Marina Ristorante, Staré Město, Prague
There aren’t many places outside of a floating restaurant with beautiful waterside views and proper sun that I’d rather be at. And I found myself having the above at my final lunch in Prague at Marina Ristorante. It’s well rated and easy to find, right by the Vltava of course. I inadvertently went the vegetarian route; with an order of the gnocchi formaggio, roasted potatoes, grilled vegetables and naturally, some vodka.
The food and drinks came fast, not that I would have minded with such superb scenery. And the food was as splendid as the view. The potatoes be crispy, the grilled vegetables flavourful, and the gnocchi pillowy. Yeah man! This made my meat-free endeavour completely acceptable. The potato dumplings are in a creamy cheesy sauce, not overpowering. Mixed and peppered with walnuts and rockets that also help keep the dish light and interesting. At CZK 214 I thought this was more than reasonable. The grilled veges came to CZK 95 and the potatoes at CZK 75.
There are two floors of this floating restaurant and you’d want to aim for the upper floor which offers the open deck. It’s open all week from lunch to midnight and it comes alive in the evening as a haven for a quiet or loud drink with a view. The menu is exclusively Italian, so as well as pastas, pizzas, risttos you’ll have some fancier grill options too.
At the end of my sitting I didn’t have enough space for a dessert course. I’m sure it would have been just as good. The food at Marina was of a very high quality and it’s a surefire pick for some Italian food. Prague has quite a few options for dining and drinking by the river but I was more than happy with the final outcome. It’s also worth coming to Marina even just for that special spot of warmth and comfort as you enjoy watching the rest of the world go by.