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Hlucna Samota
Prague
Too Loud a Solitude

--That's what the name of this restaurant, the title of a novel by Bohumir Hrabal, translates too. Hrabal, one of Czech's great writers, is enshrined here, with photographs and a wooden bust.

The restaurant is anything but lonely. It's a great place to have a hearty meal. They specialize in great big pots of stewy goodness which they bring to your table with a candle underneath, so you can take your time stuffing yourself. They also have the best fried cheese in the city, period. If you have never had fried cheese, and the very concept of it seems revolting to you, then please come tol Hlucna Samota, and you'll change your mind about this very Czech dish.
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