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Prego Restaurant

226 Ponsonby Rd | Ponsonby, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-376 3095
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Ranked #45 of 1,216 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

i come here for special occasions. beautiful food, great service, nice ambience- but not too stuffy. lots of local ponsonby crowd here. consistent and solid.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We have been going to Prego for years as a local default restaurant and there have been mostly good times and food. The food is not outstanding-it's generous, tasty and you know what you're getting. In recent times we've noticed how dreadfully noisy it is and how the prices have crept up when the food doesn't justify it. Atmosphere is... More

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Auckland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is our go to restaurant as it is so good. OK - it isn't the 3 Michelin Star type, but that's why we like it. Always buzzy, great food and kid friendly. It's flexible too - great for a work lunch, a dinner with friends or Sunday afternoon with the kids (warning - turning up as a couple looking... More

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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A very enjoyable lunch, priced well and the service was brilliant. I had a risotto - which was very good and not at all gluggy. I tend to judge a restaurant by whether I am brave enough to order risotto - a dish I love but it can be so disappointing when it isn't good.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Have been to Prego three times this year.first two times very good.last time very disappointing.sat out in the cold.had to keep flagging down waiter.food took ages and the pizza was abysmal.will not venture back.

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auckland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You can't book this restaurant unless you have a party of 12, but sitting at the bar, waiting for a table, with the place in full swing is no hassle. The recently renovated establishment has been around for about 35 years and has become a veritable institution in Ponsonby, the restaurant capital of Auckland. The menu has many favourites with... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had a small get together of 6 friends last Friday for lunch. What a wonderful experience! The service outstanding and food was brilliant. The menu has something for everyone. Meals cooked to perfection and presentation second to none. If i had one negitive thing to say that is that is was very noisy - however this is part of the... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a family meal to celebrate a birthday at Prego and were not disappointed. The restaurant was abuzz with diners and everybody seemed to be having a good time. A wide range of dishes was sampled and we were not disappointed. The gnocchi was beautifully soft, the risotto delicious, the pizza perfect and the desserts delightful. The only slight... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had dinner here with my fiance. Although we didn't have a reservation we were given a nice table at the front of the restaurant. The waiter was excellent. He knew everything on the food and wine menus and helped us pick the right wines for our three courses. Food was really good - we both ordered vegetarian (their veggie selection... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My children got good report cards at school so we said they could pick a restaurant to celebrate. They choose Prego so being a wet Saturday night we got there nice and early as tables can be scarce and they don't take bookings. We were seated straight away and drink orders taken. Apparently the kitchen had made too many garlic... More

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