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“Family lunch”
Review of Prego Restaurant

Prego Restaurant
Ranked #36 of 1,978 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: outdoor dining, Take out available, Full menu all day and night.
Reviewed 13 February 2022 via mobile

Great variety of tasty dishes, good wine selection and very good service. Catered for our grandchildren so family friendly

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 17 January 2022

Had an amazing dinner with my boyfriend at prego restaurant . Friendly staff especially the manager camaron. He managed to serve us at closing hours and marie was helpful too . We called her at 9:15 and made a reservation at end moment and she was so polite and imform us that she wont let the kitchen closed until 10 pm. Tried calamari for the first time and it was perfectly cooked .Food was amazingly delicious . The pasionfuit drink was surprising, the best one I've had. My boyfriend ordered the negroni which was the best in the town. Thanks for making my boyfriend’s pre-birthday treat so amazing!! Would visit again sometime in the next few weeks.
Pearl and richie

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 January 2022 via mobile

I have not been to Prego for a while and it did not disappoint.
Italian/ European menu, so many delicious options to choose from. Consistently good food and a great wine list.
One of my faves in Auckland!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2021

Food and service is always consistent here!
You always know what you are going to get so no disappoinments.
Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 August 2021 via mobile

Ponsonby a thriving diverse community with a hospitality industry very much alive during this pandemic crisis. We are fortunate to have a government vigilant on protecting our country from covid and assuring businesses continue to stay open. Foodbusters supports the amazing Bars & Restaurants our city has to offer.

Since 1986 Prego has continued to serve classic Italian cuisine, great wines & excellent service. The exterior has a quaint open Al fresco area for those who prefer to dine in the sun or under the stars for a romantic evening, inside the interior is warm and cozy, its walls done up in pastel cream shades to compliment newspaper cutout of an oversized world map, the glow from the fireplace is non- imposing as if you were home in a French chateau.

Prego is primarily a walk-in restaurant, no bookings unless you have a group greater than 10, two large tables allocated for such & I suspect they can only accommodate for large groups on a first come first serve basis given any day. Best to check website, as they encourage guests to arrive a little earlier than the time they wish to dine, there could be a small wait . They also suggest you Enjoy a glass of wine in the Laneway area or leave your name on the wait-list while you visit one of the many colourful bars on Ponsonby Rd.

The Service:
The staff know the menu inside out, and embody the restaurant’s personality in every way.
They are pretty amazing, constantly refilling your water glasses and making sure you never run out of booze. There attention to orders & knowledge of there product is what every Restaurant should strive for.

The food:
Prego does not disappoint, Super tasty, comforting food. Presentation on a plate is Bright, bold and on-point, generous portions & even the garnishes are eatable. The menu options are great for vegetarians & vegans, there is something for every kind of diner.

PIZZA FUNGHI
Mushroom medley, Porcini and black truffle, thyme, walnuts, feta, aged balsamic - perfect combination of toppings on a crispy thin crust delightfully received for the vegetarians.

FORMAGGIO DI CAPRA
Goat cheese rolled with pistachio and figs, baby beets, orange, honey and aged
Balsamic - creamy nuttiness sweet beets and fruits with a sharp dressing - autumn celebration of freshness.

DOLCE DI DATTERI
Sticky date pudding, pears, ginger ice cream, hot caramel - bitter sweet caramel, soft spongy pudding infused pears, great balance to a heavenly dessert.

Few tiny misses in a couple of meals, but happy to say did not overlook the positives!
Gnocchi, Pasta Alfredo, Arancini all absolute Devine Italian classics.

Summary:
Staff Service on Point!
Great Food/beverage Menu for all types of diners.
Great for families with kids and any type of event.
Great Value for money at one of Auckland’s top Restaurants.
Not great for parking as very limited and paid parking is pricey so do some research or your likely to get towed.
For Smokers/Vapers Outside the Venue on public footpath.
Our foodies recommend Prego as a must!
Check out there website for more detailed information on there menus and bookings.
Again a big thank you to everyone who attended a wonderful dining experience.
As they say in Italy, “tavola non si invecchia,” literally translates as “you don't get old at the table.” It means that with good company and good food, time doesn't pass. You can spend hours chatting over a meal with friends and it will never be time wasted!
4.5/5

Date of visit: July 2021
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