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Italian, European, Austrian, Central European
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 20 April 2023

We were coming from Italy, and dissapointed. And then in LIENZ this restaurant , that we never heard of. Surprisingly good! Menu delightful and the winelist great !!!

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Good place to eat! Came to Lienz after a long day on bike. The staff was friendly, the restaurant interior is really nice and the menu offer was really good! The pizza was good and tasty and worth its price, so as the salad buffet....Would recommend it!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel Traube and wanted to try La Taverna which is on ground floor of the hotel. They serve good food, and service is nice, but overall impression is that they charge more than average for food that is not more than...average for the area. An example is that we were told that we could help ourselves at the salad bar, and we all got the impression that it was included, but it was charged extra for on the check. Not to be unfair, I think the place is recommendable but not so much more than that.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place, nothing fancy, but cosy and friendly. Good selection of Italian wines for one pizzeria. Pizza Is good so do spaghetti with gambereti.

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you drive pass by Lienz it Is nice place too stop. Italian Food Is better then restaurant look in the basement. Waiter was very polite.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place has been around for years and all the locals know it. It serves great pizza and pasta as well as a few local specialities like Backhandel. Highly recommend it as a terrific reasonably priced place to eat in Lienz.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very polite waiter. Very good kitchen. Not too many wines to choose, but some very satisfying. Mozarella was very good for starter and pasta also. Love to come again.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

This place is the first place in Austria where I have felt discriminated against. We went to eat there with my husband and my son. We had about thirty minutes to eat so we ordered simple meals. We told the waitress we only had thirty...minutes. She said... No problem. Within fifteen minutes, my husband who is Austrian had been served both a soup and his main meal. My son and I (both African) were never served, our order arrived at the last minute. What we had ordered was significantly simpler. We still had to pay even though we didn't even have the time to eat. I will not be returning. I do not recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 29 October 2014

The La Taverna restaurant is located underneath the Hotel Traube on the main square in Lienz. The entrance is down some stairs at the backside of the hotel. Immediately the restaurant feels cosy, warm, and welcoming. It is in the basement of the hotel so...there are no windows but it is nicely decorated in rustic wooden style walls, ceilings etc and there are lots of old black and white photos of Lienz. There are some nice cosy tables tucked away in various corners and the open kitchen is in the middle of the restaurant. The Taverna is an Italian restaurant with all the usual soups, starters, pizzas, pastas, salads, fish and meat dishes that you’d expect in an Italian. There is also a selection of non-Italian dishes to serve guests wanting typical Tyrolean food – signs that this is an Austrian run Italian restaurant. The restaurant is quite small though and there is no bar to sit and have a drink if you need to wait for a table. The prices are fairly typical for Lienz – good value and fairly inexpensive. There seemed to be a large offering of good wine but I guess that this is because the wine list may come from the hotel upstairs. Pizza was very good indeed and big enough to satisfy. Accompanying dishes were of good size and well presented. Dishes such as lasagne looked very much home-made. Menus are in German but there are English descriptions beside each dish. Service was okay with just one waitress to serve the whole restaurant. She spoke good English and did a great job managing the whole restaurant alone but they could do much more to make guests feel more welcome. You can also see the cook doing the cooking in the open kitchen. If you pay by credit card your card will disappear upstairs to the hotel where the transaction is done – not for everyone, especially if you are particularly paranoid about credit card security. The Taverna is open lunch times and evenings from 6pm. For lunchtimes the cellar type atmosphere could be a little too ‘dark’ for some peoples liking but for the evening it’s fine. We found that the Taverna was one of the very few places in Lienz still serving food until late (11pm), so this place would be ideal if you have arrived into Lienz very late and not much else is open. The restaurant is closed on Mondays. Conclusion – a pleasant Austrian attempt at an Italian restaurant which is cosy and comfortable in the evening and serves good value food and drinks until quite late.More

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed 26 October 2014

This restaurant is located in the Romantik hotel. It serves mostly Italian, but also Austrian dishes in a stube in the basement of the hotel. The service and food quality were above expectation and the atmosphere inviting. Recommended

Date of visit: September 2014
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

If you've had a busy day up in the hills or on your bike and want a really nice Pizza and a couple of cold beers this is a great place to visit. It's downstairs in a cellar but that creates a typical taverna type...atmosphere. Kitchen is open so you can see the guys cooking. We didn't have a reservation and they were busy but still accommodated us. We were still served quickly and the pizzas were really tasty. I'd definitely recommend a vist. Great value too.More

Date of visit: August 2014
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

The place is small but very nice, the food is really good, pizza, pasta and some local food, ask for the local beer (Gösser) you will love it. Service is reaaly good, your bill can be charged to you room if you're stayin at the...Traube HotelMore

Date of visit: April 2014
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Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Busted here with business colleagues and it was ok - not sure how welcome we were I'm not sure. No English menu, which is fine but so you know. Beware the view is non existent it's in the basement. The waitress was kind and tried...hard and the food was ok, it just felt... Like they did not want is there.More

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La Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4