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£7 - £26
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Italian, Healthy, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 7 August 2022 via mobile

We found this little gem while hiking around Merano. Excellent food, in particular the pasta with truffles and grilled vegetables. The absolute highlight was the self produced Pinot Grigio from the adjacent wine yards. Superb setting and fantastic service. Highly recommended

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

Really nice and friendly place. Relaxed vibe. Were there with group of 6 including children. Called upfront and had a nice table on the first floor terrace with an amazing view. Food was great as well. Worth the climb!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2019

The view from the terrace at Saxifraga is really worth the (short) climb up the Tappeiner Weg. And although you still get the buzz coming up from Merano, a very busy town, it's all below you and you can sit and enjoy the view without...the constant sound of traffic. The food is good - the Schlutzkrapfen were proper and homemade - and the reception we got on arrival and throughout our lunch was friendly - they really couldn't do enough for us. Why only 4 stars? Well, it's expensive for what you get, but then everything in Meran comes at a cost. But at least here you get good South Tyrolean food and wonderful South Tyrolean hospitality with the added benefit of lunch with a view. Recommended.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

Such a beautiful building and gorgeous view. Sitting on the terrace and just admiring the Etschtal on a sunny day is a must. For my liking, prices are bit too steep.....Wine and prosecco should be served with nibbling etc too

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Found Saxifragra as a very welcome oasis on a day that turned out much warmer than we expected. A friendly, comfortable oasis with a great view and the occasional cooling breeze. Very nice. Food was good too: I had a (variation on a) Caprese salad,...with excellent, milky, nutty Mozzarella. Tomatoes were less good. But the highlight was the bread "on the side": with a variety of flavours, peppers seeds and spices. Good flavour too in the Haus Bier. Refreshed and relaxed, we are ready for the Road againMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A must visit when staying in Merano. Beautiful location , sitting on the terrace on a glorious sunny day overlooking the valley does not get much better. Food is excellent and is perfectly accompanied by wine from the owners own vineyards ( delicious Chardonnay) ....Staff very friendly and extremely accommodating , pasta with chanterelles was to die for. We enjoyed the food so much that we returned again that week.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

excellent food, lovely service, perfect view in a very tranquil setting. the service and quality of local and home made foods, breads, oils and vines is simply stunning. one of my most favourite spots when in Merano.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

There are two Saxifragas - Kurhaus and Stub'n. Kurhaus is in the city center while Stub'n sits above with a wonderful view. It is a hike but well worth it. They are open for dinner on Wed, Fri, and Sat. We sat on the veranda...-- dumplings appetizer, turkey wienerschnitzel -- a very pleasant evening.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 24 October 2015

The Saxifraga lies above Meran on the Tappeinerweg, a famous promenade that already my great grandparents walked on. The food is authentic in a nice atmosphere. It has a beautiful view.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

Walking along the Tappeinerweg high over Meran is spectacular in itself...then to find such a wonderful place for a break and lunch is special. Excellent food, sitting out on the terrace looking around,the Dolomites and other mountain ranges, everywhere is amazing. Service and atmosphere of...this place is magical, everything home made, pasta and bread and delicious cakes!More

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

A beautiful, old building with an amazing view over Merano and the valley. It would be the perfect place for a light lunch or a drink. Sadly it is grossly overpriced. Admittedly I have only had a tea, but at over 5 Euro, I thought...that adding a pastry would have been just extravagant. Yes, it was a loose leave tea and it even had a minute biscuit, but still..........More

Date of visit: May 2014
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Yeah, it is a bit of a climb, but Saxifraga is very much worth the effort. With a seasonal menu that changes frequently, and a focus on local food producers, it'd be hard to go wrong. And then there are the views over Merano and...the valley - simply the best place to have lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2013
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Visited twice, both times when they were cooking outdoors to order. Really friendly, good food, reasonable value, good location. All in all worth going, and worth returning. Probably our equal top restaurant location in Merano - from our trip at least!

Date of visit: July 2013
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

This restaurant makes sure you leave with a smile. Whether it is sunny or raining, you can always eat outside at the large terrace. Food and wine are great. Service with a smile and good knowledge of the wine.

Date of visit: July 2013
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

One fine sunny day i happened to have my lunch in one of the most beautifull located resturant in meran on tappaeiner passage named as, saxifraga,. The location,the view is out of this world.the food is really very good.the hospitality feels you like special.In short...if someone goes through the tappaiener passage and does not pay a visit at ,saxifraga, is equal to commit a crime.More

Date of visit: July 2013
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Saxifraga is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5