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The Best Restaurants In Linz's Altstadtviertel, Austria

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Laura Pioli
Updated: 9 February 2017
Linz, the third-largest city in Austria, is a city that has grown on both sides of the Danube. Linz’s Altstadtviertel, the Old Town, has a lively bar and restaurant scene which attracts many young people. We have selected the best restaurants in the area.

No Solo Vino 

With its formaggi (cheese), salami, antipasti and pasta dishes, this restaurant offers a variety of Italian and Mediterranean delicacies, with products as good as the ones you’d find in Italy. Its ingredients are all fresh and a large selection of Italian wines is available, allowing you to choose the best wine to accompany your dinner or lunch. Sit in the courtyard if the weather is good for a relaxing dining experience. They also have a deli shop and cater for business meetings and private events.

Bischofstraße 15, 4020 Linz, Austria +43 732 797788

Alte Welt

Located around an arcaded inner courtyard, the Alte Welt hosts jam sessions and live jazz attracting many people every evening. The traditional Austrian restaurant-café serves great food at reasonable prices. They organize wine tastings of all sizes and on different subjects, and they also cater for groups in their restaurant for corporate and private events, offering Austrian, Spanish, Italian, Scandinavian and Russian buffet options. The Alte Welt features a restaurant room, a wine and culture cellar and a beautiful Renaissance arcade court.

Hauptpl. 4,4020 Linz,Austria +43 732 770053

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Ikaan

This ethnic restaurant offers a menu which blends Asian and European flavors. The Ikaan has lime walls and a bamboo decorations which give the place an original atmosphere. You will be able to create your own salad choosing different options from the menu, and their stir-fries are some of the best ones in town. Their menu changed daily, featuring a variety of vegetarian, fish and seafood dishes. Many of the products and ingredients they use are organic or fair-trade.

Altstadt 16, 4020 Linz, Austria +43 732 771940

Herberstein 

One of the best places to dine in Linz, with its ivy-draped garden and oriental style lounge, the Herbrestein is a glamorous restaurant which offers an excellent selection of wines. Its dishes are all beautifully presented. The menu includes a diversity of ethnic dishes and they also serve some delicious cocktails next to other drinks. The Herberstein offers different rooms: the restaurant, ‘vinothek’, patio, orient lounge, sushi lounge and bar, and gastgarten among others. Pop in for a ‘Ladies night’ on Thursday, when they celebrate the evening in pink.

Altstadt 10,4020 Linz, Austria +43 732 786161

Mia Cara

The aim of this restaurant’s owner, Mario, is to always cook fresh and simple food for its Osteria in the middle of Linz’s Olt Town.  The patio outside is really popular during the Summer months, so it is better to book in advance. Mia Cara is also a Pizzeria, so you will be able to try authentic Italian pizza next to traditional antipasti, soups, pasta, salad, and fish and meat dishes.

Pfarrpl. 13, 4020 Linz, Austria +43 732 785728

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Zum Kleinen Griechen

Close to Schloss Linz, this classic Greek restaurant, the Zum Kleinen Griechen, prepares specialties such as octopus and stuffed vine leaves. The small and elegant restaurant opened in 1982 in a 15th century building which creates the perfect dining environment with its vaulted rooms. Its award-winning cuisine is definitely worth trying, and the excellent service makes the dining experience even better.

Hofberg 8,4020 Linz,Austria +43 732 782467

Cook

This small eclectic restaurant is the first Scandinavian-Asian restaurant in Austria. In their fun and unique menu dishes are described in a creative and innovative way, in tune with the character of the restaurant, self-defined as ‘open-minded’ and ‘crazy’. Their dishes are served in generous portions and are made from regional ingredients. To show that there are no secrets in the ingredients they use, the restaurant has an open kitchen. Aside from the menu they feature daily specials, and they offer a variety of drinks from freshly squeezed vitamin juices to regional beers and an a large variety of wines.

Klammstraße 1, 4020 Linz, Austria +43 732 781305

Zaffran

If you crave some Indian food while you’re in Austria head to friendly restaurant Zaffran. The portions are quite generous and their dishes are expertly cooked. The owners are all Indian so you can expect authentic food, and the friendly staff together with the tasty dishes have made the place popular. For those who want to try a few of the restaurant’s specialties, the Thali – a selection of various dishes – is the perfect option.

4020,Domgasse 6,4020 Linz,Austria +43 732 771083

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