Trieste Italian Restaurant

4.3
60 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Welcome to the Trieste Italian Restaurant!! Family owned and operated since 1960, Trieste Italian Restaurant has been a local mainstay for 54 years and a dining tradition for its customers. We have been the recipient of the Delaware County Daily Times "Best of Delco" Award for five years, winning for Best Italian, Best Family and Best Overall Restaurant. Come have dinner with us and experience what it is like to have a homecooked meal at a true independent and locally owned restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(610) 534-8191
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Party platters available for pick up
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Summit Ave
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Parking details
Parking in rear and also across street two parking lots
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Public transit
Bus
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
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4.5
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3.9
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New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Awesome food, local atmosphere. This place probably hasn't been renovated since it's birth, but the food and bar service is keeping it alive! Definitely a local hot-spot for an older crowd and locals. Definitely coming back!

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice family own restaurant feel.

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Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good, basic Italian. Good sauce/gravy. Very nice server.

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JW
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great menu selection very welcoming staff, excellent homemade bracciol

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PK
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal, very friendly and a nice place to go. Reasonably priced too.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Best service I have ever had. The entire staff was so friendly and all wished myself and my mother a happy mother's day.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was delivered fast and promptly. Large serving sizes and good for the price. The bathrooms were a step up from a gas but the private parking was a plus.

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DD
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Nothing special, very pleasant and attentive service. It was fine, nothing more, nothing less.

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and authentic tasting Italian food. The stuffed fresh mozzarella appetizer is a must try. Great place for a date that won't break the bank. Will visit again soon.

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TA
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a delight! A real family owned-operated business. The meals were fabulous, served by friendly attentive servers. Our selections were classic- cheese ravioli, eggplant parmagiano, meatballs.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I used to go here all the time with my family when I was younger. I hadn’t been there in years but it was just as I remembered. Absolutely DELICIOUS!!!! We will be back soon!

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MV
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I had a girls night out planned and she recommended this great Italian restaurant that she and her parents used to go to when she was a child. I must say I was very impressed with both the atmosphere and the cuisine. Everything that we tried was excellent. You can definitely tell that this is an authentic Italian restaurant and that everything is home-made. My friend even ordered a salad for take-out to go right before we left and the server was very accommodating, and it looked fabulous. I would highly recommend Trieste for families, couples or girls just wanting a delicious night out.

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GJ
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great old school Italian!- lpved the pasta dishes especially the clam sauce!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place tucked away in Prospect Park. Much more than what you might expect for a typical neighborhood Italian restaurant. The staff is friendly and fun, the food it traditional and very good. It is a little cramped but it wasn't crowded on a Tues night so it was fine Prices were very reasonable and there was plenty of off street parking . We will be back (there were six of us)!

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Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I stopped in because I had been stuck at work late and needed dinner ASAP. I hadn’t been to Trieste in quite a few years and was happily brought back to my childhood trips here. Service is always warm and friendly, food is classic Italian-American, and well made. I don’t normally like going out to eat alone, but I have to say I felt right at home here. Trieste has been a staple for Delaware county for years, and I hope to continue visiting for years to come!

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT SERVICE FOOD WAS AMAZING 5 STARS WE TRAVEL FROM FAR NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA A FEW TIMES A YEAR TO DINE HERE

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JF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is warm and the service is outstanding. The food is wonderful. I entertain business c!ients and everyone request to return to Trieste once they visit.

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E
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food at a reasonable price!

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GG
Columbus
49 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food and pasta, very nice service, gracious hosts (owners). Good value.

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Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were searching for a local Italian Restaurant and came across Trieste Italian Restaurant. What a pleasant surprise. It is family owned and run. The food was spectacular and the service was very attentive. Really glad that I found this place.

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come far northeast philly to eat here great place

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I'm not sure why this restaurant received such excellent reviews. The food was mediocre at best. We all got salads with our main courses, and the toppings were canned (beets, olives) and the lettuce wilted. The main courses were flavorless, though the tomato sauce was decent.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Needed a spot close to the Philadelphia airport, great food and service, loved our waitress would definitely go back!!!!

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Great service, good food!

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MB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

There's a reason a place stays around that was founded in 1960...good food, good service and a good value. Our server, Debbie, was more than pleasant and accommodating and took very good care of us.
If you're not craving the fancy and trendy- go to Trieste! You won't be disappointed.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from out of town. I made reservations, attended our event and my party of 6 which included 3 of Italian descent had a wonderful meal, kind friendly service in a very comfortable cozy setting. Even ran into our old parish priest there getting dinner! I will go back! Debra and the other ladies were so good to us! It was a delicious meal and so many choices!

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n
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

OK considering the location. Good service, generic Americanized Italian fare (heavy on the sauce, massive portions). Appetizers were good.

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YY
Philadelphia
401 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

First time at the restaurant. Lots of great options and really like the mussels in red sauce. Chicken piccata had a bit too much sauce on it but spaghetti and meatballs was spot on .
Service was slow at best as waitress wasn't around to refill water and good timing was spaced out a good amount of time

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SC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. I have been dining at this restaurant since I was a kid now I am 40. I brought my fiance there for the first time ever he is from Harrisburg he told me he loves this restaurant and would eat here again in a heart beat .

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U
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had a great meal and we could actually hear ourselves talking to each other. Food was fantastic!

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m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been coming here since I was little kid I love the food great service. And I live. Hour away

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n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Trieste is our favorite restaurant in Delaware County, however we went there on Saturday for Mother's Day and it left a very bad taste in our mouths. We go there all the time and they always advertise an early bird menu. We can never eat our whole meal when we go there so we decided to order off of the early bird menu. When we asked for the early bird menu, we got snarled at and eyes rolled at us. It is clearly advertised outside, so I do not see why they seemed annoyed to give us that menu. Then, they never gave us the menus and only gave us the full price menus so we had to AGAIN ask our waitress to give them to us. She gave us them rolling her eyes, and we ordered off of that. We felt that we were being talked about like we were cheap and looked down at the whole time we were there. We actually know the owners and they did not even say hello to us as they always do. We felt that was very rude and just did not have a good experience as we always do. We order take-out there at least twice a month and go there frequently for dinner and also special occasions. I am very turned off, and that is a shame because as I said we go here frequently and even recommend it to everyone we know. I hope if and when we go back, we have a much better experience like we do every other time we go there.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All homemade. Prices very reasonable. Limited wine selection. Need more top quality wines

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff. Amazing food. Great conversation with owner.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food was below average. The Shrimp parm was made with frozen butterfiied shrimp. Not authentic fresh italian. Meatball were also just Blah like everything else. Sorry, dont know who is reviewing these positive reviews. but i cant go back. Oh the salad was good!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very interactive.... Great place to enjoy a holiday

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Friendly staff. Good food. Good value. Fast service.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ugly steak was amazing!!! The spaghetti tasted homemade.

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M
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent

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JD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and meal

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