The native cuisine of Austria is influenced by its neighbors - Italy, Hungary, Bohemia, Germany and the Balkans. Hence Austrian cuisine is a fusion of many styles. Salzburg has a large number of high-end restaurants, and it might be surprising to realise that eating out in Salzburg can be pretty expensive.
A food item almost synonymous to Austrian cuisine is the Schnitzel, which is essentially a big, battered, flattened, and fried slab of tender veal. Few more of the Austrian favourites are the Sachertorte - rich chocolate sponge cake with a thin layers of sweet apricot jam, Salzburger Nockerl - a sweet souffl_, Mozart balls - small, round confection made of marzipan, nougat and dark chocolate, Pretzel Bread - you know it, Strudel - you definitely do know it.
Salzburg is famous for its beers and its beer gardens. These are extremely popular in the summers for all the right reasons. Who would not love the breezy chestnut trees of the beer garden with a cool mug of beer in the summer heat!
Most Austrian cafes and restaurants have a menu displayed just outside the entrance. To avoid getting ripped off at one of the pricey restaurants, make sure to study the rates before entering.