Austrian dumplings rather than Austrian Schnitzel? If that's your mindset, head farther north—beyond the Bahnhof—to shady Grünbachplatz and the Irger family's woodsy, gemütlich restaurant, dating from 1891. Patrons have their pick of various dumpling concoctions (bacon, spinach, cheese and whatever) served with soup in the ivy-filled dining room or the 100-seat garden. Prices range €5.80-8.50.

Contact: Knödelwirt Grünbachplatz 14, A-4600 Wels, tel. +43/7242/47 205

Rating: Quality 10/20, Value 13/20