An Italian experience in the heart of Wales

We are proud to be one of the first bars and eateries to reopen in the heart of Cardiff.
The safety, enjoyment and wellbeing of our customers is very important to us and we have invested heavily in reopening in a safe and enjoyable way. We take bookings for parties of 6 people plus and also operate on a first come, first serve basis ( please also see our reservation policy on bookings ).
Prego is Cardiff’s exclusive new Italian Wine & Cocktail Bar where you can relax, enjoy and be entertained in style.
An outstanding setting for relaxed drinks, antipasti, and meeting with friends, family and colleagues in the heart of Cardiff.
The elegant décor, from the opulent marble bar to the exposed stone interior and the intimate lounge downstairs, makes visiting Prego a truly unique experience. In addition, the new classic and dazzling wine cabinet in the lower lounge is a sight to behold and is complemented by the new bar.
Within our menus, you’ll discover a superb collection of wine and champagne, cocktails and a range of delicious antipasti. Scroll down to find out more about wine from our family-run Italian vineyard.
Prego is the exciting new venture from Toni Venditto, the man responsible for well-known and much-loved venues such as Topo Gigio, Fontana di Trevi and Toni’s Bar.  Our people are very important to us at Prego, we have created a friendly and experienced team who put the customer experience at the heart of everything we do.
Tel: 029 2132 1231 . Email:


We are very popular and are therefore often fully booked. Reserve one of our cozy tables and look forward to an unforgettable restaurant experience with friends and family and avoid long waiting times.


the menu

Look forward to a wide range of tasteful dishes and drinks. In addition to our classic cocktails and wine, we also offer a variety of food portions that range from cured meat platters and Pasta to specialty Pizza. We also have other options without meat (for all the vegetarians among us).

Awards and Reviews


Watch Toni and Andreas put on a cooking clinic on Channel 4 and inscribe the name of Prego Cardiff in excellence


2022/23 winner of Wine Bar of the Year. Selected from over 100,000 businesses and corporate professionals, magazine contributors and subscribers nominated based on factors such as service, innovation, experience, sustainability and other areas.


Award presented to Prego Cardiff by Trip Advisor the Internationally acclaimed organisation for Excellence in Customer Service


View a clip of Prego’s Opening Night on Youtube .


Not only should St. John the Baptist Church be visited, but also Prego Wine Bar. Italian cuisine is well-cooked at this bar.


A “welcome” sight on the High Street? Prego Wine Bar, Cardiff City Centre.


Rival Welsh restaurant owners compete on Come Dine With Me

What customers say

Andrea I

I’ve been to Prego a couple of times for a glass of wine with friends and my experience has been always lovely! I love this place! Very Italian! Italian wines, nice olives and tasty pizzas. Lovely staff as well 🙂 I really like it! I’ll be back soon!

Laura S

We visited on Saturday and had such a lovely time here. If you like good wine then this is the place to visit. The host Patricia made us feel so welcome and her service was second to none. If you haven’t been then get it on your list!


What a find!!! Seen this place a few times, but first time we ventured inside. Won’t be the last. Amazing service from the moment we opened the door all the way through to getting the bill. Only planned to have a quick drink, but that turned into 3 bottles of wine. Fabulous place, fabulous service.

Amy O

First time here and will definitely be back. The best customer service I’ve received in Cardiff, really warm, welcoming and attentive. Great drink selection and delicious food. Can’t wait to return


This is a lovely wine bar. Friendly welcoming staff. Lovely atmosphere. Authentically Italian! Will definitely be back again

Sharon Collins

What a beautiful lunch we just had… We really felt looked after and everybody was genuinely making sure we were having a good time. The food was lovely (the tiramisu: OMG !!!) and the wine was beautiful (white Falcos, you have to try it). Thank you so much for this experience

Steve Gabriel

Went to a wine tasting last night and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.Tony and Gilbert were fantastic hosts and really know their wine. Their passion for it shone through and really made the evening. Stayed for some food after and can highly recommend the pizza. Can't recommend highly enough

Jane Lynch

There is always a warm welcome in Prego 🙌 A nice atmosphere. Delicious cocktails and good wine served in decent glasses. Their platters are amazing too!

Helen James

It has such a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Tony, its owner, Ollie and staff are so welcoming and make sure you feel at home. A highly recommend venue

Lee Sawdon

Fantastic place to enjoy a drink and food in the city centre. The staff make the place truly special and this is the kind of place you can’t wait to go back to.

Upcoming Events

Taylor Swift – 18th June

Come and have dinner and drinks before or after the concert at the Principality Stadium

Foo Fighters – 25th June

June 25th and the Foo Fighters roll into the Principality Stadium

Noel Gallagher – 17th July

Noel Gallagher is in Cardiff Castle on 17th July

Avril Lavigne – 2nd July

Avril Lavigne performs in Cardiff Castle on 2nd July

Manic Street Preachers and Suede – 5th July

The Manic Street Preachers and Suede are in Cardiff Castle on 5th July

JLS – 7th July

Crowd sensation JLS are in Cardiff Castle on 7th July

Live Music

At Prego we also have live music from talented artistes so please keep an eye out on our events calendar

Corporate Networking

Have your work networking days or parties Bar Prego amidst well prepared drinks and food

Sporting Events

Come and see Local, National and International sporting events in our State of the Art Sports Lounge

Wine Tasting

In traditional Italian style we do have wine tasting sessions from time to time at Prego so keep an eye on this page for more details