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“Insultingly overpriced” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Prato

Prato
124 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
+1 407-262-0050
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Ranked #7 of 240 Restaurants in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Morse and Park Avenue
Description: Blending simplicity and inspiration, Prato celebrates cuisine from Italy's rich culinary landscape, seamlessly blending Italian classics with modern techniques and seasonal ingredients. Celebrated chef, Brandon McGlamery entices guests with dishes ranging from light primi and insalata choices to savory, handcrafted pastas and inventive Italian entrees. By offering a variety of Spanish and Italian varietals and blends, we help our guests to discover complex, unique and lesser known wines that excited and delight their palettes. With a long bar that runs through the center of the restaurant, dining at Prato offers a communal and social atmosphere.
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“Insultingly overpriced”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Wow, people raving about this place have clearly been out in the sticks their whole lives. They mispelled both our first and last names so badly while recording our reservation that upon our arrival they insisted that we had no reservation. The attitude rich and horribly tatooed trashy hostess told us they were too busy for walk-ins. Suddenly the manager pointed out to her that there was a party of 4 at 6:30 with names extremely similar to ours. Nice work sherlock, drop the attitude next time until you know what the F is going on. We got a briefing from the waitress that the menu was "hard to understand" so she explained what prosciutto was. WOW thanks! Seriously? Are there people who need that explanation?

$21 dollar Meat and Cheese platter:
7 olives
3 slices of Sopresatta
Maybe 1/2 oz. of shaved prosciutto
6 slivers of fried dough
2 oz. of assorted cheese
oh and wait for it....Mortadella Foam, yes foam on a freaking plate
This whole platter could fit in one hand.

$13 for 4 fried flowers (squash blossoms) tasteless

Entrees were half the size of expected/described.

Our lamb pasta dish contained no lamb, which was admitted later by the chef and taken off our bill. My Prawn Diavolo pasta contained 3 prawns the size of my pinky finger. $16 for 3 prawns and six forks of average pasta.

This place is cosmetic. It's fancy and trendy but is way overpriced. We've eaten in over 40 countries and can spot a ripoff. The chef is talented and has great ideas, but buddy don't insult us. There is nothing Italian about tiny portions and high prices. You may fool some culturally challenged Floridians, but that's about it. You'd be laughed out of Tuscany, Rush Street in Chicago, Metropolitan Ave in Brooklyn and any other place worthy of mentioning.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hampshire, England
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111 reviews 111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We visited with friends who live locally and had recommended it. The service was brilliant. I had the cioppino which was first class. Excellent value and will definitely return!

Visited April 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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170 reviews 170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
552 helpful votes 552 helpful votes
“Better Every visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

My friends and I have been coming back to Prato every chance we get. I started off with a draft Peroni and some Pretzel-crusted Calamari for Antipasti, yum. Tonight, I decided to order two main dishes (half portions) instead of one large. I wanted to enjoy more flavors and I was in for an unexpected treat. I had the most tasteful Potato Gnocchi ever and the Sea Urchin pasta was a hit with me too. My friends ordered two pizzas a Widowmaker and Diavolo, Thanks for sharing. I liked the Diavolo the best and it’s got a little fire to it. The Trout I hear was a hit too and gone before I could taste it. Thank you for another great night with great friends and great food!! The Wait Staff has made a nice mark on us as well. I think almost every one of their staff checked on us in passing... superb attention. Thanks!!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Great bar vibe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Food was very good, prices reasonable...a little noisy but it was a bar. Great place to hang with friends for a night out.

Visited March 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Good pizza, for italians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I been in this nice restaurant with my girlfriend. We got an appetizer (Crostino) that was really good and 2 pizza. The dough of the pizza was really good and it was cook perfectly. Also really good the stuff over and the sauce. Good and friendly service, good italians wines especially the chianti. Just a problem... The pizza was really difficult to digest. Probably 2 pizza are too much for 2 skinny guys.
Prices a little expansive.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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