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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Eve at Prego Ristorante

Christmas Eve at Prego Ristorante

Italian Specialties offered Friday, December 24, 2010, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Irvine, CA (December 2010) – Those interested in a Christmas Eve dinner of Italian specialties in a beautiful setting will be interested in Prego Ristorante’s holiday offerings on Friday, December 24th. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the Irvine Restaurant will feature the following specials, in addition to its regular menu:

Frittelle di Grancchio in Bellavista – Italian-style crab cakes, organic mixed green served with sweet pepper and mango sauce

Cosensei di Carne – Homemade ravioli filled with veal tenderloin and ricotta cheese, in a cream demi-glaze sauce tossed with peas and mushrooms

Risotto ai Sapori Mediterranei – Carnaroli rice with fresh mix seafood, artichoke in a lobster sauce finished with a balsamic reduction

Tagliolini Costa Smeralda – Thin flat pasta with lobster meat, shrimp, crab meat, olive oil, garlic, spinach and cherry tomatoes

Carne e Pesce
Grigliata di Mare – Grilled calamari, ahi tuna, salmon, white fish and fresh water prawns, served with spicy oregano sauce, potatoes and sautéed vegetables

Pollo alla Spiedo – Free-range chicken roasted with fresh herbs, garlic & chicken demi-glaze served with sautéed vegetables and potatoes

Petto d`Anatra – Petaluma duck breast grilled, balsamic reduction served with potatoes and asparagus

Carre di Vitello Tirolese – Mesquite veal rack (14oz) with aromatic fresh herb, imported parma prosciutto served with saffron rice

Controfiletto Toscano – Mesquite-grilled ribeye (18oz) served with sautéed spinach, roasted tomato, potatoes and porcini mushrooms on the side.

Reservations are strongly recommended by calling 949.553.1333. To view the menu online, visit:

About Prego Ristorante
Prego has all that one could wish for in a fine Italian restaurant; an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere, attentive service and cuisine that strikes the perfect balance between traditional authenticity and innovative preparations. It's the perfect setting in which to enjoy good conversation and feast on the best cuisine that Italy has to offer.

Adding a splash of Mediterranean color to California, Prego's ambience blends the warmth and rustic charm of old-world Italy with the electricity and vibrance of a cosmopolitan restaurant. Streamlined arches and columns, gleaming copper, polished hardwood floors and an abundance of Cherrywood furnishings produce an elegant and sophisticated, yet comfortable, atmosphere. A lively exhibition kitchen allows diners to view the artful chefs creating their delicious dishes. With a capacity to seat between 150 and 250 guests, Prego features al fresco dining, full bar, banquet rooms and catering services.

Executive Chef & Partner, Ugo Allesina, brings more than 25 years of experience to his position. Born and raised in the region of Piemonte, Italy, his experience at a number of prestigious hotels and restaurants in Italy, Germany and the United States has enabled him to develop his outstanding skills as a premiere Chef of Northern Italian cuisine.

The menu emphasizes regional Italian cuisine, featuring authentic pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, freshly made pastas, grilled fresh fish, spit-roasted meats and fowl, and an extensive list of wines from Italy and California that will please even the most discriminating wine connoisseur. Homemade desserts and pastries make a perfect ending to an unforgettable dining experience. Prego has received fine-dining awards from the Restaurant Writers' Association and the Wine and Food Society of Southern California. It has been a culinary destination for more than two decades.

Prego Ristorante is open for lunch and dinner daily and is located at 18420 Von Karman Ave in Irvine. For more information or reservations, call 949.553.1333 or visit or