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Beaujolais Day 2020 – Join us @ Prego for the world’s best known Wine Celebration

Come and celebrate Beaujolais at Prego Wine Bar

Have a look at our Beaujolais Day menu:

Starter – Italian Antipasti

Main – Tagliatelle al Ragu

Dessert – Tiramisu

Includes a glass of Beaujolais!

Price – £25 per person

Booking advisable.  Please contact us on 02921 321231 or


Read more for the low-down on Beaujolais….

Beaujolais Nouveau is the new wine from the first harvest of grapes in the Beaujolais region of France.  At one minute past midnight on the third Thursday of each November, over a million cases of Beaujolais are released to the global wine market.

Did you know:

  • Beaujolais is a region in France
  • Beaujolais Nouveau is a wine made from Gamay grapes grown in the Beaujolais region
  • It is produced, bottled, and released within a few weeks of the harvest
  • It’s taste in dependant on the weather conditions that harvest
  • You drink it chilled to bring out the subtle berry flavours (20 minutes in the fridge should do)
  • Finally, you need to drink it sharpish as it goes off quickly – all the more reason to drink it all on Beaujolais Day @ Prego


We are open for business – business as unusual – safety and enjoyment are our priorities

prego deli wine bar food cardiff

We opened yesterday – safety, enjoyment and wellbeing are at the heart of what we are doing.

Toni Venditto (owner) took the decision to open on Monday 13th July 2020 as per Welsh Government Guidelines.

He is joined by his brother Andrea Venditto (chef), who will be expanding our deli and food offerings.

Booking for our outdoor area – The Secret Garden – is advisable.

New Year’s Eve @pregowinebar

Venetian Masked Ball

Venetian Mask encouraged and certainly not essential – table booking available!

Prego Wine Bar (near to Cardiff Castle)

23 High Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1PT

A FREE bottle of champagne for the best mask!

Antipasti available until 9pm

Live music until late

Email on, call in, contact us on @pregowinebar or 02920 321231 to book

 New Italian Wine Bar, Prego, launches in the heart of Cardiff with Local Boy in the Photograph, Kelly Jones, from the Stereophonics

Prego Wine Bar launches in Cardiff adding sophisticated European vibes to the continually evolving Cardiff drink and food scene.  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, V Nightclub and Toni’s Bar.

“Kelly is an old family friend who wants to support us and join in with the celebrations.” says Toni

The Welsh band have recently released their 11th album, Kind, made after finishing their world tour in 2018 and Kelly joined Toni at an exclusive VIP launch event last week.

Toni Venditto is back in town.  Toni, arguably the pioneer of Italian hospitality in Cardiff, is one of the best-known bar and restaurant owners having welcomed and entertained people in the capital for over 45 years.  Toni has decided to come out of his retirement because he wanted to create something unique in Cardiff.  Toni also felt that a sophisticated wine bar would give him the opportunity to bring a piece of his family vineyard, Sclavia, in Southern Italy back over to Cardiff.

Toni said “I felt that Cardiff needed something a bit different.  When I retired, I finally got to see things from a customer point of view and couldn’t find anywhere to really relax and enjoy drinks with some food and a genuine warm welcome with a truly customer-focussed service.  I have been in Cardiff for over 45 years and I understand the drink and food scene extremely well.  There are some great venues in Cardiff, but I honestly couldn’t find anywhere that offers first class service, excellent wine and drinks and quality customer service in a sophisticated and relaxing environment.”

“We established our family vineyard over 20 years ago in the Campania region near the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy and are proud to produce and sell good quality Italian wine.  Prego has an extensive wine list which includes our exclusive Sclavia wine, alongside some fantastic prosecco and champagne.  We also offer the obligatory Peroni chilled beer on tap and have a selection of quality Italian bottled beer.”

When asked why he chose the prime location on the High Street, next to the Castle, Toni said “The City centre has been in desperate need of a cosmopolitan drinking and dining area and there hasn’t really been anywhere since Mill Lane which became popular over 20 years ago now.  There are a number of good venues in this historic and picturesque part of town with more opening all the time.”

Expect elegant décor and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere to provide the perfect backdrop against which to drink, eat and enjoy yourself.

In the mornings you can enjoy KIMBO Italian coffee and torte (cakes) and pasticcini (pastries), whilst many people visit for antipasti and drinks over lunch time.  There is often live music early evening, when people like to enjoy a few glasses of wine or try one of our house cocktails. The atmosphere on Thursday and weekend evenings ramps up a little and you will find a diverse crowd enjoying contemporary European music.

Prego [pronounced prey-go] means You’re Welcome Italian. The perfect name to describe the bar’s philosophy.

Wales v South Africa – Rugby World Cup 2019 – Kick off 9am

Come and join us and watch Wales play South Africa in the RWC Semi-Finals.

Enjoy our freshly baked pastries, KIMBO coffee and bacon panini.

Don’t forget the clocks go back on Saturday night – no excuse not to be there early.

The first 5 people to arrive will get a celebration drink if Wales win.