One of the most friendly and family oriented restaurants in Prague 1 which also happens to be air conditioned: much appreciated during the hot summers. We go there all the time because my husband works in the office building right next door. I always reserve a table next to the kids corner for lunch as its really full during this time (12 till 1) as it’s popular with office workers.
Outside of the lunch hour and on weekends you’ll find it easy to get a table. The play area is located in the non-smoking section of the restaurant, I have never experienced a smoky atmosphere inside. The staff seem resilient towards kids and provide them with pictures and crayons for colouring in. The play area is fenced, so children cannot run away. There are usually other families with kids, so most of the time our boys play nicely inside with the other kids allowing us time alone to enjoy our meal.
I know that criticism often draws peoples attention, but no matter how hard I try I cannot think of anything negative to say about this place. The kids area is always clean, they do sell a wide range of HIPP baby food in case you forget. Facilities include high chairs and a changing table in the ladies toilets. This fascinates me, I know we should be happy that restaurants have changing tables at all, but why is it always in the ladies room? Lucky for me I was blessed with a husband who changes nappies since my babies were born and he would happily do so in the restaurant too. Maybe we can expect changing tables in Men’s toilets in the next century?
Since it is a PIZZA PLACE, you can expect wide range of Pasta dishes, Pizzas, Salads and they serve a daily lunch menu too. Usually around 150 - 160 CZK. Soups are served on a big plate and I’m never able to finish it unless I’m going without a main course afterwards. Pizzas are thin and tasty and salads are always fresh. Another thing to consider is that the restaurant is available for kids parties, they even give kids the opportunity to prepare their own pizzas, maybe worth trying if you’re kids are responsible enough! Further details are described on their website (see link below).
Our mothers group went there for lunch once with all our kids, the mums were all very happy and satisfied with the experience - sometimes this can be a real trial trying to have lunch out with so many kids! So considering the size of our party and that we were a group made up of various nationalities, the restaurant and staff managed to do a good job satisfying us all.
Another recent discovery I’ve made that I recommend you enjoy before or after lunch is a brand new playground just around the corner on Lannova street (aprox: 50 m from the restaurant). It’s the perfect combination for a day out in the city.
OPEN: Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00, Sunday: 12:00 - 23:00
ADDRESS: Klimentská 40, Praha 1
DIRECTIONS: There isn’t really a direct connection by public transport but it is a short walking distance from various metro stops and trams. The closes Metro station is Náměstí Republiky on the Yellow line B or Florenc on the Red Line C. From there walk in the direction of the river to Petrské Square. It is right next to the REGUS office building. You can catch Trams 3, 8 24 and 26 to tram stop Bílá Labuť or Tram 5, 14 or 8 to tram stop Dlouha Trida or Tram 3 or 26 to Tesnov.
FURTHER INFORMATION: see http://www.rugantino.cz