In and around Merano/Meran in South Tyrol/Südtirol, Italian cuisine is influenced by the local Tyrolean culinary tradition. There are a wide variety of establishments, ranging from classic South Tyrolean inns to Italian pizzerias. Restaurants in South Tyrol observe high standards in terms of the quality of their ingredients and preparation. This holds true at every price level, from simple traditional fare to Nouvelle Cuisine.
In addition to many rustic guesthouses and Italian pizzerias, Merano and Environs has an exceptional density of high quality restaurants, whose chefs have received awards from the most distinguished international gourmet guides.