Editor’s Note: Sadly, Pronto was a victim of the pandemic. This completely fresh idea, brought to Cville by Garver & Kauffman, never had the chance to get off the ground. Fear not, however, for several excellent Italian and Mediterranean restaurants are available to serve you. Click the link at bottom to search. And farewell Pronto!


Here’s how Pronto! began:

Pronto! is Johnny Garver Jr. and Daniel Kaufman’s innovative introduction of quick-serve, fresh pasta on the UVA corner. Inspired by a recent trip to Venice, the duo saw the fit between a harried university quick-stepping on the corner and a delicious, convenient offering of melt-in-your-mouth pasta.

When you crave the lush taste of fresh pasta, made on-site before your eyes with a $30,000 Arcobaleno Pasta Machine, Pronto! is a good choice. You can choose between a half-dozen pasta varieties from linguine to orecchiette, then douse it with savory sauces from pesto to aglio e olio.

Eat onsite or take it to go. Delicious pasta on the go from Pronto! is a great way to satisfy your craving for Italian!


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104 14th Street Northwest Suite 4, Charlottesville, VA 22903

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