Enjoy delicious authentic South Tyrolean Schlutzkrapfen in Brixen at the restaurant Der Traubenwirt. The restaurant in the center of Bressanone/Brixen impresses with a wonderfully cozy outdoor terrace. And of course excellent food. Located at Kleine Lauben 9, the naming of the alley/street couldn’t be better. Southern feeling thanks to many plants, which separate the restaurant from the public area of the alley. Der Traubenwirt serves local as well as national specialties, such as Schlutzkrapfen, tiramisu, but also pizza and antipasti platters. The cuisine in South Tyrol is of course mainly Italian, after all you are in Italy, but also very much influenced by the Alpine region. Here, Der Traubenwirt in Brixen was my first choice, right after arriving by train from Innsbruck.
The Traubenwirt at Kleine Lauben 9 offers a fixed menu as well as seasonal delicacies. So I opted for a cream of asparagus soup as a starter, as well as South Tyrolean Schlutzkrapfen as my main course. South Tyrolean Schlutzkrapfen are dumplings filled with spinach and curd cheese made from organic rye “Regiokorn“, served here with mountain cheese and pine butter. The current price for this warm starter/my main course is €15.80, absolutely justified for this delicious dish. The menu is of course also available online, here, in advance of a visit to look at.
The asparagus soup was served soon after my order, and surprised me positively. Bread croutons tossed in a bit of fat in the butter were served with the soup – great! If you need some more bread you can help yourself to the bread basket placed on each table. Although the soup tasted really excellent, the highlight was of course the main course, the Schlutzkrapfen. Served with brown butter, they really whetted the appetite for more South Tyrol – I definitely need to visit Bressanone again to eat Schlutzkrapfen at Der Traubenwirt!
Address: Kleine Lauben 9, 39042 Brixen / Bressanone, Italy
Opening hours: daily 11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6 – 10 pm