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Ambiente Pizza Nuova Restaurant with play area, Prague 1

Restaurants and Cafes, Birthday Venues and Ideas on 29 August 2008 by Darina (4 comments)

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Right in the centre of Prague 1, on Namesti Rebuliky, next to the Kotva department store you will find the Ambiente Pizza Nuova Restaurant. This is one of a few non-smoking restaurants in Prague with a decent sized kids play area that includes a small slide, tables for colouring in, a TV and a good array of toys to please kids from the ages of 1-5 years. A baby-sitter comes in on the weekends, to watch over the young ones, plays with them and thus allows the parents to enjoy a short break.

One thing, which I found quite appealing about the play corner, is that it is carpeted (and clean) and has two windows with bars, so that no-one falls out. This keeps a fresh flow of air coming in when the area is full of energetic and active children.

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You can enjoy an ‘all you can eat’ pizza and pasta menu in a very modern, clean, fresh, and pleasant environment. If you order unlimited pizza and pasta for 1 adult, then your child up to the age of 6 eats for free. The waiting staff simply carry around pots and plates of many different types of pasta and pizza and it is up to the customer to say whether they wish to get a serving or not. Each table is equipped with 2-sided coasters. If you’re still hungry, leave the green ‘mangiare’ (eat) side up, and once you’ve had your fill (this does not take long), you simply turn your coaster to show the red ‘basta’ sign, and the staff will stop ‘stuffing’ you.

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The restaurant has a small antipasto and cheese buffet (great if you just want something light) and you can combine your ‘all you can eat’ menu with this. Some of the other items on the a la carte menu include: Grilled steaks, Brazilian churrasco, Neapolitan pizza Verace Pizza Napoletana and other home-made pasta dishes. The sommeliers will match your dish with an appropriate wine. Many of the tables are set up around the kitchen, which is made out of glass walls, allowing a direct view of the action in the kitchen! 

The restaurant is situated on the first floor, with direct access from Namesti Republiky only available via a steep wooden staircase. Easy lift access, for people with prams, is available via an office building door located directly to the left of the main entrance to the eatery. One can also park the pram downstairs next to a guarded closet. The slightly challenging pram access is perhaps the only minor inconvenience for people with little ones. The service and food however, help to make up for this.

If you plan to visit with young children it might be useful to reserve a table close to the play area, so that you can eat and watch them at the same time.

The staff are quite relaxed even with little ones running in under their feet at times. On one occasion when we brought Nicolas’ walking chair with us, no-one seemed to mind that he went wild with it and this gave us the opportunity to spend some quality time with his big brother Marcus. I have also attended 2 Birthday Party celebrations here and can thoroughly recommend this place as a birthday venue. 

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PRICES:
Option 1: Pizza and Pasta - all you can eat
till 18:00 295 CZK per person, children between the ages of 6-12 pay 85kc per head.
after 18:00 328 CZK per person, as the choice of food apparently becomes a bit more extensive after this hour.

Option 2: Antipasti Buffet, Pasta and Pizza - all you can eat
till 18:00 475 CZK per person
after 18:00 515 CZK per person

Option 3: Antipasti Buffet - all you can eat
11:30 - 23:30 285 CZK per person
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OPEN: Monday - Sunday 11:30 - 23:30

ADDRESS: Revoluční 1/655, 110 00 Praha 1

DIRECTIONS: By metro, take yellow line B to station Namesti Republiky. Or take tram no: 3, 8, 5 to Namesti Republiky. The restaurant is 100m from the Municipal House.

FURTHER INFORMATION: http://www.ambi.cz

CLOSEST HOTELS: Marriott 5*, K+K Central 5*, Pariz 5*, Grandhotel Bohemia 5*, Josef 5*

  • Petra on 10 September 2008 @ 10:12 AM

    And the children get a ballon when leaving :-)
    Great place, my high recommendation

  • Suzanne on 21 September 2008 @ 10:15 AM

    This is a really easy place to get a hearty meal and relax while the kids play in the small but secure children’s play area!

  • Daria Kolobneva on 10 November 2008 @ 10:46 AM

    We’ve spent a b-day of our one year old kid there and really enjoyed it. The service was good, stuff helpful. Playing area is very nice and was enjoyable for David. The only con I mentioned was that the table was full of lots of things, that waitresses could clean up once in a while… b-day table was great, but empty plates should have been cleaned more often.

  • Simone on 27 June 2009 @ 08:53 PM

    I just discovered that at Ristorante Pizza Nuova, next to Kotva mall, kids under the age of 6 eat for free (anything on the menu and very big portions!). I’m amazed!

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