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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, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Description: outdoor dining, Take out available, Full menu all day and night.

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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
Best Italian ever

Went for dad's birthday yesterday. They won't open the doors before midday but the wait was worth it. The food was simply amazing. Dad and his wife had duck risotto which they both said was the best risotto they'd ever had. I had seafood linguine which was simply the best pasta I've ever had- and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
lilkelzboo
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auckland
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auckland
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went for dad's birthday yesterday. They won't open the doors before midday but the wait was worth it. The food was simply amazing. Dad and his wife had duck risotto which they both said was the best risotto they'd ever had. I had seafood linguine which was simply the best pasta I've ever had- and I've been to Europe! The... More 

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Thank lilkelzboo
Sydney, Australia
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've eaten at Prego when visiting Auckland over the last 20 years. Food is fresh, well presented and served with a smile. Grab a table outside if you can, great place for a long lunch!

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Thank Modish86
Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dear Demma and Prego, This is a love letter from us to you --- to a place and people we may never see again, except in our dreams; unless we are lucky. But our two visits will sustain us. We stepped into Prego's world on January 4th and were welcomed like family by Demma, her brother and Jade; the food... More 

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Thank ProfC556
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service, didn't need to look for a waiter, they were always there attended our every need. Group of 8, including two young children, who were kept busy with coloring in and no waiting for their food which made for a relaxing evening for the rest of us.

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Thank Julie H
Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for an Italian Restaurant open over the Christmas, New Year period, we settled on Prego which comes highly recommended by Trip Advisor users. The ambience is great (bustling, busy), the food was well above average (although some thought they were pretty heavy handed with the salt) and the service was outstanding. Why then four stars? It is a personal... More 

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Thank Geoff R
Belmont, Massachusetts
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195 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant, right in the heart of Ponsonby. The food is very good and so is the service. The atmosphere is comfortable. Noise level was moderate to loud at some points. Prices are reasonable for this quality of food. Be sure to make a reservation. It fills up pretty quickly, even on week nights.

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Thank michaelwN5333JB
Auckland, New Zealand
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130 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I love prego it's my favourite Italian restaurant in Auckland. Gorgeous setting on Ponsonby Road with fantastic staff who provide the best service. Menu is amazing! I have never had a bad dish at Prego. Favourite dishes include the warmed olives, risotto and tiramisu. Cocktails are mouth watering! Highly recommended that you try it for yourself.

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Thank Missjess86
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

From England we are visiting our family in Auckland. Our daughter who works in Ponsonby suggested a New Year's meal would be a lovely idea and Prego had been recommended by a few of her friends and our son had eaten here in the past and was very pleased with the restaurant..... We had phoned beforehand regarding a reservation and... More 

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Thank Pathfinder48
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were exhausted after a 24 hour itinerary from New York by way of Los Angeles. We had one day to recover before flying to the South Island. We arrived Auckland airport at 7 am and immediately checked into our prepaid rooms at the airport Holiday Inn (we paid for the night before so that we didn't... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

There's no better way to spend an afternoon than in the sunny courtyard of this restaurant. Service that is above and beyond and a menu and wine list with so many great choices you'll need to book a return visit. The calamari starter is a must and the snapper with risotto is hard to go past.

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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 - 21
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups

Description

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?