Address: The Grand Canal Shoppes
Status: Open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight and closing at 3 a.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
A slice of Italy sitting next door to an “Olde Britain” gastro pub has debuted at the Grand Canal Shoppes, the first of two themed restaurant concepts from the Fifth Avenue Restaurant Group.
Serving gelato at the window by the front entrance, the walk to Pizzeria Pronto’s counter leads diners past a mock “Italian side-street” and toward a wine cellar-inspired seating area, decorated with “vintage antiques.”
The pizza is prepared New York-style and baked at 550 degrees. Available by the slice or full pie, other menu choices include stromboli, meatballs, garlic knots, baked ziti, and spaghetti.
Gelato cones and cups range in price from $3.95 for a single scoop to $7.95 for three selections. A waffle cone will cost $1 more. Espressos, lattes, and a collection of pastries are offered for breakfast.
Later this month, the Royal Britannia Gastro Pub will open next to the pizzeria, featuring its own patio, an English pub interior, and a menu of “olde-world dishes with a modern twist,” including “classically British fish and chips,” chicken and mushroom pies, and a prime rib with Yorkshire pudding.
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