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“Disappointing to put it mildly”
Review of Prezzo - Newbury

Prezzo - Newbury
Ranked #145 of 187 Restaurants in Newbury
Price range: $0 - $61
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
England
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386 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Disappointing to put it mildly”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Prezzo is very popular, the so called weekly deals attract punters in their droves. Well on Friday night the place was packed as it always is and maybe that's where the problem lies. Three of us order the so called Chicken . The chicken Sciliana was a piece of cold tasteless chicken with absolutely no flavour at all topped by a couple of cold tomatoes , two slices or rubbery ham covered in a wonderful mess of cold congealed cheese , it was horrendous and surprise surprise did not qualify for the weekly " deal". Bottle of Pinot Grigio was warm and awful and probably cost about £3 for which they charged £17.95. Service was very poor with plates after main course left on our table for nearly thirty minutes a rest of meal instantly forgettable., all in £90 for three ! Won't be back on hurry certainly not a Friday night.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Frome, United Kingdom
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“Cheap and nasty overpriced tasteless meal”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had the horsemeat scandal, but no one at Prezzos yesterday could tell me what was in their appalling meatballs. They tasted and looked like a supermarket value sausage. Moreover at £9.95 a plate, a total ripoff. Did they have any meat in? What meat was in them? It tasted and looked like mechanically separated meat with padding, and probably the whole meal ingredients cost the company about 20p. I expected good quality beef, as you would expect for a genuine Italian meatball. The thin sauce with it was also far from a genuine Mediterranean herb-rich tomato sauce. They also pad the meals out with massive quantities of cheap white pasta to fill you up. What a ripoff. I am NEVER going there again. I didn't end up paying for the meal in the end. (The pizzas looked ok). No beer on draught either and a big bottle being sold for over six quid.

  • Visited November 2013
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Good lunch out”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Yes a different Prezzo's in that it is in a converted building and it has very high ceilings.

We were made to feel really welcome and looked after very well.

The food is a little different from the other chains so we enjoyed a different choice,, still basically Italian.

The coffee and min dessert was really good, fewer calories.

The bread sharing board was lovely and fresh,in fact everything tasted fresh and you could see them cooking.

Sadly very quiet but nevertheless a good time

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Badger1953
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Union Hall
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Italian Flair in UK”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We were looking for a restaurant during our brief stay in Newbury. On a Sunday, our choices were limited. Then we stumbled upon the Prezzo! We had an excellent meal in a very modern venue. We highly recommend it if staying in this area.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Wendy R
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malmesbury
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“zero for service, failed to even get a drink after 25 mins”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Visited Monday 2nd Sept 8.20pm - Duty Manager took us to our table, left for 8 mins, took drinks order, left for a further 10 minutes only to return and be told large peronni were unavailable - so could we have two small ones together in a glass ? No. (its 20p difference - you'd think to keep customer happy they would when spending £30 on a meal). Anyway ordered different drinks, another 8 mins, still no drinks, I went to bar, manager said they are coming please sit, and they were on the bar waiting, so I did. After another 6 minutes while Manager decided to go and talk to another table rather than bring our drinks over we left. Dire service. Manager said he was busy. ?? and his staff were standing around waiting while all this happened. Totally rubbish. We wouldn't be back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank RupertTheBear
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