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Witwe Bolte

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German, International, Gastropub, Austrian, European, Central European
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Gutenberggasse 13, Vienna 1070, Austria
+43 1 5231450
12:00 - 23:30
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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185 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Maybe the staff is not super friendly, but the classic Austrian dishes make up for that. Had a salad with Tafelspitz (veal), Wiener Schnitzel and Strudel. How classic can you get? Wouldn't mind having dinner here again. Nice selection of wines and obstler. Not the cheapest option in this tourist district.

Thank Vanamstel
Bridgend, Uk
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

We selected the tagesmenu - a three course meal with beer and wine to match each course. The food was very good and the matching drinks excellent. Service was friendly and professional. This is the second time we've eaten there and it's consistently good.

Thank John W
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Really nice meal, we had goulash and veal ball - which was like a burger but with mash instead of a bun. Both delicious as was the bread and butter, all washed down with excellent Austrian beer.

Thank LondonMilly
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Split, Croatia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Good service, helpful waiter, food is well prepared and you got plenty of it on the plate; vine is good. We did not try the desserts.

Thank Aleksandra_Hocevar
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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67 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This restaurant is truly a gem. The food is wonderfully Austrian and definitely Viennese. When you enter, it is like stepping back to another century. Everything we ordered was extremely good. Find this restaurant, and I know you will want to return again. Definitely call ahead for a reservation.

Thank DavidEllis1
Owermoigne Dorset
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93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening meal with good local dishes especially enjoyed the calves liver and goose leg. Desserts were a little disappointing, strudel not that tasty. Service was a little slow but the restaurant was very busy. Tables were in alcoves and were shared with other diners.

Thank TLPaul
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

With no particular plan for our evening meal we happened across this tiny restaurant (or so we thought but didn't realise it extended to the rear of the building) and we were so glad we did. The meal was delicious and a clever twist on traditional Austrian food. We were quickly seated and the bread just kept coming. The menu... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based upon our local guide's recommendation and we we not disappointed. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and spoke English well. The ambience was great. The food was very tasty, with generous portions. The veal schnitzel was excellent. I definitely recommend Witwe Bolte to American tourists.

Thank Bryan B
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed just around the corner and was delighted we chose to ignore bad reviews and go and have a delicious supper sitting in the courtyard on a warm late summers evening. Great service, delicious bread and a scrummy schnitzel served with a beautifully dressed green salad. Also had a lovely dry Austrian white wine.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had 3 courses from the regular and monthly prix fixe. The waiters were friendly and helpful, especially with my weak German and my Japanese friend's hesitant English. Well chosen wine and beer selection. The Tafelspitz (featured main) a thick slice of boiled beef was very tender

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 28
German, International, Gastropub, Austrian, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gutenberggasse 13, Vienna 1070, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Neubau
  • Neighbourhood: Neubau
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5231450
Most Welcome!

To the "six legged lion inn", nowadays turned into a well known restaurant, the "Witwe Bolte". The old fashioned restaurant is situated in the famous Spittelberg district. The baroque building carries the inscription "Durch dieses Tor im Bogen ist Kaiser Josef II geflogen, 1778" which translates to ,,through this archway emperor Josef II was thrown out", a remainder of one of his infamous and notorious visits to the pub.

Please enjoy our delicious Austrian specialities, our seasonal delicacies and our vegetarian viands. Some declare a gourmet heaven, where you can feel the historic atmosphere of the Spittelberg area while sitting calmly in our wonderful and well kept garden or inside in one of our rustic parlors and cozy snuggeries. A glass of our carefully selected red and white wines from all important Austrian wine regions completes every dinner and makes it an unforgettable experience.
Bolte's restaurant

The atmosphere in our main dining area can be described as typically viennese, with comfortably cushioned wooden chairs and benches, small intimate tables and lush decorated walls. Life is reduced to the simple joy of delicious food like a juicy Schweinsbraten (pork roast) or the famous Wiener Schnitzel (Viennese escalope), served with a glass of good wine from the Wachau region. You can experience our affection for detail in our various snuggeries. Please choose between the Lehrer Lampel Stube (schoolmaster Lampel parlor), the Rabenstube (raven parlor) or the Schneiderstube (dressmaker parlor), each referring to a character of the famous author Wilhelm Busch, as well as the Wilhelm Busch Stuberl

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Staying in Neubau

Neighbourhood Profile
Vienna’s art district, Neubau buzzes with galleries, arts and crafts, trendy restaurants, avant-garde shops, and cafés. Neubau’s Spittelberg quarter with cobblestoned Spittelberggasse and Gutenberggasse make for a perfect stroll alongside Biedermeier houses and art shops. Don’t miss the historic courtyard at Amerlinghaus with its typical Pawlatschen galleries, a perfect hangout on a warm summer evening. Museumsquartier is Neubau’s undisputed highlight: the former Imperial stables house various top museums of 19th to 21st century art. If you love interiors, head for the Imperial Furniture museum (Hofmobiliendepot), one of the world’s largest furniture collections. Find your favorites among a dazzling array of Baroque, Biedermeier, Art Nouveau and Modernist chairs, sofas, cupboards, coat hangers, foot stools and wash basins. No weekend visit would be complete without stopping by a local café on a weekend morning for brunch.
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