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Cicala Trattoria

#194 of 4,498 Restaurants in Prague
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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, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 16
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  • 6
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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
Don't let the frontage put you off

A little family-run gem serving excellent, authentic Italian food. My partner rated his pasta and bean soup as the best he has ever had & my seafood risotto was pretty marvellous too. And all so reasonable (including the wine). Venture in and you surely won't be disappointed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Prague, Czech Republic
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133 reviews 133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were here with a group of friends and had a nice time. Food is good - I guess, from the menu, their pasta is the best value for the money as it was really delicious and portions were not small. For my friends, their desserts were the highlight (too sweet for me). On the other hand I must say,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

A little family-run gem serving excellent, authentic Italian food. My partner rated his pasta and bean soup as the best he has ever had & my seafood risotto was pretty marvellous too. And all so reasonable (including the wine). Venture in and you surely won't be disappointed.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I thought we'd try this restaurant out given the good reviews, what a disappointment. We waited a considerable amount of time for our main meal. My food was just lukewarm and with very little flavour, my husband's was acceptable but not of a very good standard. Will most certainly not return Tom tis restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This restaurant was across the road from our hotel. As others have said the frontage disguises the lovely restaurant within. Friendly service and great food and wine. We had starters and for main course - steak and spaghetti vongole, oh and puddings and liquers!! We didn't want to leave. Reasonable prices. We were tempted to go back but they are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I convinced my partner to try this after reading the reviews online. We walked for about 20minutes to get to the restaurant, once we arrived we were having second thougts about going inside- The front looks like a cafe/deli and looking through it didnt look like a restaurant more like a living room.. with a man watching football! Two locals... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Don't be put off by the frontage. Go downstairs to a little bit of Italy. Good food, friendly service at a good price. Really enjoyed this little surprise.

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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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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: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business

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?

Staying in Nove Mesto (New Town)

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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