It's unusual for sleepyheads like us to be out and about on a Sunday morning, but these three hours spent at Prego's champagne brunch flew by pretty painlessly.
Brunching here requires minimal effort, since waiters with trays of pasta, pizza, fish & meat stroll around to serve customers at their tables.
Alas, their eat-all-you-can offerings aren't as creative as their regular a la carte menu; the pastas comprise run-of-the-mill recipes, including spaghetti aglio olio & penne arrabiata, while the pizzas seem limp and soggy.
There are still several hits to be savored, such as the piping-hot potato soup...
... but the misses include unappetizingly cold poached eggs.
Don't dismiss the meat; the lamb cutlets, beef ribs & beef cheeks are succulent and flavorsome (but they make few appearances compared to the baked dory).
There's also a buffet counter spread with the usual oysters & shellfish.
The antipasti selection is worth browsing. Liked the pumpkin & baked onion.
Brave the heat to venture outside for grilled meat & seafood at the courtyard.
Pile a plate with lamb, roast beef & squid, then share the bounty at your table.
Desserts include Italian pastries, cakes and fruits. No complaints there.
A small selection of gelati constitutes the perfect end to the meal.
A free flow of Veuve Clicquot led us to temporary insanity & memory loss.