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This restaurant was here when I first came to Prague in 1997 and is still excellent. Mr. Cicala is still at the restaurant and is supported by an array of family members.

The entrance is on a busy, scruffy street and almost looks like an Italian deli as all you can see from the window is a deli-style counter. Further back is a room that once had ambitions to be an upstairs pizzeria, but has now become a Cicala family room – you’ll meet various friendly family members as you pass and find your way downstairs into the main restaurant.

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Perhaps the street anonymity is why the place became the favourite haunt of numerous movie stars while they are filming in Prague – you can check out the various pictures on the restaurant walls. Anonymity aside, the food is what keeps them coming back.

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The place is always busy and you should make a reservation in advance.

Our favourites are the antipasti misti, panzerotti and linguine pasta and the meat with spinach and rosemary potatoes – although we usually can’t eat all of that and have just two our of the three.

A carafe of red house wine is fine.

You’ll most likely spend about 1500Kc for two people.

I’d recommend a visit if you’re in Prague.

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Cicala Trattoria
Žitná 43,
110 00, Prague 1, Czech Republic

tel: +420 222 210 375
fax: +420 241 434 350
http://www.trattoria.cz/en/

trattoria@cicala.cz

Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 11:30 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 22:00
Sunday – closed