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“Good food and drink” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Forsterbrau

Forsterbrau
Ranked #6 of 187 Restaurants in Merano
Cuisines: Italian, German, Austrian, Bar, European, Central European
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Maine
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64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Good food and drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

This is one of several of the Forsterbrau restaurants. This one is convenient to the spa pools and there aren't too many other places nearby. We went in because it was busy. My husband had weinerschnitzel, which was huge and he loved it. The roast potatoes with it were also excellent. I had goulash, which was very good, but I wished that the roast potatoes had come with it rather than polenta. I think I'd ask for that. The man who seated us spoke English but the waiter did not, and the menu was in German and Italian, but not English. However, when we asked, they did find a waiter who spoke English to help us decipher a few words on the menu. This was done cheerfully, although it did take a bit of a wait for him to get to us. The beer was excellent. The atmosphere is convivial and appropriate for families, couples, friends, everyone. We were very pleased with this find. Don't be put off if the front room seems full, as there is another large room separated by an outside courtyard, which has seating for good weather.

  • Visited September 2012
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almere
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“nice, decent, perfect location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

Very nice Biergarten at a beautiful spot. Food is excellent and very reasonable priced. Staff is very efficient and with high speed so no long waiting for your beer and food. They also speak fluently german, english and Italian. Would visit again if i'M in the neighbourhood. Try the goulash or just simple Bratwurst.

  • Visited August 2012
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De Soto, Kansas
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122 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Went to Forst brewey in Merano Itay on the reccomendation of local in Trento It. The german brewery was very busy and action packed. Large outdoor picnic table seating. Menu in English is availible. Although the waiter was very busy he made an effort to check on us occasionally and anytime we caught his attention he always took care of us. The highlight was sitting next to 3 Italian young guys from Bolonga practicing English while I practiced Italian. Great beer food well prepared and portions are plenty. Glad we made the 25-30 km drive from Bolzano.

  • Visited August 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Better than expected, good food and atmosphere.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stayed in Merano overnight on our way to Tuscany from Munich. After walking around Merano on a very hot afternoon we stopped in here on a whim, drawn by the sign about the garden dining. It was outdoors, but with many trees. Cool and beautiful.

I had a consommé with Speckknödel (a Südtirol specialty) to start. Tasty and much lighter than expected.

My main was soft polenta with a wild mushroom ragout. Generous portion, delicate flavors.

Wine list was varied and coffee was very good. Not the cheapest place but the food is good and you're also paying for location.

Service was a bit brusque but efficient.

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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food and friendly service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Nice location in the center of Merano with a large cosy garden behind. Staff was friendly and quick to respons even even it was crowded. We ordered risotto which was ready within the time that should be needed to prepare it but there was nothing wrong at all with the taste or constitution. Certainly a place to return.

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