The restaurant scene has really ramped up in Innsbruck in the last few months. Some old favourites have disappeared, much to our disappointment. But that also means that there are some exciting new places to try, and try them we did!
Here are three new awesome restaurants to tickle your tastebuds in 2022.
Le Murge, Wiltener Platzl
When Immerland announced they were closing, it was pretty tragic. How could such an Innsbruck staple ever be replaced?
But we had nothing to fear: Le Murge is a more than worthy addition to the Innsbruck gastro scene! The new Italian restaurant only serves a small range of light dishes, but each one packs a mighty punch of flavour. Think freshly made basil pesto with crusty farmhouse bread, or Mediterranean vegetables roasted with a delicious blend of Italian herbs. Not to mention the fine selection of wines and the authentic espressos.
In short: if you’re looking for great food and laid-back service, Le Murge is the place for you!
Just down the round from Le Murge is Ann’s Diner, a new American-style diner and one of only a few in Innsbruck. With a menu covering bowls, tacos and hot dogs (veggie seitan dogs also available), you can be sure to find something to suit the taste buds. The soft ice sundaes are delicious too.
But what really sets Ann’s Diner apart is its funky interior. Featuring booths with pastel pink cushioned seating, distinctive retro lighting and the coolest bar in town (or certainly in Wilten), this is a new kind of dining experience in Innsbruck. It’s only a pity they are not open at the weekend!
Ludwig’s, Phil’s, Zum Wohl… do we really need another burger place in Innsbruck? Well, after sampling the smashed burgers at Smash N' Go, it turns out we do! For the uninitiated, a smashed burger is one that isn’t pressed into a patty until it’s literally on the grill, ensuring maximum smoky flavour and aroma. And it is every bit as good as it sounds.
There are various burgers variations on offer, from the classic cheeseburger to pulled pork and a broccoli-cheese patty, and gluten-free buns are also available (coeliacs rejoice!). The place itself is small but nice enough, and they get bonus points for wrapping their takeaway burgers in sustainable paper packaging rather than a mound of plastic.
All in all, a fuss-free and tasty burger option in Innsbruck!