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“Great Italian Food in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, for when you're on the go” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pronto Italian Street Food

Pronto Italian Street Food
Ranked #5 of 90 Restaurants in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $10
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Pronto is an authentic italian Rosticceria, based on fresh, fast and affordable take out/ street food talian specialties. Chef Giuseppe Morisco, most known from being a finalist on Masterchef Season 2 with Gordon Ramsey created a menu full of delicious, made daily options for every pallet. Some of the staples on the menu include meat, pesto and spinach/mushroom/truffle lasagnas, eggplant parmigiana, arancini, focaccia, calzone, chicken parm and meatball subs, frittatas, pastas, salads and desserts like tiramisu and banana bread pudding. More then half of the menu is vegetarian with some gluten free options ( call for availability) and are ready to eat in few minutes. Open Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Mondays closed. Take out or dine in. Grazie Mille!
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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“Great Italian Food in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, for when you're on the go”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

Great Italian Food in Santa Teresa Costa Rica, here in the tropics far away from everything! Who woulda thunk it?
But, Giuseppe & Kamila make outstanding authentic Italian dishes from scratch everyday. They have a large variety of items, and everything is fresh and delicious. It is all pre-made each day, so you can just stop by when you're hungry and get a quick bit. You don't have to wait for service, etc. You just order at the counter, they heat it up & give it to you, and you can sit down and eat under a shade tree there, or take it with you.
The prices are very good at Pronto. Eating out in Santa Teresa is too expensive, but this is the best place because you can get a good meal or a snack at a fair price and feel full.
The arancini are amazing! The meatball sandwich on their own bread is large, filling, and delicious. The various focaccias are terrific, and make a great, cheap, quick snack or addition to any meal or salad. There is enough variety to get something different everyday, and always leave satisfied.

  • Visited January 2014
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“Try the foccacia!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

The foccacia is unbelievable and the PERFECT size for a quick bite. I ordered it with a green salad and it was the perfect quick lunch for under ten bucks! Yum!

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“Terrific Italian prepared food for carry-out or eat-in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2014

Pronto is new to Santa Teresa this year, and it's a very welcome addition. The twist is southern Italian, with a nice variety of dishes, including vegetarian and meat lasagnas, eggplant and chicken parmigiana, zucchini frittata, meatball sandwiches, foccacias...We've tried most of them at this point. For me, the standout was the eggplant parm, which features very thinly sliced eggplant (pre-coated in a parmigiana batter, so that it is thoroughly permeated with the cheese flavor) layered with tomato sauce and cheese, then baked. Yummy! The meat lasagna was being raved about by other clients when we were there and, though I preferred the eggplant, we found the lasagna pretty special, too. There is a nice mixed salad available to accompany your main course as well. Warning: although they are open for dinner, the selection has usually been depleted during lunch hours, with the meat lasagna and eggplant being among the first to sell out.

The owners are very welcoming and friendly, and speak English fluently. They are Europeans transplanted first to Chicago, then here...

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San Francisco, California, United States
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“You'll want to have one of Everything!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

This is amazing spot with delicious food and the nicest people! They have great lasagnas (our favorite was the pesto bechamel), sandwiches, focaccia and lots more! All made in house and with love. Giuseppe and Kamila are excellent hosts -- so friendly and helpful! We stopped here our first day in Santa Teresa and, though we were in town for only a short time, we kept coming back over and over!! :) Thanks, Pronto!!

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“Not to be missed ! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile


Places like pronto reminds why I love food so much
By far the best italian food you have ever had and the sweetest people you have ever met
Caution very very addictive :)

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