Prego’s Trattoria offers New York-style Italian cuisine in Burlington and was voted “Best Italian Food” by the Elon community.
Originally started on South Church Street as a family business, Albert Hernandez continues to carry on the traditions from their new location on Huffman Mill Road.
Hernandez’s wife, Tiffany Vasquez, said it has been an adjustment coming into a larger space.
“I feel like we're starting to really get a flow,” Vasquez said. “There's still some days that are challenging, but overall I feel like we have a really nice flow, and he's getting more comfortable being in this bigger space.”
Vasquez said that whether you are a customer or an employee, they will always try to make you feel like family.
“We want you to come in and we want you to feel like you're with family. There's this warmth in the restaurant you don't really see in a lot of places unless it's a small family-owned restaurant,” Vasquez said.
Born and raised in Burlington, junior Jackson Webb has been visiting Prego’s since he was 10 years old and said it has always been a good experience every time he has gone.
“It's high quality, like everything they do is mostly made in-house, like all their pastas, so it's noticeably better than most Italian places around here,” Webb said.
Webb said he likes the authenticity of the restaurant and that it is a very family environment.
“Before their owner died, he knew us by name. Their son, who is still operating the restaurant, knows us,” Webb said. “He recognizes us every time we go and that personal family feeling you get when you're there.”
Vasquez said she loves the family atmosphere of teamwork in the new restaurant location.
“We're all here. We're all a family, we all do this together, we succeed as one,” Vasquez said.