Thursday 1 June 2017

A family night out with Prezzo

The Man and I occasionally eat out on date nights but it's quite rare that we eat out as a family. When I saw this challenge with Brit Mums and Prezzo I thought it was a great opportunity to change that. Our nearest Prezzo is in on Silver Street in the historic centre of Leicester by the Cathedral and Guildhall and apparently it used to be a night club back in the day:

The interior is pretty cool and is a mix of tables and booths. The decor is really funky:

A really cool feature of the restaurant is that it has an open plan/display kitchen so you can see your food being prepared:

The menu had some lovely items on it but we agreed (eventually) on a La Famiglia Sharing dish that serves up to 4 people. We chose a garlic bread starter and then the Penne Alla Rusticana. It was all incredible! We had a plain garlic bread and one with cheese. They were both so light and yummy:

Our main was absolutely goregeous and although it's billed as a sharing dish for 2 adults and 2 children it could easily feed more in my opinion. It comes to the table in a huge sharing bowl and then if you want cheese they add it at the table. I was trying to take a shot of the food but also managed to catch O's reaction in the background:

I loved having a big sharing dish for all of us to dig into. I always have proper food envy of whatever the Man orders as his always manages to look better so this was a good way to eliminate that! He also eats more than me and O so it was a winner for him too!! This was the dish after we'd all had a decent portion:

So we all managed seconds and some even managed thirds! I was trying to have a sneaky look at the food of all of the other diners and everyone's looked fab! The guy on the table next to us had the most incredible pizza that O managed to get a picture of when he disappeared for a minute:

I think we'll all be trying this the next time that we go. 

One of the things that can be quite difficult to judge when you are reviewing is the customer service as generally if staff know that's what you are there for they can become overly attentive. Whilst we were at Prezzo it was fairly busy so I was watching the staff whilst they worked and honestly the service was second to none, not just for us but for the whole restaurant. The food came so quickly that it was almost too fast and we have to have a break between our main and gelato as I just couldn't fit in any more food that quickly. 

Once we'd had a few minutes to let our mains go down we moved on to gelato and sorbet and actually got a family picture taken!

We had a really variety for dessert. Mine was strawberry and chocolate gelato and I have genuinely never tasted anything so good as the strawberry. I'd go so far as to say that it's the nicest ice cream that I've ever eaten even the man agreed with me and he's an ice cream aficionado!! He had chocolate and sea salt and then melon and lime sorbet. O had vanilla and blood orange sorbet which was again completely incredible.

Honestly the food and the service was second to none and we're already planning out next visit. Not only was the food lovely but actually we got to spend some lovely quality time together as a family and what better way to bond than over awesome food. 

Prices obviously vary depending on what you want to order but mains we're between £8 - £13 generally which I think is more than reasonable for good quality food. Our sharing dish was £18.95 but like I say can feed at least 4 people. The dessert was £4 for two scoops of gelato or sorbet and I can't find enough superlatives to describe how good it was! 

Pre-booking is advised as we went at 6pm on a Saturday and it was way busier that I would have expected. The Prezzo website has some great special offers available too so make sure you check it out before you book. Booking online is literally a 3 click process!!

*Disclaimer* This post is an entry for the BritMums #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge, sponsored by Prezzo
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