At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Vienna's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Italian food in Vienna, we head to Pizzeria Venezia - a reader favorite - or we count on Pizza Bizi's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Italian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant 1st District area.


1st District

This popular chain restaurant announces itself blocks away with the aroma of fresh garlic and oregano filling the air. Watch as your pizza crust is tossed in the air by one of the expert pizza chefs. A generous buffet offers fresh salads and pastas. A great lunch place for those with little time to spare.

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1st District

Dine outdoors, weather permitting, or upstairs where two quiet rooms are perched high above the busy city streets. Drink in the luscious aroma of Italian cooking while you await your hand-tossed pizza or one of the other classic Italian specialties that include lasagna, tortellini, and spaghetti with four cheeses.

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One can find this rustic yet cozy Tuscan eatery in Vienna's 19th district. The menu is authentically Italian with a hint of Austrian. Order from a range of different pizzas, pastas and fish dishes. The wine menu is satisfying while many come for the filling antipasti buffet. For the working class, a great 2- or 3-course business lunch is available, and during the warmer months, outside seating is available, accommodating up to 30 people. Try lunch here, and you may be asking yourself to come back again for dinner.

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This family eatery offers possibly the best wood-oven pizzas in all of Vienna. The thin crust pies are served with a wide choice of tasty toppings. The ambience reflects the family's fondness for nautical themes, hence the name.

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