Enjoy Tyrolean and Italian cooking at restaurants in Merano/Meran
Restaurant: you will find the right one for you in Merano/Meran
No two restaurants are alike in Merano/Meran Each establishment is unique in its way and exudes a very special charm. But all the restaurants in Merano/Meran have one thing in common: you can experience very special kinds of culinary treats.
Dining in Merano/Meran
The two cultures that are rooted in South Tyrol are also practised in the restaurants of Merano/Meran. If you’re spending your holiday in Merano/Meran, you will be offered Tyrolean specialities and Italian dishes. As a result, you enjoy typical regional delicacies like dumplings and Schlutzkrapfen or bacon and Surfleisch (salt meat) with cabbage in one restaurant in Merano/Meran. But in the same restaurant you can also try Italian pasta like Spaghetti alla Carbonara or risotto and fish specialities from the Mediterranean region. Besides the traditional restaurants in Merano/Meran, the many pizzerias are also very popular. Don’t miss out on a visit to a pizzeria during your stay at your apartment in South Tyrol!
The right wine in the right restaurant in Merano/Meran
South Tyrolean food in a restaurant in Merano/Meran is not complete without a good glass of wine. Merano and Environs is a superb wine region thanks to its mild climate. The most famous wine from the Val d’Adige/Etschtal is probably the Vernatsch. This famous wine is also the oldest South Tyrolean red wine variety. However, the Lagrein, which is made in the Bolzano/Bozen region, or the Gewürztraminer from Unterland are superb wines from our country. Ask for the wine menu at your restaurant in Merano/Meran and have a good South Tyrolean wine recommended to go with your meal.
A culinary voyage through Merano/Meran
Culinary events in Merano/Meran are organised spread throughout the whole year. As a result, you can find themed dining weeks that the restaurants in Merano/Meran take part in over and over again. Extremely sophisticated treats are always conjured up during the dumpling weeks, vegetarian weeks, aperitivo lungo weeks, chocolate weeks and other themed weeks.
More than just restaurants: cafés, bars and nightclubs in Merano/Meran
Besides the numerous restaurants, you can also find cosy cafés, traditional and modern bars, small bistros and several clubs for night owls in Merano/Meran. The many establishments invite you to while away the hours. After a shopping tour through Merano/Meran’s arcades or after a walk along the Passerpromenade, treat yourself to a good cup of coffee or a cool drink. Or who about a delicious ice cream sundae in one of the town’s many ice cream parlours? Take your time and enjoy the unique flair of Merano/Meran town!
Our Café Überbacher with our pastry shop in South Tyrol is situated on Kirchplatz in Lagundo/Algund near Merano/Meran. We have been running the café with our team for more than 40 years. Every day we look forward to guests coming to visit us at the pastry shop. We create gateaux, chocolates and pastries here with passion and also conjure up delicious ice cream sundaes with our home-made ice cream. Pop in and see us and indulge in the specialities from the Überbacher house!
Maria’s special recipe for Marillenknödel
So that you can also enjoy specialities from the restaurants in Merano/Meran at home, Maria Überbacher reveals her recipe for South Tyrolean Marillenknödel to you. Enjoy making them!
Ingredients for four people
350g potato dough
4 sugar cubes
Sugar, cinnamon, white breadcrumbs and butter for melting
How to make them
Cut the rolled-out potato dough into eight squares of the same size. Remove the stone from the washed apricots and put half a sugar cube in each apricot. Then wrap the dough around the apricot and shape them into round dumplings. Gently simmer the dumplings in boiling salted water for 15 minutes. Mix the cinnamon, sugar and white breadcrumbs and toss the dumplings in it. Then pour the golden brown butter over them. Enjoy!
You can also make the dumplings with plums, cherries or strawberries.