“ Address: 2 Cowgate / Peterborough / PE1 1NA / Cambridgeshire / England „
Prezzo is an Italian restaurant and is actually my favourite italian in Peterborough..
The seating area is on the ground floor and is actually quite spacious... they have those high backed chairs so I find them really comfy! They also have sofas at the front of the restaurant where you can wait for your table if its not ready..
When you walk through the door there are some heavy curtains you have to fight through as they aren't always pulled back but a waitress will come over almost immediately. I have just walked in off the street and managed to get a table during the week or on Sunday but I would suggest booking for a Saturday.
The waitresses will normally tell you what is on the specials board but I have learnt to read this quite quickly as you can't always understand what the waitresses say!
The menu is very typical italian but I do think its better than Pizza Express and just seems that bit more classier... With PE its more of a casual restaurant whereas Prezzo seems more like an actual restaurant that you would dress up for... having said that I've been on a Sunday evening in jeans and a jumper...!
Starters range from £4.00 - £7.00 and they have calamari, crab, tiger prawns, baked mushrooms and other non meat or fish dishes. Mains range from £8.00 - £11.00 and these include pizza, pasta, roast chicken and grills. Desserts are around £5.00 and include cheesecake and ice cream. In fact I am always disappointed by the dessert menu and I feel it lets down the rest of the menu.... so if you're one of those people who has either a starter or dessert... my advice would be to have a starter as they have a better choice..
Prezzo is one of those Italian Restaurant chains you find in most if not all major cities. Peterborough's is just off Cathedral Square (Cowgate for the locals) in a lovely old building which used to be a pub.
They converted it a few years ago, and it looks great. High ceilings, simple walls, comfy chairs etc etc.
What always surprises me whenever we go in there, is the lack of Italian or English servers! Not that it takes anything away from those that work there, they tend to be friendly and helpful, and so do a good job.
There is a specials board as you go in. The person who will seat you will read it to you, but I find they read it so quick (with their accents) that you're better off reading it yourself first!
The menu is pretty much what you'd expect - italian dishes including pizza, risotto, pasta and salads. They do have none pasta dishes, I think they call them their Specialities, which will want a side dish with it unless it says it comes with potato of some description.
I've eaten in Prezzo, Peterborough many times, and have always enjoyed my meal. I love the pizza, which in my opinion is better than Pizza Express down the road!
At the moment (March 09) they are running a 2for1 voucher offer, which makes a trip there even more appealing (you'll find it on vouchercodes and moneysavingexpert websites)
I do have to make a passing mention to the 'facilities'! You do have to go upstairs (quite narrow and wooden, so sounds like you weight a ton!) although i think there is a disabled one downstairs somewhere. I always find them cold, so beware! The finish is pretty high, they look great, and they have those non-sink washing areas with no-switch taps (have your hand in front jobby).
I think it says a lot about a place by the state of their loos!
Summary - good 'italian' food from a chain, though doesn't come anywhere near the standard set by my trip to Italy a couple of years ago.....