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Prato - Winter Park

4.7
1487 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Wednesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday- Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(407) 262-0050
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brandon McGlamery
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Morse and Park Avenue
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful time and amazingly delicious food! The gnocchi special was incredible!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I write this review with mixed emotions. My wife and I had a reservation and were placed in a high top. My wife was experiencing discomfort due to her recent knee replacement. I asked the hostess to seat us at a regular table. After a wait she offered to seat us at a table by the curb. Really? We declined and toughed it out. I asked about one of the two empty booths and was told they were not available. I understand why they were saving the booths for a larger party. Except there was one couple in a booth and there was at least one booth available the whole time we ate. We brought this to the attention of the manager. He apologized, said he would make note of it the next time we came in, but did nothing to reseat us. In the big scheme of things it is minor it but did mar a nice dinner.

As for the dinner it was great. We ordered the meatballs as an appetizer. They tasted great and the serving size was not too much for two people. We shared three half size pasta dishes that were awesome. The Gnocchi was best but the other two were very good too. My wife had a glass of Pinot Grigio and I had two glasses of Barolo. Both wines were good. I especially enjoyed the Barolo. Our server was great. He suggested the pasta dishes which were spot on. The food and service was very good and it was better when I looked at our check.

I would rate our experience as five stars but the seating really made a great experience a good experience. Management could learn that goodwill, hospitality and common sense is more profitable than an empty four top. Go and enjoy, be very specific in your reservation if you have a special seating requirement.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Always wonderful. Our server was amazing.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

As always, food and service were amazing!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Service and atmosphere were great but the food was surprisingly lackluster. We always have a great meal but that night wasn’t our night. Everyone has a bad night. Hopefully it was the exception and not a sign of things to come.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I have been coming to Prato for a few years now. I currently live in South Florida now, but make it a point to go to Prato when I get the opportunity. I do have to say the past 3 times I have been the food has been incredibly salty. This past time we had to send back the calamari because it was fishy and too salty. It was removed from the bill. The caesar salad was way to lemony and again salty. The mustard spaghetti, which is my favorite was well done this time, but the past 2 times I have been was almost to salty to eat. The drinks and ambience as well as service is always fantastic. Although I have been disappointed the past 3 time of coming there are still the drinks and great service that keeps on wanting me to give it another try.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The food was great and the service was good as well. The atmosphere wasn’t unpleasant but it was weird. The menu, location and decor make it seem like this would be a nice place to get dinner, but once you’re in there it’s more of a bar atmosphere. It’s a little bit of a contradiction. Overall good dining experience, just a little confused about what kind of restaurant it is.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The four of us all ate something different and we loved what we had. Busy place which means good food and good service.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great atmosphere, delicious house made pastas.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a reservation for 9:00pm and arrived early, hostess told us our table is being cleaned off and we will be seated shortly, 9:10pm I had to go back up to the hostess and tell her our reservation was at 9 and then she finally seated us. While checking in, a server came up to the front and started complaining about it being “ too busy” and she’s “too tired” to serve and saying “why are there so many reservations” in a whining voice. Like seriously, it’s a Friday night, if you don’t want to work in a restaurant and be a server you should not be there. It’s a shame because I’m sure I wasn’t the only one that heard her. At least the food was great.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I really did enjoy coming here as a date with my girlfriend. She loved it and I loved it cause she was happy. Will come back!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Reservations were for 8:00pm. Arrived on time. Did not get sat until close to 8:15pm. Food was great as always.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

My favorite pizza, hand down.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

It was my daughters birthday. The food was outstanding tonight. Our server Niko was great and very attentive. My daughters boyfriend had never been and couldn’t stop talking about how good his food was

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was terrific and our waiter was super helpful and attentive. I highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing flavors. Top notch food. Top notch drinks too. Service was very good. All in all, this was a fun dinner with wonderful good. Pretty noisy but we were in a mood where the noise level didn’t bother us.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Great atmosphere. Unique dishes, something for everyone. Lighting is a bit low for old eyes but overall great local Winter Park restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome, Great experience

