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Motto has been a popular hot spot on the Viennese dining scene for years. In a smart yet cosy atmosphere, Motto serves seasonal dishes with a focus on regional ingredients, in a combination of Viennese, Asian and Mediterranean influences. They also have a stylish bar, and during the summer DJ nights are frequently held. It's advisable to book in advance.


The Austrian capital has a rich choice of great restaurants: from gourmet dining establishments perfect before (or after) a night at the opera to down-to-earth local eateries. First time visitors simply must try a hearty Kaisersemmel, traditional Viennese bread, or a Kaiserschmarrn, Austrian chopped pancakes dusted with powdered sugar. Vienna is the only metropolis in the world that grows a significant enough amount of wine within city limits, so prepare to find plenty of good local wines to match your Viennese dinners. The most popular time for dinner in Vienna is around 7 or 8 pm, so if that's when you plan to sit down for your dinner meal — book a table in advance.