About 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.

124 North Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Morse and Park Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 262-0050

Website:
http://www.prato-wp.com/

Executive Chef:
Brandon McGlamery

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Prato - Winter Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

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4.6

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4.7

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4.3

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (37)
Creative Cuisine (33)
Special Occasion (29)
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Casual (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Hot Spot (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Bar Seating (21)
Fun (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Authentic (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
People Watching (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Romantic (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Seasonal (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Great Beer (11)
Healthy (11)
Good for Groups (9)
Cozy (8)
Scenic View (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Business Meals (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Organic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Tapas (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 10, 2015

You can never go wrong here. Food is creative and delicious and the the whiskey sour is the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 6, 2015

outstanding meal here. Pizza and homemade pasta delicious. Cocktails also on the money went here with a large group of people. Service was excellent

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 4, 2015

PRATO impressed once again. I had initially made my reservation on Open Table - I needed seating for seven (four adults, three teenagers) - I wanted to secure two tables - but OT only allows for one. I called PRATO and asked for them to change my reservation from one table to two and they were very accomodating. We were able to get seating for seven.
When we arrived for our 6:30pm, the table wasn't yet ready - they told us it would be about 15 minutes, so we walked around downtown Winter Park until that time. No problem at all.

Our server was delightful - the drinks were prompt - the appetizers were as well. There was a little wait for our dinner, but that gave us time to chat and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Overall an absolutely delightful experience - we felt well cared for - the server was attentive but not pushy - the food was PHENOMENAL - and the wine was good with very little upcharge.

BRAVO PRATO!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Hopping and fun spot. Food was great, as were the cocktails. Saw friends and everyone was in good spirits. Our server was very attentive, and we were greeted with a smile. Look forward to going back!

We had pasta dishes: the mustard spaghetti and duck Bolognese were both delicious. Salads were generous and very tasty.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Wow, I can't say enough about the great food and the entire experience! The chef did a wonderful job with our salmon and widow maker pizza. Everything was cooked to perfection and was so well made. We will definitely be back for dinner and we just found out they have lunch also!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Not your typical Italian restaurant. Prato offers wood-fired pizza, which alone would be a treat, but it also has some of the most unusual pasta dishes I have ever seen. I had the short rib pansotti served on a spring pea fonduta, a perfectly blended celebration of tastes. My date ordered the poppyseed pappardelle with pork ragout. Outstanding. Most pasta dishes come in a half and full portion allowing you to indulge without over-indulging. There are many good restaurants in Winter Park, but when it came to lunch the next day, we went back to Prato. Don't miss it!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 21, 2015

Prato delivered exceptional service as we waited for the third in our party to arrive which took about 45 minutes, our waiter was diligent, explained the menu and continued to check on us throughout.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 21, 2015

Excellent service and superb food. We were really impressed that they had amorone by the glass AND a machiato shot (comparable to an espresso shot). I had made reservations through Open Table and was seated immediately. Our server Taylor was outstanding... !!! Great experience for out of town guests to taste a different part of Orlando. I can't wait to go back! :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on March 19, 2015

Prato delivers on cylinders, all the time. Food is delightfully prepared, service on point and cocktails awesome, we love this place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 15, 2015

Pratos is our go-to place, and one of the first names on our minds when we feel like going out. The food is fresh, clean and delicious. Service is very friendly, accomodating despite the place always being full. Whether its lunch, dinner or a late night coffee & dessert, Prato is always full of peopl, but service still has a personal feel to it.

They need to fix the timing of thier pizza and regular kitchen, twice our food has been unevenly served, but otherwise, we love it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2015

The service was excellent. Our waitress was spot on with her suggestions and as always the food was divine.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 15, 2015

Always an awesome meal with good friends in a chill atmosphere. Love the farm to table, rustic Italian choices.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 13, 2015

Prato has fresh and great tasting food. The ambiance is nice for special occasions without being "too fancy". I recommend for dinner meet ups with friends or date night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on March 12, 2015

The chef needs to consider new entries if Prato is to continue to be recognized as a great restaurant. The menu had become a bit stale so if the objective is to attract "foodies" in addition to the bar scene customers, work on the menu!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 12, 2015

Making a reservation in advance (even w/o special instructions) was worth it! The server was polite, efficient, and nonintrusive-- very pleasant. The ambience was nice and warm inside. For appetizers, I tried meatballs, calamari, and the campagna salad w/ arugula. I also treid funghi pizza and 2 types of pastas: mustard spaghetti and farro pappardelle. Everything was tasty, no doubt, but also quite salty. I guess/learned Italian food tends to lean towards the salty side??? Prato also has a very good selection of red wines!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 4, 2015

First time I was ever at a restaurant where upon checking in the hostess warned you your table was reserved for the next party at 8:00.(Our reservations were at 6:30) Needless to say from the moment we sat down we were nudged to order and finish our dinner on their time not ours. I guess to their relief we were done by 7:50. Too many other restaurants in the area that won't do that to customers. Definitely will not go back again.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 27, 2015

We loved the atmosphere and the great service by Jay - excellent pizza, pasta, salad with a nice focus on local, natural, in-season ingredients. Good options for eating vegetarian. Great authentic Italian style and flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 15, 2015

I love Pratos and really don't need an excuse to go but love to introduce new people to the restaurant. Have new friends who moved to the area and had them meet me at Pratos for a great Sunday lunch. Food is always great and different form the run of the mill. They accommodate their guests. Never a disappointment choosing to eat there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 14, 2015

I came here with my boyfriend for Valentine's day. Neither of us had been here before but we had heard good things. We got there early and were seated right away. Our server was very pleasant and helpful. The food came out right away, one dish after another and it was AMAZING. Best experience we have had in a while. Will be a frequent customer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Um italiano legítimo, com pratos contemporâneos. A pizza também é ótima!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 13, 2015

