Run by a young enthusiastic couple, Ego is a shining example of the new school of culinary maestros that Trieste has been blessed with in recent years. While head chef Robert Ubaldini may not yet be thirty years old, he's spent nearly half his life in the kitchen, getting his start at the tender age of sixteen in a five-star restaurant on Sardinia. The menu here can best be described as a contemporary interpretation of classic Trieste cuisine, with traditional regional ingredients presented in new and exciting ways. Likewise the space itself is a combination new and old, with minimalist red and white décor and an open kitchen set below a vaulted stone ceiling in an historic building. Highly recommended.