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Prego is open on 3 ½ of its 4 sides, giving it a cool, airy feel. And this al fresco atmosphere is accentuated by the spacious lay-out and subtle lighting of the tables and lounge area.
There's even a completely open terrace at the entrance surrounded by one of the restaurant's numerous water features, in this case a pond that runs the entire length of its frontage.
And it's through this terrace that the wide, black and white marble walkway leads you into the terra-cotta tiled restaurant itself. Again it's the water, plants, lighting and space that you're immediately aware of as you select a table. There's seating for 110 here but, even when full, it doesn't feel crowded.
Whether to sit alongside one of the interior stone walls, with its waterfall cascading down beside you, or to sit at one of the central tables where a glass-enclosed stream passes down the middle? The choices are many. And if you're just here to soak up the atmosphere while enjoying a drink, and maybe a pizza, you're welcome to do that too in the lounge section with its comfortable sofas, or on one of the bar stools surrounding the bar and 'show' pizza-oven.
And it's this authentic, wood-fired pizza-oven that's the main focus of Prego. That, and the Italian chef himself - Marco Boscaini. He's an enigmatic 47 year-old from Milan. And when he's not magically producing pizzas - before your very eyes - he's either circulating around the restaurant chatting with diners, or back in the main kitchen overseeing the operation there too.