Savoring Central European Elegance at the Savoy Restaurant in Trieste

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by InTrieste

In the heart of this coastal city, nestled within the storied Savoia Excelsior Palace Trieste – Starhotels Collezione, lies the Savoy Restaurant, a culinary haven where Central European elegance meets Mediterranean creativity.

The Savoy Restaurant, a beacon of refined dining, caters not only to discerning tourists but also to the residents of Trieste who seek a moment of culinary respite. The restaurant invites visitors to indulge in a leisurely lunch, a sophisticated dinner, or simply a relaxing coffee. Situated on the historic Riva del Mandracchio, the Savoia Excelsior Palace stands as a testament to Trieste’s rich cultural tapestry, drawing both local and international patrons into its luminous, sea-view lobby.

Renovated in 2009 under the auspices of Fedegroup – leader in food&beverage services by outsourcing – the Savoy Restaurant has since become a gastronomic landmark. Guests are enveloped in an ambiance that marries historical charm with contemporary sophistication. The dining room, with its expansive windows and natural light, offers a serene escape from the bustling city outside.

The culinary experience at the Savoy Restaurant is nothing short of gourmet. The menu, a tribute to the Adriatic and the seasons, features dishes like turbot fillet with Jerusalem artichoke cream and sesame-crusted tuna with horseradish sauce. The restaurant pays homage to its Central European roots while celebrating Mediterranean flavors, with homemade pastas and Gragnano pasta from traditional recipes. In a nod to Trieste’s Austro-Hungarian past, the autumn and winter seasons bring the breaded veal cutlet with paprika potatoes, a must-try for any visitor.

The dessert offerings are equally enticing, boasting a selection of meticulously crafted sweets. Complementing the exquisite food is a carefully curated wine list, showcasing a journey through the finest local and regional wineries, highlighting native varietals and boutique producers from the Italian and Slovenian Collio regions.

For those arriving outside traditional meal times, the Lounge Bar provides a versatile retreat. Guests can enjoy a coffee, a light snack, or an aperitif, all under the grandeur of the original shell ceiling. The bar’s cocktail menu features both international classics and unique creations by skilled bartenders, alongside a distinguished selection of Cognacs, Whiskeys, and Grappas.

The Savoy Restaurant and Le Rive Lounge Bar, along with the hotel’s splendid Library, host an array of events throughout the year. These include classical music aperitifs, local wine tastings, Slow Food product samplings, and traditional English tea services on Sunday afternoons. These events are thoughtfully designed not only for tourists but also for Trieste’s locals, offering an opportunity to indulge in the timeless elegance of their city.

The Savoy Restaurant at the Savoia Excelsior Palace is more than a dining destination; it is an experience that captures the essence of Trieste, blending its historical grandeur with modern culinary artistry. More info on

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