Western Carinthia restaurants

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 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.
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…
European in Lienz


At this garage-style restaurant in the heart of Lienz, the decor is an atmospheric new-old combination of dark beams, monochrome tones, marble-topped tables and vintage picture frames. Alongside faves like organic W…
Pizza in Lienz

Da Leonardo

World champion pizza maker Leonardo Granata rests his dough for 24 to 48 hours, turning out authentic pizzas and running a 100% Italian operation with friendly, solicitous staff. Fabulous if you're missing il bel pa…
Austrian in Spittal an der Drau


Mettnitzer is a class act that serves a small range of classic, local and seasonal dishes in a formal atmosphere.
Austrian in Lienz


Clinging to a 1600m clifftop like an eagle’s nest and watched over by jagged peaks, the Dolomitenhütte is extraordinary. With the Dolomites and larch woods as a mesmerising backdrop, it's like something out of a fai…
Austrian in Lienz

Gösser Bräu im Alten Rathaus

Gather around a horseshoe-shaped bar at this vaulted brewpub, whose draught Gösser Brau beers go well with traditional favourites. In summer move to the vine-clad terrace for well-presented Italian daily specials an…
Austrian in Lienz


Up on a hill opposite Stadtpfarrkirche St Andrä, this atmospheric restaurant does a selection of local dishes under the vaults or on the streamside terrace.
Austrian in Lienz

La Taverna

A staircase twists down to this excellent wood-panelled tavern in the bowels of Romantik Hotel Traube.