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Colony Shopping Center | Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4346
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Colony Shopping Center | Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed May 27, 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 May 28, 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 May 26, 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 May 28, 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 May 22, 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 May 24, 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 May 17, 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 May 28, 2017

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

Reviewed April 27, 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 May 18, 2017

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

Reviewed February 25, 2017

Good food (expensive but good). The only place in Johannesburg I used my US credit card and got a fraud alert shortly afterwards. Just saying.....More

Thank sales872
Management response:Responded February 28, 2017

Hello there. Thank you so much for the information. We have never had this type of complaint before but will of course take it very seriously. We are investigating the matter and as soon as I have some information I will share it with you....More

Reviewed February 13, 2017

Been here twice recently as the first experience was so good. The prawns dish is super delicious as is the steak Great ambience! Lovely linen laid tables and lined serviettes. An extremely lovely dining experience. We will be back at the first opportunity

Thank Earle W
Management response:Responded February 15, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. It is so appreciated. Looking forward to hosting you again. Natasha

Reviewed February 3, 2017

I left Pronto with mixed feelings. The food was very good and gets 5* but the service was 3* and the ambiance was 1* The acoustics were so bad that we could not hold a conversation. It was just SO noisy. It was also very...More

Thank m0zchick
Management response:Responded February 5, 2017

Hi there. Many thanks for the information. I have passed it on to all the staff. I have thanked the kitchen for the excellent food you received and I have taken up your various points with all my waiters. We are aware that it is...More

Reviewed January 30, 2017

Modern, clean and simple venue. Good value prices for "home made" Italian cuisine. Good wine list. Caters for groups. Service is attentive. Loads of secure parking in the colony shopping centre. I recommend.

Thank Garth W
Management response:Responded January 31, 2017

Thank you for a lovely review Garth. I have shared it with all the staff. We look forward to hosting you again. Natasha

Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

We have LOVED Pronto for years now. Sadly on our most recent visit the waiter didnt know the difference between a Sauv Blanc and Cheninc Blanc. It took us 30 minutes to finally have our wine delivered and its not an extensive winelist. My husband...More

Thank Estea P
Management response:Responded January 29, 2017

Hello Estea. Thank you so much for your review. Consistency is our goal and we are always striving for it. We are grateful that you have had many good years of experiences and take your complaint seriously. I will check both the meal in question...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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