ONYX Hospitality Group is proudly marking the 20th anniversary of its cherished Italian home-style restaurant brand, "PREGO." Over the past two decades, PREGO has not only become synonymous with delectable Italian cuisine but also an embodiment of warm, vibrant hospitality. It's a name that signifies welcoming guests with joy and offering exceptional service, making it a favorite among food enthusiasts and lovers of authentic Italian flavours.
Since its inception in 2003, PREGO has expanded its culinary footprint, not only within Thailand (with locations in Koh Samui, Bangkok, and Pattaya) but also internationally in the Maldives, where it operates under the name "PREGOLINO." With consistently positive feedback and a growing fan base, ONYX Hospitality Group is set to add more chapters to PREGO's success story by introducing new branches in other key tourist destinations. The latest addition is scheduled to open its doors at the famous Kata Beach in Phuket in early 2024.
A Culinary Journey That Started on Koh Samui
The journey of PREGO began on September 18, 2003, at Amari Koh Samui, where the first restaurant delighted diners with original Italian flavours crafted from premium ingredients. PREGO's vibrant and authentic Italian dining experience quickly made it a must-visit destination on Koh Samui, attracting both locals and tourists alike.
The menu, curated by Chef Marco Boscaini, draws inspiration from his early days working in his beloved Nonna's (grandmother's) kitchen, creating a recipe that embodies PREGO's exceptional taste. Notably, PREGO is the only restaurant in Thailand to feature the renowned Risotto, recognised as one of the top 100 dishes by Gallo Guide. Moreover, PREGO's commitment to using high-quality ingredients, home-style preparation, and a decor that transports guests to Italy all contribute to its unique dining experience.
These distinctive qualities have fostered deep connections with loyal patrons who appreciate authentic Italian cuisine. PREGO has transcended being just a restaurant, becoming a warm and lively gathering place where laughter and great food create unforgettable moments. It has become a cherished destination for food enthusiasts who embrace the Italian way of life, savoring excellent food and engaging conversations.
A Vision Realised: PREGO Under ONYX Hospitality Group
The inception of PREGO was driven by a vision and an opportunity to establish an authentic Italian restaurant in Thailand. This vision, combined with a profound appreciation for the culinary artistry of Chef Marco Boscaini, led to the birth of PREGO. The restaurant is part of ONYX Hospitality Group, a leading company in hotel, resort, service apartment, spa, and restaurant management, known for its aspiration to be "The Best Medium-sized Hospitality Management Company in Southeast Asia." PREGO, under ONYX Hospitality Group's management, has achieved continuous growth while upholding the high standards of food and service that customers have come to expect from this premium home-style restaurant.
Expanding the PREGO Experience
Today, ONYX Hospitality Group continues to develop the PREGO brand to meet the demands of those who appreciate original Italian cuisine and a warm, lively atmosphere. This includes the expansion of the "PREGOLINO" brand, a "fun-size" version of PREGO that still offers high-quality Italian cuisine amid fun and lively vibes. The very first PREGOLINO is now welcoming guests at Amari Raaya Maldives.
The PREGO brand, under the stewardship of ONYX Hospitality Group, stands as a testament to dedication and commitment to delivering premium Italian home-style cooking. It has earned the heartfelt acceptance and loyalty of diners from Thailand and around the world over the past two decades.
Join the Celebration at PREGO
PREGO Restaurants in Thailand welcome guests every day, offering the following operating hours:
Amari Koh Samui Branch: Open from 12:00 noon to 12:00 a.m. For reservations, please call 099-028-9378.
Amari Watergate Bangkok Branch: Open for service from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. For reservations, please call 02-653-9000 extension 353.
Amari Pattaya Branch: Operating from 12:00 noon to 11:00 p.m. For reservations, please call 038-418-419.
As PREGO celebrates its 20th anniversary, it continues to be a beacon of Italian culinary excellence and warm hospitality, inviting guests to savour the flavours of Italy and create cherished memories.