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Every bite was delicious! The pizza crust, baked in a wood-burning brick oven, had a fabulous texture and flavor. The pasta was perfectly cooked al dente, with just enough sauce to flavor and not overwhelm the pasta. Again, the textures of the pasta with the crispy speck were perfectly balanced. The mussels were an especially nice and delicious surprise. The leek chowder at the bottom and the crispy potato pieces also achieved that great texture accompanied with a delicious savoriness. The meatballs were perfect, as well. Not drenched in sauce, and paired with mashed potatoes and crispy crumbs made this another delightful dish. Finally, the service was excellent. We ate this meal over four courses, had great recommendations, and never felt rushed.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day dinner couldn’t have been better. Our service was amazing as he recommended everything from our wine to our dessert. The meatball appetizer was amazing as well as the squash soup. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great meal! Great service! We’ll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Probably our favorite restaurant in Orlando

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Valentine’s day

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing!!!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Had dinner on weekend trip to WP. This is not your typical spaghetti / lasagna Italian restaurant. It has a truly special menu offering creative dishes tastefully prepared. My wife had a half order of the butternut squash ravioli - said it was one of the best she’d ever had. We shared the diavolo pizza - the waiter said it had a spicy kick, so we toned it down a little for our tastes; it turned out excellent, with a rich but not too spicy flavor. One of the best Italian meals we’ve had recently!

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Our Server Steven was amazing!! My Favorite place to eat on Park Ave

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Brilliant menu, attentive wait staff. Our short legs meant we weren’t comfortable on the front tables and were gladly moved to somewhere more suitable. Meatballs are terrific, waiter explained the whole menu, excellent pizza. The butternut squash ravioli was a little short on butternut flavor and if I must be picky then if you’re going to write your menu in Italian then make sure the staff know how they are meant to be pronounced, else just write it in English. I’d welcome a chance to go back next time we’re in Orlando.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious. The menu has seasonal changes, but quality and service is consistently excellent. They make the best branzino I’ve had outside of Italy!

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

I love Prato! On this visit, the service wa a bit less perfect than usual, with my cocktail being prepared incorrectly. And, the Pasta didn’t seem as creative as what I’m used to from Prato. However, it was still wonderful and I’ll definitely be back

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The place was hopping at lunchtime today (doesn’t anyone work anymore? 😂) but I was seated quickly and had a wonderful meal as usual.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Prato's never fails to deliver outstanding service, great food and a fun dining experience. The butternut squash ravioli is outstanding, as was the short rib dish. I recommend Prato's to anyone/everyone looking for a great time.l

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

It was our friend’s birthday. We took him to Prato and each ordered two 1/2 plates of pasta. We shared family style and it was one of the best meals we have ever eaten. 10/10 would recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Food was excellent. Very expensive lunch though. But worth it!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Prato is a favorite place and our "go-to" place in the Winter Park area. We love the fresh, delicious food, great selection of wines, excellent cocktails and excellent service. This time I took a friend to a birthday lunch and they treated her to a gelato with a candle. Thank you for that special touch. She just moved into the area, and I'm sure we'll be back there with our husbands!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food in a fun environment. My wife and I celebrating our birthdays with some friends. Happy with our choice of restaurant for this evening together.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Prato is our family’s favorite restaurant. We came here most recently after my four-year-old had a tough day at school (I know, I know, but it happens). Theresa is almost always our server, and she was so wonderful, as usual. She brought my son a cucumber flower to eat while we waited for our order to arrive, and her kindness just helped make the whole day better. The egg rigatoni with fatta su bolognese is delicious as always, but it was so much more than just a meal: our time at Prato was a balm for some really stressed out people, and we left feeling relaxed and refreshed. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I have been many times to Prato but this last time has got to be the best yet. The service was impeccable. Our waiter was extremely friendly and helpful from start to finish. Offering food and wine suggestions all with an up beat warm and friendly attitude and although the night was busy, he made sure that did not affect the quality of service provided.

The food at Prato is always delicious. We started with the cheese and meat app that was perfect for sharing for for ladies. We then moved onto the always fantastic Diavolo flatbread (Pepperoni, Pancetta, Italian Long Pepper, Auricchio Piccante), Polenta Cake (Brussels, Sunchoke Fritto, Chili Honey), Campagna (Arugula, Radicchio, Pancetta Tesa, Rosemary Almond) and their famous meatballs. All while sipping on a great glass of cab.

We ended the evening with an espresso and a very yummY TIRAMISU, sharing of course!

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Lovely fresh made pasta. Staff is very knowledgeable about every ingredient. Wonderful atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Prato is my all around favorite restaurant in WP!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place and the food and service were awesome!

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