Cuisine: European, Italian, Pizza
Price Range: $$
Prato is an upscale enough venue in which to celebrate a landmark anniversary or well-deserved promotion but also casual enough to bring the (well-behaved, please) kids for some wonderfully crispy... Read More
Prato is an upscale enough venue in which to celebrate a landmark anniversary or well-deserved promotion but also casual enough to bring the (well-behaved, please) kids for some wonderfully crispy pizza from the wood-burning oven and sandwiches like the BLT panini or the excellent heirloom eggplant version. Exposed brick, twinkly lights and some patio seating on Park Avenue give the place a cosmopolitan feel. Prato's menu pulls on classic Italian for inspiration but pays due diligence to culinary evolution, allowing for creativity and some turns that might surprise you. Half-portions on most of the pasta allow for a more authentic Italian experience (pastas are often served in small portions before entrees in the Old Country) and offer more opportunities to share and sample.
- Best Restaurants: "The Cetriolo cocktail, a refreshing amalgam of cucumber-infused vodka, lime, white cranberry and basil, imbues one's happy hour with spa-like Zen."
- Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: You can't go wrong with pizza, but Prato ticks so many more boxes. It's an almost certain universal pick that's virtually guaranteed to please everyone.
- Best for Winter Park's Best Restaurants Because: Delicious Italian, from pizzas to homemade pasta and beyond, pair with a great atmosphere and creative cocktails. Prato's great for lunch, dinner, happy hour and more...
- Best for Italian Because: Prato's wonderful location, varied menu, reliable wait staff and comfortable vibe have made it a local favorite since it opened in 2011. Reservations are recommended.