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Prego Ristorante

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18420 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1509 (Michelson and Von Karman Ave)
+1 949-553-1333
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Athens, Greece
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Situated near a business area, they have created a nice restaurant with many options. I like the choice of wines but I particularly enjoyed the seafood spaghetti. Very prompt service.

Thank Spiros L
Nashville, Tennessee
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

nice atmosphere, waiter friendly and professional, most of our party seemed happy with food but it wasn't anything that I would consider outstanding. I had tort ini which I assumed would be like tortellini but was more of a lasagna roll- too much pasta. Most of the group asked for more sauce. It was ok- good but not special

Thank newlifechapters
Orange County, California
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284 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

Have been a Prego patron for years, but usually with friends for Happy Hour or Ladies who Lunch at lunch! This evening was different and special, went for dinner with my family and everyone loved it. The restaurant still had strands of sparkling lights from the New Year, and the rooms looked festive and welcoming. Perfect for a cold rainy... More 

Thank anita w
Kalida, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Just awesome food. My wife had penne pasta and I had surf and turf. Both were very good. My steak was very tender.

Thank John R
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126 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Love this place, been coming here for years and they have an elegance and quality that has remained consistent and reliable over the years. Have done lots of business dinners and lunches here but also do Happy Hour here frequently! They have good wines at this time for $4.50/glass and lots of delicious appetizers for $5~, like pizzas, prosciutto wrapped... More 

Thank campfamily50
Irvine, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 14, 2016

nice display, good service, nice atmosphere Didn't have to pay. was invited to a brunch, it was music present and we danced a lot

Thank 102Silvia
Irvine, California
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We go here regularly for happy hour and bar menu. I don't consider this place to have really super authentic Italian food but it's passable, with outstanding bruschetta and margherita pizza. We rarely order from the dinner menu, just from the bar menu.

Thank skyjord
Orange County, California
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284 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016

Prego has been around for ages - which in itself is a testament to the consistently good food, service, and atmosphere at this property. The room is delightful and everything from pastas to Happy Hour snacks is well made and well presented. This is an excellent place for not just ladies who lunch but romantic moments as well. Prego is... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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157 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

We were looking for a good Italian restaurant and Prego was recommended. The food was indeed very good; not quite up to the cuisine in Italy, but still more than acceptable. As usual in California restaurants, the servings were large enough to take home dinner for tomorrow night. Luckily, we ordered two salads to share among five, and both sales... More 

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Irvine, California
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Prego serves tasty and - from what I can tell - authentic Italian food in an appealing environment. The servers are attentive and the menu is quite varied, so everyone can find something to their liking. The desserts are scrumptious as well. You might want to make reservations (e.g. via OpenTable) although during the week the restaurant doesn't seem overly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18420 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA 92612-1509
    (Michelson and Von Karman Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-553-1333

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