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Ondřej Duffek

Ricardo Lucque

Chef & Owner

Riccardo´s career in gastronomy began at age of 16, working in hotels around Rimini and Pesaro in the Marche region of Italy. In 1990 he began working at the Michelin starred Da Alceo seafood restaurant in Pesaro. Three years later, aged 24, he left for England to work at Zafferano, named best Italian restaurant in London in 2001 and awarded a Michelin star. After a three-month sojourn as head chef of Buco in Manhattan, he returned to England to serve as executive chef of a chain of five Italian restaurants in the Thames region. He came to Prague in 2002 as head chef of the “Square, a restaurant” on Malostranské náměstí.

In April 2005, Riccardo opened his first restaurant, Aromi, in Vinohrady. Four years later, in 2009, he launched its sister restaurant, La Finestra in Cucina, located near Staroměstské náměstí in central Prague. In May 2012 Riccardo opened his third restaurant, Il Mercato, in Brno.

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Ondřej Rákosník


After successful completion of hotel school in Klánovice, Ondřej went to England where he studied Business Administration and also gained experience in various restaurants. During his stay in Britain he often undertook trips to Italy in which he fell in love.

After his return to Bohemia he worked in the restaurant Square on Malostranské náměstí where he first met Riccardo Lucque. In 2005 their cooperation began when Ondřej helped Riccardo open the restaurant, Aromi, in Vinohrady and four years later, already as co-owners, they opened the restaurant La Finestra in Cucina, in central Prague. In May 2012 Riccardo and Ondřej extended their businesses to Brno, where together with partner Martin Němec, opened an Italian restaurant, Il Mercato, at Zelný Trh.

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Tomáš Juřík


His cooking experience began at the restaurant Pastacaffe Tonino Lamborghini (Ambiente Group), where he stayed for one year. He followed this with a stint at La Degustation Boheme Bourgeoise. He expanded his experience by one month fellowship at New York's restaurant Avoca, which was the holder of two Michelin stars.In New York, he had the opportunity to work with all world cuisines, and a huge variety of ingredients allowed Tomáš to deepen his knowledge and skills.

After returning to the Czech Republic, he joined the Bellevue restaurant, where after a short time he became sous chef and had the opportunity to participate in the management of the restaurant. The cooperation with Oldřich Sahajdák, Marek Šáda and Gilad Peled was the most rewarding for him and pushed Thomas' culinary skills to the next level.

Thanks to the friendship with Lukáš Sedláček, La Bottega Tusarova Chef, he learned about the possibility of working for LaCollezione.cz group. The opportunity to collaborate with leading Italian chef Riccardo Lucque was very exciting for him. Since August 2015, he has been working for La Bottega Bistroteka and its main objective is that customers are more than satisfied and happy to come back.

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Ladislav Balogh

Restaurant manager

+420 603 491 091

Jana Slabá

General manager

+420 776 893 007

Ondřej Duffek

PR & Marketing manager

+420 775 681 555

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