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#127 of 4,216 Restaurants in Prague
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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
0.3 km from Old Town Hall with Astronomical Clock

MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

You’d never guess but from 1918-1945, this lovely restaurant with its red-brick vaulted ceiling was an Alfa Romeo showroom! Expect rustic Italian dishe...
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About
La Finestra in Cucina was opened in 2009 as the second restaurant of Italian chef Riccardo Lucque. The restaurant features an open kitchen where you can observe Chef Tomáš Černý performing his artistry as he prepares your chosen meal. La Finestra specializes in meat dishes. Beside the culinary experience, La Finestra wants to build the largest wine cellar of quality Italian wines in the Czech Republic. The adapted wine cellar was installed for this purpose.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, European
FEATURES
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We experienced top-notch service, especially from the sommelier. We had ordered white wine to start, but my host was not satisfied with the taste of the bottle. So he asked the sommelier to give us another bottle of the same white wine. The sommelier then...gave us marked glasses and poured the wine from the second bottle. And it was better than the first. There were five of us, and we shared one whole grilled turbot. It was excellent, and after our dinner, nothing remained of the turbot. This is an excellent restaurant - the ambiance and the food are terrific. When in Prague, this would be one of my favorite Italian restaurants.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

Been here on other trips and I was not disappointed. Service was terrific and each menu item that was chosen was as close to perfect as one can get. My guest had never been and were very happy with the decision to dine at La...Finestra in Cucina. Already planing a trip back!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal very much but disappointed that my birthday wasn’t acknowledged. Very special evening, slightly spoiltMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Markéta Malíšková, Marketing at La Finestra in Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2024

Dear Trish, thank you for choosing our restaurant and also for leaving us a positive review! We are sorry to hear an inconvenience occurred that slight spoilt your evening. May we ask what exactly it was? Thank you. We hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 14 February 2024

This overpriced restaurant is obviously a place for international people with money who have neither taste nor the slightest idea of what fine dining means. The minute we sat down a unit of whimsical waiters startet to serve complimentary bread, some water, etc. and kept...on scurrying (except between the primo and secondo, when we sat almost left alone at the table for approximately 25 minutes), even took the olive oil, salt and pepper off the table while we were still eating. Before we ordered our mediocre food, a pretentious and absolutely full of himself sommelier explained our choice of wine to us, not only superficially but also deficient. The pasta was definitely undercooked (and as an Italian I am quite familiar with the term and correct texture of “al dente”) and the rest of the dishes simply tasted very very boring. The dessert wine was definitely off-key. At some point we had surrendered to the La Finestra experience and refrained from complaining, but in the end when the waiter emphasized the fact that the service charge wasn’t included we almost snapped. Just don’t go there.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Markéta Malíšková, Marketing at La Finestra in Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Dear Nala, We are sorry if you have felt disappointed during your visit. Our staff works hard without an exception to give everyone the best experience possible. Therefore, we encourage our guests to speak up if there is any inconvenience occurring. There is always a...More

Reviewed 31 December 2023

Lovely atmosphere in the restaurant with great service. The food was exorbitantly priced for what it is and that would put me off going again or recommending the place. We ordered the langoustines (prawns) to start and were served two tails and two very small...pieces of prawn meat covered in a huge mass of whipped mayonnaise and a little caviar. Where was the langoustine??? Definitely not what we thought we ordered! The whole fish (Dorado) for main course was delicious and expertly deboned and served in front of us. But again crazy expensive. The roast vegetables were plain and simple.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 31 December 2023 via mobile

Bene here a few times. Always amazing. This time my deer was very tough and chewy. I wouldn’t order again. The service was great.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2023

