It’s schnitzel time! Although not invented in Vienna, the breaded and fried veal escalope has become one of the city’s most famous icons. Here’s our top 6 restaurants serving not only the traditional veal one but endless varieties!
traditional - local - outdoor seating - €
A long list of different types of schnitzel. Great spot to eat and to get a feel of the local crowd!
traditional - cozy - family-run - €€-€€€
A family recipe: breadcrumb coating (not too oily and heavy) and thin meat so that it doesn’t have to spend too much time in the fryer. Try their pork Schnitzel!
SKOPIK & LOHN
bistro - artsy - traditional - €€-€€€
New York bistro meets Viennese Gasthaus. Their schnitzel recipe favours a lighter, more delicate approach, but still maintains the traditional crispy outer coating with a tender meat filling.
traditional - outdoor seating - romantic - €€
A bar with a true Viennese barkeeper and traditional dining room. Favouring the veal variety. In summer there’s a large terrace.
traditional - romantic – outdoor seating - €€€
The oldest tavern in Vienna, it’s just perfect for sampling a historic dish. Their saying: ‘a wiener schnitzel is a wiener schnitzel’ alludes to the simple nature of the dish. There also a little garden for a summer night dinner.
cozy - traditional - charming - €€-€€€
The neat and warm interiors have a typically Viennese feel that complements the focus on national delicacies.