What You'll Get
The sudden onset of hunger pains is the leading cause of unfinished novels, canceled duels, and tied soccer matches. Today's Groupon employs delicious Italian cuisine to cut down on unfinished business: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Pronto on 16th Street.
Diners at Pronto enjoy the appealing paradox of fast, friendly counter service and slow-cooked comfort dishes concocted from scratch. A starter of crusty garlic bread garnished with parmesan cheese and parsley induces salivation ($4.95 full order), lubricating the mouth for an amply proportioned Caribbean-spiced salmon salad loaded with mango, red peppers, pecans, goat cheese, and poppy-seed dressing ($9.50). Pair up the soup of the day ($3.95–$5.95) with a complimentary phenomenon such as a turino panini of roasted chicken, tomato, smoked mozzarella, caramelized onions, and creamy sun-dried tomato aioli ($7.95). A range of pastas ($5.95–$8.95) and succulent polenta bowls ($7.95–$9.95) provides fodder for carb-lovers and people with a crippling fear of flat dishware.
Only valid during dinner, Monday through Friday after 5pm.
- Everything I've had here has been DEELISH-US. I recommend the Thai fries, don't be skerred off by the crazy concontion [sic] of flavors. Secret - I actually have garlic bread withdrawals when I don't go often enough. – Jayme D., Yelp
- Pronto has been a great go-to for me when I'm craving Italian food in a hurry. – Brian A., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 add'l. as gifts. Limit 1 per order. Dine-in only. Valid for dinner Mon.-Fri. 5 PM-close. Valid for breakfast, lunch or dinner Sat. and Sun. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Although Pronto's pork is slow-cooked, guests don't have to wait long before scooping it up with some fusilli pasta and habanero pesto. That's because the restaurant is something of a paradox: a homestyle, from-scratch Italian eatery with swift counter-service. Its menu hosts classic dishes that could be found in any Tuscan villa—chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo—alongside signature inventions, such as soft herb polenta bowls dappled with meatballs and marinara. Lunchtime paninis and brunch scrambles contrast dinner entrees such as bacon-wrapped meatloaf and five-cheese lasagna. Also on-site, Uncle Vito's sells New York–style pizza by the slice to customers who are tired of buying the entire pie, eating one slice, and cramming the leftovers into their pet goldfish's bowl.