I was very kindly invited along to Prezzo St Vincent Place in Glasgow to help launch their new menu. Prezzo is an Italian chain restaurant serving the best seasonal and fresh ingredients. This was my first visit there and I’d definitely go back.
Prezzo St Vincent Place is housed in a beautiful period building in the centre of Glasgow. It’s handily near Queen Street station and in easy walking distance from Buchanan Galleries car park and St. Enoch Centre car park. There’s also on the street parking nearby.
The interior is bright and airy. The furnishings are classy with a relaxed atmosphere. There’s a good range of seating available. My husband and I chose to sit in the booths which I found very comfortable. I find eating out to be a bit difficult because of my spinal injuries and chronic pain so seating’s really important. The restaurant’s disabled facilities seem to be good overall. There’s a chairlift to aid wheelchairs up to the higher sitting area and the place is roomy enough for a wheelchair to manoeuvre easily.
The service was really good. Our waitress was attentive without being overbearing. We never felt we were putting anyone out. Service isn’t rushed as everything is cooked fresh so if you’re looking for a fast-paced restaurant similar to say Wagamama’s this probably isn’t for you. But if you enjoy a relaxed, leisurely meal Prezzo would be a perfect choice.
There’s several new dishes added to Prezzo’s menu such as the Italian Hummus (pictured above). The tasty hummus is topped with a spicy roasted red pepper tapenade and served with grilled flatbread. A perfect dish for eating while trying to decide on the rest of the meal. The menu really is quite extensive and I’d imagine most people would be able to find several things they’d like. There’s also a children’s menu available.
After some deliberation we decided to share a starter, I did have to make sure there would be enough room left for a dessert after all, priorities. We went for the Crispy Crab and Citrus Salad. This is a bright mix of contrasting flavours. The sweet roquito chilli pearls and citrus dressing balances the savoury and rich crab. This is a deceptively filling starter and I loved the chili pearls, something I hadn’t tried before.
Next we chose from the main menu, both our meals are new additions for the spring/summer. My husband picked the Italian Burger which is actually two burgers – one is served with crispy prosciutto and smoked scamorza, while the other has mozzarella and pesto. Both burgers are served in buns with fennel, black onion and sesame seeds, with garlic mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and red onion. He liked both of them but he especially loved the one with prosciutto. The burgers also came with a side of fries, although there’s other options available. The fries were perfect.
I picked the new vegetarian dish asparagus & mascarpone panciotti for my main meal. The pasta parcels were filled with cheese and served with olive oil, mint butter, peas, asparagus, spinach and lemon. This was a little bit of sunshine on a plate, a perfect spring/summer meal. All the ingredients were nicely balanced. I was worried the cheese might make it too rich for me but thankfully it wasn’t, which meant, as planned, I had some room for dessert.
We accidentally ordered an extra portion of fries. These ones were a little special, they’re infused with truffle oil and served with bella lodi cheese and parsely. Oh God they’re nice.
For dessert I had Salted Caramel Arctic Slice. I did want to try the newly added Panna Cotta but unfortunately it wasn’t being served that day. The salted caramel arctic slice is a modernised version of the 70s classic. The vanilla ice-cream is served with salted caramel and honeycomb sandwiched between two slices of light sponge. Despite it being a decent slab of dessert I didn’t find it too rich or sickly. This was a perfect end to a very nice lunch. Both my husband and I had a relaxing time there while eating good food. Something we rarely have time for now being parents of a toddler. I’d definitely recommend giving it a go.
Have you tried Prezzo?
*The meal was paid for but all thoughts are very much my own.