We’ve not yet been to the Prezzo in Maidstone, I’ve been to the one in Sevenoaks before, just before Phoebe started school and before I had Daniel, we had a lovely lunch together. I miss those days, just me and my girl. I must schedule some one on one time with her soon!
Back to Maidstone, the Prezzo is tucked away down at the bottom of Earl Street, where a lot of restaurants are located, but I must admit I’ve not noticed it before, it’s further down towards the river, next to the student hair salon (which by the way, is great for a cheap haircut or colour). It’s in a historical tudor building, once you go in there’s a little bar waiting area with an old fireplace. We had a little wait before we could go to our table, even though we’d booked. We had fun though, and we had comfy seats.
Once we were shown through to the dining area, all was fine. We had a table down by the window overlooking the street in the corner, a nice big round table which was perfect for family dining. We took Daniel with us again, we hadn’t learned from the last time! He was tired and hyper again and wanted to look at the cars.
At least ordering was easy – we knew exactly what we were having, and we were all going to be having the same, thanks to the La Famiglia option we were trying. A big bowl of pasta, garlic bread, drinks and ice cream. I’d already decided I wanted to try the Penne Alla Rusticana out of the choices, as we always have spaghetti bolognese at home and I wanted a change.
Daniel didn’t last long after the food arrived, but he did get to try some. The kids loved the garlic ‘pizza’ bread, and we had one with cheese on and one without. There was more than enough pasta to go round, we had loads left, it was well cooked and seasoned, and we could have extra parmesan on top. There are four choices of pasta, you can choose from Penne Arrabiata, Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti Carbonara or Penne Alla Rusticana.
That bowl that still looks full was after we’d served everyone! Even though we didn’t need it, we still had a little room left for dessert, the kids chose strawberry ice cream, I went for chocolate sea salt which was delicious. The staff were very friendly and understanding of the children, they chatted to them and listened to what they had to say. William even managed to order his own drinks, he felt very grown up. I’d recommend it as a family dining destination. Having a sharing dish meant we didn’t have to worry about who had what, if anyone was going to be jealous and get food envy and you can rest assured you will have enough. William was very keen to make sure everyone had enough to eat!
After we’d finished our meal and wanted to settle the bill, they waived any extra charges we’d incurred (a couple of extra drinks) due to the wait we’d had at the beginning, which more than made up for it. Their customer service really was good, and I’d love to go back as a couple and linger over the meal a little more.
This post is an entry for the BritMums #PrezzoLaFamiglia Challenge, sponsored by Prezzo. We received a voucher to try the La Famiglia menu for free. We paid our own travel expenses.