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Monday, August 23, 2010



Irvine restaurant offers special wine tasting event last Monday of the month

Irvine, CA (August 2010) – Prego Ristorante will allow guests to “wine” all they want as it hosts a complimentary wine tasting from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 30, and then on the last Monday of every month thereafter.

“Mondays can be rough, so we’ve decided to offer guests a special wine tasting every month in addition to our normal Happy Hour,” commented Ruth Bedi, co-owner of Prego Ristorante with her husband, Tony. “The last Monday of every month, we’ll partner with various wineries to offer three selections for guests to sample - all of which will be available at the bar on special by the glass.”

Prego offers Happy Hour every 
Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m., featuring a $4 bar menu, $5 well drinks, 
$4 beers and $4.50 house wines. In addition, the restaurant offers select specialty martinis for $4.50, including Italian Apple Martini, Kir Martini, Pink California Sunshine, Chocolate-Mint Martini, Kiss In the Rain, Prego Martini or California Rose.

Complete Happy Hour menu can be found online at PREGO HAPPY HOUR MENU.

For more information or reservations, call 949.553.1333 or visit

About Prego Ristorante
Prego has all that one could wish for in a fine Italian restaurant; an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere, attentive service and cuisine that strikes the perfect balance between traditional authenticity and innovative preparations. It's the perfect setting in which to enjoy good conversation and feast on the best cuisine that Italy has to offer.

Adding a splash of Mediterranean color to California, Prego's ambience blends the warmth and rustic charm of old-world Italy with the electricity and vibrance of a cosmopolitan restaurant. Streamlined arches and columns, gleaming copper, polished hardwood floors and an abundance of Cherrywood furnishings produce an elegant and sophisticated, yet comfortable, atmosphere. A lively exhibition kitchen allows diners to view the artful chefs creating their delicious dishes. With a capacity to seat between 150 and 250 guests, Prego features al fresco dining, full bar, banquet rooms and catering services.

Executive Chef & Partner, Ugo Allesina, brings more than 25 years of experience to his position. Born and raised in the region of Piemonte, Italy, his experience at a number of prestigious hotels and restaurants in Italy, Germany and the United States has enabled him to develop his outstanding skills as a premiere Chef of Northern Italian cuisine.

The menu emphasizes regional Italian cuisine, featuring authentic pizza baked in a wood-fired oven, freshly made pastas, grilled fresh fish, spit-roasted meats and fowl, and an extensive list of wines from Italy and California that will please even the most discriminating wine connoisseur. Homemade desserts and pastries make a perfect ending to an unforgettable dining experience. Prego has received fine-dining awards from the Restaurant Writers' Association and the Wine and Food Society of Southern California. It has been a culinary destination for more than two decades.

Prego Ristorante is open for lunch and dinner daily and is located at 18420 Von Karman Ave in Irvine. For more information or reservations, call 949.553.1333 or visit or

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