2 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY
Area: City Centre
Tel: 01865 791748
Cuisine Type: Italian
Cuisine Type: Online Bookings
Prezzo provides great quality Italian food in a friendly and relaxed environment at affordable prices. We use the finest seasonal products available, many of which are imported directly from Italy. Our menu includes a wide variety of antipastic as well as pizza, pasta, risotto, grilled meats, fresh salads and frequently changing specials.
Our stylish, contemporary designed restaurants often situated in historic buildings or buildings of local interest, provide the perfect backdrop for informal dining or a venue in which to celebrate any special occasion.
I've never been to Prezzo before, and this week I was enjoying the Oxford Christmas Market at Oxford Castle, so chose it as a convenient place to have dinner with a friend. After a busy week of many restaurant meals, I was relieved to see Prezzo had a light, low-calorie section of their menu.
My friend and I both chose flatbread pizzas to share from the Light Options section - I ordered Goat's Cheese With grilled courgettes, semi dried tomatoes, tomato sauce and my friend ordered Mushroom And Spinach With mozzarella and tomato. They both came with a small mixed salad of roasted peppers, marinated olives, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mixed leaves and a low calorie Italian dressing.
I'm glad my friend and I were sharing because I would probably have been slightly disappointed with my pizza if that's all I had. I didn't realise the pizza wouldn't have mozzarella, even though it wasn't mentioned in the description. There was very little goat's cheese, so it felt very sparse and plain. But I loved my friend's mushroom and spinach pizza, and would gladly order that again. I was afraid the dinner would leave me a bit hungry (i'm greedy sometimes), but I was pleasantly full afterwards.
I'm not sure it's entirely fair to judge a restaurant by its light option menu, but I got exactly what I was looking for - a decent meal that wouldn't leave me feeling guilty.
As for atmosphere, the restaurant is fine. Not great, not bad, just fine. Unfortunately for us, there was a large party dining at the same time as us and it was very loud.