Owners of the newest downtown dining destination hope people check it out, Pronto!

Conveniently, that is also the name of the restaurant -- Pronto Chop Shop & Pizzeria -- that opened this week in a Brick Walk storefront at 1241 Post Road.

Brothers Glenn and Dave Grella were on hand to welcome friends, neighbors, officials and curious passersby to their food business, which they took over from the ownership team of nearby Molto restaurant about two months ago.

The Grellas, whose family was in the wine and liquor business for decades before deciding to open the downtown pizzeria, immediately set about transforming the restaurant into a casual, family-friendly pizzeria and convenient neighborhood eatery.

In addition to thin-crust pizza of many varieties, Pronto offers a variety of wraps and salads made fresh daily. An added feature is that diners can "Express Your Inner-Chef," creating their own salads, pizzas and wraps from a list of available ingredients.

For more information, call 203-955-1509 or check www.prontochopshop.com