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Old 03-31-2013, 05:17 PM   #1
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Anyone Else Disappointed With Tony's Town Square?

Our last trip to WDW in Dec 2012 included a much anticipated dinner at Tony's Town Square. Our previous experiences there have been very good, with decent food and great service. We were there during the Xmas parade taping day and found that some things had disappeared from the menu, like the garlic bread appetizer (what Italian restaurant doesn't have garlic bread?) and the service was bordering on "oh, sorry to bother you with a menu question". And when I took my daughter outside to catch a minute or two of the parade before our meal got there, several Tony's employees gave us the stink eye, like we were doing something wrong by not sitting at our table and being good little guests. I guess that whole experience has turned us off from Tony's. Anyone else feel that Tony's has gone downhill lately?
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Gone downhill lately? Omg thats an understatement! Tony's is HORRID! Awful awful food. I went a couple of years ago, NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN. I'd even feel terrible recommending it to my worst enemy.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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If you go in expecting it to be like Olive Garden you will set a realistic expectation. Not very good " Italian" food but not horrific. The setting is cute and convenient.
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:55 PM   #4
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Gone downhill lately? Omg thats an understatement! Tony's is HORRID! Awful awful food. I went a couple of years ago, NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN. I'd even feel terrible recommending it to my worst enemy.
Ouch! I agree to a certain extent. We had much better food at Via Napoli, but the location and previously good service kept us going back. Now, doubtful, especially with (marginally) better MK options at BOG and CP.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:04 PM   #5
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We've only been there once but the whole experience was disappointing. I didn't expect great Italian food by any means but the spaghetti and meatballs was barely edible. I was really surprised by how bad it was and I'm normally not that picky. It was also really crowded, the service was not particularly good and the atmosphere was not that great. Our favorite MK TS is Liberty Tree Tavern, we generally go for lunch.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:11 PM   #6
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I've been to lots of Italian food places that don't serve garlic bread. Many places now just serve bread with olive oil.

We kind of like the food at Tony's, but the service was pretty bad last year, bad enough that we have decided to give Tony's a break for a while and do something else.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:20 PM   #7
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Our favorite MK TS is Liberty Tree Tavern, we generally go for lunch.
Don't get me started on food/service going down hill. LTT used to be soo much better. A lot of people think its pretty good for dinner, but its a FAR cry from what it used to be. Cost cutting measures change the flavors and textures enough that over time, old favorites turn into old memories.
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Tony's food was so bad several years ago I haven't been back. I don't remember the service at all. And yes there are places at WDW where I don't mind paying WDW prices for what I get. Tony's is not one of them.

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Can you see the afternoon parade from inside the restaurant?
If you can see from inside the restaurant, you'd probably have to be right up against the window, and even then you probably wouldn't see much.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:23 PM   #9
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Gone downhill lately? Omg thats an understatement! Tony's is HORRID! Awful awful food. I went a couple of years ago, NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN. I'd even feel terrible recommending it to my worst enemy.
Try it again. A review from over 2 years ago isn't much to go on. We like it. It's not great, but not bad for Disney current dining standards.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:57 PM   #10
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Tony's is by far the worst meal we have ever had in WDW from the service to the food being cold and awful.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:53 AM   #11
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Tony's is by far the worst meal we have ever had in WDW from the service to the food being cold and awful.
Ditto that. Did it on our first trip in 2008, and just. Can't. Go. Back.....gak.

I know the hallmark of Disney dining is inconsistency, but this is the only place I haven't been able to give a second chance.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:03 PM   #12
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Try it again. A review from over 2 years ago isn't much to go on. We like it. It's not great, but not bad for Disney current dining standards.
Exactly the problem. CURRENT Disney dining standards are a far cry from what they used to be. If Disney is going for generic and bland with poor to mediocre service at some (and I stress SOME) of their restaurants, then it's mission accomplished.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:12 PM   #13
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We had a very good meal when we were there. I think you should try it for yourself and you be the judge.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:12 AM   #14
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You even mention Tony's and the facial expressions and groans from our three children evoke a clear message...NEVER AGAIN! And we went over eight years ago. Sounds like nothing has changed...we are planning a return trip to the World this Fall...I asked if any ofthe kids had any dining requests...I do not jest, in unison they declared, "anywhere but Tony's"
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #15
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We ate there in 2007 and it was horrible and the service was just as bad! I have seen NOTHING in any trip reports etc. anywhere that would lead me to give them another chance so far, it's almost 6 years now. I don't think we will ever go back unless I start seeing some good reviews on a consistant basis, and that has yet to happen in years.......
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