Unfortunately this was not a good experience for our group. We just arrived in Prague from Texas and were so excited to dine at this restaurant that had come highly recommended. It did not meet our expectations. The service was marginal. We waited almost 2...hours from ordering and 1.5 hours from our first course to get our main course. We don’t know what the problem was in the kitchen but some communication from the waiter would have gone a long way. Instead we had to continually ask where are food was. By the time the food arrived we were not even hungry. The food was good but we weren’t able to enjoy it because we were way past wanting to eat. The manager did come and talk to us and ended up giving us our 3 glasses of wine complimentary. It was a disappointment to our evening.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Markéta Malíšková, Marketing at La Finestra in Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Dear Roving, we are sorry to hear about your experience at our restaurant. It is not our standard for our guests to be waiting long, however we can get backed up if we are busy. That is still a problem on our end and therefore...More

Reviewed 16 November 2023

Excellent, for business lunch we had some amuse buche, as appetiser steak tartar, risotto avec truffle, we were offered steaks, the waiter showed us in vivo several pieces of rare meat on a wooden block, we selected, they asked how we want to prepare it...and went off. I had Danish beef, perfectly prepared with some small baked potatoes. The risotto was creamy and very tasty, the meat tender, perfectly prepared. A glass of italien Grumello fitted well. The service was really very good, attentive, on hand, did not impose anything, gave advice when we wanted. Not everywhere today, alas. Sincerely recommended for special occasion. Not cheap, but you pay for qualityMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

This place exceeded our expectations in all aspects. Great food, wonderful service in an intimate yet welcoming atmosphere. One of our favorite dinners in Prague!!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

Delicious dinner at this Michelin guide restaurant. We sat in the main dining room in the front. Nice and simple decor. Service was good and food was delicious. The truffle risotto was divine!!!!!!!! A must try. They have an excellent wine list. Charles, the sommelier,...helped us with our selections. If you’re ever in Prague, add this one to your list.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 3 July 2023

Excellent italian food. It was an extraordinary night. Very cozy place. We received the best of attention from all the staff. The lobster bisque has no comparison... delicious!

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

If Italian restaurant is good it must have been really good. This one was really good in all respects. Eficcient and fast staff, nice ambiance,, excellent starters and perfect black rissoto. The proposed wine was also a jewel.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Maybe the waiters are not as they used to be few yrs back (joking in very polite style, remembering pur choices even after weeks) but it is still THE place to go if you want to have the best meat on the planet - maybe...this sounds a bit of over-statement, still for us it remains place with best meat in the world! Period. But everything else is awesome too - one can hardly imagine simple broth can taste this well. Or mashed potatoes. Or sliders. We travel few times per year to Prague (about 2 hrs drive for us) just to have dinner at La Finestra ;)More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Kamila M, Other at La Finestra in Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2023

Dear Flipmodeee, Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your continued patronage. We're thrilled to hear that you consider our restaurant to have the best meat in the world and that you enjoyed the broth, mashed potatoes, and sliders as...More

Reviewed 25 January 2023 via mobile

Amazing food & drink. A must visit if in Prague. Great service. You won't be disappointed. Super place.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Kamila M, Other at La Finestra in Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2023

Dear leetA8407LZ, Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience with our food and drinks. It's wonderful that you would highly recommend us to others visiting Prague. Our team works hard to provide excellent...More

Reviewed 11 December 2022 via mobile

We had an amazing lunch from start to finish. The service was impeccable, the wine choice and quality was outstanding and the food was some of the best we’ve eaten anywhere. The prices for the quality of the food and ambience was such good value....We will be sure to return next time we are in PragueMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Kamila M, Other at La Finestra in Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2023

Dear Simon, We are already looking forward to welcoming you again. Thank you very much for your visit and such a positive review full of kind words. We are sincerely happy that you enjoyed our restaurant's food, wine, and atmosphere to the maximum, and your...More

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Hello Roving, Thank you very much for your question. Yey, La Finestra in Cucina accepts American Express cards. We are looking forward to seeing you in our restaurant. Kind regards, Markéta from La Finestra in Cucina
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Hello Maria, Thank you for your interest in La Finestra! My name is Elisa and I am the Guest Relation Manager of the restaurant. Of course we do gluten free! We can offer you a wide selection of fresh fish, meat and salads... More
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La Finestra in Cucina is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5