Having heard all the rave reviews about Prego, I made a date with the girls to go there for dinner on the last day of Jan. Sort of a mini-celebration for having survived the first month of 2017. Unexpectedly, I made an earlier reservation as a last chance to see TheCube and his wife before babyboyCube arrives.
Our first visit, in my opinion, was a bit of a disappointment. I had ordered the squid pasta and it arrived rather dry-ish and wasn’t very good. TheCube had ordered the carbonera which appeared to taste much better. The only saving grace of the evening was the desserts.
On my second visit with the girls however, it was a much better improvement. I’m not sure if it was due to the bottle of wine we ordered. But the food tasted much better this time round.
After ordering, water duly arrived, along with the bread, in a cute little breadbox. I liked the neat compact presentation of the bread even though there clearly wasn’t enough bread for 6 hungry girls.
Good thing we ordered plenty of appetizers. First up was the insulata di cypress ($24) which I had learnt how to put together in my Italian cooking glass in Bologna. The cheese was marvellous and the tomatoes were sweet. Then we had thyme infused scallops ($28) which we had ordered because it sounded so fancy. And we also ordered some calamari as the ‘safe’ dish because you really can’t go wrong with calamari..($26).
Next up were the mains. The first was the spaghetti pescado range. The sauce wasn’t too heavy this time. ($36)And the next was the agnolotti di vitello all suggest d’ arresto. I was surprised I liked it since I’m usually not a ravioli fan. ($36).
The capelli aragaosta known at the table as the angel hair pasta was a fan favorite. ($38)
The strozzapreti or braised oxtail ragu was a tad heavy but still wildly delicious ($34). And then we had pizzas. I mean, can you honestly go Italian without some pizza?
This was my favorite and i think it’s the funghi misting ($34).
After that, dessert time!
I didn’t really think that the chocolate tart was very good (even after having tried it twice on two different occasions). The tiramisu was very good, as was the caramelised peach dessert. Overall, the pizza and pastas were quite good. The setting and service was only average. In my opinion, the hype is over-rated though.
Here are the details:
|Monday||6–11AM, 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PM|
|Tuesday||6–11AM, 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PM|
|Wednesday||6–11AM, 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PM|
|Thursday||6–11AM, 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PM|
|Friday||6–11AM, 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PM|
|Saturday||6–11AM, 11:30AM–2:30PM, 5–10:30PM|
|Sunday||6–11AM, 12–3PM, 5–10:30PM|