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“Dallas Italian Stalwart”
Review of Prego Pasta House

Prego Pasta House
Ranked #627 of 4,209 Restaurants in Dallas
Price range: $12 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Rose and Joe Barraco have been serving Italian home cooking (plus a famous chicken fried steak) from this location for 30 years. There is NO better lunch menu--food and price--in Dallas. Pull in front and valet park and go in for a classic and amazing Dallas dining tradition. If you love good Italian food and you want a classy, intimate culinary experience, go to Prego's and you'll be glad you did. Oh, and be sure and say hello to the owners; they are there every day.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Reviewed March 22, 2015

We've dined here for 20 years, charming "Dallas-style" Italian, with the same wait-staff and personel, always friendly and personal. Nice little salads, garlic bread, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken piccata and decent wine to sip. Simple, clean, happy place to frequent!

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed March 19, 2015

We frequently dine at this restaurant and love the atmosphere and food. However, last night was an exception. It was extremely loud with one large group, screaming children and even the waitress could not hear us order. One of the employees apologized for all the noise. After having wine and salads, we politely said we would prefer to dine at home. The waitress said she was sorry about the noise but there was nothing she could do about it. We stated that it was okay, but please pack up what we had eaten (and we had eaten some of our meal, and we would go home. We had a 25% coupon. She declined our coupon since the manager said it was for dine in only. Seriously, we had been there for 30 minutes, had wine, salads and just asked that our left overs be packed up. She said she was sorry but the manager would honor it. He should have given us a discount before I even asked. We were appalled that as quiet diners, who frequent the restaurant, the manager not only would not give the discount, but would not even apologize. We take friends here regularly as well and live close to the restaurant. We will never return. Such a mistake on the managers part. And customers who want to yell and children who are screaming (parents of these children), should be asked to calm down....not the quiet diners who are just trying to have a nice meal.

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed March 7, 2015

This is a family run restaurant operating since the early 1980's. Great atmosphere, very cozy, extensive menu. Friendly staff. Excellent food.

Date of visit: March 2015
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Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've lived in Dallas for about 18 years now and just started going to Prego's within the last year or so. It's been around since long before I moved here. We used to go to Aboca all the time for veal. But, Aboca changed hands a year or so ago and the veal is not very good there anymore. So, we decided to try Prego's. The veal is great. You do have to pay extra for capers if your order piccata, which I thought was kind of weird. Doesn't "piccata" sort of imply capers??? But, I'm ok with that because the prices are very reasonable. Service has always been great. They also make about the best meatballs I've ever had. Their red sauce is really good as well. The salad that comes with the meal is a basic Italian salad with iceberg lettuce, an olive and a peperoncini pepper. But, you know what... If you're in an Italian restaurant with red and white checkered table clothes, that's exactly the type of salad you expect! All in all, an enjoyable meal.

Date of visit: October 2014
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