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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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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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

Thank PeterMcL
Vienna, Austria
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you have the chance to read my review before choosing to go there, you are lucky! I swear I have never seen a more unfriendly waiter than in this nicely-located restaurant. The Restaurant is made for one reason, to rip-off tourists!! On every table people got dishes they didnt order, but they had to pay later on. The portions... More 

1 Thank Wienmaschin
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130 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in a quiet zone and in the Summer it's pleasant to eat outside under the trees of the garden. The service was good and the waiters very kind. The food was quite good but not special and the price not very cheap.

Thank Sergio C
Boston, New York
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

It is a romantic restaurant on the tourist street. There nothing to say about the food . Unimpressive. There are better restaurants nearby.

1 Thank natasha r
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Came here on our last evening & what a disappointment! One member of our group is coeliac & asked for gluten free options. The English menu did not have the allergen codes so we were given the German menu with the codes on which every main course had an 'A' beside it indicating it contained gluten. After almost 20 mins... More 

Thank Maria D
1 review
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We were wandering through the cobbled lanes of Neubau and stumbled across this lovely restaurant. Great food, friendly staff and cosy garden setting. We would definitely return!

Thank Benjamin A
Helsinki, Finland
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272 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a good terrace for outside dinner and we were able to watch football from a big TV that was nice. The food was a bit overpriced and the menu confusing. We had both wienerschnitzel that was not better than in other restaurants. Cozy ambience though.

Thank Henrik M
Buxton, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We chose this characterful establishment in the villagey, old world Spittelberg neighbourood on the basis of a menu that looked trad but not too touristy, and the fact that there were outside tables free on a beautiful June evening. Drinks came quickly with bread and excellent butter (but very little bread included in the 4 euro 'Gedeck') however the main... More 

Thank SpiritOfViator
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

A short walk from our hotel, the food was very good but like other diners found the service was not up to standard. Food came on time but our wine took a little to long to come as did our tap water.

Thank PhilliprWhite
Bath, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I used this restaurant on my arrival in Vienna as it was close to the Viennart Hotel where I was staying and the Receptionist at the Hotel recommended it to me. It is a traditional Austrian restaurant set in an old building with considerable character. There was a wide selection of dishes on offer and I chose Goulash served with... More 

Thank Barry C

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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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