First-class restaurants and traditional taverns, exquisite dishes and hearty traditional home cooking at a high level, relaxed manners in medieval wine cellars and high-quality pubs: you can find all of this only in South Tyrol, where the culinary tradition of Central Europe meets the Mediterranean love of good food.
Whether you seek haute cuisine, traditional food or home cooking, harvest-fresh products, fruit, vegetables, pasta or wine, South Tyrol has reached the highest levels of acclaim in international food circles, and is one of the European regions with the highest density of gourmet restaurants.
This applies even more to Lana and surroundings as a gateway to the south. Here you can enjoy life to the fullest with a tasteful dinner and a good glass of wine. In addition to the high-level gastronomy that surprises guests with both reasonable prices and amazing quality, Lana also boasts a large number of inns, taverns and guest houses offering traditional cuisine and excellent home cooking. In the guest houses, pubs and wine cellars the relaxed lifestyle of South Tyrol is always maintained. The best expression of this is the autumnal Törggelen as the culinary highlight of the harvest time.
Restaurants and traditional inns
Lana and its surroundings are an outstanding example for the harmonious fusion of the Tyrolean passion for traditional food and the sophisticated Italian cuisine. Where the best ingredients of the country are used it is not a matter of "either-or" but of "as-well-as": The everyday cuisine of Lana's inhabitants not only consists of properly prepared antipasti und starters but also of savoury South Tyrolean mains or pastries which are a link to the cooking traditions of the former Danube Monarchy. Among pizza, pasta, local dumplings, Carpaccio or so called "Kaiserschmarren" (shredded Austrian-style pancake), all served in rustic taverns or in classy and modern environments, the South Tyrolean cuisine leaves nothing to be desired.
The only fast-food you can find in Lana is an excellent pizza. The favourite dish of many children and adults alike is the perfect light meal for enjoying mild summer evenings in a Mediterranean atmosphere. Each of the pizzerias in the Lana area has its own house recipe for the perfect pizza.
Cafés and bistros
It's often the little things that sweeten your life! Take a seat in one of the numerous gardens of Lana's little cafés, bars and bistros, treat yourself with a coffee, a Brioche or a cool summer drink such as the popular "Veneziano" or "Estivo", and find out for yourself that quality in food and drinks is based on a strong commitment to perfection and loving attention to detail.
Taverns, snack stations and typical wine cellars
Along with the haute cuisine of the many award-winning restaurants, the Lana area is also a place to experience the typical South Tyrolean way of life. Take a cue from the locals who find a balance between their day-to-day stress and tranquillity.
In taverns connoisseurs of good home-made food will benefit from a huge variety of dishes: soups, traditional dumplings (called "Knödel" and "Nocken") in assorted variations, stuffed regional pasta such as the famous "Schlutzkrapfen" und "Tirtlen", fresh pasta dishes and other local specialities of lamb and venison, savoury cheeses, aromatic sausages, ham, bacon and pastries made from the best products the area has to offer.
Lana's rustic wine taverns called "Buschenschänken" and wine cellars offer local flair and authenticity through their farm-like character, their food as well as their home-made products. This is made perfect by their house wine which will delight even the most discriminating connoisseur.
The Lana Restaurant Guide lists various establishments in Lana and Environs by category, including restaurants, pizzerias, inns, taverns, breweries, wine shops and cafes in the area.
In addition to addresses and contact details, the guide also provides a brief description and the opening hours of each establishment. Restaurants may also be selected according to the type of food served, such as fish or vegetarian.