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Restaurant Sperl

#67 of 3,489 Restaurants in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Brew Pub
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Karolinengasse 13, Vienna 1040, Austria
+43 1 5047334
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 22:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 22:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our first meal in Vienna here during our stay in early December 2016. This restaurant, which was recommended to us, is run by a third generation of the Sperl family. It was a very cold night and the restaurant was really busy, mainly with local patrons. We had no reservation, but nonetheless we were given a table after... More 

Thank smh208
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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273 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed at the Prinz Eugen hotel and asked for local restaurants. This was the first recommendation, we tried and never looked back, visiting there three nights in a row. A taste of old Vienna, always busy - book to be sure - but the fact that it's busy with locals tells you a lot. The food is excellent and... More 

1 Thank tyketyke
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We visited this place today (December 2016) and had a great time. We ate the Schnitzel with sides and grilled chicken, had a glass of wine and two beers, 46 €. The food was excellent and we were very happy with our dinner. It is a busy place, we didn't have a reservation and were seated nonetheless. There were a... More 

Thank Vedran K
Winchester, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Busy, lively restaurant and thought we were OK. I orderd pork medallions, they arrived (three of them) I had a bite from each and all were very chewey. The waiter asked if all was OK and I explained that the meat was chewey. He took the plate away and came back 20 minutes later (by which time my husband had... More 

Thank oldsue
Herndon, Virginia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went to have lunch at Restaurant Sperl because of the reviews I read in TripAdvisor. We were not disappointed. They had outside tables in what seems to be a really nice garden. As it was a little chilly, we decided to eat inside. The restaurant has a warm, nice ambiance and old, traditional decor. Our server was an older,... More 

Thank littleflower1963
Francestown, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Arriving at 8pm on a Sunday night the Sperl was very busy, in my mind a good sign. The tomato soup was excellent, chunky and full of basil. The schnitzel was cooked perfectly. The mixed salad was tasty too. Could not finish the schnitzel so didn't opt for desert. Good service, very relaxing spot an easy 15 minute walk from... More 

Thank hunterpm
New York
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We had dinner here last week (October 2016), as the Restaurant Sperlis is only 5 minute walk from our airbnb apartment on Belvederegasse. We arrived before 6pm without reservation and were promptly seated. My wife ordered a pork schnitzel with french fried and a mixed salad. I had beef liver "Tyrolean style" with roast potato and weekly special beef vegetable... More 

Thank Michael V
Basildon, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Close to Prinz Eugen Hotel and recommended by them. We had good food and service in comfortable surroundings and very large servings. Worth a visit although probably at a slightly higher cost than expected but overall a good experience.

Thank dicky1945
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We happened across Sperl on one of our many walks and enjoyed a lovely dinner or authentic Viennese food. Great taste, generous portions and nice relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff.

Thank Patriciamacg
Galway, Ireland
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Relaxed, casual restaurant serving very tasty food. Busy, but staff quickly sorted us with a table in the restaurant. Would recommend highly.

Thank Maureen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
German, Austrian, European, Central European, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karolinengasse 13, Vienna 1040, Austria
  • Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Wieden
  • Neighbourhood: Wieden
  • Phone Number: +43 1 5047334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Wieden

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The fourth district combines elegant tradition with contemporary style and relaxed living. More than a dozen town palaces and churches such as St. Charles Borromeo have added glamour to a neighbourhood known for its traditional retail and crafts shops, taverns, cafés. Wieden is also home to Naschmarkt, Vienna’s largest street market. Many bohemian types have found their way to Wieden: meet them in trendy cafés and bars, shop alongside them for vintage items, enjoy Wien Museum’s and Kunsthalle’s modern temporary exhibitions, and hang out with the bees at Vienna’s most beautiful urban garden, Karlsgarten.
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