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Colony Shopping Center | Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4346
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (33 reviews)
“salsiccia” (5 reviews)
Closes in 4 min
All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Colony Shopping Center | Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Pronto for Sunday lunch. The food was fresh and excellent. The choice is quite overwhelming and there is definitely something to cater for all tastes. We shared a delicious salad for starters and then had a polenta and a pasta dish. The pasta...More

Thank Rochelle K
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Pronto always delivers with great food and service. The wine list is comprehensive, and reasonably priced. A bonus is that they serve prosecco by the glass. Hearty salads are large enough to be shared as a starter. The beef cooked in garlic and chilli, served...More

Thank Paul J
Management response:Responded 12 August 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely review. I will be proud to share it with our team. Happy dining and we hope to see you again soon. Natasha

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had a lovely dinner our at Pronto. We shared the pan fried mushroom starter which was divine!! The pastas at Pronto are always delicious and we were not disappointed. The Salsiccia is a favourite for sure. The wine list is wide ranging and well...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I still rate this as the best Italian restaurant in Johannesburg and great value for money. Service and food is exceptional.

Thank BlaizeW
Management response:Responded 7 August 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. I will be proud to share it with our team. Natasha

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We visited Pronto on a Saturday evening, we had to make a reservation and on arrival our table was prepared for us, the vibe and service is excellent as well as all the Pasta dishes we ordered will definitely be back

Thank poppi73305
Management response:Responded 26 July 2017

Thank you for the lovely review. I am so proud to share it with the Pronto team and look forward to hosting you again. Happy dining. Natasha

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

I believe they do a mean pasta? Great vibe and service but, sadly, their coffee is scorched to bitterness 😢

Thank Vicci D
Management response:Responded 28 May 2017

Hi there. Sorry to hear your coffee was burnt. I am not a fan myself and find that undrinkable but I know our baristas could have made a mistake. Did you let management know so we could remake it for you? Natasha Maciel

Reviewed 26 May 2017

We went there for diner by trying to avoid the traffic and was a very pleasant experience. The food and service was good and everything tasted great, with great receipes and ingredients. The only slight critisism is that it is a bit on a prices...More

Thank EA_Oussov
Management response:Responded 28 May 2017

Hi there. Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope you come to visit us again even when the traffic is flowing. Natasha

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Been a fan of Pronto since the first time I ate there 3 years ago. What sets them apart - by miles - from other Italian restaurants has to be the ingredients used. Authentic and fresh. Real pomodoro. Real parmigiano, not the powdered variety (sadly...More

Thank jphansen81
Management response:Responded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review and years of patronage. I look forward to sharing your kind words with our team. Happy dining. Natasha

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is becoming a theme - decide I'm hungry at 7pm on a Saturday night and start phoning around for a table only to be told there're none. There was one at Pronto. Outside. It was freezing - like the coldest night in six years....More

Thank Jill M
Management response:Responded 28 May 2017

Hi there. Thank you for your lovely review. Happy dining and we hope to see you soon. Natasha

Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Dinner was really nice. Food well presented. Cost was ok. R260 per person including service charge. Location is great easy access from Sandton Rosebank and Hyde Park. Family restaurant and well worth the visit.

Thank Richard H
Management response:Responded 18 May 2017

Hi Richard. Thanks for the lovely review. We hope to host you again and thank you for your patronage. Natasha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Colony Shopping Center | Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 447 4346
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