It has taken Prezzo just over a decade to become a high street fixture. Now with over 150 branches up and down the country, the affordable chain makes a smart choice for a midweek meal, midday pick-me-up or easy-going family get-together. The restaurants usually look pretty special, often housed in buildings of local or architectural significance, and the service is suitably up-tempo. Prezzo has been quick to adjust to changing times, introducing money-saving vouchers and lighter options such as flatbread pizzas and half-size pasta dishes with salad. They’ve also brought in rent-a-celeb Aldo Zilli to do a ‘VIPizza’ range with snappy toppings such as red and yellow cherry tomatoes, Calabrese sausage or tiger prawns. Generous salads, grills and tasty baked pastas are good for those not in a pizza mood.