Food was AMAZING, and service was phenomenal. Our server Lee was great, very knowledgable of the menu and super sweet. My husband and I will definitely be returning.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 13, 2015

We love this place! Great food and service, and very cool decor. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 6, 2015

Had a reservation sat two people who came in after us in booths then placed two 65 year olds at a high top not a comfortable

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on February 5, 2015

Depending on the pasta selection we will opt for the meatballs and pizza. They bring out the pizza as soon as it's done and we wait on the meatballs and then cut them up and put on the pizza...awesome. They seem determined not to bring back my salted carmel gelato, why I'll never know. The service is 10 times better than when they opened, which is a huge plus. Eat there weekly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2015

Handmade pasta, delectable sauces, craft cocktails, and a great wine list...what more do you need? The service is always impeccable and the menu changes often. Always a great time!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2015

Nice place. Food was very good, not great. Pricey. Wine recommendations by staff were excellent. Appetizers: Mussels delicious. Meatballs good but absurdly overpriced. Roasted Brussels Sprouts excellent. Ravioli not bad. Brassato or roasted beef rib was tasty, but dry and again, expensive for what it was. Excellent, knowledgeable server. Attractive decor but WHY TVS all over the place? Spoils the "rustic" Tuscan look. I'd go again and stick to the appetizers and wine.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 27, 2015

We ate here on a Tuesday evening with friends. What a great place for both food and ambiance.
The menu items are interesting and the food terrific. Our waitress, Jennifer was outstanding in explaining and recommending food for dinner. I will be back to Prato to try many of the other menu items. If you are in Winter Park you need to make a reservation for Pratos. You won't be sorry.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 25, 2015

This was our first to Prato, it was a long over due date night and turned our wonderfully! The farm to table menu is fantastic, I enjoyed seeing the local farms I was familiar with on my menu. It was great knowing I was supporting a local restaurant all the way around.

The prices are high but it matches the quality and uniqueness of the food. We will be back on another special occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 25, 2015

This is my fifth time dining here and it is special every time. The server was attentive and personable. Had great wine, amazing appetizers of their meatballs and arancini. Also tried the heirloom tomato soup, best tomato soup ever. We shared small portions of two pasta dishes. The cavatelli with braised short ribs and artichoke ravioli. Amazing. So delicate and yet so filling. Ended with a small shared portion of their blood orange sorbet. Magnificent and understated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 16, 2015

Prato has become our favorite on Park Avenue in Winter Park. The menu changes with the the seasonal availability of various items. The restaurant has a vibrant feel with a great bar that runs through the middle. It's not a quiet place so not a romantic setting. The tables outside lend themselves to a more intimate setting with people watching becaue you're sitting along the sidewalk. The chef does an amazing job in blending unique flavors for an enjoyable dining experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 10, 2015

I booked a reservation for 7 as part as a girl's weekend away. We were a rather large group for this space, but they accommodated us without any hesitation and everything from service to food to general experience was outstanding. I cannot recommend this place enough. I'm still craving the pasta dinner I had and hope to make it back there soon.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Invited an out of town guest. We all loved the food especially the apple "calzone"(sic)
"Eggs in Purgatory" was excellent as were the pastas.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 8, 2015

My friends and I planned our evening by taking the Sunrail train from Lake Mary, FL. We made our reservation at Prato based on a recommendation from my son, who lives and works in Winter Park. The menu is a little difficult to understand but the staff was so helpful. Our food was delicious and prepared fresh!

They assisted us in pairing a wine with our choices. The Trout was outstanding and Tarimisu was the best I've ever had!

I will be returning to this restaurant. The train staion is across the street so after browsing Park Avenue, we returned to Lake Mary. We didn't have to search for parking or deal with traffic. Great evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 5, 2015

Pasta stands out as the winner in this menu. Staff is very knowledgeable about food ingredients, preparation, and flavor. Make sure to make reservations ahead, otherwise be ready to wait. Great bar vibe!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2015

Prato has a great atmosphere, very knowledgeable staff, and a pretty decent wine list. The pizzas are top! I wasn't as impressed with the portion sizes of some of the other foods, but the pizza and wine more than made up for everything else. And despite some of the sizes, everything tasted amazing! It's great for intimate gatherings or for something casual as well, which I like. You also get the option to eat outdoors when the weather and temperature permit. A great find. I will definitely be going back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 2, 2015

The ambiance is the best. Love the bar and the whole feel. Our salads were bland and the lobster arancini left a strong fishy smell at the table and was not good at all.

Our last experience here was great. Must have been an off day. The drinks and service are top notch though.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 1, 2015

Fabulous all around! Brought out of town guest, son & GF & had excellent service, great food, & wonderful time!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We really enjoy Prato! Only downfall for us is the "pushing of the salt." We certainly enjoy salt though try to keep a healthy perspective. with usage, and foremost, appreciate the fresh whole foods flavor. We do ask for the salt topping to be held with each visit. Too quick to remove a cocktail before checking with guest or member in guest party. Thank you for replacing.
We'll return - a favorite place to dine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 27, 2014

Since opening Prato is quickly becoming the best restaurant on Park Avenue. From their locally sourced ingredients to their long list of imported wines they provide the very best in not only food but atmosphere and service. Try one of their "Fresh Made Daily" pastas and you can't go wrong.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 24, 2014

Food was good. Waiter was friendly, but gave it a poor service eating because the entree service was not at same time. Pasta dish was ordered as main entree with two other non-pasta main entree. Pasta came out first and when asked where are other two entrees was told they come from a different part of the kitchen and it would be 10 minutes. What nonsense. That is not good service particularly on Christmas Eve. And, no one seemed very concerned or than perfunctory apology.

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