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Prego Restaurant

226 Ponsonby Rd | Ponsonby, Auckland Central 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-376 3095
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Ranked #25 of 1,112 restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $27
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: outdoor dining, Take out available, Full menu all day and night.
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179 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We checked the reliable app,Trip advisor, to look for a restaurant and bam! Prego popped up! We decided to check it out and it was ah-maxing! My daughter told me 3 signs to spot the best restaurant (it had all of them) 1)Crowded place 2) Amazing Trip advisor reviews 3)Good atmosphere They had great service,food and a lovely name. Our... More

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Kerrville, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Prego was within walking distance of our B & B, The Great Ponsonby Art Hotel. We had lunch there when we first arrived in NZ and liked it so much that we had another meal there at the end of our trip. The menu is what I would call upscale Italian. I had a shrimp Alfredo that made me drool.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

On our last night on the North Island we passed Prego and saw that it was bustling and busy - always a good sign. A quick check on google confirmed our suspicions - this was a favorite and well worth a try. We had a starter which was a bit of a smorgasbord of their most popular starters and it... More

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Golden Bay
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I drove through rush hour traffic to eat here on the strength of the reviews we'd read and it was so worth it!! The food was great, especially the creme brulé, but the highlight for us was meeting Robbie, our waiter for the evening. He was patient with our questions, so helpful with suggestions and attentive to... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Apart from a minor misunderstand over our reservation we had a great evening. We had reserved a table for a party of 7 to be told on arrival that we did not have a reservation as they only accepted reservations for 8 or more. However I would still recommend this as a destination for casual dining with competent Italian cooking,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We arrived here wanting to eat early as we had missed lunch and the kitchen is open from 12 so we were able to get food no problem. Waiter had awesome knowledge of wine list and recommended perfect bottle. Food was quick and perfect. Loved sitting out in the front courtyard.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We ate at Prego on the suggestion of our b&b owner, and we're we glad we did. The servers were attentive and friendly without being overbearing. The food was outstanding, with sauces and seasonings that were just right. I most highly recommend the fish of the day and the ciocolatto dessert. You won't be disappointed.

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I first visited Prego in 1996-- the food was amazing! Returning to Auckland in 2012, I decided to try it again-- was as delicious as I had remembered it! My boyfriend enjoyed it as much as I did-so much so, that we had our leaving Auckland meal here. This past February, we were again in Auckland, this time with friends... More

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Coming back after a few years can be difficult but this is not the case here - the quality of the food is still the same high level! But the best this time: The Service. My wife could not really make her mind up which Pinot Gris to order - after a short discussion with the waitress the waitress disappeared... More

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London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My first return visit here in 14 years, and it's still going strong. The food is good quality and simple and they seem to get it right. Service remains efficient and all in all, it's great to see an old Ponsonby landmark still thriving. It's not dirt cheap - but nowhere on Ponsonby Road is. Popular at lunch and dinner... More

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