The Best Restaurants In Salzburg's Altstadt

A spread of Austrian cuisine
A spread of Austrian cuisine | © Austrian Tourist Board
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Known for its beautiful Baroque architecture, Salzburg boasts a historic centre that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Altstadt (translation: Old Town) and the stunning alpine surroundings make this a destination of unforgettable beauty. Here’s a list of the best restaurants in the picturesque historic centre of Altstadt.

Die Weisse

Restaurant, Austrian

Wiener schnitzel with lemon
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Die Weisse’s aim is to provide traditional Austria fare with a modern twist, making it stand out among the restaurants in the Old Town area. Always lively, with a mix of tourists and locals alike, the menu features the classics that Austria is known for (think wiener schnitzel and rind suppe) along with seasonal specialties. Be sure to stay for a tipple after your meal, as Die Weisse also has their own brewery (Austria’s oldest wheat beer brewery) and creates original Salzburgian beverages.

Zum Zirkelwirt

Restaurant, Austrian

Zum Zirkelwirt
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Another traditional Austrian favourite, you’ll find Zum Zirkelwirt on the picturesque old street of Papagenoplatz. Decked out with cosy wooden decking and fur-lined seats, it has the feel of a mountain-top ski lodge, despite being located in the heart of the city. The menu may be short, but it boasts delicious homemade dishes. The Pinzgauer Kasnocken – a sort of posh mac and cheese served with local cheese, onions and accompanied by a garden salad – is highly recommended.

Café Tomaselli

Cafe, Austrian

Interior of the Cafe Tomaselli
© Café Tomaselli

Located directly in the centre of Alter Markt Square, this cafe boasts one of the best locations in Salzburg. Similar to a traditional Viennese Kaffeehaus, with smartly clad waiters and an array of delicate cakes, Café Tomaselli dates back to the year 1700. Their establishment includes a sunny terrace for summer months and their interior is extremely cosy during winter.

Organic Pizza

Restaurant, Vegan, Vegetarian

A mixed vegetable pizza | © davidgordillo / Flickr
© davidgordillo / Flickr

One for vegetarians and vegans, this gourmet pizza restaurant uses only the very best ingredients, which have been sourced from local farms. On the menu, you’ll find seasonal specialties, among a selection of classics. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed and the service is perfectly friendly.

Restaurant Triangel

Restaurant, Austrian

© Restaurant Triangel

Tucked away off the main street, Triangel is a traditional Austrian eatery that serves an array of delicious and traditional cuisine. Using meat, fruits and vegetables sourced regionally, the owners have a strict philosophy of using only the very best, high-quality ingredients. The menu features hearty dishes, such as beef goulash, accompanied by bread dumplings and a selection of vegetarian dishes, including tomato risotto. Be sure to pair your meal with a bottle of local wine.

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