After closing its Irvine location and leaving the space it had called home for more than 30 years, Prego restaurant will reopen on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23rd, at The District at Tustin Legacy. Now Prego Mediterranean, in its new home, will be able to build on the more than 3 decades of success it experienced in Orange County.
Chef Ugo Allesina will continue to lead the culinary team at the new restaurant. With two decades of experience at Prego, Chef Ugo is excited to bring back signature items and build on the menu with a Mediterranean focus. The kitchen will continue to focus on utilizing seasonal ingredients, the best meat and seafood, and freshly made pastas.
Signature items for the original Prego menu that guests will find on the new menu include the Ruth Salad with seared tuna, crab, shrimp, grilled zucchini, and tomato over romaine, tossed in a house-made vinaigrette; Baked Pasta with ricotta and spinach rolled into house-made pasta, topped with béchamel; and Lobster Ravioli, half-moon pasta filled with lobster and ricotta cheese, served in a lemon and lobster sauce.
New Mediterranean-focused dishes include Seasonal Hummus of mushroom and truffle, sundried tomato, and roasted garlic basil, served with house-made rustic flatbread; Golden Beet Salad with mixed baby greens, yellow beets, goat cheese, and caramelized onions tossed in a balsamic reduction; and Lobster and Shrimp Stuffed Sole in a white wine, garlic, lemon, and caper sauce.
The beverage program will feature craft cocktails, an extensive wine list, and a selection of wines and craft beers on tap, many of which will highlight local wineries and breweries.
The restaurant features a bright, open dining room with 75 seats, and a bar with additional seating to accommodate 62 guests. A covered patio with fireplace and lounge seating will be able to seat 52 guests, while a Chef’s Table will be able to seat 8 guests.
Following its opening day on Thanksgiving, Prego will be open daily for lunch and dinner at The District at Tustin Legacy (2409 Park Avenue in Tustin). Hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, visit www.pregoOC.com.