Written by mummybird. Posted in Review, Review - Restaurants

Yesterday the Bird Family went out for lunch to Prezzo in Peterborough. It was the first time we have eaten at a Prezzo’s and we were really excited to see what was on the menu. Normally when we eat out with the children we struggle because we are limited on what they will eat, but going to an Italian was perfect because I knew Pizza would be on the menu and as my children both love Pizza I knew this would go down well with them both.

When we arrived we were greeted at the door and taken to our table where the children were given a menu, a packet of stickers a hat and a tub of colouring crayons to keep them busy. The childrens menu’s are full of games and activities to keep them amused whilst they wait for their food. I love this idea because it keeps them quiet and allows the adults to order and concentrate on what they would like to order without having to entertain the children at the same time.

The childrens menu was brilliant and as a family that do eat out regularly with the children we spotted straight away what great value for money their meals were. The childrens meal consisted of:

  • a Starter
  • a Main
  • a Dessert
  • and Bambinoccino
  • and a Drink

My two pizza loving children surprised me when I asked them what they wanted to order. Well Big Bird did, I was sure she was going to order a Pizza but she said she wanted to try the Spaghetti Bolognese. Little Bird who normally has a Margerita Pizza decided he wanted Pepperoni on his.

The children started with the Garlic bread which was lovely, it was warm and soft just how the children like it. Little Bird ate a little bit of our starter but couldn’t wait for his Pizza to arrive.

When the childrens meals arrived I was shocked by the size of them. The Pizza was the size of one that I would eat all by myself and the bowl of Spaghetti was huge. Big Bird loved the Spaghetti and from a girl who will only normally eat mine I was pleased that she enjoyed it. I tried the Spaghetti because I wanted to see what herbs were used and it was lovely although I am rubbish with herbs I couldn’t tell what was in it but I can tell you it was delicious. Little Birds Pizza was amazing, the base was light and fluffy and the tomatoe topping was perfect he loved it, so much so he only left two slices because he wanted room for his ice-cream.

For Dessert the children were struggling to pick which ice cream flavour they wanted so the waitress told them they could have a scoop of each if they wanted. So thats what they both ordered. The ice cream arrived with a Bambinoccino which is frothy milk sprinkled with milk chocolate flakes. The children really enjoyed their meal and what a bargain price of just £5.95 a head. When we left both of my children said they had a lovely meal and asked if we could go again.

Daddy Bird and myself ordered from the Prezzo Share menu so for starters we had the Antipasto Platter, this was a lovely light starter for us both and it tasted good and looked amazing. It consisted of Prosciutto ham, salami milano, spicy ventricina salami, buffalo mozzarella, marinated olives, baby sunblushed tomatoes, fresh rocket and ciabatta bread. The children had a little bit from this platter we didn’t mind though because it was so big. The ciabatta bread was lovely and warm and very soft. It tasted really good with the olive oil.

For our main meal Daddy Bird and myself ordered from the Share Menu again, so we had the V.I.P Pizza to share. We had half each and were pleased we could pick two different toppings. Daddy Bird had Tre Gusti on his side and I went for Pepperoni on my side. We also had two side dishes to share a portion of House Fries and a Rocket and Grana Padano Cheese Salad. The Pizza was beautiful, I love that with the share menu you can mix and match what you want to get the perfect meal. We were both really pleased with our meal, you get really good sized portions and the quality of the food and the presentation is definitely worth going back for.

Whenever I eat out I do not normally order a dessert but when Daddy Bird showed me the menu I knew straight away I would be having one. On the menu was Cheesecake from The English Cheesecake Company, these are the best Cheesecakes I have ever tasted so I knew I had to have one. We went for the Vanilla Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries and Strawberry Coulis. Every dessert is served with a hot drink and as I do not drink tea and coffee I went for the Hot Chocolate. You get a really good size piece of cheesecake and the hot chocolate is huge. This was lovely and only cost £4.95 so now I know where I can get a good dessert in town when I am shopping I will definitely pop in just for this as a treat from time to time.

The staff at Prezzo were really friendly and helpful. They knew we were reviewing the restaurant so I made a point of watching them around all the other customers and I have to admit they were really good. They constantly asked us and other customers if we were happy and needed anything and me and Daddy Bird laughed because they were so on the ball with cleaning the table of empty bottles or plates that at one point Daddy Bird was just about to put an empty bottle on the table (after topping up his glass) and a waitress had swooped in and taken it off of him before it had actually landed on the table. Now that’s what I call good service. We all throughly enjoyed our meal, we left full and happy and planning when we will be going back next. Which for the record will be two weeks time for Mothers Day.