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Old 11-30-2012, 02:52 PM   #76
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I too had heard the bad reviews but decided I wanted to try for myself on my trip with my 17 year old sister (who is kind of a food snob) in June. We both really enjoyed our meal. We both had chicken parmesan and thought it was really good as well as the service. I didn't tell my sister beforehand about the bad reviews and I was surprised how much she liked it. I didn't find it exceptional but I would eat at Tony's again. The one place we ate at that gets great reviews that we both did not enjoy AT ALL was Tokyo Dining. While the service was ok, we didn't like the food at all. We split the Bento box and everything in it didn't taste good. We both ended up with food poisoning as well. So I don't really pay attention to any reviews and decide for myself after trying it.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #77
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I also think there's a tendency of people to pile on though here on the DIS. Maybe they aren't all food snobs but they're just picky and easily swayed by the opinions of others. Meaning, it's the popular thing to say Tony's sucks.

I have never had a bad meal at WDW and this is in 10 trips. But, I also don't go to a seafood place and order the chicken. I ask the server what's good at any given place. At Tony's I got the lasagna. Sure, it wasn't as good as my aunt's but it was tasty. The server was prompt, and my sister scored a free dessert. It wasn't her birthday, so I'm thinking the server took a shine to her. It wasn't just a brownie either-it was a giant ice cream sundae!

All of the WDW restaurants have gotten a bad review here, even Le Cellier, which is apparently the Holy Grail of ADRs. I still say, try it once and don't depend on the opinions of other people.
Then why ask for an opinion? Seriously, not being snide.

Op asked is tony really that bad? and the majority of folks say yeah. Now I don't know if they are saying because it's popular to say it. Although I really can't figure out why anyone would do that. It's pretty simple to me, either you enjoyed the food or you didn't. I definitely would not say a good meal was bad just because everyone else did.

Anyhoo, op asked for opinions. Now like i said before I do take opinions with a grain of salt but my time is limited and I really hate bad meals so I do read reviews. If I read a hotel review and 90% of the reviews say the place has bed bugs and was dirty. there is a good chance I'd avoid it. Same with restaurants.
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #78
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Exactly! I really cant see someone indicating a restaurant is bad just because everyone else said so. We are not in grade school.

I also do my homework and read reviews for both hotels and restaurants. As you mentioned, if the majority say the hotel/restaurant is bad, chances are im not going to go there. Granted, sometimes i have gone anyway because im curious. But i dont do that anymore because i always end up disappointed. Lol. It happened with tonys, ohana, and 1900 pf dinner to name a few. If the majority says its bad, I tend to believe them.

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Then why ask for an opinion? Seriously, not being snide.

Op asked is tony really that bad? and the majority of folks say yeah. Now I don't know if they are saying because it's popular to say it. Although I really can't figure out why anyone would do that. It's pretty simple to me, either you enjoyed the food or you didn't. I definitely would not say a good meal was bad just because everyone else did.

Anyhoo, op asked for opinions. Now like i said before I do take opinions with a grain of salt but my time is limited and I really hate bad meals so I do read reviews. If I read a hotel review and 90% of the reviews say the place has bed bugs and was dirty. there is a good chance I'd avoid it. Same with restaurants.
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:54 AM   #79
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I too look at what the forum members say about restaurants. I am thankful for the honest reviews. As mentioned, our time is limited. I want to make the most out of My Disney experience, including good food. I switched my ADRs for this trip having read through these discussions. Can't thank everyone enough for all of your help. XO
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Old 12-01-2012, 05:01 AM   #80
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I think alot has to do with what you order. The last time my husband and I ate at Tony's he had a fantastic meal, whereas none of mine was barely edible. He had a delicious soup, one of the most tender and flavorful steaks we've ever gotton on property, and a cheesecake to die for. On the other hand, I ordered the zucchini fries which were so soggy and dripping grease that I couldn't eat them, some kind of nasty pasta dish, and a piece of lemon walnut cake that was so dry that it tasted like it was a week old. It just so happened that I made three really bad choices and he made three really good ones. I kept sneaking bites of his dishes. With each one, he'd finally offer to trade with me, but then would immediately grab his back, saying mine was nasty.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:08 AM   #81
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I give a place three chances to disappoint me befor I take it off my list. Tony's is one of three that received three strikes. Two others I have given another chance and been happy I did but the last time at Tony's the food was so horrible that I will never try it again...NEVER! It should not matter what you order at a restaurant...all the food should be good!
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:45 AM   #82
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We love Toni's!!!!!!

I'm Italian from new York, and love it

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Old 12-01-2012, 06:52 AM   #83
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Our usual Disney trip group is pretty finicky and we love the food at Tony's. We try to get an ADR every time we go to WDW.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:33 AM   #84
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We have only had dinner at Tony's twice. Once in 1999 and then again this October. I had read many reviews before our October trip. While I knew it mostly had mediocre to bad reviews, we wanted to return - a nostalgia thing from our very first trip, remembering the good food and dining experience.

So a couple of months ago, I would have said try it for yourself, that there will always be people who like a place and people who don't, etc. Now I would say that unless you are really set on having Italian food at MK, I would find another restaurant.

We won't be going back. We aren't picky eaters, like Olive Garden and aren't hard to please. This time it was painful to pay the $80 bill for three meals and one appetizer.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:49 PM   #85
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I have enjoyed my last two visits to Tony's and so have my tablemates. The food was good, and the service was top-notch. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anybody with diverse tastes.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #86
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We had dinner at Tony's a few years ago. We did not choose to eat there, per say. We had planned a last minute trip and were able to grab an ADR.

I actually quite enjoyed it. I love Lady & the Tramp as well & I thought the restaurants was really pretty. Service was great and I enjoyed the food. It was not the best meal I ever had, but I remember it positively, and I would eat there again.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:21 PM   #87
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I think alot has to do with what you order. The last time my husband and I ate at Tony's he had a fantastic meal, whereas none of mine was barely edible. He had a delicious soup, one of the most tender and flavorful steaks we've ever gotton on property, and a cheesecake to die for. On the other hand, I ordered the zucchini fries which were so soggy and dripping grease that I couldn't eat them, some kind of nasty pasta dish, and a piece of lemon walnut cake that was so dry that it tasted like it was a week old. It just so happened that I made three really bad choices and he made three really good ones. I kept sneaking bites of his dishes. With each one, he'd finally offer to trade with me, but then would immediately grab his back, saying mine was nasty.
Same thing happened to us.....I had the chicken parm and enjoyed it, DH got the steak and did not. we both ordered and liked the pistachio creme brulee tho
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Old 12-02-2012, 01:17 AM   #88
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We tried it last trip and liked it enough to go again next trip.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:57 AM   #89
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We tried Tony's a few yrs ago... Maybe 5+. It was mediocre, and in light of other better options, we've never given it another try. There seem to be a lot of supporters here. Has it changed a lot in recent yrs? Does anyone who used to feel the same now like Tony's?
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We tried Tony's a few yrs ago... Maybe 5+. It was mediocre, and in light of other better options, we've never given it another try. There seem to be a lot of supporters here. Has it changed a lot in recent yrs? Does anyone who used to feel the same now like Tony's?
Again I think it depends on what you order. I've had two very good meals there and one I couldn't eat. However, that same meal that I couldn't eat, my husband's three courses were wonderful. So it just depends.
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