Posted on August 1, 2013
Walking into Prato the ambiance is very relaxing; you will be transcended into an environment that is energetic, with a rustic modern vibe. Natural light floods the main entrance and cascades onto the bar, which is a massive focal point that draws you into the space. Walking toward the back half of the restaurant you will pass the Italian crafted brick oven that churns out the best handmade pizzas in Winter Park. That’s not all; when you pass the smoldering oven you will have the opportunity to be seated in a comfortable booth facing the open kitchen, they’re some of the best seats in the house. It’s where you can watch the talented chefs create edible masterpieces right before your eyes.
“What I love about Prato is that they use fresh locally sourced foods.”
Rustic Italian heavily influences Prato’s menu created by Chef Della Cuisine Mathew Cargo. Chef Matthew believes, “ Just because its Rustic doesn’t mean it has to be sloppy”. This is obvious the very moment you walk though the doors. The team at Prato is dedicated to producing the creative, innovative, delectable dishes that Chef Matt creates and executes flawlessly. Prato is not your everyday Italian but about giving you a more authentic Italian taste with a twist of elegance.
Chef Matthews’ team is second to none. Everyone takes pride and ownership in the wonderful cuisine and service. The kitchen is very precise in the preparations and plating of each dish, the bartenders pour handcrafted beverages that are just as mouth watering as the entrées, and last but most attentive the wait staff are knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. Every visit is better than the last.