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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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Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I believe they do a mean pasta? Great vibe and service but, sadly, their coffee is scorched to bitterness 😢

Thank Vicci D
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
211 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 side, but is worth trying! We had pizzas and pasta and throuroughly enjoyed it and... More 

Thank EA_Oussov
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 it still happens in 2017). Freshly made pasta. Italian dishes you won't find elsewhere, like... More 

Thank jphansen81
Management response:

Thank you for your wonderful review and years of patronage. I look forward to sharing your kind words with our team. Happy dining. Natasha More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
126 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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. Fine. The table was supposedly under cover and there were heaters. I was desperate. Got... More 

Thank Jill M
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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:

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

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 14 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
427 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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?