Prego Ristorante - Irvine
Great Italian foodI meet a business associate for lunch on a Saturday and it was really nice and quiet. I'm sure during the week the noise level is much different. The food was delicious!! I will definitely recommend this restaurant!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experienceMade an OpenTable reservation for 10 on a pretty busy night. After waiting a few minutes for our table, we were seated and asked about drink preferences. Drinks were brought promptly. The server was attentive and friendly. Food for most was good, although one person had the lobster ravioli and thought it was dry; she didn't tell this to the wait staff, so they were not able to address it. I have a pet peeve about waiters knowing who ordered what food instead of showing up to the table with food saying, "who ordered the pasta". For the most part our waiter passed the test; he stumbled a bit, but we were 10 so it wasn't that easy. Overall, it was a good experience; we got our food quickly and were able to get in and out in under 90 minutes.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMsurprisingly goodHad not been here in a while and we were pleasantly surprised. Hernando was a great server. They had run out of the jumbo scallops special, but the seafood risotto was divine, and the Caesar salad one of the better ones we've had. Noise level not terrible, but on Saturday night they were only about half full, so cannot say that it would be so pleasant with a full house.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe SalmonHave the grilled salmon! Have the salmon salad on the specials menu! And did I mention? Have the salmon! It goes without saying that the pasta is expectantly great. But wander into the lamb and the rib eye- you'll be pleased......very pleased. Get to know your waiter as he can help you get a little inventive. You'll have fun doing it. And Share.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA special birthday dinnerOur party of three had a wonderful birthday celebration on a recent Sunday evening. We were greeted warmly, served very
efficiently and the suggestions made for our food selection were excellent for all of us. I would certainly return for any
future events.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMKarrinaBest service for our function...she is outstanding.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always we are never disappointedAs always we are never disappointed at Prego. Tony has a gem and Ugo is the BEST!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMBest pastaHow special and perfectly delicious everything was.
The chef came to the table to help is feel more comfortable that our special dietary needs would be met. Three vegetarians, two lacto-oval and one who doesn't eat dairy.
This was our third visit. So I had my expectations, but I really was truly blown away.
Definitely one of the best
Dinner's I've ever had.
Thank you so much for your personal touch.
My company could not stop eating and she normally eats like a bird.
Irma, our waitress, was very nice and especially attentive to our needs. Thank You So Very Much,
Michael5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPrego is fantastico!The toughest decision is what to order! Love the Ruth Salad, the lasagna, grilled salmon and all of the pasta dishes. This time I tried a special - linguine with prawns. The prawns were HUGE! It tasted like linguine with LOBSTER! i could not finish the dish and the leftovers were just as decadent. Highly recommend this restaurant!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNice late Saturday group lunchOur group of 15 enjoyed a late lunch after a Saturday graduation. Service was extremely accommodating and friendly. Food came a bit slowly, but not bad. Food was good. Entrance to restaurant is a bit hard to find.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly excellent service byTruly excellent service by Fernando and his team.. Chef welcomed us as well - all very welcoming. wonderful food and experience.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT PASTA!Really LOVED the pasta!!
