Easter brunch group of 18
Easter 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.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
A 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!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I must say that Preggo has
I 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!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoy 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!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prego is back!
Prego is back, great dining experience! Try it you will love it!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our 2nd time at Pregos
This was our 2nd time at Pregos and it will not be our last. Great food and outstanding service. A must try for everyone.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
My fiance and I were looking
My 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!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated my wife's birthday
Had a graet time. The food was excellent and the service was great. Very attentive and polite
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasty food and great service
We were there for lunch on a Saturday - very quiet, the place was almost empty. But the food and service were great.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love Prego and it is one
We love Prego and it is one of our very favorite dining places. The ambiance is amazing and the food is excellent!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
New 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 for
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We 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.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really LOVED the pasta!!
The meat (veal something), however, did not leave any life-long lasting impression though.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly excellent service by
Truly excellent service by Fernando and his team.. Chef welcomed us as well - all very welcoming. wonderful food and experience.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice late Saturday group lunch
Our 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.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Prego 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 AM
How 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,
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best service for our function...she is outstanding.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always we are never disappointed
As always we are never disappointed at Prego. Tony has a gem and Ugo is the BEST!
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special birthday dinner
Our 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
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have 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.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had 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 AM
Made 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.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Italian food
I 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!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad they are Back
We are very glad Prego came back after the fire. We try to have a meal there whenever we are in Irvine. They also do a wonderful job for special occasions like wedding rehearsal dinners or morning after the wedding breakfast.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The TV advtz was great.... The food excellent and the wine great. Love the whole dining experience.. The waiters. cchef, cooks and all personal are warm and right on the spot Nice expierence// Love going there!
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Possibly best italian restaurant
Possibly best italian restaurant in OC. Excellent meal.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around
Fantastic food and service; very comfortable atmosphere.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly recommend..first in class!
What a great restaurant! We had a small party for my mother's birthday. The food was out of this world and our dedicated waiter was very attentive.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the lunch at Prego's
Enjoyed the lunch at Prego's . . .however would greatly appreciate some seating scenarios that give more privacy. Most of the seating in the restaurant has you sitting very close to your neighbor.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
OC Unappreciated Gem
Made a reservation for Sunday brunch because we figured it would be crowded. It turns out that we were practically the only people there. There are a lot of folks in the Irvine OC area who are missing out on a fantastic brunch opportunity by not enjoying the Sunday brunch special menu at Prego!
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and service. Havn't been there for awhile, and was not disapointed
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the kids back in town and had a great celebratory dinner here. The service was superb and the lobster pasta was the best I have ever had. We will go back soon.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The only complaint I have
The only complaint I have since I have been to the Prego three times in two months period, their AC doesn't do any justice. The restaurant gets hot with the oven going on the whole time so most of my guests are in business suits and it gets warmer than usual.
The daily specials are wonderful entrees!
The desserts are yummy and great for the eyes too, jk!
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
The entrees were delicious, and the service was exceptional.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Italy, most notably for the wonderful hospitality I have always enjoyed there. My wife and I went to Prego to have good food in warm setting with professional service. What we didn't expect was the personalized attention we shared with none other than Chef & Owner Hugo - even toasting with him with a fantastic lemoncello along with our deserts. This was the real deal - more of a lemon vodka than a syrupy lemon nectar. But I can't forget to applaud the octopus salad appetizer with a glass of prosecco, nor the Tuscany inspired filet mignon (olive oil, salt, pepper), nor the fabulous & flavorful risotto frutti di mare. The last time we spent 2+ hours at a dinner table was indeed IN Italy. Prego was a great experience.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Italian Ristorante in Irvine
My dad's favorite place to dine. Great food, great atmosphere. The garden room and outside seating are delightful .
Staff is wonderful, you are never rushed to finish.
Food is incredible!
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
You will enjoy this Gem
Great food, service was outstanding, all the staff was very friendly, easy to park. I would highly recommend Prego to anyone who is in the Orange County area.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, efficient and friendly staff, and an excellent menu of Italian foods.
We'll return for sure.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prego Greatly Improved
Had not been to Prego in well over a year. We decided to try again having read the reviews. We were not disappointed. We had great meals and the tiramisu was the best. Our compliments to the Chef.
Brad, our waiter and was a great representative for, what I'll call, the 'new' Prego. We'll be back.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Prego--a great place
Had a great time. The food was excellent. We went on Sunday and it was not very crowded (which was good).
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience!
My wife and I love Prego for the excellent food, super service, and friendly atmosphere. You won't be disappointed.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Out-of-town family get together was perfect....ambience was friendly, food was good and service was excellent. At least 3 or 4 servers (our own plus other servers) thanked us for coming and asked for us to return. We definitely will.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience this past weekend
Took my parents from out of town and 2 young kids here this past weekend. Food was great. Place has good ambience and could be a date spot. Has room for larger group or meetings too. But also was very nice to the kids with a kids menu option and crayons. Love that it is not another big chain restaurant in Irvine!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful home cooked Italian
Looking for a gourmet, home cooked Italian meal for you & the family that won't break the bank? Look no further. Prego's menu has traditional northern & southern Italian offerings, w/ specials that will blow you away. All pasta is made fresh on site,the service is attentive and very friendly, & portions large with reasonable pricing. We had fusili w/ sausage, lobster ravioli, cheese pizza, veggie whole wheat pasta dish & special of the night salmon. The sauces were was fresh, light and tasty and even the bread was grilled and delicious. Split or serve a half salad on request, & leave room for desserts, with 8-9 to choose from. The berry creme brûlée & the flour less chocolate cake were killer. Dinner for 5 was $160 without tip.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Chicken Parm
3 of us all had one of the lunch specials...chicken parmigiana...we all agreed is was the best we had ever had!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent from the bread to
Excellent from the bread to the spaghetti bolognese (which is not on the menu, but they will make you anything).
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A bit pricey on some dishes for what you get but I've never been disappointed by any meal I've had here. And I've eaten her more than a dozen times. Desserts are lovely, esp the seasonal pumpkin cheesecake out right now.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
My clients enjoyed the food
I took some clients to Prego for Sunday dinner during a conference. They enjoyed the food on the family style menu. It was enough to share and had a very nice variety of appetizers, entres, pasta and desserts. Very well done.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here many times for lunch but their weekend brunch was a special and delicious treat! The food was excellent and the portions were generous.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM