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Prego Restaurant

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226 Ponsonby Rd | Ponsonby, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-376 3095
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: outdoor dining, Take out available, Full menu all day and night.

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    Very good
  • 25
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good authentic Italian restaurant.

We were looking for a very good Italian restaurant in Auckland and chose Prega after reading all the good reviews. We weren't disappointed. The service was very considerate and friendly and although we had to wait 30 minutes for a table we always felt very welcomed and taken care off. The food was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Michael M
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We were looking for a very good Italian restaurant in Auckland and chose Prega after reading all the good reviews. We weren't disappointed. The service was very considerate and friendly and although we had to wait 30 minutes for a table we always felt very welcomed and taken care off. The food was very good. Especially the first course and... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We came here on a whim early one weekend evening. the place was heaving with families and hipsters alike but we didn't have to wait for a table. ordered pizza, green salad and seafood pasta to share with our four year old and one year old. we've eaten at some excellent restaurants in our time (pre-kids!) but all dishes were... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We wanted to love a restaurant in Ponsonby and looked and looked. We think the neighborhood is probably overrated, so the rent is high, and the food mediocre. The server was very friendly but not very efficient. Finally, each dish sported some orthoganol pairing of ingredients like crasins with olives.

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Sydney, Australia
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63 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

On quick business trip decided to venture out of CBD and stumbled across Prego. The food was sensational. Tender calamari to start with and a beautiful steak cooked to perfection. Our waiter was engaging and recommend a wine that took us away from our initial preference of a Pinot Noir to a GSM from spain that absolutely hit the mark.... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We eat at Prego a couple of times each month and always find the experience excellent. The staff are very professional and expert in their food and wine knowledge. The food is exceptional and never fails to please, the same can be said for the wine list. We prefer to sit outside as it can be very noisy inside, particularly... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I took a group of five for pre dinner drinks only. Got there and had a look at the menu and promptly ordered the antipasto platter and it was delicious.. The service was great and knowledgeable. There is a good reason why restaurants like this endure.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We've been here before for dinner and were blown away. Today we went for lunch and were blown away again. We decided to share the margharita pizza between the three of us, and also shared the broadbill fish on risotto. Jaw droppingly exceptional. We then followed up with the rubharb creme brulee. I don't like rubharb as a rule, but... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We've been here on a number of precious occasions and teh standard is always excellent. The whole fish that was recommended was magnificent, and my husband's eye fillet was cooked to perfection (he likes it well done!) Beautiful gelato and tiramisu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Glad we made our way to Prego, food was excellent, atmosphere was excellent and service was excellent. We sat outside.

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Amsterdam
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79 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Friendly service but all three dishes we had were mediocre (and expensive). There are better Italian options in town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 Ponsonby Rd | Ponsonby, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-376 3095

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups

Description

outdoor dining, Take out available, Full menu all day and night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?