Top Choice Italian in Graz

Santa Clara

Santa Clara, an under-the-radar but long-beloved Graz favourite set in an ancient vaulted space, has loosened things up. Eschewing a regular menu structure, there's simply a nightly buffet of Italian-style antipasti…
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 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.
Italian in Alsergrund & the University District

La Salvia

Trieste in neighbouring Friuli-Venezia Giulia was once Vienna's seaside salon and La Salvia celebrates this long association through its Friulian and Istrian offerings. Locals love to come here for a mid-market shop…
Italian in Alsergrund & the University District


Italian food is commonplace in Vienna, but it can get a bit same-same. With its pretty platz-side outlook, Wetter would be appealing whatever the menu, and it's great for a market pit-stop espresso. But its well-coo…
Italian in Graz

Peppino im Hofkeller

This wine bar and restaurant is the perfect place for sipping from a large selection of Italian wines. Choose an authentic pasta or main dish from the blackboard; expect anything from octopus salad to porcini raviol…
Italian in Alsergrund & the University District

La Tavolozza

You'll feel part of the famiglia at this friendly neighbourhood Italian place, where tightly packed tables are lit by candlelight. The food is superb: crisp bread fresh from a wood oven is followed by generous, well…
Italian in Dornbirn

Pasta Fresca da Giovanni

Hailing from Southern Italy, Giovanni helms the kitchen at this slick Italian job. As the name suggests, the big deal is the superb homemade pasta – from ravioli with king prawns, cherry tomatoes, herbs and rocket t…
Italian in Mayrhofen

Pane e Vino Mayrhofen

Tubular lights, black-and-white blown-up photos and cheek-by-jowl seating create a contemporary feel for authentic antipasti, bruschetti and pasta in this slick Italian job. Full-bodied wines accompany classics such…