Boston >Food & Dining > Prezza Restaurant
24 Fleet St, Boston, MA | Directions 0211342.364605 -71.052754
Mon. - Thu. 5:30am - 10am;Fri. - Sat. 5am - 10:30am;Sun. 4am - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Central, North End
Horrible – My family took my mother to celebrate her 60th birthday, as it WAS her favorite restaurant. I cannot imagine worse service. From the very beginning it was obvious they wanted us to eat and get out. We were going to grab a quick drink before sitting down but the Host insisted we sit right away. The waiter asked us three times in the first 5-10 minutes if we were ready to order and the rest of the night didn't get any better. Taking away plates (or trying to anyway) when there was still food on the table and not asking if people were done. I can't make it any clearer, the service here is abysmal and I am very glad to see a number of other posts saying the same thing.
When you go to a restaraunt as nice as this, and spend the kind of money we did, you should not feel as though you need to rush through dinner.....they completely ruined our night.
There are so many other options for good food, where they appreciate your business....Prezza is NOT one of them.
Staff with attitude – The decor ,bar and food are all great at Prezza. However, the young staff has attitude and gave poor service. The hostess was rude and the waiter purposely added items to our bill that were not ordered.
Relaxed Perfection – When you open the door of Prezza, you are immediately welcomed as if you were an old friend. The atmosphere is jovial, warm and inviting. Prezza is as appropriate for a romantic dinner as an important business meeting. Everything except the standards are relaxed. The bartenders are knowledgeable, the servers are professional and attentive but (as it should be) the food steals the show. Ordering the pasta in appetizer portions will allow you to sample more of the selections on the exciting menu. I love the steak tartare because I can be sure that the ingredients are of the highest quality. Speaking of sampling all Prezza has to offer...be sure to bring a friend for the dessert sampler. Prices are not cheap but you are getting what you pay for.
Great North End date spot! – A bit pricey, but worth it thanks to great food, service and atmosphere. My girlfriend and I have been here several times and we are never disappointed. Excellent wine selection and each entree is better than the next.
Good self-opinion – We walked in without a reservation on a rainy Saturday at 5 and were met with an incredulous stare (and a "we HIGHLY RECOMMEND RESERVATIONS" when we had the audacity to ask for a table unannounced. Finally situated way in the back, we had an above average meal with great mushroom soup, good pumpkin ravioli w/ lobster, average taglietelle bolognese, and an interesting grilled squid and octopus. 90 minutes later the place was only 1/2 full and had no line despite our having not made a reservation. They certainly do have a good opinion of themselves. P.S. This is nothing special for the North End.
One of our favorite restaurants – We've been going to Prezza since it opened 5 years ago - the food is excellent and the service has always been friendly and professional. We take many out-of-town guests here and everyone has loved it. Have to disagree with the strange comments by the poster below regarding entrees. Completely wrong. The menu is huge - - the current one has 9 entrees (a favorite is the veal chop with saffron risotto and broccoli rabe) and 4 pastas which can be ordered as apps or entrees (try the chestnut ravioli with duck). Lots of appetizers too - I love the baked oysters with mascarpone and, in the summer, the clam "chowder" (fried and steamed clams on top of a pile of bacon mashed potatoes in a clam broth) and the gorgonzola-stuffed figs. Now I'm hungry.
Rude staff, overrated – A very hyped place but not worth it. Staff members were inattentive, had no personalities and were simply rude on several occasions. Entre menu was limited - only 4 pasta dishes and 3 were raviolis. Waitress watched a member of my party spill on her blouse and then walked away without offering any assistance. When she came back 15 minutes later, she was put out that we requested soda-water. This place is too pricey to offer this sub-par service. I wouldn't go back again - regardless of who was paying.
Embarrassment – We were seated in the back. Not only did the waiter take forever to come to our table. After our drinks were brought to the table, we again never saw him again for 15 minutes. The food was TASTELESS... I would love to pay anything for good food... This was not good food... I tried a total of 4 appetizers, and one entree. Not even the bread with the olives in olive oil was good. Even the ice in my drink tasted wrong. PREZZA is a huge embarrassment for not only Italian food ... but just food in general!!!!
Gourmands make a detour off Hanover to experience one of the North End's most complete--and expensive--restaurants. – The Scene
Befitting one of the North End's most acclaimed restaurants, Prezza lures business types away from the financial district to select from an exceptionally well-chosen wine list. Soft lighting and a warm color scheme yield a distinctly romantic atmosphere for the many area couples who stop in for astoundingly flavorful wood-grilled meats and fish. Pleasant servers wield an exceptional knowledge of the menu's many subtleties.
The lengthy menu presents a bevy of difficult choices. Fortunately, the kitchen displays a bit of flexibility by allowing patrons to enjoy homemade pasta dishes like sweet corn raviolini (tossed with rock shrimp, pancetta, parmigiano and white wine) as either a starter or an entree. Food lovers take note of the quality ingredients used, including fresh heirloom tomatoes and delicate zucchini flowers. Regulars lay off the bread so they can luxuriate in homemade desserts like light tiramisu and ultra-eggy butterscotch creme brulee.
over-rated – Just a very average restaurant. Went there on our anniversary and was just so-so.Waited a very long time for our appetizers as well as our dinners. The rock shrimp appetizer was very plain and dry.The boned veal was under cooked even though asked for medium-well and it was greasy. The dessert was very good.. lemmon pie...whew. Also had our car valeted and after dinner, I was told to give the tag to the people at the lot... waited about 10min for them to get my car and was thankful to leave Prezza...never again for that price.
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