The borough of Plateau-Mont-Royal has a new pizza slinger. Cuisine Pronto, now open on Mont-Royal Est, corner de Lorimier, in the former La Boîte à Coiffer, has a notable pizza pedigree. Principal Paolo Porco is the grandson Francesco Porco, of legendary South Shore pizzeria Como, which has served La Prairie for over half a century. A second Como in Delson is also run by the Porco family. Paolo Porco worked at Como for over two decades, and knows the pizza business well.
Pronto's pizzas riff on Montreal style; a bit different then, from new pizza players like Brigade, Fiorellino, Gema, and 900. There's the classic all-dressed, a Hawaiian, vegetarian, spinach, steak, rapini, and the Paolo's special, with meat sauce, bacon, honey, cheese, and oregano. The menu extends beyond pizza as well, with lasagna, baguette sandwiches and wraps (steak, prosciutto, chicken, Italian sausage, and vegetable), soups (minestrone, and chicken noodle) and packaged salads to go. Pizzas are available in four sizes: 7, 10, 13, and 16 inches. Pronto sells individual pizzas, vacuum-packed, as well. Customers can take lunch or supper to go, or sit down at the restaurant's l-shaped counter. See photo and full menu below.
Status: Cuisine Pronto, 2025 Mont-Royal Est, (514) 904-7499, open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.