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Witwe Bolte

#1,053 of 3,731 Restaurants in Vienna
$$ - $$$German, International,
Gutenberggasse 13, Vienna 1070, Austria
+43 1 5231450
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible12%
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German, International, Gastropub, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Gutenberggasse 13, Vienna 1070, Austria
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We ate off the set menu - €17 for 3 courses. It was good Austrian food and a bottle of the local red wine. Not expensive at all and filled us up. Service good too Would recommend

Thank 1982Dan
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Second time to Witwe B, and the food is still excellent. The rooms are cozy as ever, and it's still charming to walk down Gutenberggasse looking at the boutique windows before going for dinner. But the servers seemed to be suffering from a surfeit of...More

Thank mnng1222
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Whilst on a weekend visit to Vienna we ate twice at this restaurant. Why, because it was so good and the boss was great fun. Great Austrian atmosphere - very busy so book up in advance. The service is great and the staff brilliant. You...More

Thank c0linm0
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I had not read any of the reviews before going but have to say we had an absolutely super meal, the size of the portion of veal was huge and the salad was fresh, clean and with just the correct amount of dressing. The meal...More

Thank Guern54
Reviewed 26 November 2017

There is a sign on the wall of this restaurant which states, "The Kaiser (emperor) tripped on this step." This gives you an idea of the history in this restaurant, distributed over a few cozy, small rooms. Food beautifully-presented, perfect for after a walk around...More

Thank Minerva H
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

The food was lovely, huge portions!! Menu translated in English is available. We went with the a la carte menu but there were nice possibilities of set menus for €20 for 3 courses and to add €15 for paired wines. Extensive wine list!

Thank Alison L
Reviewed 5 October 2017

I am glad I didn't read the reviews before we went to have our meal. The service was great. It was an old world restaurant with a ton of history and traditional Vien food. The food was really great and the prices very reasonable. This...More

Thank PeterSkeeter60
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stopped by late one afternoon to take a break with some wine. We sat outside on the sofas and relaxed with a bottle of wine. There were only a few people out and around at that time, must have been a transitional time as...More

Thank oenotraveler1
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Went there on our last night of holiday in Vienna. it was a restaurant that we had just come across so had not been recommended. However we just loved it. The food was wonderful and the waiters were so friendly and helpful. We had a...More

Thank michael P
Reviewed 10 August 2017

the Viennese boiled dinner was very good as was the Wiener Schnitzel was excellent. But the best of all was a glass of Blauer Zweigelt red wine! I wanted Merlot, but the Waiter told me there was no Merlot and then offered a taste of...More

Thank flygirl1978
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
German, International, Gastropub, Austrian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gutenberggasse 13, Vienna 1070, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Neubau
  • Neighbourhood: Neubau
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5231450
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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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