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#273 of 3,189 Restaurants in Vienna
#296 of 3,342 Places to Eat in Vienna
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Inner City
Austrian, Mediterranean, European
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Schottenbastei 4, Vienna A-1010, Austria
+43 1 533 61 28
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Vienniese, tasty, cozy

This is a typical Vienniese restaurant with excellent food and good service, we enjoyed the dinner there, the only small concern was the signle bottle of red wine we ordered-there was not a second one. But in general - oustanding!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
Dimitar G
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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146 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is a typical Vienniese restaurant with excellent food and good service, we enjoyed the dinner there, the only small concern was the signle bottle of red wine we ordered-there was not a second one. But in general - oustanding!

Thank Dimitar G
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We decided to go to Appiano after reading such great reviews. I knew it had been closed for the summer but they are open now and better than ever! We had an absolutely amazing meal of tuna steak and boiled beef. For appetizers we chose the octopus and grilled watermelon caprese salad. Both were absolutely fantastic! Service was flawless and... More 

Thank sherilyn2015
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We tried to dine here last night and were greeted by a note on the door stating in German and English that the cook was having back surgery and that the restaurant would be closed until September.

2 Thank dm59Chicago
Vienna, Austria
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

this very typical old viennese pub has been left unchanged since historic days, which is interesting but a bit dark and dismal; and especially the toilets are already beyond "end-of-life". we were the only guests on this rainy Monday evening and that increased the depression further. all the more surprising is however that the food is quite innovative and certainly... More 

Thank ok4U2013
Cologne, Germany
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584 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Located in the heart of Vienna in the first district, Appiano seems to be a typical Viennese pub (Wiener Beisl) with a very cosy atmosphere. Food is very good: Creative modern Viennese Cuisine with a mediterranean touch is served. Staff is very friendly, helpful and polite.

Thank CarlaColumna123
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

There's restaurants and there's restaurants. And boy, is this a restaurant! I loved it from the moment I walked in. The waiters were smiling and not just to please us, but because they were clearly happy to be of service and ready to please their guests. Also they had an air of self confidence about them, in a very pleasant... More 

Thank Ton N
Moscow, Russia
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98 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We recently spent a long weekend visiting our with good friends in Vienna and thay took us to Appiano. It is a traditional Autrian restaurant in a nice & quiet side street. The menu is brief and interesting however thay also have a good range of daily suggestions. We all had different dishes from menu and daily offers and they... More 

Thank burc c
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I took a work colleague here while visiting the University. As recommended by others on this site I tried the octopus starter out of a smallish menu which was great then followed with shoulder of beef- an unusual cut beautifully tender. There's an excellent wine list. It's small so booking ahead is essential. Atmosphere is not rowdy, quite relaxed and... More 

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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a true gem apparently known only to the locals. It is a wonderful small restaurant down a side street not in an overly touristed area of the inner-city. It serves a wonderful fusion of traditional Austrian with some Asian flair. Make reservations, but don't tell your friends.

2 Thank Cirenrets
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236 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Lovely quaint restaurant in one of the backstreets of Vienna. Found it through trip advisor. Quiet little bistro serving a variety of traditional Viennese and worldwide choices. I had octopus for start, which was unbelievably tender. I had deep fried pork stuffed with cheese for the main which was also tasty.

1 Thank daveyh87

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Schottenbastei 4, Vienna A-1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
  • Neighborhood: Inner City
  • Phone Number: +43 1 533 61 28

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Austrian, Mediterranean, European


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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.