Best pasta in Prague
TOP 7 tips from locals
If you ask anyone from Prague where to go for the best pasta in Prague, they will probably mention Pasta Fresca trattoria as one of the first places. And no wonder - the fact that this place belongs to the well-known Ambiente restaurant chain is a guarantee of quality. However, Pasta Fresca is not the only place in Prague where you can enjoy quality fresh pasta. Sure, you'll find pasta on the menu in practically every restaurant... but there are only a few places in Prague where you can experience the real Italy - and we'll tell you where!
Pasta Fresca Prague
Address: Celetná 11, Prague 1
GPS: 50.0872192N, 14.4236917E
The Pasta Fresca restaurant is synonymous with the best pasta in Prague. The handmade pasta is prepared according to traditional Italian recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients of the highest quality. The great menu and gastro experience is highlighted by a glass of wine from a unique collection of Italian wines, friendly service and beautiful cellar space just off Old Town Square.
Source: pastafresca.ambi.cz, instagram.com/pastafresca_celetna/
La Piccola Perla
Address: Perlová 1, Prague 1
GPS: 50.0836792N, 14.4211683E
Although the name of this restaurant is more related to the address in Perlová street, it is a real pearl among Italian restaurants in Prague. It's a cool place for lunch or dinner, where the owner often just exchanges a few words with you and the waiter brings you a glass of limoncello as a parting gift. All this just a few meters from Wenceslas Square.
Source: facebook.com, La Piccola Perla
La Finestra in Cucina
Address: Platnéřská 90/14, Prague 1
GPS: 50.0873147N, 14.4162378E
This Italian restaurant under the direction of the famous chef Riccardo Lucque is located just a short walk from the Old Town Square and a visit is a perfect experience from appetizer to dessert. The pasta menu is narrower, but more refined to the last detail. The professional sommeliers will recommend a suitable wine to go with each dish. The restaurant also excels in the preparation of meats. Next to the restaurant is a shop with traditional Italian delicacies.
Pepenero Pizza & Pasta Prague
address: Bílkova 132/4, Prague 1
GPS: 50.0907836N, 14.4192539E
If you want to enjoy luxury pasta in a relaxed, informal environment, head to Pepenero Pizza & Pasta. The owners' goal is to bring authentic Italian cuisine to Prague and offer Italian specialties at affordable prices - and we think this restaurant succeeds brilliantly.
Source: pepenero.cz, instagram.com/pepe_nero_praga/
Address: Revoluční 655/1, Prague 1
GPS: 50.0894853N, 14.4278811E
Although the restaurant has pizza in its name and even boasts a quality certificate for the Neapolitan one, don't be fooled. Just take a look at the menu with its wide range of pasta, add to that the high standard of all the restaurants in the Ambiente chain, to which this place belongs, and it's immediately clear that every pasta lover will enjoy one of the best pasta in Prague here. In addition to the classic a la carte menu, Pizza Nuova offers a tasting experience that includes unlimited appetizers, pizza and pasta - or all at once. Plus, the restaurant is well equipped for little diners.
Address: Korunní 957/35, Prague 2
GPS: 50.07606066781089, 14.443321169316992
Tip especially for all lasagna lovers! Lasagneria is the first and only restaurant not only in Prague, but also in the whole Czech Republic, which specializes in lasagna prepared according to the Italian recipe. Everything from pasta to béchamel is homemade and freshly prepared daily. On the menu you will find - how else - mainly lasagna, in several ways, including seasonal specialties. How about a lasagne with pumpkin or asparagus?
Address: Malostranské nábřeží 1, Praha 1
GPS: 50.086631045693906, 14.408377972699649
In the beginning was a love of Italian cuisine, which gave birth to a fresh pasta business focusing primarily on fine dining and farmers markets. The products enjoyed great acclaim, so two friends decided to sell pasta in their own business - and Pastař - an Italian restaurant with a family atmosphere just across the bridge from the National Theatre - was born. Don't expect a menu of dozens of items here, but every bite will make you feel like you're in the real Italy. The dishes are simple but perfectly presented and perfectly flavoured. You can also buy their "fresh pasta made with love" to take home.
Source: pastar.cz, instagram.com/pastar.cz/
For quality and affordable fresh pasta right in the centre of Prague, you can also pop into Pasta Vodičkova (formerly known as Pasta Krusta). It's more of a bistro or pasta bar than a restaurant, where you choose a type of pasta, one sauce to go with it and the chef prepares everything right in front of your eyes. Another popular bistro where you can get good pasta on the lunch menu for a good price is Pizza and Pasta Factory Prague. In the summer, you can also sit in the garden.