La Famiglia is the latest addition to the menu at Prezzo, one of our favourite family haunts when looking for a restaurant that caters for all the family with food that we enjoy. Fortunately our local Prezzo is set in a stunning waterside location so it’s always a pleasure to enjoy a meal there and we couldn’t wait to try out the latest offering that they have introduced for families.
Inside we sat down and the children were given paper menus with plenty of activities on the back that always keep them occupied although as we were visiting during lunchtime it was fairly quiet so it wasn’t long before our Garlic Bread starters arrived. We had two pizza style breads topped with garlic and cheese. You can have caramelised onions but we opted without to save the children picking them off! They were thin with a perfectly baked crispness to them and plenty of cheese – we all devoured these until the plates were empty, always a winner with the whole family!
Next up was the main course, the La Famiglia Sharing Bowl, which we were really excited to try. You have a choice of four different pasta dishes:
- Penne Arrabiata
- Spaghetti Bolognese
- Spaghetti Carbonara
- Penne Alla Rusticana
We (or should I say I) opted for the Penne Arrabiata being vegetarian myself but knew everyone else would enjoy it just as much. The bonus of this option is multiple, not only do you not have to mess around waiting for people to pick their menu options, but it means it’s quicker to order so less hungry children and also no bickering when the food arrives as we all have exactly the same! An added bonus is that the main dish works out a lot cheaper at £18.90 by sharing the family dish between four as opposed to buying four separate meals.
We served up the mains and all tucked in, it was thoroughly tasty and we all came back for seconds with each of us having as much or as little as we wanted. This is the bonus of a sharing dish, you can serve up smaller amounts for little guests and daddy can have a bigger portion. There really is a generous amount and by the time we had cleared the dish we were all quite full, but still had a little bit of room for dessert.
We all had ice cream which was the perfect finish to our meal, as you can see we are all rather fond of the chocolate flavour and it went down a treat!
We all really enjoyed trying out the La Famiglia sharing bowl, it certainly made the meal seem like proper family time with us all eating the same thing and serving it out of one bowl. The kids got involved in helping themselves and we all enjoyed the same food. We’d definitely go back again to enjoy eating out together as a family with a sharing dish – a great way to bring families together, especially fussy eating children as they watch everyone else eat the same food and tuck in the same!
This post is an entry for the #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge, sponsored by Prezzo