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The 11 Best Restaurants in Prague

Scattered throughout the capital, these restaurants showcase the best of Czech fine dining.

By Olivia Cuccaro |  June 14 2022


In recent years, the Czech capital has been high on the must-visit list of anyone doing a tour of Europe, with many of the best restaurants in Prague offering a unique and stylized insight into local cuisine.

The city of a hundred spires has a proud history of serving its nation’s cuisine, including favorites such as beef and pork dumplings, the classic smažený sýr (fried cheese) and Hungarian-influenced guláš (meat and vegetable soup). However, while regional fare is popular among tourists and locals alike, a great number of the best restaurants in Prague also serve up international delights to a standard that rivals many of Europe’s better-known capitals, from Italian delicacies to Scandi-inspired menus.

Elite Traveler recommends some of the best restaurants in Prague for both an authentic look at Czech cuisine to more globally inspired dishes.

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La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise

As one of two Prague restaurants currently holding a Michelin star, La Degustation’s (pictured above) philosophy is “small, thought-provoking meals that arouse the senses.” The seasonal menu, crafted with local Czech produce, is served as six or eleven courses. Their degustation menu features trout with zucchini and horseradish, as well as lamb with ramsom and caraway seeds and rhubarb, basil and elderflower for dessert.

Their wine cellar is stocked with wine from small, independent European producers. House sommeliers experiment to find the optimum pairing for each seasonal dish, with many non-alcoholic drinks created from local fruits, vegetables and herbs also available.

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CottoCrudo

cottocrudo restaurant prague

In the Four Seasons Prague, CottoCrudo’s kitchen delivers the most refined Italian dishes as one of the best places to eat in Prague. Modern Italian fare, including fresh seafood and homemade pasta, is served in a stylish urban setting. Executive chef Marco Veneruso puts a modern twist on his native cuisine for a taste of southern Italian classics in the heart of Prague. During warmer summer days the restaurant will open its doors and invite guests outside to enjoy lunch or dinner on the picturesque riverside terrace. Make sure not to miss the Linguine cacio e pepe, complete with caviar, tarragon and lemon.

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Salabka

Located in the outskirts of the city in a quaint winery, Salabka is surrounded by vineyards that have been cultivated on the hillside since the thirteenth century. After training at Michelin-starred restaurants in London, head chef Petr Kunc has his own imaginative take on modern cooking, and makes sure that high quality wild game and freshwater fish from the local area are menu staples. The main course is a potato risotto with seasonal forest mushrooms and curd cheese espuma, and a roe deer loin with beetroot, parsnip puree and blackberry juice.

Their most popular tables are on the first floor, with wide windows overlooking the surrounding vineyards.

salabka.cz

La Finestra in Cucina

la finestra prague

Since chef Riccardo Lucque’s second restaurant, La Finestra, opened in 2009, it has been taking Prague by storm. The restaurant has an open kitchen where executive chef Tomáš Juřík shows off his expertise in creating some of the best Italian dishes in town. Their summer menu includes dishes such as their gnocchi with beef ragout and fava beans, or the saffron risotto with roasted marrowbone.

Guests have the option to book La Finestra’s exclusive and private room, located in its extensive wine cellar.

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Field

field restaurant czech republic

At Field restaurant, executive chef Radek Kašpárek focuses on food in its natural form with well-balanced Scandinavian cooking. This one-Michelin-starred restaurant emphasizes the raw origins of ingredients, serving modern cuisine that is as simplistic as it is delicious. The restaurant offers two degustation menus (six or ten course) as well as a weekly lunch menu.

Dishes are simple yet expertly executed, with intriguing wine pairings to boot. There is also a separate vegetarian menu available.

fieldrestaurant.cz

Kampa Park

Overlooking the Vitava river, Kampa Park is the perfect place to settle down for an evening meal after a sunset stroll across the medieval Charles Bridge. The menu is novel and bold, designed by the restaurant team under executive chef Marek Raditsch. Alongside a variety of salads, soups, and vegetarian and vegan options, guests can enjoy a five-course degustation menu featuring seared duck foie gras with mango chutney, cashew nuts cream and ve-spice sauce, and Choux au crauquelin with spiced apple compote and calvados ice cream.

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Aromi

aromi prague

Another Italian experience from Riccardo Lucque, Aromi centers on seafood, sourcing ingredients and products from small suppliers in Italy. Riccardo introduces the best of Italian cuisine to the Prague dining scene, serving dishes like spaghetti with lobster, grilled octopus, and pumpkin gnocchi with Pecorino and black truffle.

An outdoor garden welcomes guests during the warmer months, where you can enjoy a glass from the wine list of more than 300 Italian labels.

aromi.cz

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Siddharta Café

siddharta cafe restaurant interiors

Bold, vibrant colors are stunningly applied in the Siddharta Café, an exciting restaurant-bar-lounge located in the Buddha-Bar Hotel. The chef creates cosmopolitan, sophisticated menus offering a range of Euro-Asian dishes that perfectly complement the Pop-Art atmosphere. Turquoise chairs framed in black, warm tangerine walls and dramatic light fixtures are all part of the appeal.

siddhartacafeprague.cz

Coda Restaurant

Re-opened for visitors, the Aria Hotel’s Coda restaurant offers delicious and sumptuous cuisine. Guests can savor innovative international flavors accompanied by a wide selection of wines in an intimate atmosphere. During the summer, rooftop dining is a popular option at the Coda Roof Garden Terrace for views of Prague. Alternatively, the Winter Garden is the perfect setting for a more relaxed setting. The restaurant is decorated with paintings and sculptures and further embraces the arts with live piano performances every evening from Tuesday to Saturday.

Their latest menu, courtesy of head chef Jan Kaplan, offers an extensive selection of dining options inspired by Czech cuisine.

codarestaurant.cz

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La Rotonde Restaurant

la ratonde restaurant

Located at the Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, La Rotonde is an elegant Art Deco-inspired restaurant serving a delectable choice of international cuisine and traditional local dishes. The items on chef Lukáš Hlaváček’s à la carte menu are sourced locally, and there is an emphasis on seasonality. While the restaurant itself is currently undergoing a renovation, Hlaváček’s cuisine can still be enjoyed in the hotel’s bar.

larotonde.cz

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