I’ve never been to Prezzo before, and this week I was enjoying the Oxford Christmas Market at Oxford Castle, so chose it as a convenient place to have dinner with a friend. After a busy week of many restaurant meals, I was relieved to see Prezzo had a light, low-calorie section of their menu.

My friend and I both chose flatbread pizzas to share from the Light Options section – I ordered Goat’s Cheese With grilled courgettes, semi dried tomatoes, tomato sauce and my friend ordered Mushroom And Spinach With mozzarella and tomato. They both came with a small mixed salad of roasted peppers, marinated olives, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, red onion, mixed leaves and a low calorie Italian dressing.

Goat's Cheese Flatbread With grilled courgettes, semi dried tomatoes, tomato sauce

Goat's Cheese Flatbread With grilled courgettes, semi dried tomatoes, tomato sauce

I’m glad my friend and I were sharing because I would probably have been slightly disappointed with my pizza if that’s all I had. I didn’t realise the pizza wouldn’t have mozzarella, even though it wasn’t mentioned in the description. There was very little goat’s cheese, so it felt very sparse and plain. But I loved my friend’s mushroom and spinach pizza, and would gladly order that again. I was afraid the dinner would leave me a bit hungry (i’m greedy sometimes), but I was pleasantly full afterwards.

Mushroom And Spinach Flatbread With mozzarella and tomato

Mushroom And Spinach Flatbread With mozzarella and tomato

I’m not sure it’s entirely fair to judge a restaurant by its light option menu, but I got exactly what I was looking for – a decent meal that wouldn’t leave me feeling guilty.

As for atmosphere, the restaurant is fine. Not great, not bad, just fine. Unfortunately for us, there was a large party dining at the same time as us and it was very loud.

Prezzo
2 Oxford Castle
Oxford
OX1 1AY