chef & owner

Riccardo' s career in gastronomy began at age of 16, working in hotels in the Marche region of Italy. In 1990 he began working at the Michelin starred Da Alceo seafood restaurant in Pesaro. Since 1993 Riccardo worked in London, e.g. for Zafferano restaurant. Because of his work he moved for a short time also to New York. In 2002 Riccardo came to Prague as headchef of restaurant called Square. Three years later he opened his first restaurant - Aromi on Mánesova street. La Finestra in Cucina and La Bottega bistros followed shortly.


chef mezera@labottega.cz, +420 775 631 316

Tomáš, graduated chef, met with Riccardo in Square restaurant. Next 8 year Tomáš was gaining experience by working with excellent chefs like Tomáš Černý, Radek Hasman, Mioš Fojt and others. After functioning in Helgertova Cihelna and Park Inn hotel Tomáš became a sous chef in La Finestra in Cucina in 2012 and 5 years later agreed to lead kitchen of Bistroteka.


general manager bednar@labottega.cz, +420 602 979 183

Jiří gained his professional experience abroad (Germany, UK, Finland) from the age of 15. After his return in 2010 Jiří worked in Barcelo hotel and Potrefená Husa in Dejvice. Cooperation with La Collezione began in 2013 at La Bottega di Finestra and continued in 2014 when Jiří because manager of newly opened La Bottega Bistroteka.


manager ratajova@labottega.cz, +420 606 391 689

Barbora started her career in her home town of Tabor, working for 10 years in Havana restaurant. Her next position was in Prague at the Aloha cocktail bar and the Bokovka wine bar. For the last 3 years, Barbora waited tables at Bistroteka, until she was promoted to manager.