Food reviews, Food reviews - Singapore PREGO 16 March 2012

Fairmont Hotel
80 Bras Basah Road
PRICE: $$$$
RATING: ????-

Prego is pretty huge when you enter, or perhaps it seems that way since they have high ceilings and well spaced out tables. It’s positioned as an authentic Italian restaurant but we were initially not convinced since it’s in a hotel, and in our experience, hotel restaurants tend to serve up food that doesn’t quite live up to their prices.

We were however really pleased with the food. Everything we ordered was delicious! As good as, if not better, than Da Paolo (another Italian joint we love).

Inside Prego


Complimentary freshly-baked bread and tapenade. What a delightful change to the usual bread & butter!


The Rustica pizza – Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Onions & Capsicum was REALLY good. I’m often a bit wary of ordering pizza, because more often than not,  you get a tiny scattering of ingredients and it’s labelled a ‘gourmet’ pizza. What?? I’ve forgotten the exact pizza that we got here at Prego, but it had a very healthy amount of toppings, and lots of cheese to bring it all together.

Only downside was that we asked for the thicker crust and it was unfortunately nothing much to shout about. I was expect something like the Pizza Hut or Dominoes thick crust, but Prego’s version was basically still a very thin crust (I don’t like it as it becomes floppy too easily, and I like to pick up pizza with my hands to eat), and with a roll of thick edge.. which wasn’t very edible because it was quite hard and tasteless. A shame, because the pizza itself was top-notch!

Rustica pizza - Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Onions & Capsicum


The Saffron Fusilli – Crab, Zucchini, Chives & Seafood Cream Sauce was SUPERB. The pasta sauce was, curiously, almost exactly like a lobster bisque – in both taste and looks. This meant the dish was really creamy with a strong seafood flavour… and it was just divine!! It had big chunks of crab, which was a lovely surprise since sometimes you just get a pitiful few shreds of crab meat. This one had big chunks, and also chunky veggies in there. Would order this again in an instant 🙂

Saffron Fusilli - Crab, Zucchini, Chives & Seafood Cream Sauce


I thoroughly enjoyed their Tiramisu, which is their signature dessert. It was a moderate slice (could be bigger, especially since it was so delish!) and so moist, with more cake than cream. I prefer it this way, as it’s so weird to eat a dessert that’s mostly cream, no?



We also enjoyed the Affogato, since it was served with quality vanilla ice cream and a shot of potent fragrant coffee. The prices at Prego are not the cheapest, but they do serve up damn good food.  We’ll be back 🙂



HUGE flower display near our table


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Hmm are these the people that make Prego pies for takeaway? My mother in law sometimes brings Prego pies home and they are pretty killer! Will have to try the restaurant, looks yummy!

Oo i’m not sure cos I’ve never had/seen Prego pies.. but I know they have a lil bakery at the entrance of their restaurant, so maybe!

I, for one, would love all desserts to have more cream-over-anything-else ratio. But, I also gravitate towards anything unhealthy in general so this is no surprise!

haha I don’t really like cream very much! It’s like eating nothing to me. Unless it’s stuff like clotted cream on scones etc.. yum 🙂

Bren and I love to eat at Pregos! He has a eat-at-raffles card (or sth) which gives us a 1-for-1 so it’s really good value. ;P