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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.

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  • #1
    Ariston Hellenic Restaurant
    #1 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 289 reviewsTripAdvisor (289)
    $ - $$ | Mediterranean, Greek, Grill, Healthy
    Abt-Karl-Gasse 25, Vienna 1180 Austria
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  • #2
    Vanillas
    #2 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 116 reviewsTripAdvisor (116)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, Cafe, European
    Freyung 3, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #3
    Fenster Cafe
    #3 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    $ | Fusion, Street Food, Cafe
    Fleischmarkt 9, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #4
    Sixta Restaurant Bar
    #4 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 812 reviewsTripAdvisor (812)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, European, Central European
    Schoenbrunner Strasse 21, Vienna 1050 Austria
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  • #5
    Rado's Gastwirtschaft
    #5 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 115 reviewsTripAdvisor (115)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, European, Central European
    Alserbachstrasse 1 Fußgängerzone, Vienna 1090 Austria
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  • #6
    Paul
    #6 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1054 reviewsTripAdvisor (1054)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, International, European, Central European
    Johannesgasse 16, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #7
    The Cake Tree
    #7 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 149 reviewsTripAdvisor (149)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, European, International
    Wolfgang Schmalzl Gasse 14, Vienna 1020 Austria
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  • #8
    Spice of India
    #8 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 420 reviewsTripAdvisor (420)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Margaretenstrasse 49 Margaretenstrasse ecke Kleinneugasse, Vienna 1040 Austria
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  • #9
    ef16 Restaurant
    #9 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2165 reviewsTripAdvisor (2165)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, European, Central European
    Fleischmarkt 16 1010 Vienna, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #10
    Colono | Gourmet Shop & Tapas Bar
    #10 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 120 reviewsTripAdvisor (120)
    $ - $$ | Spanish, Mediterranean, Deli, Wine Bar, Gastropub
    Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 6, Vienna 1030 Austria
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  • #11
    Ganesha
    #11 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1354 reviewsTripAdvisor (1354)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Deli, Grill
    Antonigasse 9 Martinstrasse, Vienna 1180 Austria
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  • #12
    Wirtshaus Am Wasserpark
    #12 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ - $$ | Austrian, European, Central European
    Freytaggasse 1/14 1210 Wien, Vienna 1210 Austria
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  • #13
    Ethiopian Restaurant - Cafe Lalibela
    #13 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 119 reviewsTripAdvisor (119)
    $ - $$ | African, Ethiopian
    Schulgasse 7, Vienna 1180 Austria
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  • #14
    Jia Restaurant
    #14 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 128 reviewsTripAdvisor (128)
    $ - $$ | Chinese, Asian, Fusion
    Neustiftgasse 30, Vienna 1070 Austria
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  • #15
    Apron
    #15 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 131 reviewsTripAdvisor (131)
    $$ | Austrian, European, Central European, International, Contemporary
    Am Heumarkt 35, Vienna 1030 Austria
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  • #16
    Eissalon Caffe Perrella
    #16 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 165 reviewsTripAdvisor (165)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Cafe, Healthy
    Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Platz 2, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #17
    Carmen und ich
    #17 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 118 reviewsTripAdvisor (118)
    $ | Austrian, European, Central European
    Markgasse 58, Vienna 1090 Austria
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  • #18
    Vinothek W-Einkehr
    #18 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 571 reviewsTripAdvisor (571)
    $ - $$ | Austrian
    Laurenzerberg 1, Vienna 1010 Austria
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  • #19
    Natraj Indisches Restaurant
    #19 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 937 reviewsTripAdvisor (937)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian
    Neustiftgasse 50, Vienna 1070 Austria
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  • #20
    Wiener Wiaz Haus
    #20 of 4,638 Places to Eat in Vienna
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1068 reviewsTripAdvisor (1068)
    $ - $$ | German, European, Central European
    Karlsgasse 22 1040 Wien, Vienna 1040 Austria
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