The meat (veal something), however, did not leave any life-long lasting impression though.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently GreatWe are never disappointed dining at Prego. Great good with menu choices that please every diner, at any age. Gracious and efficient service. Elegant, comfortable seating. It has remained my favorite restaurant since it opened over 20 years ago.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love Prego and it is oneWe love Prego and it is one of our very favorite dining places. The ambiance is amazing and the food is excellent!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNew favorite place!I was looking for a place to take my mom and aunt for a mother's day dinner, and they recommended Prego Ristorante because they have heard great things about the place. I was skeptical about it, but got to find out all the praises where right. They provided us with the best that night! To start off the appetizers were great, calamari and a set of bread. The dish I ordered was Filetto Toscano, the dish was just heavenly! The dishes my family ordered were Pollo Alla Diavola and I think Chicken Marsala. They really enjoyed their dishes as well. The desserts are homemade and that just makes the biggest difference! We tried the Tres Leches cake, Tiramisu, and Raspberry Tart. Great food, service, and delightful ambiance, what more can you ask for5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty food and great serviceWe were there for lunch on a Saturday - very quiet, the place was almost empty. But the food and service were great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMCelebrated my wife's birthdayHad a graet time. The food was excellent and the service was great. Very attentive and polite5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMPrego is back!Prego is back, great dining experience! Try it you will love it!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our 2nd time at PregosThis was our 2nd time at Pregos and it will not be our last. Great food and outstanding service. A must try for everyone.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy fiance and I were lookingMy fiance and I were looking for somewhere special to celebrate our anniversary and were both really craving authentic Italian food. We had never been to Prego before but found them by searching on Opentable. The food was AMAZING! We started with the bruschetta and a caesar salad, both of which were amazing. My fiance chose the Spaghetti al Mare and while he said that the seafood was all cooked perfectly, the sauce was a little lacking for him. I was stuck between two entree choices but decided to go with our waitress's suggestion, the gnocchi, which was honestly out of this world! The food at Prego is wonderful. Fresh, simple, and delicious. We both believe that its the best we've had since our trip to Italy last summer!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy their patio dining!We sat on the patio and enjoyed our lunch. I had the fresh salmon with assorted vegetables, and it was divine. Everyone in our party loved their meal. The eggplant was a big hit; the Ruth salad was so tasty, as was one of the special pastas of the day. A yummy treat is the bread basket served with warm marinara sauce. Service was excellent. I will definitely be returning soon!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI must say that Preggo hasI must say that Preggo has always been consistently good and the food thus far has never disappointed. This is a great spot for lunch meetings and quick in –prompt- to happy hours. The only thing I can complain about, it that the happy hour crowd isn’t always the best or professional. With that said, I can easily look over that when I’m enjoying a $5 shrimp cocktail and a $5 wood fired pizza. Keep up the good work Preggo!4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA very special restaurant.My wife has some allergies that I have set up in the Open Table comments that are always sent to the restaurant for our reservations. This time, the chef, Victor, met us when we arrived and seated us. After our drinks arrived, he came out and went through the menu with her and then prepared some special sauces for her meal. This was my wife's birthday, and she really appreciated the special attention. All of our party had terrific meals, and it was a really great evening. This was our third visit this year, and Prego has become our "go to" place for special occasions (and the prices are very reasonable!) GREAT restaurant!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEaster brunch group of 18Easter brunch group of 18 people. We were seated immediately and on time. The wait staff was very attentive and the food excellent. This was our second year and we will undoubtedly be back for the third one.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had some excellent foodWe had some excellent food at Prego recently. However, the service was a mixed bag. Our primary waiter forgot one of the wine orders, left the one he remembered off the bill, and seemed generally distracted or something. However, the rest of the staff was terrific; maybe he was having an off day or something.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, theThe food was excellent, the service staff were all so kind and so great to us! Definitely coming back and recommending to friends!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMI am glad they have reopened!I am glad they have reopened! My wife and I always try to eat here when we visit family in Irvine. The service is outstanding and the food is consistently very good.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent. Had a very enjoyableExcellent. Had a very enjoyable time .. It's great. The wine awesome! Glad they reopened! Jack Watkins and guests3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMChuck MOne of my local favorites ! Great food for the price. Nice setting inside. Desert cart is well worth the visit ! This is a family owned restaurant, and I always have good service. Why eat at Olive Garden, for a little more, you can have a great dinner for two and don' have to put up with someone's kid bouncing all over the place !3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks for the memoriesWe wanted to check out Pregos since it reopened last Nov 2012 due to the fire. Nothing changed. It was just as great as ever. The service A-1 and the for fantastic. I had one of the specials, swordfish and my girlfriend who I'd taken there a birthday celebration loved. I had noted on my open table request that it was her birthday and with out saying a word, the servers presented her with a dessert and candle to blow out. She was so blown away ....had not expected anything. So thank you so much Pregos for helping me to make this such a special night for her. She unexpectedly lost her husband this last year to cancer so I wanted to try and make a memorable evening for her. You helped to make it special. We always have loved you guys2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM