Wednesday, July 03, 2013


Rest : Prego
Meal : Dinner
Loc : CR2, Nariman Point.

Prego is the fifth Italian restaurant that has opened doors in the last twelve months, not only that its located a floor below the popular albeit direction less Spaghetti Kitchen. Considering not one of the new entrants has set my world on fire i was a little sceptical going in.

Prego replaces the atrocious Ruby Tuesday, which was around for much too long. The space is completely different now, well lit and a beige zen/armani casa aesthetic. The seating is mixed,  tables, couches and raised bar tables. With this much thought put into decor it was disappointing to see a tacky menu printed on glossy paper with pictures of food.

The Mojito was served in a tall glass but was a tad too sweet but still fairly delicious. A little less mix would have helped as the rum was completely overpowered. 

the strawberry margarita was nice and tangy but should have come with a spoon ! 

the bread was warm, delicious, the butter was a frozen solid and we had to wrestle with it, the olive oil, herb and chilli mixture was unimpressive . 

The Minsestrone was hearty with heavy flavours and constructed around the tomato broth, authentic, probably not but sure to go over well with us Indians. 

The antipasti platter was totally kickass. the caprese, the stunning olives in balsamic vinegar, the bleu cheese and the crusty bread, stuffed peppers and zucchini and artichokes. All top notch. highly recommend this as a great way to get started. 

The Risotto cheese courgettes were recommended but i didnt  like the sound of the idea. Oily, kind of tasteless but served with an excellent dip. Avoid. 

The aglio olio was good, cooked to perfection. A few rocks of parmesan, some sun dried tomato would have been an amazing addition but it was good nonetheless.

The pizza was good, it had a sweet, sour tang to the sauce which was kind of interesting and it was super thin. Like anorexic.

The tiramisu was a tad too firm and creamy but a decent attempt.
Prego is a warm, inviting space and the menu is fairly straightforward and safe. There is no regional specialisation or ground breaking experiments, instead they rely on doing old favourites well, think Olive Garden. My only complaint is that the food is a little too oily but other than that it should appeal to the whole family.

The prices are competitive and this makes them a decent addition and i reckon they should be able to hold their own against Spaghetti Kitchen. A meal for two without drinks should be about 1500-1800.

Please Note :I was invited to the meal and did not pay for it. 

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