If there’s anything I love more than cocktails, it’s food, and there’s nothing like enjoying the two together. Prego Ristorante makes this easy to do with the launch of a new happy hour menu that offers the weekday crowd the best of both worlds. Available from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and designed to deliver an authentic Italian experience, the new dishes go hand-in-hand with Prego’s hand-shaken martinis and cocktails.
Saffron Risotto Doughnuts and Calamari Steak are just a few of the delicacies that pay homage to Old World Italian flavors in new and innovative ways. The best part? They start at just $5. And because happy hour isn’t complete without a libation, Prego’s cocktail list, with infusions of bright citrus and basil, complements the food.
A fan of the classics? Try the Italian Manhattan ($9.50), a variation on the original Manhattan made with Maker’s Mark bourbon, limoncello, fresh lemon juice, and simple syrup. Buon appetito!
Prego Ristorante, 18420 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949-553-1333, pregoristoranti.com