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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GinaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance and delicious food. Chef Ugo is the best!

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vipbRad
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back

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CharlesK
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We waited for the reopening and we drove up from the coast specifically to eat at Prego's. Prior to the CCP Plague, this was one of our favorite watering holes; in fact, we followed them from the airport location (different owners, obviously) to its District home. This time we hoped for good food and service, but not expecting the attention to detail that we received. This is a huge restaurant with a small patio, and the required distancing of tables and chairs is a further constraint, but somehow Prego's worked around the obstacles and created a white-table-cloth atmosphere that was very pleasant. The food was terrific: I ordered the lobster ravioli and enjoyed it very much; their salads were great, as well. The food was fresh and tasty and the service provided by Greg was as attentive as we might expect in a five-star establishment. No kidding. We shall be back. This is a good place and we want them to succeed despite the imposition of the CCP plague.

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vipJackF
Orange County
175 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can't wait to go back. Constantly fantastic food

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PeterB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prego's is great with the outdoor dining during the pandemic. The food is great and the service is always personable and friendly.

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AliciaS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so pleasant. Nice to be out and waited on, looking forward to go again soon.

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StephanieT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful...happy hour on Saturday a huge plus!

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vipEssJay
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new extra outdoor seating allows happy diners to safely social distance, while the service continues to be top-notch. The quality and freshness of the food is always excellent. I usually go for a pasta dish, but on this hot Saturday, I chose the Ruth Salad and it was fabulous and fresh! This location always seems to have a perfect light breeze flowing by, so it's a refreshing experience and you feel very safe dining here even during a pandemic.

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SheilaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always great!
We go there every week.

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Cleo
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Out of particular red wine I selected and offered an alternative for me and then proceeded to charge the value of the more premium wine.
Food was good and fairly priced.

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vipKaarenH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining in their comfortable patio. Delicious food.

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vipMariannaM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as always. Business, pleasure, family. This place is great for all occasions!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Did everything they could to make us comfortable and enjoy the evening. Super delicious food and well prepared. Definitely will be going back.

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vipJanaF
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and accommodating wait staff. I ask, they deliver. It’s great. GF options.

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vipJackF
Orange County
176 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Be sure to ask if there are any specials for Sunday brunch - man was that great. Can't wait to go back

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Eddiet
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have never had a bad meal here. They bend over backwards to make sure everything is right. This is definitely my go to restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration was core quarantine team and it was our first night out. What a nice welcome back to a truly fun family special dinner! Thank you to the team at Prego. Only request is that the water refills refrain from topping off my daughter’s Sprite along with our waters...she was able to laugh about that even after the third time.

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vipcarrie
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s great being outside with the family!

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vipGreatmeal
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Lasagna & scallops are delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
54 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating first dinner out at one of our favorites. So great to see Mario and all our favorite servers back to work. Food was amazing, service was impeccable. Felt safer here having dinner than shopping at the grocery store.

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Loveh2o
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and our server was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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michelem
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We'll be back soon. The service was exceptional. Everything we five ordered was yummy. From salmon and shell fish to the pork shops. It was my Mom's birthday and Prego made it happy

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Britt
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great (and quick) service! We went for a business lunch - party of 16 and we were in and out so fast!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best lasagna ever!! The place has moved and has less ambiance, but the food and service are as good as ever. Nice verve at lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service and ambiance were great. Food was good, not great.

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skieatplay
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Mixed review for our party of 9 the other night. The steak salad was excellent, but the rib-eye plate was lacking a lot of flavor in the meat. Needed chimichurri and peppercorn brought out for a few of the party. Seafood pasta was said to have been great, and the risotto special was "just ok". Will definitely go back to test out a few other dishes as it appears there is some better ones than others.

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vipNitinM
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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.

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RajuP
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
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...

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ChristopherL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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VincentA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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MikeS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
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!

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TsephelN
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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LeslieA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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vipFrankS
Los Angeles
14 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.

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

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

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