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Prospero Restaurant

350 Pennsylvania St, Buffalo, NY 14201-1208
716-931-5450
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Ranked #367 of 906 restaurants in Buffalo
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: restaurant & catering
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: restaurant & catering
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English first
Williamsville, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My friends and i have always looked forward to going to Prospero for dinner. We usually make it there at least once during dinners before the theater. Last year I think we went 3 times, So we were really looking forward to this meal. We made reservations since they are always needed on a Wednesday. The bread we were served... More

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Buffalo, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

It is not on a main street with a large choice of places to eat. Prospero's is in a neighborhood of homes with no other restaurants. Most people visit this neighborhood for the beautiful Saarinien designed Kleinhan's Music Hall and the Philharmonic. Please set your GPS and visit on a quiet evening. We went for the Tues/Wed special, an extremely... More

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Buffalo, New York
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I have been meaning to write this for a while so my memory is a bit foggy on the 'pros' but I definitely remember the 'cons'. Pro: The bartender/host was very personable (some may have found him overbearing); ALL the food was good EXCEPT one item (will get to that under my 'con'); unique, small quaint atmosphere. Con: My side... More

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Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Great food and atmosphere. Recommend reservations as the place is tiny but that's what makes it so awesome!

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Buffalo, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Dinner at Prospero before going to the Philharmonic-- looked forward to a treat and an easy walk to the concert. However, everything about this place is underwhelming. Interior decoration--slightly tacky. Waiter--slightly off-putting. Does everything have to be a joke or a jibe? Waiter too intrusive. All of the above would have been OK had the food been really good. But... More

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New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Food was OK. Pasta was room temperature, sauces and dishes were somewhat bland and uninspired but certainly edible. My chicken had a rubbery airline taste, but it wasn't the worst thing I've had. Two over-zealous servers were so busy chatting with us and everyone else that they made mistakes on one of the entrees and our drink orders. Time between... More

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Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

This restaurant is such a cozy little spot with truly great Italian. It is tucked away next to Kleinhan's off Allen. While it is a great spot before a show, make sure you make a reservation as it is a very small restaurant. My husband and I always start with the hot pepper dish, which is divine, but it is... More

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Buffalo, New York
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Another place you,d like to love, but can,t. I can walk here from my house....who wouldn,t love a great little quaint place they could stroll to? Food serviceable, but thats it. The server, I believe, was high as a kite and dumped one our dishes on the floor....I might be wrong, but I doubt it. A bit expensive, but I,m... More

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Orchard Park, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We went to Prospero for dinner last night. It is a cozy Italian restaurant near Kleinhans. The staff is extremely friendly as soon as you walk in and they make you feel right at home. There are only about 10 or 12 tables so reservations are recommended. They have a great selection of entrees. I had the lasagna because I... More

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Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Prospero is in a lovely neighbourhood right across the street from the theatre. We went as a group of 3 couples. If you make a reservation for 8 or later, a select wine list is half price. There was a prix fixe menu for $42 which changes weekly. We had a wide variety of food - all of it fantastic.... More

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