Prezzo, Leicester – Restaurant Review

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Courtesy of Prezzo

Prezzo is a high street Italian chain of restaurants, which merge fine Italian dining with stylish modern decor. Pastas, Pizzas, Salads or Calzones, whatever your taste they have it all, and add to that Roast Chicken and various types of Grills and you should be able to keep most diners happy with their selection.

I started off with the Grilled Goat’s Cheese and as I was eating it, it instantly reminded me of a scene from the movie “Remember Me”, where the lead actress starts off her meal in a restaurant with a dessert. This was the first time I had had the Grilled Goat’s Cheese, and it was quite sweet, and it felt like I was eating a dessert. At £4.95 I thought it was slightly pricey for some bread and cheese.

Grilled Goats Cheese
Grilled Goats Cheese (Photo by Rinkesh Patel)

For my main meal I opted for the Il Carltoni Calzone. A Calzone is basically a pizza which is folded over. The Carltoni itself has a filling of Pepperoni, Chicken, Bacon, Peppers and Cheese. You could actually say they are some of my favourite ingredients for a pizza. So as you can imagine the Calzone went down really well, and another thing I have to say is that they are very filling. At £9.50 it’s on par with the other mains on the menu, but better value as you will leave feeling quite full up.

Prezzo Calzone
The very filling Calzone (Image courtesy of Prezzo)

I’m not really a dessert person, so left that out, as anyone that knows me knows that I only like Profiteroles as my desserts. So unless Prezzo add Profiteroles to their menu, I won’t be browsing the dessert menu anytime soon.

One of the downsides to Prezzo is the price of their drinks. I opted to have a beer and there was only one beer on the menu, the Peroni. A small 33cl bottle of Peroni was £3.40 while the 66cl bottles were £5.95, so I went with the larger bottle. I assume most people would due to the lack of choice.

The service itself was ok. The gentleman who took us to the table wasn’t the most courteous person we’ve met. On a previous visit, the waitress kept coming over every 5 minutes asking how everything was. We got the impression they were trying to get rid of us.

Overall, Prezzo isn’t too bad, and if you can overlook the service and excessive drinks price then you should leave the restaurant having had a good meal. Unfortunately we went on the weekend so couldn’t take advantage of the voucher offers they usually have which usually run from Sun-Thurs. The vouchers are available to print off their website.

Check out their menus and voucher offers at: http://www.loveprezzo.co.uk

The Pizza Chef at Work
The Pizza Chef at Work (Photo by Rinkesh Patel)

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