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“Like the good old days”
Review of Hofkeller - CLOSED

Hofkeller
Price range: US$14 - US$39
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Innere Stadt
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Like the good old days”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

Remember Walt Disneys Snowwhite and the seven dwarfs? Allthough this is not the black forrest in Germany the way this place feels is like the house of the dwarfs. All dark wood with detailed delicate carvings, stained glass and large beers on draft served by ladies not teenagers. Friendly as everyone in Austria and serving good solid traditional food. Homy in a Disney way.

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Great dining experience (and no smoke!)”
Reviewed 16 May 2012

Really enjoyed our last dinner in Graz by trying this place. We walked over and found out we could make a reservation but they had just one table left, for their opening at 6 pm. This is not a huge restaurant and there is only one menu. "The" menu is on standing chalkboards that show today's choices (in German, but happily explained in English if you need it as I do) -- and you might have to wait until the table next to you orders to get it.

One of the more enjoyable aspects was that after the menu was listed for us, we were told to think about what we would like and that they would be happy to reconfigure or mix items or give us different sizes. We ended up splitting a gnochi entre as an appetizer and my husband had the salmon with eggplant tart, but opted to switch half the salmon to try monk fish. I had the spaghetti with clams (available either with a cream or tomato sauce) and opted for the tomato sauce that was enjoyably spicy. While waitng for our food, we were given a variety of breads and some olives to enjoy.

We tried the "wine of the month" and really enjoyed the chianti.

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

  • Visited May 2012
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Laguna Beach
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Very atmospheric, small restaurant, locals”
Reviewed 4 December 2011

We totally enjoyed this find. Old world atmospheric, food excellent, service superb! I would go back!

Visited October 2011
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food, great service, traditional Italian. Highly recommend.”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Suggest you book this restaurant should you wish to sit outside. Due to its popularity, it gets busy and outdoor tables are generally reserved in advance. Hofkeller did not disappoint with freshly prepared Italian food, great service by a knowledgable waiter who thorougly understood the menu and wines. Had a main and entreee that was served in a timely manner, priced reasonably and was a dining experience, I would recommend.

  • Visited August 2011
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Graz, Austria
Level 6 Contributor
185 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Fantastic Restaurant”
Reviewed 14 January 2011

And great atmosphere....I loved the way the presented the menu...just check out yourself. Food is delicious, definetly one of the best if not the best italian restaurants in Graz, als award winning therefore prices are not cheap but adequate for the quality of food. Right in the centre of Graz, 5 minutes walk from Hauptplatz. Recommended!

  • Visited August 2010
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