The Food Affaire

The restaurant is decorated in chic and contemporary style, paired with earth-toned upholstery and gorgeous flooring. Twilight transforms Prego into an elegant dinner venue with upbeat music and candle light, to make the evening unobtrusive and relaxed. We check out Chennai’s most popular Italian restaurant at Taj Coromandel.

A burst of authentic flavours, the menu at Prego is a fine mix of traditional Italian food and Chef Luca’s innovations. Simple plating is key at the restaurant, where the very best of the Italian culinary mosaic is showcased using the freshest of ingredients, including local fresh catch from the Bay of Bengal. Extending the experience of home-style dining, guests are invited to Casa D’Amora, Chef Luca’s home, where he serves up an off-the-menu Italian family style dining experience.

Guests can experience the wine room – Enoteca – for an interactive experience of food and wine pairing. Introducing the concept of wines by the ‘half glass’, the menu offers an unmatched selection of Italian favourites, besides heady cocktails, liquors, the popular Spritzers and homemade lemoncellos.

Savour appealing appetizers like Parma ham, fresh mozzarella and confit tomato; potato “beignets”, goat cheese cream, tomato coulis and caramelized cherry tomato; or seared scallops, truffle and parmesan cream. Chef Luca stays true to tradition with favourites such as house made pappardelle, lamb ragout and Pecorino sauce, field mushroom and mascarpone risotto and the traditional Margherita; “Ortolana” and feta cheese; and truffle, Rucola and Pecorino cheese. A must-have for all Italian food lovers is the Braised lamb shank.

The plates of the deep sea and coastal plains give you a gourmet selection of a seafood appetizer or soup, a pizza, a pasta or risotto with seafood, fresh catch of the day for a grand seafood indulgence followed by the delightful dessert. The plates from farms bring you a bouquet of handpicked items from the farms on to your plate, including an appetizer or soup, a pizza, a pasta or risotto, vegetarian entrée for a grand herbaceous meal followed by dessert. Or guests can opt for Chef Luca’s interpretations, the ultimate gastronomic experience with a myriad selection of seafood, meat and garden fresh vegetables.

While the tiramisu and cassata are the most favourite Italian desserts, Chef Luca’s deconstruction of these classics gives them his signature touch. The list of must-haves includes Luca’s tiramisu; dark chocolate fondant with sea salt and caramel gelato and the de-constructed Sicilian cassata.

Taj Coromandel, Nungambakkam,

​Phone: +91 44 30925988