Osteria Da Clara, Prague
Czech Republic 101 00
Tel: 420 271 726 548
Concierge.com's insider take:
Osteria Da Clara, a nine-table Tuscan-style trattoria, has made a super-size impact on Prague's dining scene by showing that an excellent dinner doesn't have to cost a month's rent. British-Czech chef Glenn Svarc spent several years honing his skills in Italy before returning to his homeland to open this extremely affordable restaurant with a playful dining room (mismatched chairs, U.K. lounge music). Fresh seafood dishes—perhaps a whole roasted bream—top out at about $20; other main dishes, such as pork scallopine with smoked mozzarella and grilled peppers, are about $15. Even the all-Italian wine list, which includes finds from small producers, is modestly priced ($12–$35). The restaurant's location in the residential neighborhood of Vršovice (or, euphemistically, "lower Vinohrady") will likely be a bit removed from your hotel, but the ten-minute cab ride from the center means that you'll escape the other tourists and find yourself among a crowd of extremely contented Praguers enjoying a night of simple pleasures.—Evan Rail
Open Mondays through Fridays 11:30 am to 3 pm and 6 to 11 pm, Saturdays 12 to 3:30 pm and 6 to 11 pm.