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Prego Mediterranean

4.6
752 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 752 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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RandyH
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prego was spectacular once again! Their lamb osso buco and cioppino was fabulous! Chef Ugo outdid himself again!
I would highly recommend Prego Mediterranean for lunch or dinner. They take great care of us every time!

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ARoniSheriH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined for a Birthday celebration. Service was excellent, food was superb, and the cost was on par for the quality.

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vipPoppy
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great restaurant. We had the swordfish special and it was awesome.

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vipSteffi
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dinner in this restaurant. The service is very prompt and efficient. Also, I really appreciate the chef accommodating my request for a meal not included in their menu - Parpadelle pasta with scallops and mushrooms in Saffron flavors. It was yummy and exactly how I liked it. The ambiance also has a very cool and serene vibe in this place. We will come back again another time to dine here.

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JenniferC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

The food was just alright. I was distracted by, what appeared to be, the head chef who was not wearing a face mask.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!

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GeorgeJ
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Atmosphere was fantastic, and the food was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable and our waiter and the wait staff was just excellent! Unfortunately I didn't catch his name. Prego did a wonderful job with safety restrictions and the food was delicious.

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angelgirl03
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, they have a Fall specialty menu but you can request their normal menu also.

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vipJoanne
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Amanda- great food and extensive selections of dishes!

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MatthewM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed Kileigh (server) very much. She was attentive but not overpowering. The calamari was outstanding with two delicious sauces - aioli and marinara. The Cesar salad with anchovy dressing was good. The lamb chops with asparagus risotto were exceptional. We ended with fresh fruit and very creamy panna cotta. Great experience.

MJ
vipMsJloe
Orange County
78 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server always takes great care of Kathleen and I. The food is always great too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience4

My waiter was very Professional and she did everything she could for me but the she has no control over how bad the food tasted

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vipHenryT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nice covid outdoor meal. Service was great keep the ice tea filled. The pumpkin cheesecake was so good!

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vipRamblingBusinessPodcast
Los Angeles
69 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice option of patio or outdoor seating during this pandemic scare.

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vipCindyR
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The food was much saltier than necessary. We had to send it back as it was not edible. We've dined here several times and our visits here have always been pleasant.

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vipDawnL
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place for lunch. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding!

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SusanS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined at Prego three times since restaurants were open, once on the patio and twice inside. Twice we brought guests and the most recent time it was the two of us. We feel very comfortable. Dinners and wines were excellent. Chef Ugo does a wonderful job!

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Bunnies
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful. Unfortunately we had problems getting seated and the front desk was not very attentive which wa s odd, since there were like three hostesses standing at the front desk. We arrived 10 minutes prior to our reservation and didn’t get seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time. Once we finally got to our table, didn’t even get water for another 20 minutes. Once our waitress finally arrived though, she was very attentive

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vipHenryT
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice outdoor covid seating. Food was good, service was good except little slow on the drink refills.

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CharlesL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food in a safe, quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Perfect place for a date or otherwise intimate dinner. The Ruth salad was especially good. So glad they're open and doing this.

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RobertG
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with good friends. Kiley gave us great service and allowed us to chat and catch up. We sat outside under a heat lamp. It was a truly enjoyable evening!

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deang
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to rake your family. I had the filet of sole. Totally awesome. The service was excellent.

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DianeR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I've been back since they reopened after Covid shutdown. Distancing was good and the food was much better than the last time I was there in January. New chef? Had the seafood pasta and my guest had a pizza...both great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience! Delicious food

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Debby
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waiter, Reggie, was hysterical! We really enjoyed his humor.

The happy hour menu is very small. My friends and I come often and hope to see some new items.

This is our favorite place for happy hour!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I love Prego.
Great restaurant food and service. Ive used outdoor dining through the pandemic to support them

As a healthcare professional I was really disappointed to see a crowded mixer on the patio with no distancing and masks . I did not feel safe around this group since the virus spreads in the air

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vipRDRR
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I was hoping that this Prego would capture the menu and quality of when they were at the former location and was an OC mainstay. I'm glad they are open and the venue and service were delightful. But the main courses still have a way to go and I'll try again soon.

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vipPoppy
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Met with friends and everyone enjoyed their meal. Sat outside and it was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prego is known for their flexibility and ability to modify meals according to dietary needs. The food was outstanding!

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vipGreatmeal
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service food was great. Mad pig pizza 😋

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Debby
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is our favorite spot for Happy Hour! We come often.

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vipLGfromOC
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 1 year anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was pretty bad. The server was nice and attentive. We had the chicken Marsala and the steak. It was not good and we won’t be going back.

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vipMargaritaMike
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty per usual. Was here three weeks ago for my birthday and returned for my wife's birthday. Called Chef Ugo ahead of time and he made us an off-the-menu shrimp appetizer. Our son and wife joined us. Also had the calamari frita, he had a pizza and she had seafood with a gluton-free pasta. We had our usual Tagiliatti and lobster ravioli - ravioli a bit salty but still good.

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Debby
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service

A favorite place to meet friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food here is always great, it feels like dining with family

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CurtisB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in OC. Chef Ugo is always great.

SM
SusanM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipOCDiner
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have this restaurant open in my neighborhood.

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Prego Mediterranean offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 553-1333.

Prego Mediterranean is rated 4.6 stars by 752 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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