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La Finestra

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
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Platnerska 13, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 222 325 325
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: La Finestra in Cucina was opened in 2009 as the second restaurant of...
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.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 359
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
World class

Fantastic Italian food. Everything imported from Italy. Very nice atmosphere, and very kind and polite staff. A must do in Prague.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Jansan12
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Italian food. Everything imported from Italy. Very nice atmosphere, and very kind and polite staff. A must do in Prague.

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Hovik, Norway
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We entered the restaurant for Friday lunch, no table was booked, but lucky for us - they had some tables available. A very nice restaurant with high vault inspired room and nice brick walls and a marvellous staff from start to the end. They speak English very good and were available and helpful without being "pushy". We went for a... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited October 2014 and were so pleased with our visit! We walked in as we had read other reviews and were not disappointed. The food was excellently prepared and fresh. - All the different types of fish were shown to you in advance of preparation. We also had great wines and the kitchen granted us with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We had a lovely meal here in March 2015.Food was light with fresh ingredients,and there is a good wine list.Fantastic desserts too.Compared to London where we live,this restaurant was good value.Highly recommended.Mike and Rene.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place has been around a couple of years. They do have nice service and nice wines, but the food is always the same. They show huge pieces of meat and fish before taking orders, then eventually everything turns up cooked the same way as last time. They always recommend the same plate of mixed starters, which is then served... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

It is too simple for the prices they charge here. Food is fresh but not special, interior is clean but generally overpriced.

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Mevaseret Zion, Israel
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We wandered in without a reservation, but were seated in the back of the restaurant right near the window that looks into the kitchen (the reason for the name "La Finestra", meaning window). It was private and special, and fun to watch the chefs preparing the salads and desserts that were in front of us 5 minutes later. The food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was hands down one of the best meals I've had anywhere. Pork chop (a new item) was fabulous and the steak wonderful. Sides all exactly as you would want. Even the bread was delicious. Service excellent and, while on the high side for Prague, compared to most other cities this is a very reasonably priced meal. If I could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We went here for valentines at 6pm. we were put on a 4 person table for two of us but asked to move, which was no problem. menu was great, they brought the meat out for me to select a steak which was very cool. the sea bream was filleted at the table and was pretty spectacular. wine was incredible... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

My third visit here. Excellent food and wine. Very nice atmosphere and intereur. Staff is very kind and professional. Coming back again. Have travelled a lot worldwide, but this is my favourite restuarant. Mr. Kaae

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Platnerska 13, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Stare Mesto (Old Town)
  • Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
  • Phone Number: +420 222 325 325

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Stare Mesto (Old Town)
One of the oldest neighborhoods in town represents the medieval heart of Prague. It’s no surprise it is bustling with tourists every time of day. Križovnický square, overlooking Charles Bridge with Prague Castle in the background, is probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers blend together with the modern era. A vast array of bars, restaurants, dance clubs, international brand shops, galleries and hotels bring life to the old city. With its charming and picturesque cobblestone streets, the nightlife and parties will surely be unforgettable.
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