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Burgergasse 6, Graz 8010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
0316 8118 22
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Ranked #91 of 460 Restaurants in Graz
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Innere Stadt
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Santa Clara has long been an institution in Graz, Austria. The owner puts together a special menu which guests can choose from. A wide range of appetisers are available and can be combined as the guest likes. The service is excellent and the food is first-rate.

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Fishburn, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were wandering the back streets of Graz (actually a bit lost) when we stumbled upon this really neat restaurant. Yes the menu is verbal and yes the wine list is a bit pricy (except the house wine) but there is also beer (from Wieselburg I think). The menu selection was varied and full of choice. The service was very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Santa Clara came recommended from the tourist office as a place that doesn't cook typically Austrian -- fat and meaty. It's located in an old basement with outside seating as well, and run by a husband-and-wife team. There is no menu. The owner goes to the market, gets fresh ingredients and then determines the menu based on what she could... More 

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Gran Canaria, Spain
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Nice place, but: no menú with dish descripción or prices. Bad entree buffet which is not a real buffet. No price for it Esther. Food is disappointing. Seems they try to be Special but are not

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I've eaten here several times and I've always left with a feeling that I'd experienced something special. Whether it's the calm (almost zen-calm!) composure of the staff, the loveliness of the surroundings (a leafy courtyard, an arched chamber, a bustling and hot kitchen area and a serene wine cellar) or the wonderful quality of the food is hard to say.... More 

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Zoersel Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Restaurant has good rating in Fallstaf so we had high expectations. Most tables in the non smoking area are very small (upon making reservation we had been informed that only small tables were left). Quality of staff is excellent but there is no menu and you have to make your choice based on a relatively extended list of dishes which... More 

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Graz, Austria
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

So, you ask about when you take your mother out for a birthday meal and this place came highly recommended. Oooops. Apart from the warm white wine, apart from the extremely long wait and terse service, apart from my mother being sent back from the buffet because it "wasn't her turn" (after they had brought her a plate), the last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

I recently retired after working at Graz University for 18 years in Graz. It was the first restaurant I was taken to and it was the last one I chose to go to when I left, with regular visits in between. I did eat at many other restaurants and some had ups, but always followed by downs. This one is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Santa Clara is a first-rate restaurant. The terrace outside and the interior of the restaurant are both charming. And the food and wines are excellent. One of the things the restaurant is known for is the appetizer buffet. This is no ordinary buffet. The buffet offers an excellent selection of home-made and delicate treats: stuffed zucchini rolls, stuffed miniature peppers,... More 

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Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Very good night out. There is no menu (and hence no prices!). The starter is a buffet with a varied selection of dishes (gravadlax, baby eels, salami, smoked herring and a wide selection of marinated and grilled vegetables and cheeses - nothing for kids). About 6 choices for main course - the lamb and pork dishes were both simple and... More 

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Address: Burgergasse 6, Graz 8010, Austria
Phone Number: 0316 8118 22
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Styria  >  Graz>  > Innere Stadt
Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

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