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Trattoria Cicala

Zitna 43, Prague, Czech Republic
+420 222 210 375
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Ranked #156 of 2,739 restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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87% Recommend
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Extra-ordinary setting and beautiful. Service is individualized smoothly and is well co-ordinated, we almost felt as if we were dining alone. Our dining area was two levels down as if it had been crated from a medieval cave. Food is superb; the prices do not reflect the high quality. Absolutely would return. A friend. Recommended our going there and surely... More

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United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My husband and I were in Prague for a week and were ready for something other than traditional Czech food. This restaurant was recommended to us by a friend, so we decided to give it a try. Everything was wonderful. The food was fresh and it was a better Italian experience than I expected!

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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

After having read the warm reviews on Trip Advisor I was looking very much forward to tasting the food of this place. So many things seemed to be likeable, judging from the excited reviews. Unfortunately my expectations were not met. The place itself looks tired and worn. As if they decorated it a long time ago, when they took it... More

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Liperi, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Visiting Prague for a couple of days, and feeling interested to eat something else for a while than those greasy, though delicious local pork dishes, was lucky to get a table from this cosy but stylish Italian restaurant. I normally don't eat that much of Italian food outside Italy, as it seems to be a bit of.. disappointment quite often.... More

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Espoo, Finland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

At first the service was good and the food was good also (althought the pasta carbonara didn't taste like carbonara...). Later, we didn't get any service. We would have wanted to have some dessert or something to drink but no one came to take our orders. And finally after hour of waiting they just brought us the bill.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Off the beaten track but in Zitna close to Wenceslas square, this little italian is a gem. Delightful tomato and mozzarella (what tasted like real buffala) salad to start with. J had a prawn cocktail. I followed with veal escalopes with mushrooms (and a delicious spinach side)and J had spaghetti carbonara. All very simple, all very good and, as promised... More

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Gdynia, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Lovely food, great staff! Pasta was really how it should be. And the boss taught me how to pronounce "gnocchi": in a right, italian way :) . Thanks! Highly recommendable place.

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Rimini, Italy
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is the only "real" italian restaurant. I use to check the menu outside every restaurant that pretends to be italian, and when you see that they don't even know how to write in italian, how could you you think that they can prepare italian food? They write "spagetti", "pizza margarita", "bolognaise", once I found "ragout" too! I think they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Our first restaurant with the help of TripAdvisor. The carpaccio was tastefully but a bit to thick. The meat I ordered was really great! Very nice tast and structure. The Pasta Carbonara my wife ordered was bad. The pasta wasn't cooked well, not even "al dente."

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Ballintubber, Mayo, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

On TripAdvisor's recommendation we went to this restaurant. Luckily it was just around the corner from our hotel (K and K Hotel, Fenix) We just arrived and were pretty hungry. We were there at 6.30 pm and the only customers. They said it got busy around 8pm. We had prociutto and caprese (mozzarella and tomato) as appetizers, Gnocchi w/shrimp and... More

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