Best Places to Try Schnitzel in Vienna

Updated On October 7, 2023

Going to Vienna, the first thing you need to do is to find out the best places where you can have your schnitzel.

In fact, it is one of the most important things you need to try during your visit to Austria‘s capital.

It should be mentioned that the city itself is absolutely associated with this tasty dish.

Schnitzel – it is a piece of thinned veal or pork meat that is fried in oil or some fat.

This dish is pretty simple without any fancy dressing.

Also, it is an essential part of the local culture and one of the favorite dishes among locals.

Just keep in mind that schnitzel is not just a piece of meat, it is actually a very large piece of meat.

Here, you can find some of the best places to try the best schnitzel in the city.

Vienna restaurant
Vienna restaurant


Figlmüller was founded more than 100 years ago and is known as the ‘home of the schnitzel.’

The most popular dish there is a huge pork schnitzel covered with crispy breadcrumbs and accompanied with some lemon, potato salad, and a side salad.

 The place is known for its high-quality service and classic, vintage atmosphere.

It is very popular among the tourist so it can be really crowded but still it still worth visiting.


Skopik & Lohn

Skopik & Lohn it is an incredible combination of classic Viennese dining spot and a 1920s-era NYC bistro.

Initially, it was planned to open this restaurant in New York but it was decided to set it up in Karmelitermarkt in 2006.

The place became incredibly popular due to its sophisticated atmosphere, high-quality service, and stylish design.

Speaking of its menu, there is a variety of incredible dishes for any taste and schnitzel is the most popular dish there.

Schnitzel with french fries
Schnitzel with french fries


Located in Vienna’s Bermuda Triangle, Salzamt makes you feel like you are stepping back in time.

The schnitzel served here isn’t so large as in other places but its seasoning is absolutely incredible.

Also, there is always something new on the menu but schnitzel is a regular offer for sure.

Ordering schnitzel here you’ll also get a good portion of potato salad and greens.

Schnitzel with lemon
Schnitzel with lemon


Plachitta is for sure one of the best places in Vienna to try a good piece of schnitzel.

The place has a wide range of dishes with their specialty – the Tafelspitz á la Pluchetta which is a boiled beef soup.

However, if you want to have a schnitzel, it is better to give preference to their Walfischgasse location.

It is located right near the State Opera House so you can get there befor visiting a show.

Schnitzel with potatoes
Schnitzel with potatoes

Restaurant Pürstner

Restaurant Pürstner is a very large spot in the center of Vienna.

The place can accept up to 100 guests as there is a variety of dining rooms and garden areas.

You can find a bunch of various dishes including several schnitzel options.

However, the place is really famous for its wiener schnitzel vom Kalb served with fried potatoes.

Speaking of prices, they are pretty average so you can pay about €12 – €18 for your meal.


Cafe Anzengruber

If you feel like visiting some really formal place to have your dinner, consider visiting Cafe Anzengruber.

Surrounded by numerous galleries and shops, this place is very popular.

The place provides a diverse menu that includes not only schnitzels but also Croatian classics, craft beer, and scrumptious desserts.

Also, it is a great place to enjoy not only your meal but the atmosphere as well.

Schnitzel with onions
Schnitzel with onions


Schnitzelwirt is for sure the most authentic spot in the city.

Some people can even consider it way too authentic.

It’s a perfect place to have a real Viennese experience with its fake flowers, old-style layout, the non-formal service, the German-speaking staff, and the table you are going to share with strangers.

For more than 35 years, the place is owned by the same people who absolutely proud of their incredible schnitzels.

Vienna meal
Vienna meal

Cafe Rüdigerhof

Cafe Rüdigerjof has a long history that lasts for more than 100 years.

The place will impress you with its incredible atmosphere, history, energy, and of course food.

Just make sure to relax at the terrace of this place to enjoy the view and some pleasant music.

It is a great place to have your morning coffee or a pint of good beer in the evening and really tasty schnitzel as well.

Local schnitzel is known for its light, fluffy texture as it is fried in lard instead of oil.

Vienna lunch
Vienna lunch

Glacis Beisl

Going to Vienna’s museum quarter, make sure to visit Glacis Beisl to have your meal.

It is the best place to enjoy your schnitzel in the area.

The price of one portion is about €20 but the truth is that they serve very huge schnitzel that is enough for a few people.

Eating schnitzel
Eating schnitzel

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2 Comments on Best Places to Try Schnitzel in Vienna

  1. Vienna is known for its incredible schnitzel. Just make sure to come hungry, as the portions are huge!

  2. Figlmüller is the ‘home of the schnitzel’ and offers a huge pork schnitzel covered with crispy breadcrumbs, making it worth visiting despite being crowded.

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