July 2020 update: Following their re-opening after the lockdown, the prices have been raised and service levels have dropped. It’s not bad there, but if you want great food at good value in Prague, I’d recommend Cihelna.
Kogo Havelská provides great Italian food, service, atmosphere and reasonable prices right in the centre of Prague.
Most of our favourite restaurants are small, local, chef-owner joints in the Vinohrady and Krymská areas of Prague. A place has to be good to make us venture into the centre of town.
Service is good, tables aren’t too close together, a glass of good red wine is 118 Kč and they don’t charge us for a carafe of tap water.
The bread (20 Kč) is tasty and as you would expect, all tables have olive oil and balsamic.
The scallops (290 Kč) are my favourite starter.
My favourite pasta is the spinach and ricotta ravioli (250 Kč).
The tagliatelle with prawns and rucola (310 Kč) is also good (at least five large prawns hiding under there).
I can’t eat three of their courses, but if the sea bass is worth having if you can decide whether to give up on the scallops or pasta.
What else can I say? The place is well worth a visit – you should book although I’ve seen plenty of people manage to walk in and get a table.
Havelská 499/27 Staré Město Praha 1, 110 00 Praha 1
Phone: +420 224 210 259