Set on the hillside just below Prague Castle
, Piano Nobile at Villa Richter offers the finest Czech cuisine dining experience in the city.
Piano Nobile is on the top floor of Villa Richter, a classicist summerhouse dating from 1836. The villa is set amongst the extensive vines of one of Bohemia's oldest vineyards (AD 908).
The whole estate, including the villa, the restaurants, the vineyards and the garden terraces, has been meticulously restored.
This rural ideal offers magnificent panoramic views over Prague: over the Vltava River, the Lesser Town and across to the Old Town. And yet the restaurant is only a few minutes walk from the metro station Malostranska in the Lesser Town.
Piano Nobile presents a menu of traditional Czech food, alongside some fine international dishes to ensure all tastes are catered for. There is an emphasis on employing fresh seasonal ingredients, and the food is well-prepared and presented.
The restaurant's wine selection is stored in the 'Wine Chest', which is embedded in the villa's bedrock mass. These are good Czech, French and Italian wines.
In the warmer months guests have the choice of dining outside on the terrace, to enjoy alfresco views over the city. Although, all year round a glass conservatory offers the best of both worlds.
Villa Richter has all the charm of Prague's old world. Its vineyards date from the 10th century and were said to have been tended by St. Wenceslas himself. Stroll amongst the vines either before or after dinner, and enjoy the setting and the fine cuisine.
The other restaurant at Villa Richter is Piano Terra.