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Il Sestante

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Piaristengasse 50, Vienna 1080, Austria
+43(1)402 98 94
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
typical Italian pizzeria with superb terrace during summer

here you get one of the best Pizzas in town. The restaurant offers good value and is situated at a beautiful spot in the 8th district. In summer the terrace is lovely. The personnel though could be friendlier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2015
Philippe C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really great pizza for a acceptable price. In my opinion and also the opinion of some of my Italian friends in Vienna, its the best available pizza in town from the traditional Napolitan viewpoint of pizza. Location is rustic but not the most comfortable one. Service depends on the time and how crowded the place gets so avoid peak times... More 

Thank Paspy7711
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch. The restaurant was rather empty when we arrived around noon, but by the time we were finished at 1, it was packed. It's a short walk from the metro station. We had pizzas with buffalo mozzarella. They are big enough for 2 people to share. The ingredients were all top notch. It was delicious and we... More 

Thank creamsicle
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Wonderful Italian serving delicious wood fired pizzas and good selection of Italian wines by the glass. Very reasonable prices. Please note cash only, no cards for payment.

Thank venice1912
Sofia, Bulgaria
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I'm sure there are other Italian restaurants in Vienna with fancier or trendier clientele, but Il Sestante was packed with locals eating there with their family and friends tucked away on one of the many little side streets of Vienna. The waitstaff was fantastic. The food was great and the wine selection hit the spot. Be sure to make a... More 

Thank kchef
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We went to Il Sestante for dinner as it was close to where we are staying during a short holiday in Vienna. Didn't have a reservation but were able to get a table even though it was busy. It was hard to chose what to order - both pasta and pizza looked amazing - had pasta and salad and all... More 

Thank Michelle R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Want to try again and I want to try other pizzas...hmmm. So authentic and simple and so yummy.excellent wine too. Waiter was so nice too and friendly. Nice decoration inside to.quick service and all so fresh. I will definitely try again whenever I get the chance to go to vienna again.

Thank Xena1982
Paris, France
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

It was a real pleasure to eat in that restaurant. The waiter was nice and the food was really good. A must go restaurant !

Thank Jessica C
Naples, Florida
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We dined here on Oct. 12th a party of four people at 6:30 pm. The friendly waiter was funny and made very nice conversations with us. I had the lasagna, another person a vegetarian dish, another spaghetti carbonara, another a small pizza. Each of our meals was delicious! The cozy, warm charm of this place on a cold night was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

here you get one of the best Pizzas in town. The restaurant offers good value and is situated at a beautiful spot in the 8th district. In summer the terrace is lovely. The personnel though could be friendlier.

Thank Philippe C
Melbourne, Australia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely outdoor area in the square in front of the Piaristenkirche, and seems to be very popular in the summer weather - we were there in late August and there was a constant queue for outdoor tables. The pizza is excellent, the pasta is very good, prices are very reasonable. Service was not so great, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Piaristengasse 50, Vienna 1080, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Josefstadt
  • Neighborhood: Josefstadt
  • Phone Number: +43(1)402 98 94

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Josefstadt

Neighborhood Profile
The eighth district is an older generation’s Vienna at its finest: and this is what makes it popular with locals of all ages. Josefstadt has theater, small independent shops, romantic passageways, neighborhood cafés with regular clientele, church squares, town palaces and shady communal gardens. Trendy hangouts have conquered distinctive places such as the Old General Hospital (Altes AKH) and the vaults of overground U6. Theater in der Josefstadt on Josefstädter Strasse is the district’s cultural epicenter. Even if your German isn’t good enough to watch a play, you can marvel at the typical Biedermeier building and take a glimpse into the foyer. Lange Gasse houses an iconic local restaurant at its corner, as well as a legendary sweet shop and a bustling neighborhood market every Saturday. For small palace atmosphere and a different view on Vienna’s history, make your way to Schönborn garden palace (Palais Schönborn), which houses the Museum of Folk and Folk Art (Volkskundemuseum). Maria-Treu-Platz, with its summer outdoor cafés facing baroque church Maria Treu, and the historic passageway of Lerchenfelder Strasse 13 hide top spots for insiders.