The Restaurant


The Wonder of Simplicity

A love for Italian cuisine ingredients, homemade pasta, a great focus on seafood, and a careful selection of meats. The scents of the Mediterranean, the influences of popular tradition, and nuances of that Central European taste that has historically left its mark on this land. Our cuisine speaks of genuine flavors, tells the wonderful discovery of recognizing each ingredient on the plate. It brings to the table the luxury of enjoying authentic flavors, without intricate processes. These dishes are designed to make you feel good, to directly reach your palate and from there to your heart, like the words of a sincere friend, to be enjoyed straightforwardly and leave, in the end, the irreplaceable taste of conviviality.


Between History and Modernity

If you decide to come and try our creations, we will welcome you in Locanda Gaudemus’s largest room. Despite its generous size, we have decided to keep the number of seats at 24, to leave you the pleasure of the right privacy between one table and another, and ensure us the pleasure of pampering you with impeccable service and carefully prepared dishes.
The restaurant is located on the ground floor and, like every other environment of this historic residence, will welcome you with a wise mix of details designed to bring you a hint of other times, narrated by the framed photos on the walls and enhanced by vintage furniture pieces, gracefully relocated to blend harmoniously with the restyling of the spaces in a more modern taste. As you head to your table, let yourself be intrigued by the details, we will be happy to share with you the stories that hide behind them.

Discover our menu

Let our specialties entice you!

You can choose your favorite dishes from the à la carte menu or let the chef guide you by choosing between two tasting menus.


Claudio Lauritano

“I am in love with my place and my work. I create dishes to share the pleasure of tasting the best that the land and sea can offer us. I focus my energies on searching for high-quality raw materials, capable of telling a territory’s story. Sure, I pay attention to processing, to the evolution of preparations, but my mission is to amaze with the goodness of what I bring to the table, rather than with the unattainable complexity of the technique.” Eclectic, a lover of good living, Chef Claudio Lauritano, has a clear approach in mind and pursues it fearlessly. His cooking is based on simple rules and the search for authenticity. Following nature’s rhythm, the menu varies with the seasons and the market’s daily offerings.
He inherits the family tradition after having trained with various experiences in kitchens, including Michelin-starred ones, in Italy and abroad. He organizes his restaurant with the passion of a lover and the careful organizational ability that comes from years of experience also in the catering sector. “Trivially, knowing how to shop well and manage the unexpected means always having excellent and very fresh ingredients and satisfied customers. No technique, no innovation, no plating can ever compete with this.”


The Garden

During the warm season, you can choose to enjoy our dishes in the garden, under the shade of olive trees, or on the restaurant terrace to enjoy the sunset lulled by the breeze.


Vacanza ❘ Famiglia Facendo una sosta durante il viaggio di ritorno dalle vacanze, ci siamo fermati per una notte per poi ripartire questa mattina di buon ora. Abbiamo avuto modo di conoscere i proprietari della locanda: gentilissimi e disponibili. Le camere bellissime e con tutti i comfort!!! Pulitissimo tutto ed una colazione ottima! Un buffet ricco e colorato! Noi dopo colazione siamo ripartiti per continuare il viaggio! Lo consigliamo assolutamente 👏🏼 Cari saluti ai proprietari 🇮🇹🙋🏻‍♀️
Simona K.
Coppia Abbiamo cenato nel ristorante, utilizzando la formula del menù degustazione, devo dire tutto buono, prezzo in linea per quello che viene offerto. Un ringraziamento particolare a Samuele che ha saputo consigliarci egregiamente i vini e ci ha accompagnati lungo tutto la cena.
Mara M.
Ristorante con location superlativa cena a base di pesce servita in modo eccellente cibo di prima qualità. Personale sempre a disposizione e cortese.Abbiamo preso la degustazione di pesce , accompagnata da un eccellente vino ,tutte le portate servite con la massima cura e di eccellente qualità.Lo consigliamo per una cena romantica.
Giuseppe B.
Great little hotel! This is great small hotel, easy to reach from Trieste airport or Trieste town (local bus stop not even 1min away). We stayed in the large recently renovated Sissi room. New fantastic bathroom. Great restaurant with nice terrace and also very good breakfast!
Olivia K
Astonishingly good food I'm glad I hadn't read the negative reviews before having dinner at Gaudemus because, had I done so, I would have missed a gastronomic high point. The tasting menu was amazing---every dish was perfection and testified that we were in the hands of a truly talented chef. We had the kind of superb dining experience you remember for a long time. Wish we still lived in Duino so we could make Gaudemus a regular haunt.
Sandra T.
Lovely little hotel I was booked here as the hotel I booked got overbooked and walked me. It was a nice surprise. The room was small but cosy and the bathroom really nice and elegant. The restaurant was excellent for dinner. Breakfast was rich and tasty. The hotel is close to Trieste and Duino, worth a day-trip to both places.