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“Very nice dinner, outstanding service”

Kalina cuisine & vins
Ranked #259 of 5,415 Restaurants in Prague
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $89
Cuisines: French, European, Czech, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Stare Mesto (Old Town)
Description: Our gourmet restaurant is located in the historical center of Prague, near the Old Town Square. It is a restaurant built on the expertise of recognized personalities of Czech gastronomy. Top Chef Mirek Kalina prepares culinary delights accompanied by wines from traditional European winemakers which are served by recognized sommelier Vit Hepnar. Have you already visited Kalina Restaurant? Please rate us here on TripAdvisor. Thank you.
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice dinner, outstanding service”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

We went to have dinner in Kalina, had no expectations and we were presently surprised about food quality and very good service. Food presentation, starters on the house were great and main dishes ( beef and duck) were very tasty. We enjoyed food as much as we liked our waiter who was funny and very helpful with wine selection and everything else. We would definitely go back.

Visited May 2013
Thank Martin H
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
1 review
“Great restaurant!”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We recently visited this restaurant and were greatly impressed by the pleasant atmosphere, quality of service, delicious food and wine. The price was also very reasonable for the offered culinary experience. Thank you, for the great time at Kalina Restaurant!

Visited April 2013
Thank Pavel K
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Prague, Czech Republic
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213 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“To be honest No 1 in Prague for me now”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

I am as Prague citizen happy about the positiv development on the local gourmet scene. The last discovery is Restaurant Kalina in the old town, just a few steps from Old Town Square.
Miroslav Kalina has finally decided to evaluate his experiences made on his stage by Michelin three stars chef Michel Guérard and many others chefs member of Relais & Châteaux here in Prague. If you will really enjoy your meal, don’t hesitate to call the chef and the sommelier to your table to discuss the setting of your menu and wine. The only remark – they have really nice wine cellar, but the prices should be a little bit more realistic. But they accept your own wine for corkage.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Ladislav V
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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

....Thank you for your hospitality, great food, great wine. Really wished we had more time in Prague to eat here again. A sure winner and look forward to subsequent visits here in the future.

Advice -

* Reasonably priced for the quality
* Great presentation of any dish
* Superb wine list
* Amazing service

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Dean W
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Geneva, Switzerland
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“An Honest, Excellent Place to Eat in Prague!”
Reviewed March 19, 2013

During one of my visits to Prague more than ten years ago, I had by chance wondered into a small, inconspicuously looking bistro in the Old Town - a bistro then owned by one of the local artistic personalities. The food was outstanding - and I sought the then unknown Chef of the place, Mr Mirek Kalina. After then, I kept returning to the bistro almost daily - until the bistro was closed and Mr Kalina disappeared into the fast-evolving restaurant scene of Prague. On my subsequent visits, I often enquired about this highly talented Chef - but never came across him again.

It has been a common occurrence in post-velvet revolution Prague, that people who come to some money, hurry to open a restaurant - without even the slightest understanding of food or the many aspects of restaurant business.

The result? Failure after failure - to the point that it is virtually impossible to rely on past experience when choosing a place to eat after being some time out of Prague. How many times have I been embarrassed after recommending one or the other restaurants to my friends - only to find out that, since my last visit, the Chef of the place was fired, the staff left because the owner failed to pay their wages - etc. etc.

Well - I was very pleasantly surprised when I returned to Prague about a month ago - and found out that Mirek Kalina opened his own restaurant - and also entered into a association with one of the best sommeliers the country produced over the past two decades, since vine became increasingly important to the palates of local diners.

Needless to say, my wife and I have been frequent visitors to Restaurant Kalina almost on a daily basis. I will not bore the reader with long descriptions of the Chef's philosophy of culinary applications - the best description of all would be to visit Restaurant Kalina and try his various creations on the theme of Czech-French dishes in person. You will love it - and you will return again and again.

jdsepes - Switzerland

  • Visited March 2013
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