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Ranked #6 of 336 Restaurants in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

I took my daughter their for her graduation dinner from UCF and it was a really nice experience the food was fresh and the Widow pizza and Carppacio were my favorites. Relaxed atmosphere with a young vibe.

I would highly recommend this to anyone

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank jdebo
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Weird Seating / Good Food”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

The wife and I finally checked this place out, based on two things- many positive reviews online, and our general disappointment with Italian food here in Orlando. IMO, this place lived up to it's good reviews. Just one minor mishap, some of the seating there is very strange, very high uncomfortable chairs. They went for form over function. They look nice and trendy, but sacrifice comfort in the process. In any case, we asked the hostess if we could move to "ground floor" seating and she happily obliged. (Or else I would have subtracted a star from this review)
but that was the only thing not to our liking. The service level was insane, very good waiter, checked on us to the point of being annoying, but that is good IMO. Staff whisked away used plates right after your last bite, refilled water and wine while still half full. Waiter was friendly and attentive, the service was like a five star restaurant. (I don't give five star reviews unless the place is totally insane in absolutely every respect).
Food was great, full flavored, a bit salty, which is good for me, as I like salty foods, but I know some need to watch their salt/sodium intake. We had the salmon crupa(ceviche like preparation), eggplant soup, escarole caesar salad, gnocchi, meatballs, and veal scallopini. All were very good. The wine list is all Italian regional wines, but contains many reasonably priced choices, we went for a bottle of "Primativa" for $28 dollars. It was a great wine and a sick deal, half the price of most places for a good bottle of wine.
So yeah, aside from some of the funky seating, I would highly recommend this place.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank BensonStein
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“very tasty Italian food in Winter Park”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

Well located on Park Avenue in Winter Park. The food and drink options have been developed by the expert team running Luma just a few blocks away. Funky & big / open location. Walk to the bathroom and actually pass the kitchen where you can briefly interact with the highly competent staff overseeing the cooking and serving.

We ate the following:
bottle of Col De Salici - very tasty sparking wine, nice balance of dry with a some fruit

Seasoned olives appetizer - YUM - have to figure out the recipe

Campanelle pasta - plate licking food!! Homemade chorizo, octopus and an amazingly good sauce

Widow Maker pizza (I survived but to the dismay of my wife...) - Yummy is not enough to describe how good this fresh made pizza tasted.

The dessert looked tempting but we were full... :-)

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank FritziinTampa
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Orlando, Florida, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Meatballs and Martinis!”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Don't miss either one. Whether you are going for dinner, happy hour, or just a cocktail, the food, drinks and service are as good or better than the atmosphere.

You don't have to be hungry to try their meatball appetizer, its amazing!

Say hi to Stephanie, my favorite bartender there!

Visited April 2013
Thank Donna N
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Unique dining experience”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Strolled down Park Avenue looking for a light dinner and happened upon Prato. Dinner service doesn't start until 5:30 but their wood fired pizza selections (7) were available. The Salsiccia with Toscano was perfect. Since the menu changes daily your selection options may be different. Wine and beer selections were plentiful. Our waitress Jessica, a UCF student, was totally familiar with the selections on the menu and explained each one we inquired about in detail. We also sampled the Formaggio & Carne Salata. Excellent cheeses and sausages not to mention the olives!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Jackie A
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