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Colony Shopping Center | Jan Smuts Ave, Craighall, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 447 4346
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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213 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Heard so much about the food here so finally gave it a try. Had lunch! Food was really great and just what friends had said it would be. Portions were big too and wine list comfortable. Waiting staff were very friendly and knowledgeable but perhaps a little slow in taking and executing our drinks order. The food was freshly cooked... More 

Thank Anthony B
JoBurg, Mandela Land
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have frequented Pronto for a good many years, but our experience on Saturday night left much to be desired. More awkward for me is that we took friends for dinner with us after we had raved about their Italian food... After taking our seats we waited almost 10 minutes to order our drinks and request menus to order from.... More 

Thank Saukat
Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I don't go there often but every time I do I absolutely love it. Italian restaurant at its best , feels like an Italian nona is in the kitchen. Good ambiance, generous portion, adequate pricing and delicious food with good service - perfect combination. Food is prepared in a traditional and authentic way.

Thank nik6311
Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I must be honest, I eat nothing other than the fettuccine bolognese when I go to or take away from Pronto, and I am traditionally not a bolognese lover. It is the absolute best bolognese I have ever tasted and its so good, I have no desire to order any other main off of the menu. That coupled with the... More 

Thank Duwayne d
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to Pronto a couple of times and the food has always been good. Nice vibe for a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch

Thank Kareena I
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A bistro worth travelling to, lovely local authentic Italian. Always welcome, order a couple of things from the menu and share.

Thank LindavdC
Johannesburg, Gauteng
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Many folk here on TripAdvisor sing the praises of Pronto. Food arrived swiftly, well prepared, and sumptuous indeed. But everything else made for a disappointing evening, indeed. Starter Wine took nearly 20 minutes to arrive, when others sipped away merrily, even though our table of 3 arrived before 6.30pm, long before any signs of "you must book or else"- it... More 

Thank Gerhardus2010
Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We have visited this restaurant for the past 12 years, always made an effort to book and take guests because it was so good, but sadly, this is the second time now that the service has been really bad, the food average and an obvious lack of management. Eating at Pronto was always special, discerning sophisticated diners, bottles of wine... More 

Thank Maureen E
Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have really enjoyed all my meals here, it really is a top class Italian restaurant. Everyones meal was good, service was sleek and the atmosphere good. Not much more I'm looking for in a restaurant....

Thank Ian T
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I have been frequenting this restaurant for the past 7 years and let me say I have never been let down. Natasha and her team portray their love into their service, food and ambience. My love for pronto will never end and it's worth every cent. Bravo Pronto

Thank Orin01

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
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?