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 (30)
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Fit for Foodies (28)
Casual (27)
Hot Spot (25)
Worth the Drive (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Bar Seating (21)
Fun (21)
Great for Lunch (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Authentic (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Notable Wine List (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
People Watching (17)
Romantic (16)
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)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Organic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tapas (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic service, delicious food, excellent wine. Thanks for making my son’s birthday a memorable experience!

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined 7 days ago

Prato always delivers a 5-star experience.

Their black pepper pasta is a must try.

Pizza is always a smash hit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The fields salad had way way way to much vinegar. The server could have cared less about our table as she liked the people next to us more. Main courses we're amazing and very well prepared. It was our anniversary so I asked to sit away from the bar, but we were sat next to the bar anyways. Overall good experience. Not the best but we go here every year for our anniversary and will continue to do so.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I've seen this place on TV a lot and it was highly recommended by colleagues when I was a concierge. I lived in Chicago for 6 years and spend a lot of time in NYC for work. This place was on par with the best that those cities have to offer and is hands down one of the best places in Central Florida. The pasta dishes were the best we've ever had and the pizza was top five for sure. Our wine was okay on its own but came alive when paired with our meals.

The ambience is great. It is modern/trendy and elegant without it trying to be anything it's not. Service was on point. I'd highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

I enjoyed the ambiance of the surroundings. The wooden structure made me feel cozy. Sitting indoors was nice and walking to the bathroom makes you feel like you're walking into the kitchen which is pretty cool. The food was delicious but portion size is small. I think that's how it should be. $34 for two bowls of pasta but its Park Ave and the surroundings were nice. You pay for the environment and quality of the food. I would definitely go again.

Tags: Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Best of the bests !
Fantastic Italian restaurant in Beautiful Winter Park's Park Ave
Great RECIPES, great AMBIANCE, great SERVICE...great PLACE for FOODIES at heart !

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great atmosphere on Park Avenue. Huge bar in the middle and the local source ingredients are prepared perfect. Excellent for date night or an anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This Is usually one of my favorite restaurants! I'm sorry to say this night everything was a bit off. The meatballs were too salty, , the butternut ravioli had an odd taste and the service was terrible.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place highly recommend! Awesome atmosphere and great food! Very knowledgeable friendly and informative staff! Very educated on their menu. All ingredients were fresh and made to order! We will definitely be back! Enjoyed an awesome family dinner for Family Weekend at Rollins and celebrated two birthdays!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Did not find the food to be that good and the wine list was limited.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Prato’s food is outstanding. The service was great. Better seating options would be great. Overall great bang for the buck. I have found a restaurant that I can use as a go to from now on. Just keep it to yourself. Lol

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always great service and knowledgeable about menu. Food consistently fantastic!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We ordered calamari, pizza, pasta, pork belly dish.
Every dishes are too salty and not flavorful...just OK taste.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Absolutely delicious!!! Loved the mix of flavors in our food. The handcrafted cocktails were amazing. Too loud for my taste, but that’s not their fault. Had a great waiter who gave us excellent suggestions, as it was our first time at Prato. Will definitely return and take friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server Steve was excellent. He made awesome suggestions and guided us well on our beverage and food choices. Everything we selected was truly outstanding. If you choose Prato expect great cuisine and a very “energetic” aka loud environment. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 24, 2017

always great food!! I will visit again in the near future.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very nice experience. Waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful with the menu. Good selections, good portions, nice presentation.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

When we arrived we were seated instantly and had our waters within a minute. The bread with dipping oil came next and our entrees shortly after. The mustard pasta dish I got was amazing and so was her steak dish. Excellent wine selection. We'll be back for some of that amazing authentic pizza.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Prato always has amazing food!! Service was pretty good. I raved to my friends about the meatballs and when we went to order we were told they were out. I feel this should be told when greeted by the server. Also, the specialty drinks are way too expensive to be a short glass filled with ice. Over all, I go to Prato for the food and ambience .

