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Cicala Trattoria

#171 of 4,432 Restaurants in Prague
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Neighborhood:
Nove Mesto (New Town)
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Zitna 43, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 222 210 375
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cicala Trattoria - Back in 1997 a unique opportunity started to present...
Cicala Trattoria - Back in 1997 a unique opportunity started to present itself in the centre of Prague - an opportunity to taste the real Italian cuisine flourishing under the baton of the culinary maestro Aldo Cicala. Today it has already been fifteen years since the restaurant opened for the first time and over these years it has won renown for its cosy family atmosphere, received numerous prestigious awards and welcomed many famous personalities. The restaurant owes its success first and foremost to its rich homemade Italian cuisine served with great attention to detail under the supervision of the talented chef David Cicala and to its emphasis on the quality of traditional ingredients. The restaurant also earned its high reputation thanks to the always friendly and accommodating staff who are also members of the Cicala family and create a genuine family atmosphere.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Dining on a budget

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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Unexpected

We went to the bar next door (which was great) and asked them about dinner. They send us to Cicala Trattoria which was an unexpected jewel. At first we were puzzled about the entrance but the actual restaurant was in the cellar. Food was excellent and authentic, atmosphere great. Loved it!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Hva66
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went to the bar next door (which was great) and asked them about dinner. They send us to Cicala Trattoria which was an unexpected jewel. At first we were puzzled about the entrance but the actual restaurant was in the cellar. Food was excellent and authentic, atmosphere great. Loved it!!

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This restaurant looks pretty ordinary from the outside. Go in and be welcomed by the owner ( who speaks good English ) or his wife ( who does not ) Go downstairs and you will enter a different world. Authentic Italians with authentic Italian food. We had a super meal there and were well looked after. Not too expensive either.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The food is really delicious! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I recommend this restaurant with honest heart :) really great !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

Like other reviewers we found this restaurant on trip advisor and would have missed it otherwise. We had a sharing starter, two main meals and 4 beers for around £15 and the food was lovely. The restaurant is downstairs in a cellar and had a really nice feel about it. I can definitely recommend it. Make sure you look at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stumbled across this charming little restaurant during our stay in Prague, I had read a few good reviews before entering, and they werent wrong. Sure the entrance is a little "different", you are greeted by a kind of cafe entrance and as previous reviews have mentioned by a charming elderly italian man watching TV. but persevere and venture down stairs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We hadn't noticed the restaurant across from our hotel but found it on tripadvisor. Really nice place in a basement. Authentic Italian food and friendly service. The pasta was superb. The wall of fame has pictures of (Ametican) movie stars visiting the restaurant such as Sean Connery, Morgan Freeman, Mat Damon, Owen Wilson, ... Impressive. They have good taste in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We found this restaurant on Trip Advisor, conveniently located next to our hotel. First impressions are not good as there is only a small shop front which we walked straight past – it was only the Trip Advisor window sticker that helped us locate the restaurant. Once inside you go to a large basement, traditionally furnished. As we ate early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This place has existed in Prague for many years, yet for me unnoticed. I learned about this from one of my students. Talking about his favourite restaurants, he named some really expensive places. And then he gave me this secret tip. He said "You know first it looks like some sort of cheap shop with café, but go downstairs!" So... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

From the outside, this restaurant doesn't look much, but inside, the food and service were superb. I visited with 7 friends. We chose to follow the recommendation of the owner and have a meal for eight. A great selection of starters, pasta and meat courses followed, finishing of with tiramisu or cheesecake and coffee. Really liked this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went here in a party of 6 on a Friday night. Really lovely Italian restaurant. The staff were incredibly helpful and explained the menu in detail. We went for the house wine which was great value. The selection of starters was very comprehensive and the main courses were superb (no pizza). Good value for money also. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zitna 43, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
  • Location: Europe  >  Czech Republic  >  Bohemia  >  Prague>  > Nove Mesto (New Town)
  • Neighborhood: Nove Mesto (New Town)
  • Phone Number: +420 222 210 375

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Dining on a budget

Description

Cicala Trattoria - Back in 1997 a unique opportunity started to present itself in the centre of Prague - an opportunity to taste the real Italian cuisine flourishing under the baton of the culinary maestro Aldo Cicala. Today it has already been fifteen years since the restaurant opened for the first time and over these years it has won renown for its cosy family atmosphere, received numerous prestigious awards and welcomed many famous personalities. The restaurant owes its success first and foremost to its rich homemade Italian cuisine served with great attention to detail under the supervision of the talented chef David Cicala and to its emphasis on the quality of traditional ingredients. The restaurant also earned its high reputation thanks to the always friendly and accommodating staff who are also members of the Cicala family and create a genuine family atmosphere.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
Nove Mesto (New Town)
Nearly 700 hundred meters long, Wenceslas Square represents the most frequent and buzzing crossroads of the city. The National Museum in the upper part of the square watches over your spending spree in countless shops and retail stores lining the entire square, which ends at Na Příkopě, the most famous shopping street. When tired or broke, you can explore the city's underpasses, which can take you to the Old Town or to the courtyards of art nouveau houses with secret gems of greenery, white benches and rose bushes that provide unexpected peace in the midst of the city. Be sure to pay a visit to the traditional cafés, classic Czech pubs, cinemas and theaters. National Theater near the river has a lot to offer to foreigners. Go to the river bank and enjoy live music and drinks while watching a sunset behind Prague Castle.
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