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Colony Shopping Center | Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4346
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 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.....

Thank sales872
Management response:

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. In the interim we have spoken to your lovely friend Wendy who lives in South... More 

Level Contributor
46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 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:

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

Garden Route, South Africa
Level Contributor
420 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 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 dark as they turned the lights down, but it was just too dark that you... More 

Thank m0zchick
Management response:

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 a very noisy and busy restaurant and are trying to look into the acoustics but... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 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:

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

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 January 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 has never eaten anything but spaghetti meatballs which used to be the best in Jhb!... More 

Thank Estea P
Management response:

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 and the waiter to find out what happened. Could you please send your details to... More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I visited pronto for a Sunday afternoon lunch with a friend. The food was great, and our waitress was available & ready to help. Unfortunately we had to leave early, because the Restaurant closed.

1 Thank MrsAyo312
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Probably the best Italian food in Johannesburg and very well priced. Being someone who hardly "experiments" with food, and by experiment I mean having chicken instead of lamb, I can confidently say that at Pronto you can try every meal, and it will not disappoint. In fact, it will excite, delight and make you do a little dance.

1 Thank Pheello N
Eastpointe, Michigan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

we're vegetarian BUT the restaurant was fantastic in accommodating. We had some of the best Italian food of anywhere outside Italy.

1 Thank Dtroiter
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went here with family for lunch. Loved every moment. Great service and the food is simply amazing. Wanted to eat everyone else's food because everything looked so good. Definitely need to return multiple times to try everything!

1 Thank matthew d
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Food and service were outstanding. Great ambience and varied menu as well. Would definitely recommend.

1 Thank jleone435

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?