had the sheer delight of reviewing a three-course meal at the Italian
restaurant Prezzo located in Oxford Street, Southampton.
From beginning to end it was a lovely experience, the staff were very
attentive, the food was simply delicious and the atmosphere good (I liked the
décor and the candle lit on our table).
became quite busy as our meal progressed but I did not feel we were hurried to
finish our food, they were very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and
seemed to spend time with all of their customers not just us. Recommending dishes and letting everyone
know more about them. I was surprised
and impressed by how extensive the menu was; whatever your taste buds fancied
would be well accommodated here.
had planned to eat out with our boys, but had a last minute change so that my
sister in law and brother in law could eat with us instead, it was nice having a meal with the grownups and not having to encourage youngest to eat his
having spoken to the staff I think they are quite accommodating to children and
have activity packs on hand to help keep them occupied and am sure even
youngest would have happily eaten something off their children’s menu (they
have Pepperoni Pizza after all whoop!).
At only £5.95 for three courses and a drink it’s somewhat of a complete
were informed of the trio of wines (£10.95) offer, which gives you the
chance to become a little more knowledgeable about wine. Hubbie was driving and I am a very
occasional drinker so we did not take advantage of the offer, but I think it is
good value especially as you also get bread and olives alongside your three
glasses of wine.
For our starter hubbie noticed the new small plates section of the menu and took a shine to the Mushroom Crostini and decided to order that.
The prices of the
small plates fit in line with a starters normal price. Or you can order a selection of the small plates as your main and have a flavour of lots of different tastes. I do like the flexibility of the menu.
Myself and my brother in law had the Bruschetta, I really enjoyed this, it tasted very fresh, full of flavour and authentic. It was quite a large portion but still I was more mournful with every mouthful as it meant I was one bite closer to finishing it!
I liked how quickly the starters came and how well presented they were, they looked appealing before you even took your first bite.
For our mains we ordered the Italian Burger, the Chicken Ravioli, the Roasted Duck Leg and for myself I choose the Chicken and Asparagus Risotto (so I could sample another of the new additions to the menu).
No guessing who ordered the Italian Burger… but as
hubbie explained he had so many burgers while we were away he felt somewhat of a
connoisseur. He thought that the burger was great but what made it the best burger
he had ever had was the crispy prosciutto ham, so much better than the usual
The brother in law actually stopped talking until he finished his meal (so it must have been good!). He said it was succulent and delicious and we got a break from hearing about camper vans…
Sister in law excited to get stuck in:
I enjoyed my risotto but after a while it got a bit samey, not that this is a criticism as such as I always seem to have this problem, maybe I should have ordered a smaller portion of risotto and then I would have been okay (or maybe my body was just trying to tell me to save room for dessert!). Dessert is my favourite course after all…