Carinthia restaurants

Top Choice Mediterranean in Wörthersee

Bar Leon

The private 'beach' club of the grand Hotel Schloss Leonstain is open to non-guests and affords a rare glimpse into the genteel summer pleasures of the Austrian well-to-do. Come for breakfast or lunch in the garden,…
Top Choice Italian in Klagenfurt

Dolce Vita

In a region strongly influenced by northern Italian cuisine, this restaurant is something of a local flagship. It offers an authentic seasonal menu revolving around fresh local produce and game; in summer lighter se…
Top Choice Austrian in Spittal an der Drau

Restaurant Zellot

This eccentric restaurant does good steak and Austrian favourites. Later in the evening it turns into a club and live venue, with part of the place decked out like a garage – its features become even more intriguing…
Top Choice Italian in St Veit an der Glan

La Torre

This fantastic Italian restaurant is set in one of the towers of the 14th-century town wall. As well as the smart, romantic interior, there’s a beautiful, walled garden and terrace, and an Italian owner who exudes b…
Top Choice Italian in Villach


Book ahead for a courtyard table on weekend summer evenings in this trattoria situated in a lovely courtyard. It has a broad range of seafood dishes, excellent pizzas and a selection of Argentinian steaks.
Top Choice International in Villach


This lounge and restaurant is a perfect place to hang out over a drink, inside or outdoors on the square. Its speciality is steak, which you get by filling out a menu sheet.
Top Choice Seafood in Millstatt

Fisch-Häusl Stark

This small place serves delicious fish from the Millstätter See and the Weissensee, including smoked trout the owners will pack for a picnic. Grab a bread roll from the bakery across the street.
Pub Food in Klagenfurt

Bierhaus zum Augustin

Beisl (bistro pub) Bierhaus zum Augustin is one of Klagenfurt's liveliest haunts for imbibers, with a particularly warm traditional pub atmosphere. There’s a cobbled courtyard at the back for alfresco eating. The me…
Austrian in Weissensee

Naggler Alm

Situated a 10-minute walk from the top of the chairlift, this Gasthof set in an idyllic meadow landscape has a good selection of organic vegetarian dishes, well-prepared mains, delicious homemade lemonade and a Bret…
Italian in Klagenfurt

Stand No 17

Nini Loudon's kitchen springs into service from 11.30am to 2pm. Her small, market-fresh menu has beloved regional specialities but more often includes seasonal Italian classics (white truffle risotto if you're lucky…