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Cafe-Restaurant Gutenberg

$$ - $$$
Old University Quarter
Austrian, European, Central European, German
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Lugeck 7, Vienna 1010, Austria
+43 1 5127365
08:00 - 01:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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Singapore, Singapore
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164 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 

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 4 weeks ago

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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977 reviews
592 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 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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17 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 5 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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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is a NON SMOKING restaurant. We searched locally and all the others were filled with smoke. So the food and ambience became less important. However, make of this what you will, but the food was good (we had the burger which was cooked perfectly by Australian standards but raw by British standards) and ok value. They were turning German... More 

Thank BacklaterMelbourne
Essex, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

OK. Did what I wanted it to do but only just. Looked ok from outside. Food fine and I guess one could do a lot worse if selecting a place at random

Thank Awayagain2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Austrian, European, Central European, German
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old University Quarter

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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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