Prato - Winter Park
Prato - Winter Park

Prato - Winter Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.prato-wp.com/
  • Phone: 4072620050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Brandon McGlamery
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Morse and Park Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Prato - Winter Park
Blending simplicity and inspiration, Prato celebrates cuisine from Italy's rich culinary landscape, seamlessly blending Italian classics with modern techniques and seasonal ingredients. Celebrated chef, Brandon McGlamery entices guests with dishes ranging from light primi and insalata choices to savory, handcrafted pastas and inventive Italian entrees. By offering a variety of Spanish and Italian varietals and blends, we help our guests to discover complex, unique and lesser known wines that excited and delight their palettes. With a long bar that runs through the center of the restaurant, dining at Prato offers a communal and social atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Prato - Winter Park reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (110)neighborhood gem (94)hot spot (86)vibrant bar scene (80)special occasion (66)great for lunch (45)good for groups (42)great for outdoor dining (41)romantic (39)notable wine list (36)late-night find (32)great for brunch (12)scenic view (9)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • Local produce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Great venue down on Park Ave. Local hangout and excellent food using lots of local farms. Highly recommend the pizza and homemade pasta dishes. The Heirloom salad was outstanding and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible Food!
    TampaFoodie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is a definite Winter Park gem! The food is always outstanding, which means it is always packed! Sometimes it is tough to make a reservation, but the food is worth it. We've never ordered something we didn't absolutely LOVE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    MeganVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Service was fantastic and the location is trendy, cozy, and industrial chic. We ordered a few cocktails, 2 appetizers (the meatballs are a must), pizza, pasta, and a side of polenta. Everything was very good. I'd probably skip the pasta next time and just go for the Fiorentina pizza. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of tow go to place.
    Family
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great place great food upbeat atmosphere. Came up from Fort Lauderdale to meet family on vacation. Food is always great, our server was a great guy helpful and personable. On the other hand the host has some tude and not accomadating. Left a sour taste in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food but incredibly loud...
    Ringo
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food and service are out of this world, but they play music so loudly that you can't talk to the person across the table from you (on top of the already echo-y nature of the restaurant itself. The perfect way to dine at Prato is outdoors...it is much quieter there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Wonderful!
    Nikki
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    From food to service and overall experience, Prato has it all! Thank you Jessica for the wonderful service and guiding us through the whole process. You are a gem! Will most certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly wonderful
    since2011VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Took my family here and we all enjoyed it thoroughly. My daughter, just back from Italy, proclaimed her pizza Margharita totally authentic. The tagliatelle with meyer lemon and clams was to die for (and I love that they serve half portions of pasta!), while sauteeed broccoli rabe was perfectly executed. The fried calamari was good, but frankly, would have been better with a regular batter instead of the pretzel crust, which holds onto too much oil. May be time to rethink that dish. The delicious salad of shaved spring vegetables included charcoal grilled artichokes, a great idea, but they could have used a bit more grill time. House fresh lemonade was excellent, with just the right balance of tart and sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Indulge yourself without indulging!
    mreavesVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Prato has a great location, midway down fashionable Park Ave. in Winter Park. It is definitely a hot spot, offering a large bar, close to the fully opened doorway to the Park Ave. sidewalk scene and several tables outside offering al fresco dining. Their pizzas are made to order in their pizza oven and are delicious! My girlfriend and I shared a pizza and a house salad...the bill was only $20 + tip. What a great way to indulge in a lovely lunch on the avenue without breaking the bank.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as always
    John
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The food was great. Complex and very enjoyable. I am never disappointed at Prato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great vibe and food on Park Avenue
    Eligadd
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Dined at Prato for business lunch and it was great. It can get a bit noisy. Fresh menu daily and wait or was very thorough in explanation and provided great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice staff priced right!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Food portion size was right. Prices are a good fit. Appetizers a little expensive. Over all very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun evening during the Art Fest!
