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What to Eat in Vienna

Dining on delectable Viennese cuisine is one of the city's major must-dos. But vegetarians beware: Much of Austrian cuisine centers on meat. Traditional Austrian taverns (known as beisls) serve up hearty portions of Tafelspitz (boiled beef), goulash (a rich stew made primarily from beef and potatoes) and wiener schnitzel (deep-fried, breaded veal). If you're looking for an authentic Austrian meal, recent visitors recommend Lugeck and Ofenloch, both of which are located in Innere StadtIf you're looking to save some coin, though, you may want to avoid the Innere Stadt neighborhood. Instead, check out the streets just beyond the city center. Travelers recommend Motto in Weiden and Gmoakeller in Landstrasse. Over the past few years, Vienna has also seen the rise of international cuisines as well, ranging from Asian to Italian fare. No matter where you decided to dine, carry cash; some Viennese restaurants do not accept credit cards.

When it's time for dessert, cafes cater to customers with a sweet tooth, serving wide assortments of pastries like gugelhupfs (marbled bundt cakes), sacher-faschingskrapfens (sugared doughnuts) and apple strudel. The Viennese are also big fans of wine (more than 1,700 acres of vineyards exist within the city limits and the wine can be enjoyed in tasting rooms, bars and eateries) and strong beer.

Find the Best Restaurants in Vienna

  • #1
    Ariston Hellenic Restaurant
    #1 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 125 reviewsTripAdvisor (125)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Healthy
    Abt-Karl-Gasse 25, Vienna 1180 Austria
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  • #2
    Ganesha
    #2 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 703 reviewsTripAdvisor (703)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Deli, Grill
    Antonigasse 9 Martinstrasse, Vienna 1180 Austria
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  • #3
    The Cake Tree
    #3 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 94 reviewsTripAdvisor (94)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Irish, International
    Wolfgang Schmalzl Gasse 14, Vienna 1020 Austria
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  • #4
    Eissalon Caffe Perrella
    #4 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 144 reviewsTripAdvisor (144)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Healthy, Cafe
    Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Platz 2 U3 Stubentor, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #5
    Sixta Restaurant
    #5 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 585 reviewsTripAdvisor (585)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, European, Central European
    Schoenbrunner Strasse 21 Schönbrunnerstr. 21, Vienna 1050 Austria
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  • #6
    ef16 Restaurant
    #6 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1870 reviewsTripAdvisor (1870)
    $ - $$ | German, Austrian, European, Central European
    Fleischmarkt 16 1010 Vienna, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #7
    Marcodi
    #7 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 83 reviewsTripAdvisor (83)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European
    Florianigasse 50, Vienna 1080 Austria
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  • #8
    Cafe Mendez
    #8 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 364 reviewsTripAdvisor (364)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, International, Street Food
    Karlsplatz 2, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #9
    Restaurant Lebenbauer
    #9 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 712 reviewsTripAdvisor (712)
    $ - $$ | Fusion, International
    Teinfaltstrasse 3 Holiday 31.5., Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #10
    Om namo
    #10 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 249 reviewsTripAdvisor (249)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Deli
    Spengergasse 22, Vienna 1050 Austria
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  • #11
    Mini
    #11 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1852 reviewsTripAdvisor (1852)
    $ - $$ | International, European, Central European, Hungarian
    Marchettigasse 11, Vienna 1060 Austria
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  • #12
    VERANDA
    #12 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 473 reviewsTripAdvisor (473)
    $$ | Austrian, European, Central European, Contemporary
    Burggasse 2 1070 Vienna, Vienna 1070 Austria
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  • #13
    Vinothek W-Einkehr
    #13 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 539 reviewsTripAdvisor (539)
    $ - $$ | Austrian
    Laurenzerberg 1, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #14
    Natraj Indisches Restaurant
    #14 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 733 reviewsTripAdvisor (733)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Neustiftgasse 50, Vienna 1070 Austria
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  • #15
    Ghisallo
    #15 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 147 reviewsTripAdvisor (147)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Mediterranean, European, Austrian
    Schoenbrunner Strasse 97 Ecke Schönbrunnerstrasse - Reinprechtsdorferstrasse, Vienna 1050 Austria
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  • #16
    Die Feinkosterei
    #16 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, European
    Judenplatz 7, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #17
    Loca
    #17 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1140 reviewsTripAdvisor (1140)
    $$ | International
    Stubenbastei 10, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #18
    Wiener Wiaz Haus
    #18 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 848 reviewsTripAdvisor (848)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Central European
    Gusshausstrasse 24 1040 Wien, Vienna 1040 Austria
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  • #19
    Cafe Restaurant Leto
    #19 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 482 reviewsTripAdvisor (482)
    $ - $$ | European, Greek, International, Contemporary
    Schwertgasse 3, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #20
    Restaurant Tartuf
    #20 of 5,077 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 208 reviewsTripAdvisor (208)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean
    Zinckgasse 2, Vienna 1150 Austria
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