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“Substandard in every way”
Review of Cafe Pronto - CLOSED

Cafe Pronto
Cuisines: Italian, Cafe, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations, Seating
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Substandard in every way”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food was flat-out uninspired for the most part. One dish (the prawn cannelloni) could be the worst thing I have ever eaten. The service was friendly but one waitress was very inexperienced and the other waiters were telling her what to do behind the bar and were very loud about it. The manager started our night by berating her staff for making us wait to be seated (we had only been waiting 30sec., hardly worth worrying about). Decor and ambiance is boring. They charge $5 corkage per glass.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank EmmettLeyne
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22 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
230 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Good value choice for lunch”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

As its close to my husband's business, I eat here at least once a week for lunch - the service is generally good but can be a bit on the slow side if they are busy. The food is well prepared and always great value for money. They have a $12 lunch special on some weekdays which is worth checking out. I would particularly recommend the salads and the burgers. They also go to the trouble of making their own chip potatoes from scratch and they leave the skins on which I like!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Sydneyacademic
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Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Friendly service, good food”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

This place is relaxed and friendly. We loved our dinner and could not fault the friendly staff. The meals are well priced and clever. I can highly recommend.

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Thank Pauline W
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canberra
1 review
“Rude-shouldn't be in the customer service business.”
Reviewed June 26, 2012

We went for breakfast using a voucher. We were told that the cafe was busy but was seated as we had booked ahead but it didn't stop the manager from being rude to us. He didn't bother going through the order or giving us a choice of breads as per the menu. was very much in a hurry even though there was only one other table to be served and they were waiting for another person to arrive before ordering.
My partner's meal arrived 15 min before mine so he finished well before mine arrived. Food was ordinary.
If you're looking for a nice breakfast to start the weekend , avoid Pronto. Walk a little further to Debacle where the service is prompt and polite and ambience great. We went there after being turned away from Pronto about a month ago for not booking ahead and daring to front up to a near empty cafe-only to be told that they were 'fully booked'.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank maria t
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Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
489 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Nice cafe”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

had a lovely meal here. service good and food reasonable.

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank slwityk
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