    2together
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Second time dining and both times enjoyed the experience. Our table was reserved and the hostess seated us without hesitation, even 7-8 mins late due to street closures. Service excellent. Love the hot spot atmosphere and the vibrant bar scene, and with that, quite noisy. All our food dishes were very good from appetizer, Campagna salad, pizza, and ravioli. Good drinks. As with the first visit, and this visit, we found it hard to appreciate the simplicity and inspiration of this fresh food for the heavy salt on ALL dishes. Hopefully, on a future visit, we'll remember to ask our waiter to hold sprinkling the salt atop!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat at Prato often, usually
    Pearl1947VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Eat at Prato often, usually at lunch. My wife loves the meat balls so we call in advance to be sure they are on the menu. We have had Jane as a server on many occasions and she is great. It seems to us that they often take the items we enjoy most off the menu. Their pasta can be the best ever but sometimes they get a little too ambitious and it comes off as a little too strange, at least for our taste. If not for Jane the front of the house operation would be extremely lacking for such an expensive lunch. Usually about $60 for the two of us without drinks or tip. I don't mind paying for quality food and will overlook other shortcomings as long as the food is up to its price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Mike3316
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great experience. The cucumber/basil martini is outstanding. Can't think of anything to complain about with this restaurant. Great all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu
    Danny
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    menu a bit different, hard to interpret, but food was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    jonl
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The food was amazing and probably the best ingredients for any Central Florida restaurant. I have already send two more couples there and they loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The good kind of trendy
    user
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Beautiful design, inside and out. Attention to every detail. Exquisite food, perfectly balanced cocktails. Accommodating to vegetarian needs. Friendly, prompt service. A little too loud for a conversation at the 7 o'clock service inside, but only due to it being VERY busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to go on a beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Great place to go on a beautiful day with beautiful people and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time!
    DanielVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I go to Prato at least every couple of weeks, and it's always an enjoyable time. Ask for Torey, he'll guide you on your quest to pair the perfect food with your perfect wine, or vice versa.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overpriced; all Italian wines
    KPorterVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We ordered three courses: the Ravioli was so thin and small you couldn't find the filling. The Braised pork was fatty, thin and bone in--the cheapest cut of pork and $28. When we were finished picking through it, our plate was half full of the residue. Wine list was all unheard-of Italian wines.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, ambience,
    jemcd
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Excellent food, ambience, server; everyone friendly and accomodating
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You will be so happy you came!
    tpactuary
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    This is a fantastic restaurant. The food was delicious. The restaurant has a great vibe and energy. This is a definite must-try-restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Orlando's best & fair price
    JC30
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Our second trip and it was great. For $16 you get an amazing and large gourmet pizza. The muscles were some of the best I've ever had. The cocktail menu was very interesting. The servers was very well-informed and could describe the menu items in great detail. The only better Orlando restaurants I've been to were way more pricey than Prato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Popular
    Diane
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This place is so popular you must make a reservation if don't want to wait or not be seated at all. It's very loud inside, so not a place to go if you're trying to have a conversation with friends or a romantic dinner. Our server, Matthew, was outstanding! New the menu and was able to offer great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed - one small critique
    AtlantaNativeVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Relocated from Atlanta to the Central Florida area, and my better half and I are foodies. We have hit a few spots in the area and were not too impressed as compared to what we were accustomed to in ATL, but that changed when we visited Prato. The locale and atmosphere was great - the food was really tasty and fresh, and the service was great. We will definitely visit again. The one critique I have is that there is a lively bar scene, and groups/hanger-on-ers tend to gravitate around the bar area which is located near to a bunch of two seaters spread in the dining area. We had gotten our share of bumps and close encounters with folks hovering over our table front-wise and with their backs to us, which was not the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eek!
    BridgeVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    I really hate to give a restaurant a less than stellar review based on its customers, but I will never return. The food was just ok. We got the mussels and a pizza. The sauce on the mussels tasted like just butter. And the pizza was ok, nothing special. The tables are way to close to the bar and people are running into your table. And when people aren't running into it, they are basically standing right up next to it. 3 guys were mere inches from our table all throughout dinner. Ugh...the bar was completely packed with middle-aged Botox injected Winter Park people. I saw more face lifts and altered hairlines in one spot than I've seen my whole life. Bad atmosphere and mediocre food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time there with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Had a great time there with my girlfriend. Awesome night, great service. Definitely making this a regular place when I visit winter park. Food was amazing as well, recommend the meatballs for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Prato is a got-to!
    McFly5585VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Awesome food and very friendly and helpful service. While my dining partner had been before, it was my first time and our server was very personable and gave us great suggestions. The ambiance adds to the overall great experience. Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything from the food to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Everything from the food to the service was just perfect! We never had to ask our server for a thing! I suggest trying the mustard spaghettini and the fiorentina pizza. They were awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So NOT what we expected!
    Pamgoes
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    While the venue was jammed on this particular night, and the service was fine, the noise level and crowded tables made the restaurant feel more like a sports bar than a fine dining establishment. This is definitely a spot for the 30's crowd to meet and mingle. Honestly, we were so distracted by the noise and the jostling and bumping, that it was difficult to focus on the food. We shared the Prato meatballs (overwhelmed with garlic), a Margherita pizza (okay as pizzas go), and the short rib ragu (again overwhelmed with garlic). Overall, not impressed with the food and we wouldn't go out of our way to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    Spramwise
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Prato is a great find for foodies. Everything on the menu is locally grown in Florida, and is fresh as of that morning. Everyone on the wait staff is knowledgable of the menu, and very personable to boot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken salad was awesome.
    LeslieVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Chicken salad was awesome. I wasn't too fond of the pork sandwich as it was a bit fatty. We've been a few times before and have always ordered one of the pizzas and salad, and I recommend them more than the sandwiches.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Star Worthy
    ChrisNPB
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    What an outstanding place to dine. The food was over the top, everything was for that matter. Everyone needs to go here. Start with meatballs, they are life changing. Ask for Joe, great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    FOODDUDE23VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    What a culinary experience. From start to finish, drinks to desert Prato made its play for goosebumps to be had with our palette. Must try: Prato Meatballs and the pizzas. Bravo! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful! We love
    Happygirl
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Always wonderful! We love coming to Prato. They called to follow up on how our meal was. Now that's great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic and Flexible
    Christopher
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Prato is an all-around class act. Not only is the food amazing, but the chef will accomodate food allergies and special needs. I have celiac disease, and they offer gluten-free pastas as well as modified entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Food and Service
    Diana78VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Prato has remained consistent on their food and service. We enjoy a new menu item each visit. The brick oven pizza's are the best in town! If you enjoy new ingredient combinations that create a tasteful experience, this is your place. We visited on Valentines Day. It was busy but the service remained exceptional. They even gave a rose to all the ladies as they were leaving. I received a call a couple days later to ensure they met my service expectations. Their commitment to creating a welcoming, delicious, and memorable dining experience is evident.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nouveau cuisine
    LyndaVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Inventive dishes and very interesting drinks. Cucumber martini is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet Spot
    westbrae
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    We had the great pleasure if frequenting all three establishments of this stellar dining group while recently on vacation in Orlando. Luma, the Wine Room and Prato. Not a single disappointment. Great food. Farm to table. Innovative. Fairly priced and great service. Our golf vacation quickly turned into a foodie vacation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!!!
    Renee
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    That was my first time going there and I was in total awe!!! The food was great..amazing quality and gourmet dishes. Real creative menu items and there is plenty to choose from! The pizza there is to die for! Real nice interior and the service was pretty good (the server was having a bad day or something). I promised myself to try everything on the menu in the near future...I would totally recommend going there! Kudos!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.