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Old 04-07-2013, 09:10 AM   #1
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Tony's Restaurant

Hello everyone. Going down to Disney for my annual trip. Going in less than a month and I'm excited as always to be in my favorite place. Finally booked a reservation at Tony's restaurant. Read some bad reviews but I have to try it once to see for myself.

Any tips on making it a pleasant experience? Any menu item worth ordering? Thanks in advance,
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #2
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As long as you stay away from their tomato sauce, there's a slight chance you might not hate your meal. Lol. Their tomato/marinara sauce is awful. Most people who hated their food had a dish with that sauce. Everyone who liked it had other things like steak, calamari etc. Good luck.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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Tried dinner an lunch & we liked lunch much better! There panini is amazing!

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:48 AM   #4
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We've eaten there every year for the last 3 years. We go for dinner and get the chicken parm. I don't think it was the best dinner we ever had at disney, but I also don't think it was the worse. I think you will get good and bad reviews on every restaurant. Since you have never eaten there go and enjoy.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:02 AM   #5
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I liked Tony's. Not sure why it gets bad reviews. I had the chicken parm, house salad (yum!), and pistachio creme brulee when I went and enjoyed everything.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:11 AM   #6
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I've eaten at Tony's twice, once having the meatballs & the other having the steak. I fall into the "no sauce" advice here. The meatballs I did not like but I thought the steak was lovely.

In fact of all my dining party anyone who ordered an Italian meal went away disappointed & anybody who had steak or something more generic was satisfied.

As somebody said every restaurant here will have it's supporters & haters. We ate here as there was nowhere else in MK to eat for us, with BoG opening up I am able to say we've ditched Tony's for that.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:22 AM   #7
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We are also in the "no sauce" camp. I prefer Tony's for lunch, agree the paninis are decent. We have had a few so-so meals, but I do love the restaurant so we are going to go back in August. May just go for appetizers and dessert. Love the zucchini fries and pistacio creme brulee!
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We tried Tony's 2 different times and not our favorite, we tried dinner and lunch, but maybe we are just Italian food snobs There are other resturants in MK we liked much better, we liked Liberty Tree Tavern better in Magic Kingdom if looking in a park, but we have started to venture out of the park to go to near resorts for dining table service as a nice break and it is only an extra ride on the monorail or boat ride. To us we are not as rushed, service seems better and you get to have a peak at other resorts
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #9
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My husband really liked Tony's, he is very picky and he enjoyed the sauce.

I really enjoyed the cheese bread with tomatoes on top. It was good to me.

I hope you enjoy your experience, there are several restaurants we enjoy at Disney that gets bad reviews here on DIS.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:53 AM   #10
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Our Ratings of Tony's Town Square: (rev 1/20/2013)
. . . food price value: C
. . . food quality: D
. . . food quantity per serving: C
. . . food prep speed: B
. . . food selection: C
. . . seating quantity: C
. . . seating comfort: C
. . . eatery atmosphere: C
. . . eatery convenience: A
. . . staff friendliness: B
. . . staff attentiveness: B
. . . character interaction: n/a

NOTE: Not something to write home about. Meat dishes are
average and Italian entrées are akin to CHEF-BOY-AR-DEE; well,
using CHEF-BOY-AR-DEE could be considered an insult to that
famous Cleveland, Ohio chef. The sauce may be tomato sauce,
but it is definitely not a marinara. The appetizers are average.
In a pinch, Tony's will do, but there are far better choices. On
the plus side, the desserts are simple, but pretty good. Hard
to justify going the first time, let alone going back.
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:07 PM   #11
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My friend and I had a lovely lunch there back in Sept.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #12
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Ask for James as your server, he will make sure you have a great experience he's from the uk
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:51 AM   #13
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Seems quite a few people are not Tony's tomato sauce fans. I was actually thinking of ordering either spaghetti or the lasagna. Guess I'll have to cross my fingers that the food will be some kind of edible.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:23 AM   #14
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To each his own, honestly. Is it the best Italian food? No. Can you go there and have a good meal? Yes. I think it really depends on what YOU enjoy...order that and you'll probably have a good meal. Tony's gets a bad wrap, but we've eaten there several times and enjoyed it. They do some things really well...our family loves the Appetizer Bread dish, (although I heard it has recently changed). I enjoyed a wonderful Caesar salad at Tony's and it's worth saying that it's nice to not have to leave the park and still have a good "sit down" meal.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:39 AM   #15
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Tried dinner an lunch & we liked lunch much better! There panini is amazing!

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Agree...only have had the panini but it was amazing!
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