Prezzo Moseley: Restaurant Review
Monday, 8th August 2016
Prezzo in Moseley finally opened to the public over the Whitsun Bank holiday. This month I’ve been given the task by our editorial team to check it out and come back and tell you all about the experience. Well, how could I say no?! I love Italian food anyway. So I took the opportunity to take some friends out for dinner a few weeks after opening to ensure any teething issues had been sorted.
It has to be said that upon approach it looks smart. Any industrial resemblance of the old garage has now gone and in its wake a welcoming eatery now complements the high street. The outside terrace in the summer is bound to be awash with people wanting to eat al fresco – adding to the ambience on the high street.
When entering you are greeted with friendly staff who promptly take you to your table. Again, you can’t help but notice crisp modern interior whilst also subtly giving a nod to the former use of the building that once was, by keeping the Lucas ‘ghost sign’ in place, along with various pieces of wall art centred on motor sport.
Sitting down looking at the menu – it’s what you would expect. Plenty of pasta and pizza dishes and a small selection of risottos. All seemingly reasonably priced.
Now I’m not one for three courses so decided to skip starters – yes I have a sweet tooth. So in I go with the spaghetti with king prawns. What I received was a mouth-watering and flavoursome. Infused with red chilli with a garlic and tomato sauce the heat was warm and not overpowering. It’s certainly a dish I will return to.
As for the dessert – I had to order the honeycomb smash cheesecake. Well what a delight. The honeycomb pieces topped with chocolate was delicious in every way. Not too sweet but enough to get the taste buds going. It was served at the perfect temperature (I was expecting it may be a tad too frozen as you often get in many restaurants).
Overall the service we received was good – just one sticking point however. It can be an art form to look busy – even when you are not. It wasn’t a great look having a waitress just wandering around. Perhaps this was the first time she’s worked in a restaurant so I will let that one go. However that said, the staff were attentive to our needs and more than welcoming. It’s certainly a restaurant I would come back to.