Posonby in Auckland is pretty much the equivalent of South Yarra in Melbourne – hip, trendy, full of good eats, and complete with little streets off the main road that are almost impossible to find parking in.
So after a full day of constant raining and house arrest, I thought that it would be nice to take my family to check out this popular dining stretch located just 10 minutes away from the city centre. And obviously you’d want the best of the best here, right?
Enter Prego, one of the finest Italian bistros located on the Posonby strip in Auckland since 1986. Bookings are only taken for lunch and/or large parties so come early if you are hoping to snag a table for dinner.
We arrived around 8pm on a Friday, the music was pumping and the entire place was packed. The place itself was pretty big with tables both inside and out in the courtyard. We waited for a good 45 minutes at the bar, before getting a really spacious table of five all to ourselves as the crowds started to clear out towards the end.
Pizza All’ Aglio $7.5
Okay so if there was one dish that I would recommend to anyone dining here: it would be this garlic bread pizza dish with aioli spread. Yes. Garlic Bread. Pizza. It tasted even more delicious than it sounds. The pizza bread was still really hot from the oven – but it was also thick and soft with a lovely garlic taste to it.
Spaghetti Bolognese $25.5
My family aren’t really that adventurous when it comes to trying out new foods. They would prefer to stick to the classics and so we went with an order of the spaghetti bolognese. It was one of the better versions of spaghetti bolognese that I’ve had however it didn’t exactly blow me away.
Pollo Arrosto $25.0
We also ordered the chicken pizza, with pumpkin, pine nuts, pear relish and rocket on top. The pizza was still hot from coming out straight from the oven and it was delicious! You can’t really go wrong with chicken and pumpkin though really.
Linguine Alla Marinara $29.0
And of course, I had to get a seafood dish for myself. I absolutely loved this dish – the scampi on top was so succulent and the pasta was so moist! Also I still can’t believe how humongous the clams here in New Zealand are. Probably some of the best that I’ve ever had in my life ?
For anyone visiting Auckland for the first time and is looking for an amazing first meal in the Posonby neighbourhood – Prego would be my choice. Great Italian food, lovely and attentive wait staff. Get there early to avoid the queues and remember to order a plate of garlic bread pizza for the table. You can thank me later 😉
My pick for the finest classic Italian food in all of Auckland!
226 Posonby Rd,
Posonby, Auckland 1011