Prego Restaurant

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226 Ponsonby Road,

(09) 376 3095

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Reviewer Georgina28
I went to Prego with my family last July. It was a fairly cold night, and because it was so incredibly busy (you are not allowed to book), we had to sit outside. It was freezing! However, our table was surrounded by fire burners and our waiter gave us warm cuddly blankets to have for the night. The food is amazing – all five of us shared the Wood fired Garlic Pizza Bread, the Wood fired Mussels and the Calamari for starters. The flavours are outstanding and there was plenty to go around. As for the mains, I had the Lasagna Prego which was very good. Another main which was delicious was Linguine Marinara with a plentiful amount of seafood. As for desserts, “WOW” is all I can say. Make sure you try the Budino di Datteri (sticky date pudding, poached pears, ginger ice cream, hot caramel……) melt in your mouth sort of thing!

Overall the food is delicious, the atmosphere perfect and service was very attentive. A must visit if you are in Auckland!
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Reviewer Miso
Superb! My wife and I went tonight for a after work dinner and it was fantastic. We shared the seafood pizza which was absolutely delicious. Had a main each and a side. My steak was cooked to perfection. The thing with Prego is it is always consistant. Expensive restaurants continue to pop up around Auckland but Prego remains solid and value for money. 3 drinks each a pizza, a main each and side set us back $150! Great value for superb food in my book. Our waiter was fantastic too, unfortunately I don't remember his name but he looked after us very well. In my opinion Prego puts other restaurants to shame, the food is always great and the staff very friendly. Prego my not be fine dining but what you do get is good honest food!
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Reviewer Lamme
Arrived in Auckland for the first time yesterday and googled great places to eat and up came Prego. We weren't disappointed. Food incredible, service terrific and if you are a family with little ones, this place caters for the kids with a coloring sheet and pencils presented immediately on arrival and the kids had their meals within 10minutes. Wouldn't hesitate going back. Marky Mark our waiter was superb. Thanks Prego
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Reviewer Stass
I went to Prego for the first time in July 2011 with my family for a leaving dinner. There were 5 of us, including a 12 years old boy. Prego is always so busy and we had to wait for a table to open up. Not wanting to wait at the squashed bar with a 12 year old we went next door for some drinks. The Prego staff gave us a call on our mobile when a table opened up which I thought was great of them. It is incredibly busy in there. There are children running around everywhere upstairs, it’s so loud and the staff are rushed off their feet. However, if you can overcome this busy atmosphere, it really is a fantastic place! The 5 of us ordered a calzone, a beef and fish special of the day, a lasagna dish and a pasta dish. They were all exquisite. We had a friendly chat to some of the staff and they allowed us to move to another table outside for dessert where it was quieter and where some of out party could smoke. I would definitely go back to Prego, but perhaps not for a romantic first or special date.
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Reviewer Slangley
The food was bland, service was average, and the room is ridiculously loud. When arriving at Prego Restaurant during the lunch rush we were told a table would be 30 mins, after deciding that we would just go elsewhere after waiting awkwardly in the middle of the bar area for a couple of minutes a table magically became free while others stood at the bar waiting. After having a look through the menu, where nothing really jumped out at me, I decided on one of the pizzas. I love strong tasting food, and as the pizzas didn't have any strong flavors asked if the cheese could be swapped out for bluecheese, the waiter declined saying the chefs did no variants on the menu. Although this was understandable the pizza lacked in flavor to the point were I would have preferred a takeout pizza to pregos. I have been overwhelmed by Prego in the past, but was seriously disappointed this time, I will be choosing other places in Ponsonby next time.
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Reviewer kimharring
Once again Prego Restaurant exceeded all expectations. Simply superb food (if you're a fan of seafood, then Prego is the place to be), great, affable staff and devoid of the pretentiousness that some of the other restaurants along the Ponsonby strip seem to have.
Only downpoint is that you can't book - but that really is Prego's ONLY downpoint in my opinion. A highly recommended Auckland Restaurant!
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Reviewer SueHaynes
Took my husband to Prego last week and the meal delivered on expectations, though I was a little annoyed at being made to wait at the bar whilst our table of two was ready whilst 3 tables sat empty. However the great service (from a newbie American lad?) and exquisite food made up for it.
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Reviewer Anonymous
Had lunch at Prego about a month ago. Food was amazing, good vegetarian options as well. The staff were lovely, the worst thing was it was so crowded - speaks volumes about Prego I guess.
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