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$6 - $32
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Italian, Pizza, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. Staff was very friendly and helpful with my wife’s gluten free sensitivity. Just the fact that they offer gluten free pasta & pizza options is unimaginable for what we’re used to in the states.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Wanted some comforting pasta and staying in Ponsonby so walked round the corner to Prego. Very busy but got seated at the bar and served quickly. The spaghetti bolognaise and puttanesca were both excellent. Full of flavour and really generous portions. Great service from the...staff. There were no empty tables but the staff are really on their game here and always on the look out for customers needing something. Easy to see why it’s so popular. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

Lovely delicious food. Mike the waiter was knowledgeable re coeliac issues and knew the menu well. Well worth the price. Go early in the evening. This restaurant is popular.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 19 January 2024 via mobile

Great food and service. Even on a Thursday evening it was packed with a 45-60 minute wait time. We waited at the bar, had a nice drink and talked with the bartender. Saw great interaction with the customers and all the staff. We ordered Burrata,...Pizza, and Bruschetta and all were great. The pizza was thin and cooked perfectly. The sauce was tasty and a little spicy unlike many others. Good amount of toppings and cheese. The Burrata was tasty and just right and the Bruschetta was some of the best we have had. Well worth the wait.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023 via mobile

What a day and what a lovely afternoon l had. Went here for NY husband's work. It was such a wonderful day catching up and meet every. The food was excellent and so were ethe drinks and our sever guy, Philip was excellent too. It...is hard to get a table here only they take bookings for 10.people. I would like to go back again. .thank youMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 October 2023

Called before going as I’m Gluten Intolerant and they were a 30 min walk away in the rain. Although they didn’t take bookings they confirmed we would get to eat and upon arrival we were immediately welcomed and quickly seated Our waitress was friendly, patient...and knowledgeable around what was GF on the menu including the specials board All the staff were friendly, efficient and nothing was too much trouble. There was a great ambiance in the restaurant which had a mixture of couples, families and birthday groups, very busy for a Tuesday but a great vibe to be in The food was yummy and the Pizza beat me so they boxed up the rest to go along with my husband’s ciabatta Thanks everyone you gave us a great experience with wonderful food 🤩More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023 via mobile

Popped in for a quick dinner before going on to another function Service was fantastic Food delicious Restaurant atmosphere 10/10 Brilliant

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 4 May 2023 via mobile

Absolutely faultless this afternoon. From the Maitre d, the Bar staff, the ambiance, drinks and the amazing food. 👏,our waiter even sorted out this Auckland visitors' parking issue 🫣They go above and beyond the cause at this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 13 April 2023

early evening and lucky to get a table, service was quick but not overbearing. Menu had some interesting dishes and settled on the Fish of the Day, Snapper, which was enjoyed a lot

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 20 March 2023

I went here alone (on a whim) for some gluten-free pasta - and it was packed! Fortunately, the maitre d was so, so nice and helpful securing me a seat at the back bar. It was perfect. They have a good selection of wine as...well. The staff there seem to actually have fun at work and were so friendly! I was dined AND entertained. Would recommend 10/10! If you have a group - make reservations!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023

Tried Prego in Ponsonby on our hotel's recommendation and was so glad we had. Really great Iailian food in NZ is not common so we were excited to find this place. This was authentic and excellent. Great place with great service. The food was excellent....We had a tuna and veal appitizer that was out of this world. Shrimp and pasta dish that left a little sizzle on my taste buds and the grilled swordfish special that was cooked to perfection. Want fine Itailian dining then try Prego's.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 31 October 2022 via mobile

Had their classic duck risotto which was too salty and wasn’t enjoyable. Price steep for what you get Service was average but friendly

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 21 May 2022 via mobile

Still really good. Service was very good. Food quality also very good. Recommend the meatballs as a main with spaghetti. Sounds basic right, but good pasta and delicious meatballs done well is a champion dish. Top marks to the chef team last night as the...restaurant was busy and the quality was really good. Other recommended dish for sharing. Sticky date pudding. Big for one, perfect for sharingMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

We all really enjoyed our meals. Husband felt they could maybe be a little bigger in size but very tasty. Very good service and friendly staff. Food and drinks came out quickly. Seemed to be a very popular restaurant as people were pouring in and...either turned away or told an hours wait. This was before 6.30pm. We were so happy we decided to dine early. Had a good vegan menu so something for everyone in our family. Would highly recommend and definitely return on another visit to Auckland.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 March 2022

My readers will know that I dont usually do a review that is critical of the restaurant as I give the benefit of the doubt to a possible one off instance. And I know how hard COVID has been on the industry. However when it...is such an established eatery with a history of great hospitality it was a shock when things went awry especially in the service department. It started from the moment we entered the restaurant having queued early to be at the front (remember no bookings here). So we went to our fav table but that initially seemed to be an issue for the matre de for some reason - something about social distancing? But then conceded it was ok to sit there. The courtyard filled up quickly and I didnt notice any problems with any other tables. Then our waiter appeared and served us throughout lunch. We weren't sure whether he was channelling Bazil Fawlty or not but he did a pretty good job doing so. We certainly felt like he was doing us a favour in serving us to get through to a $500 bill. So when asked for a tip I offered $0.02 cents. When asked by the receptionist if that was a mistake I replied that I thought it was generous. The food - was however great and a reasonably (these days anyway) priced wine list. But we go for the experience don't we folks? Not just the cuisine - And we were going to get a $200 gift voucher as a birthday present but that idea went by the wayside sadly.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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I dont quite remember exactly all the menu but they have a big range. And they also have the specials daily.
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PREGO RESTAURANT, Auckland Central - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Prego Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4