In January 2014, La Bottega Gastronomica opened to the public. The gastronomic bistr has one exclusive innovation - a kitchen with a completely new concept, called "rosticceria".
In June, he opened his third shop with the bistro La Bottega Express, which is located in the Oasis passage in Prague. And in September 2014, the portfolio has frown with his fourth bistro, La Bottega Bistroteka on Dlouhá Street. Bistroteka offers the very best of Italian gastronomy.
CHEF AND OWNER
Riccardo´s career in gastronomy began at the 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 the best Italian restaurant in London in 2001 and awarded a Michelin star.
After a three-month sojourn as head chef of Buco in Manhattan (Buco was evaluated by the title the best new Manhattan restaurant during Riccardo´s stay by the Zagat Guide), he returned to England to serve as the 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 (Old Town Square) in central Prague. In May 2012 Riccardo opened his third restaurant, Il Mercato, in Brno.
Riccardo also operates two shops and bistro with the best Italian delicatessen. La Bottega di Finestra was opened in 2012 and is located a short walk from La Finestra restaurant.
In 2007, Riccardo opened La Bottega di Aromi around the corner from Aromi on Mánesova Street. Six years later, Riccardo expanded the tiny shop with Italian delicacies into a larger space with a change in its concept.
In February 2015, the companies by Riccardo Lucque enlarged by the new butcher shop La Bottega Macelleria and the bistro with shop and its own production La Bottega Tusarova in Holešovice.