Old Trieste Restaurant

Fine Dining Italian in San Diego
Opening at 11:30 AM on Tuesday
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5 months ago
I have been thoroughly ENJOYING the B E S T Italian food here since 1994....first served by Larry's parents...and now Larry (owner) ... who IS the Que essential host/server/etc./etc......LOVE the music (Dean Martin, Sinatra, old Classics...)...LOVE .. LOVE...simply LOVE the delicious Italian food!........Victor, the assistant server, IS wonderful (35 years serving here!!)....the chef has been here for 38 years!!!.....LOVE absolutely EVERYTHING about Old Trieste .....Take ALL my best people HERE .....NO WHERE ELSE ....SERIOUSLY! :) :) :)
- Roy Z
5 months ago
Blast from the past old timey spot. And it's awesome. Leather booths. An old bar. 11 tables. The owner as the lead server and wife behind bar, daughter often running kitchen. Exactly what you want in a little neighborhood fine dining establishment. Excellent food to top it off. Pricing from the 80s is a bonus. Dont hesitate... just go and enjoy it yourself! You'll be glad you did ...
- Tom K
4 weeks ago
Amazing! The ambiance is great, the fried zucchini a MUST!
- Tobi F


Old Trieste was founded in 1963 by Ramiro 'Tommy' Tomicich. The restaurant is named after his birthplace, Trieste, Italy. Tommy, as most people knew him, had a no nonsense concept which he applied to his culinary expertise and his attentiveness in the dining room. He was known for enforcing a strict dress code requiring women to wear dresses and men to wear jackets and ties. As a famous story goes, after being denied entry to the restaurant, a woman in a pant suit returned to her car, removed the pants to her suit and returned with the knee length coat. Tommy then seated her without a problem. In 1970, Tommy relaxed his dress code permitting dressy pant suits for women. 

The restaurant is now run by Tommy's son Larry and his family. Most of the current employees have worked at the restaurant for 45 years or longer.

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2335 Morena Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92110
United States

Business Hours

Tue:11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Wed:11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Thu:11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Fri:11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Sat:5:30 – 9:00 PM