Prego Mediterranean

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$30 and under
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Italian
Adding a splash of Mediterranean color to California, Prego's ambiance blends the warmth & rustic charm of old-world Italy with the electricity and vibrancy of a cosmopolitan restaurant. Lively exhibition kitchens allow diners to view the artful chefs creating delicious dishes. Our restaurant seats up to 300 guests and has several small scale options, too. Prego features a full bar, offers private events & catering services.
The menu at Prego emphasizes regional Italian cuisine, featuring authentic pizza, freshly made pastas, grilled fresh fish, spit-roasted meats, fowl, and an extensive list of wines from Italy and California that will please even the most discriminating wine connoisseur. Our homemade desserts & pastries make a perfect ending to an unforgettable dining experience.
Prego has received fine-dining awards from the Restaurant Writers Association & the Wine and Food Society of Southern California. It has been a culinary destination for over three decades.
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NM
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was my son’s birthday. Had a great time. Service was good, ambience was great and good was a lot more Italian than Mediterranean. It was worth a visit.

RP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent but not intrusive and the food was delicious. Good options on the menu for pasta, meats, and salads. I had chicken scallopini and meat was tender and sauce was tasty.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We use to go to Prego when in irvine, for about 30 years. When they moved they lost something. Menu not as authentic, too salty, loud ambiance, etc. people are still nice and service is good. Might give them another try...

CL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Great on Valentine’s Day!

AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was a little disappointed in the portions. For the price the portions should be a little larger. Got the ravioli on Valentine’s Day, paging $26 for 4 pieces of ravioli was a waste.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disorganized host/hostess, glass had lipstick marks, didn’t refill water, took forever to bring food, food was wrong when it arrived, food was cold on the second attempt. Absolutely terrible from beginning to bitter end. I can see how someone would have a nice experience there but mine was a perfect storm of disappointment.

VA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine's day and had a great meal. This was the freshest, most authentic Italian food I've ever had and I would love to come back and see what the full menu has to offer.

MS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day dinner was fabulous! Spinach salad was superior, just the right toppings and savory not sweet dressing. The hazelnut chocolate dessert with a red heart macaron was a delight for the senses!

TN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Host was rude..walked in to check in for my reservation. Host replies with a agitated face “well you have to wait” there was not even a hello from her. This experience put the other aspect of the restaurant down.

LA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was a nice experience, and I would only go back for the dessert. The food was okay, but you could get something better at a low price. We went for the Valentine's pre fixed menu, and it just wasn't what we were expecting. The ravioli hearts didn't taste fresh, the dough wasn't fully baked though. Their mash potatoes weren't good at all. But the dessert was great, I think out of me and my partners whole meal the dessert was the star everything else just wasn't good.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated me for a client dinner seating us the back room which was excellent for conversation and privacy. Food was extremely good and service was outstanding!

FS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter took our order and was not seen again until I managed to
Flag him down to pay the bill.

OT
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was awesome. Food, service and atmosphere couldn’t be better.

DB
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular patrons, enjoy the restaurant food was excellent as usual

MS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space! Staff was accommodating to us when we wanted to move from a table to a booth. Our server Amanda was great, and support staff was superb. Ruth salad was perfect - crisp, fresh, full of flavor (not overpowering), and of ample size. We will be back! Grazie xo.

S
Los Angeles
205 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Greg was excellent. There were a couple of large parties seated but we still got our appetizers and dinner pretty quickly. My wife had left overs and enjoyed the for lunch today.

JR
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a business Team dinner with 22 people. This was our second time bringing a large group for a business dinner. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. Most of those in attendance were from outside of California and they were so glad to know they were going back to Prego again. I'm sure when we gather together next year at this same time, we will return and enjoy another wonderful dinner with your professional and caring staff.

Thank you!
Jeanie Ralphs

LM
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was so pleased to find one of our favorite restaurants is still here. We thought they had closed but no! Relocated to Tustin!! The food was excellent Not to loud, (we could actually talk), decor warm, inviting, open and classy. Not usually one to keep going back because I like to try new restaurants but we definitely will be back. Oh... The prices are very reasonable!

L
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I booked this reservations for my new boss and his team of 4. He commented the next day that it was very nice and quiet. He also said, he would go back to Prego Mediterranean with his wife. They recently relocated from Boston.

JF
Orange County
169 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is just a flat out wonderful place to dine at. Great food!

JJ
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We did recommend it as we were there with a friend

JJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to support a business that supports the Tustin Community (and probably others.) We didn't have any expectations but were pleasantly surprised by the very tasteful holiday decorations and the nice ambiance of the decor. We were thrilled that there were two additional fish choices as one of us does not eat meat out and even more excited that it was branzino. They ran out so that only one of us could have it but we both agreed it was an excellent dish. While the service wasn't perfect, it was so very good and the food so well prepared that we are contemplating an event there later this season.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the happy hour menu and the ambience

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time. Great food. Dennis was an excellent server. We will be back.

CA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Although it was New Years Eve, Prego was accommodating when we asked to change tables due to a crying new born that was allowed in the adult section. Babies in upscale restaurants are NOT acceptable under ANY circumstances. Other than that, the servers were terrific and the food was delicious as always.

S
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the area and superior customer service.

FM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My first time at Prego, great service and waitstaff. I will back again.

MS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I really engoyed our first night at Prego. I had the veal ravoli with the heirloom tomato & Burrata, both were excellent. My wife had the lobster bisque and crab & avocado salad. The service was timely and attentive. We are sure to be back!

RF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed very much spending Christmas Eve at Prego. The atmosphere was very festive and
we had a great time.

TA
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our top 5 places to fine!

N
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! Nice ambiance. Great place for lunch.

s
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Really mediocre food and pricey! Good service but kitchen slow.

IA
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asked for my meal to be prepared differently and it was done to perfection. Had an awesome waiter who remembered me and gave us very attentive service. So glad I picked here to celebrate my birthday.

JF
Orange County
169 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience. Try a couple of the signature cocktails like Dean's Old Fashioned

TL
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Our guests were very impressed with the atmosphere, food, and most importantly the service. We go for holiday dinner every year for 20 years + and they were floored! Thank you to everyone at Prego for another great experience!

OT
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, service and atmosphere!

LW
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location for a holiday luncheon with my team. Excellent food, beautiful restaurant with holiday decorations...just go!

OT
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great meal with impeccable service. Only issue was air-conditioning to high tonight and was colder inside than outside

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Food was great!

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