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Prego restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2019

Prego is a finalist in the Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2019 awards for Best Casual Restaurant.

Prego restaurant review: Metro Top 50 2019

May 2, 2019 Restaurants

Prego is a finalist in the Metro Peugeot Restaurant of the Year 2019 awards for Best Casual Restaurant. To see a full rundown of all our winners, click here.

The oldest restaurant in the Top 50, Prego never disappoints. Super tasty, well-done, comforting food. Bright, bold and on-point. We love the spaghetti al granchio – squid ink spaghetti cooked to al dente perfection with generous portions of spanner crab, ropes of zucchini, just-softened tomato, and attention-grabbing hits of chilli and lemon – and the risotto all’anatra – softly stringy (in a good way) roast duck, thickly liquidous risotto, mixed mushrooms and slowly melting Grana Padano. The staff know the menu inside out, know why people love Prego, and seem to embody the restaurant’s personality in every way. Prego is, as it’s always been, a great place to sit under the trees in the courtyard for lunch, casual dinner, or just drinks and snacks. Oh, and it’s one of the best restaurants in Auckland to take children.

What it offers: Private dining / Shared-plate options / Good for vegetarians/vegans / Takes large bookings / Outdoor dining / Good for children / Bar

A favourite dish: Arancini with gorgonzola dolce, mascarpone, parmesan, white mozzarella, pine nuts and date mayonnaise

Hours L D 7 days
Bookings Big groups only
Price $$
Chef Lennox Bull

226 Ponsonby Rd,
Ph 376-3095

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