Our trip to Prezzo

Although pubs with softplays attached do have their place in life (when mammy and daddy want a drink in peace!) I always make the effort to take the kids to proper restaurants to teach them how to enjoy the experience of eating out, each others company and to try foods they might not normally eat at home.

Our town has been crying out for a decent Italian restaurant so when prezzo opened, I knew it was somewhere I wanted to take the children. Kids eat free throughout the school holidays (sign up to their website as they have different promotions every week or so) so we decided to give it a go as this month's pay day treat.

The atmosphere in prezzo is sophisticated yet relaxed. We dined at 5pm and there were a few other families there so we certainly did not feel out of place. The children were welcomed and each given an activity sheet and pot of crayons which entertained them throughout the meal (I also enjoyed helping Jack with the 'design your own pizza' activity)

The children's menu contains 3 courses and a drink and is usually priced at either £3.50 for under 5's or £6.50 for aged 5-11. Our waiter explained however that these age limits weren't strict and we should just go off the appetite of our child and could order from either menu regardless of age.

The under 5's menu is limited, but it is absolutely fantastic value at only £3.50 for 3 courses and a drink. Plus, to be honest when you take under 5's to an Italian restaurant it is rare that you would order anything other than pizza or pasta! 

The older children's menu had a lot more variation and the size of their pizza was practically full size! So when you compare this to the price of an adult portion, 3 courses and a drink at £6.50 is also fantastic value for children with a bigger appetite.

The food at prezzo is absolutely delicious and the portions are huge. I opted for a baked carbonara which is honestly the nicest pasta dish I have tasted in a while. It was so nice being able to eat decent food with a glass of wine in a nice restaurant knowing the kids were well catered for too!

Our total bill for a shared garlic bread, 2 adult main courses, 2 drinks plus 3x3 course children's meals inc drinks was £35 (using kids go free). A meal out for us normally costs anything between £30-£55 so Prezzo worked out to be fantastic value.

The service at Prezzo is what really sets it apart. The staff are knowledgable, take the time to chat, are efficient and polite and seem like they genuinely enjoy their job.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Prezzo and have a feeling we will be back time and time again!


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