Located on a quiet residential street in Prague 6 is Da Emanuel, one of Prague’s hidden gems that serves some of the best Italian cuisine the city has to offer. The nautical interior, inspired by owner Emanuele Ridi’s childhood in Elba, is an intimate space complete with a brick vaulted ceiling, small cozy tables and al fresco seating on the quiet street. Once you sit down at this attractive establishment you will be treated to a bread basket with a variety of fresh breads including Focaccia and a bowl of green and black olives accompanied by quality extra virgin olive oil. Da Emanuel is a popular establishment that has acquired a steady group of regulars due to its comfortable atmosphere, professional service, extensive select wine list and delicious, authentic Italian Cuisine; Emanuele Ridi learned about traditional Mediterranean cuisine by watching his grandparents operate a seaside fish restaurant in Elba. Having said this, it is in your best interest to book a table ahead of time in order to sit among the restaurant’s happy regulars and taste the splendid Italian flavors that have Prague’s entire culinary circle talking. We recommend trying the grilled octopus for a starter, the Spaghetti with tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and basil for a pasta dish, the Fresh Lobster or the Monkfish served with sauce of white wine, olives, tomatoes and clams for the fish course and the grilled beef flank steak with grilled chicory and roasted baby potatoes for a heartier meat course. It is good to note that half portions are available if you wish for a lighter meal. And of course, a meal is not complete without dessert and Da Emanuel does not disappoint. We recommend the classic Tiramisu or try something new from the daily assortment of desserts made exclusively in-house. To make this ‘seaside’ establishment all the more attractive, Da Emanuel also operates Little Italy next door, a shop where you can find Italian delicacies to take home and enjoy.
Address: Charlese de Gaulla 4, Praha 6, +420 224 312 934, www.daemanuel.cz
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