too many ingredients, but it tasted very well.
Trieste is a seaport city, and thus there were several seafood options for the second main course. I didn’t quite get all the options when the waitress when through them, so I went with the grilled mackerel when I heard it. I was surprised that I had the whole fish, which is super rare in North America. I don’t think it is the same as the Japanese ones, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.
My first ever meal in Italy went very nicely. It was vastly different from Italian food in North America. I really enjoy the atmosphere here as this was the only times I was not in a touristy restaurant.
Trattoria Città di Londra Info
Address: Via Lorenzo Ghiberti, 2, 34132 Trieste TS, Italy
Info: Website (in Italian)