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Cafe-Restaurant Gutenberg

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Old University Quarter
Austrian, Bar, European, Central European, German, Pub
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Lugeck 7, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5127365
08:00 - 01:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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Margate, United Kingdom
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528 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had goulasch soup which was excellent. mains were Tafelspitz a Viennese speciality basically boiled beef. Came in a saucepan with fresh vegetables and was delicious. Had the wonderful Palatschinken as dessert which is basically a chocolate pancake but fab!

Thank MichaelMacartney
Singapore, null, Singapore
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63 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here after Figmuller is fully booked. It was a good choice. The wiener snietchel was big, crispy outside and juicy inside. Goulash was also great. Above all, the beer was fantastic. Nice place to hang ut and chill in the evening.

Thank Reinaldo_dc
Singapore, Singapore
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165 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant boasts it's long heritage, and has various press clippings on the wall from apparently somewhat well known Austrians visiting the restaurant. Those days seem long gone though, yet the furniture and interior still reflect those days (meaning, it could use a major overhaul). The food is cooked for the masses, and way too salty. As many other reviews... More 

1 Thank Gerry_W_Reisenberger
Towcester, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Called in and were able to have a table although there were many locals eating there in the evening. The gulash soup as starter was very good and followed by Tafelspitz and the Steirishes Schnitzel both were very good and full of flavour. We would definitely return and the food was far superior to Figlmuller where we went the next... More 

Thank MHGN
Madison, WI
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Much like the other reviewers, we ate here because it was the only place we could find after a long day of walking and being very hungry with few options in the area. It was also one of the only places with even a single vegetarian option (dumplings). The interior is quite old and dated (and it could be nice... More 

Thank RoxyRMR
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1,005 reviews
606 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

First night stroll near our hotel & stumbled upon this restaurant. Just wanted simple Wiener schnitzel & fries & this is exactly what we got. Nice staff & reasonable prices made it a good choice. Rose wine was delicious & reasonably priced. €56 total for the meal & wine. Old fashioned premises but very well maintained. I'm sure there is... More 

Thank McAnnie1
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was good. The service was good. The food was average at best. They only had 3 vegetarian options and I chose the spinach dumplings. It did not taste good.

Thank MidnightRain91
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

What a splendid restaurant! The food is traditional and Viennese. I particularly recommend the Goulash! The service (Ludwig and Raphael) was friendly, polite and discreet and the dinning room, both elegant and comfortable. We will return.

1 Thank Peter H
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I have no idea how this place celebrated their 50 year in business in 2013, but the food is too salty, and very average at best! I ordered the lamb steak, which was swimming in way too salty sauce! It was the only tourist trap open on a Sunday, so I had little choice.

Thank Rahul K
Hong Kong
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The service was quite good, and our food was all right except for a really awful salad dressing which may have been a herb we weren't familiar with. My daughter described as bad breath, but I thought it was more diaper-flavored... I really think it was a herb. This is a quaint old place and we were surrounded by locals.... More 

Thank trocadero99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, Bar, European, Central European, German, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lugeck 7, Vienna 1010, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Old University Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: Old University Quarter
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5127365

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Old University Quarter
North of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna suddenly turns small, winding and medieval, opening up to legendary places such as the Basilisk sculpture at Schönlaterngasse, as well as glamorous baroque façades, courtyards and churches. Take 45 minutes for a casual stroll through Bäckerstrasse, Sonnenfelsgasse, Köllnerhofgasse, Grashofgasse, and Schönlaterngasse. This quarter is packed with stories and legends that will enrich your Vienna experience.
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