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Trieste Café & Wine Bar

Trieste Café & Wine Bar Opened on Valentines Day 2020. It was a dream to open our own cozy and cute Café & Wine Bar.

Our inspiration – Trieste in North-East Italy, famous for its visual splendor, gilded angels, sunrise-coloured facades, a port city of latticed alleyways and hushed boulevards. And home to James Joyce in his earlier years!

Trieste is nestled on Buttermilk Walk, just off Galway’s main thoroughfare, in the shadow of The Augustinian Church – Our appetite is to create a European styled Café Bar.

Bright, airy and spacious by day; warm, enchanting and relaxed by night.

We started our now famous Trieste Sharing Boxes in April 2020 to keep busy during Covid times, and we were amazed at the response. They are now available 7 days a week on our Online Ordering Website.

In service, both Indoors and on our heated outdoor area. Thursday 5pm Friday 5pm Saturday 4pm Sunday 4pm

Serving seasonal charcuterie & cheese boards, using fresh Irish produce, along with cured meats from the continent. A carefully selected wine list combining Old World classics and a New World sense of adventure.

We really hope you enjoy our taste of all things Italy, Spain & France.
Kate & Barry Donovan.


Welcome to Meltd, founded in 2022 by Steve and Jason, two local lads with a love for the food industry. We are located in Middle street, right in the heart of Galway City. We offer a range of Meltd Sandwiches, Specialty coffees, baked goods and delicious sweet treats all made in house. So pop in for you’re coffee fix or some munch on the go.

Let’s get Meltd!

Chef Laura Rosso

We began our company Chef Laura Rosso selling burgers for friends from home.
A few months later we opened our first physical location in Galway City (still as a takeaway) during the lockdown in April 2020 and also we started up our company officially.

Only one year later we opened the doors to our customers at our current location in Salthill.
Since then we are receiving positive feedback from our customers and we are happy with everything that we have achieved so far!

Pizza & Pasta Napoli

Authentic Italian cuisine, freshly made in-house by our team of Italian chefs. With numerous delicious pastas, appetizing starters and mouth-watering pizzas to choose from, you will taste the true essence and pride of Italian food at pizza and pasta Napoli

The Twelve Hotel

‘Ireland’s Wine Experience’, ‘Ireland’s 100 Best Restaurants’, ‘Ireland’s Best Pet-Friendly Stay’, & ‘Best Sustainable 4* Hotel – Europe’.

Starting the year off with four awards already under the belt, the multi-Award winning Twelve is located just ten minutes from Galway city, nestled in the charming seaside village of Barna.

A jewel on the coast road from Galway to Connemara, The Twelve is a place for passing time, not simply passing through. Named after the rolling peaks that surround the stunning landscape, it’s the perfect hideaway, striking a fine balance between contemporary decor and historic charm.

Highlighting the bounty of the fertile soils and cold seas that surround us, West’s culinary team transforms our island’s harvest into art on a plate in a series of tasting menu dishes, where you will have your fine food expertly paired with a wine from the exclusive list – awarded “Ireland’s Wine Experience”.

On our tasting menus – From the Land, and From the Waters – you’ll meet winemakers, market gardeners, cheesemakers, vegetable growers, oyster farmers, and more. And if you’re lucky, our sommeliers will love nothing more than to sabre a special bottle at your table. An unforgettable wine dining experience awaits you at The Twelve, Ireland’s Wine Experience 2022.

Casual dining is the other luxury of choice offered as The Twelve features Pizza Dozzina and its magnificent stone oven from Vesuvius, Naples, the buzzy, award winning GastroBar known as The Pins and its very own Bakery Coffee Shop full of quirkiness and featuring fresh pastries daily.


POTA has three core values. Community, Sustainability and Quality. We are a small café in the heart of the Connemara Gaeltacht and the last eatery en route to the Aran Islands. Our focus is on local, seasonal, organic food prepared with a light touch to help it shine. All of our staff are fluent Irish speakers.
We have been fortunate to receive the following awards and recognition since opening in 2021:
Best Café, Galway, RAI Restaurant Awards, 2023, The Sunday Times Top 100 Restaurants 2023, Food and Wine Café of the Year 2022 Irish Times 100 Great Value Places to Eat, Nine Places to Eat Sustainably “If ever you were looking for the perfect Irish cafe, this is it” 8.5/10, Corinna Hardgrave, Irish Times, June 2022 Irish Times 100 Great Places to Eat, Summer 2022 & Lucinda O’Sullivan’s 100 Best Restaurants, April 2022

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