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I thought the space itself was very pleasant. Our waiter was nice but very absent. He would leave for too long without seeing if anything was needed. I would recommend it for a place to go on a date to.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic as always. Great local beer selection, perfect ambiance, service and food. Brandon and crew never disappoint.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was good and delicious but seemed like it was missing something on the plate? Not sure what but plating is always good for making a meal.......looked just okay. Taste though was spot on. Brittany was a very good host however I wish she asked us if we'd like dessert ? I boxed 1/2 my lunch and would have loved to have shared a dessert. Overall great and of course I will be back Brittany kept our water refilled was super friendly and I will ask for her agian.
with much sincerity, thank you. Deb G.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was the second time eating at Proto, always an amazing experence and the food is devine. The prices are incredable for the quality of the meals. I have yet to find something that did not amaze my tastebuds.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Prato is a favorite for my wife and I and we looked forward to our visit but things were a bit off this night. We appreciated their honoring our request for a booth on a very busy night where they could have given it to a party of four. The ambiance was very lively (loud) but as expected. Stephen provided very good service except for a fairly lengthy time to get our drink orders. We understand Prato is an Italian restaurant but at least a few popular California wine selections would be nice. My wife and I shared the Escarole Caesar salad that was poor due to the dressing having been drenched with lemon juice. I did like my choice of the flatiron steak but my wife did not like the ravioli. Prato will stay in our rotation but we plan to "give it a rest" for awhile.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was good, but the quality has gone down since they opened. Their dishes used to feel more inspired and unique, but now they seem more ordinary and mass appealing. The red snapper cheek was delicious and I love their Caeser salad, but everything else was just 'ok.'. Our server seemed disinterested in our table which was weird because it was at least a $200 ticket, so that also effected our experience.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food and service was excellent!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Magical menu though limited did not disappoint and each course added to the magic. Cocktails were innovative and extensive wine list guaranteed a good match with the entrees BUT our server Steven was absolute OUTSTANDING
Knowledgeable about each dish, very affable and attentive

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Our service was excellent! The window maker pizza is always consistency of being delicious.

Thank you for making out day special.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was outstanding. Wait staff was very good as well. I don't want anyone to misinterpret my service score of 3. This was because the kitchen seemed slow as we only ordered 4 small plates and were there for over an hour.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very disappointed. Magical Dining menu with duck, although tasty, was very small portion and other portion of meal too spicy to eat. Best thing was the meat balls. People sitting beside us said the same thing about their meal and that the pizza on theirs was the best thing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was awful! Starting with the Pasta, which came to our table within 2 min after we ordered it. Clearly it was not made to order. The pasta was so soft and mushed, very over cooked. Such a shame for a restaurant that claims to be Italian and hand maketheir pasta.

Maybe worse was how the server handled the situation. She acted like it was not a big deal, removed the pasta a said the pizza would be coming soon. Offered no solution for the pasta and didn't even send a manager to the table. Later the manager came to the table and offered a different pasta and defended that the pasta was cooked to order. Then eventually said maybe we received someone else's pasta who could have been in front of us. He also said that their pastas typically take 3-4 minutes to prepare. Also ridiculous for a restaurant that claims to be Authentic Italian and made to order. Maybe the worst is he never offered to remake the dish fresh and al dente. Maybe this is because everything is pre-made.

Then the pizza came and it was extremely salty and soggy. When the server came and asked how it was we told her and then said we are done and would leave. Instead of getting the manager and trying to save us ... she said, ok, hope you might gets better and watches us leave.

Even though I had been to this restaurant a few times before with a better experience, don't waste your time and money at this place as it has gone severely downhill.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Enjoyed the freshness of the food served and the unique combination of ingredients that worked. This was our first time at Prato for lunch; will visit again to savor the dinner selections.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent as always.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Nico was a professional and friendly in serving us and providing detailed information about the food items.
The food was outstanding.
The noise level was deafening...do not go here if you are trying to have an ongoing conversation with more than one other person. You both will be hoarse from the yelling.
We will try eating outside to see if the noise level is better...but tables outside are right beside the street noise...

Tags: Great Beer, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Fun and energizing environment and our server was outstanding.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Our server Miranda was fabulous. It was our first time there, and she thoroughly explained the food, made great recommendations and was very attentive.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

I love this place. It is a must stop whenever I am in town.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 30, 2017

What a fantastic meal. What lovely service from Jennifer, who was both charming and efficient. The beef crudo is a must-order; hazelnuts lend a delightful crunch to the restaurant’s take on steak tartare. The mustard spaghetti is a rich and satisfying carbonara, and the black pepper pappardelle with pork sugo is Italy in a bowl. If the duck confit is on the menu when you go, order some for everyone at your table, and an extra to take home to nibble the next day: the crisp duck skin and tender meat is a dream come true.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had great service and the lunch menu was appropriate - this is not a place for perceived value - but a restaurant you know the food will be cooked to perfection, and at least in my experience, service was / is, always on point!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great place!

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