Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Restaurants
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 04-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #1
Don't you know? Cartoon villains walk this world!
skeletor40's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Savannah
Posts: 297

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,
skeletor40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 10:20 AM   #2
I am Art Vandelay
NoSoup4U's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 381

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.
NoSoup4U is offline   Reply With Quote
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 04-07-2013, 10:28 AM   #3
DIS Veteran
bluejasmine's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,772

Tried dinner an lunch & we liked lunch much better! There panini is amazing!

ASMU/POR Dec 16-22, 2012 & POFQ Sept 8-15, 2013
ASMo 2003/2005, ASMu 2009,Pop 2006/2013, SSR 2008, Poly CL 2010/2011/2013, GF CL 2012, AKL 2011, CR 2011, BC CL 2012, POR 2005/2012, CBR 2011, DCL Fantasy 2012, Hilton DTD 2011(2x) Best Western DTD 2010/2012
bluejasmine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 10:48 AM   #4
DIS Veteran
Nohal's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,682

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.
Nohal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 11:02 AM   #5
DIS Veteran
SuzieN's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Western NY
Posts: 1,117

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.
SuzieN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 11:11 AM   #6
"It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
MarkF0wle's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 433

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.

Disney's All-Star Sports ->- Disney Dream Cruise ->- Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort - May 2014 | Disney's Old Key West Resort - May 2013
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - May 2012 | Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa - May 2011, August 2010, August 2008 | Bahama Bay Resort - August 2006
Resident's Inn - August 2002 | Double Tree Resort - August 2004, August 2001, August 1999, August 1997 | Fantasy Villas - August 1996, August 1993, April 1991
MarkF0wle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 11:22 AM   #7
DIS Veteran
GoofySon'sMom's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: UpState NY
Posts: 4,342

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!
Mom & Son - The Last Time? August 2013 ~ Mom & Son Take on Spring Break - March 2013
Mom & Son Head to Food & Wine - November 2012 ~ Mom & Son - One More Time with Dad! August 23rd - Sept 3rd 2012
Mom and Son Take on the Land! - July 2010 Trip Report
- Mom and Son Going Back -Another 10 days of Deluxe Dining 8/25 - 9/5/2011
Mom and Son Eat the World -11 days of Deluxe Dining ~Mom and Son Eat the World Part 2-With Dad this Time

Offsite 1987, 1988, 1990; Grand Floridian - 1991 (Honeymoon); Port Orleans French Quarter - 1993, 1994; Animal Kingdom Lodge - July 2004 (DS's First Trip); Wilderness Lodge - July 2005; Yacht Club - August 2006; Mom & Son Weekend @ Contemporary Resort - April 2007; Port Orleans Riverside - August 2007; Mom & Son Trip to POP - August 2008; Family trip to POP - December 2009; Disneyland's Paradise Pier Hotel - July 2010; Pop Century - August 2011; AKL/CSR/ASMo - August 2012; Mom & Son Food & Wine Trip to ASMu - November 2012; Mom & Son Trip to Art of Animation - March 2013; Mom & Son Trip to Caribbean Beach - August 2013; Disney Dining Diva Trip at Pop - December 2013
GoofySon'sMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 12:06 PM   #8
dramaticmissy's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dowagiac, MI
Posts: 376

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

June 1976-My first trip!
March 2006 @ POP dd's 2nd birthday
August 2007 @ SSR 11 day trip
November 2008- POP dd's 7th birthday
May 2013 Port of Orleans Riverside- All girls week
dramaticmissy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 12:19 PM   #9
DIS Veteran
AlohaAnnie's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Welcome Home
Posts: 2,712

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.

Me (Tina) DH (Shawn) DS (18) (Aaron) DD (13) (Allison) Aladdin (Buddy) Jasmine Lilo Stitch
POR June 2006 POP May/June 2008 CBR Pirate Room & BC May/June 2009 Vero Beach & CSR & AKV Kidani May/June 2010 BLT Oct 2010 BWV March/April 2011 AKV Kidani Dec 2011 BCV/BLT June 2013
WL CL & AKV - Jambo Studio CL March/April2014 OKW - July 2015 AKV - Kidani - June 2016

AlohaAnnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 12:53 PM   #10
Average Banjo Picker. Fairly Good Sailing Master. Ordained Wedding and Vow Renewal Officiant.
TheRustyScupper's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: 15-min from WDW.
Posts: 20,317

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.
Volunteerism: Give-Kids-The-World Coordinator, SCORE Mentor, Kiwanis Director, Make-A-Wish Board Member.
TheRustyScupper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #11
Proud USAF Wife!
vettegirl's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio
Posts: 5,926

My friend and I had a lovely lunch there back in Sept.
vettegirl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 08:08 PM   #12
Looking around
RobynPrincess's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Hampshire, UK
Posts: 801

Ask for James as your server, he will make sure you have a great experience he's from the uk
RobynPrincess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 08:51 AM   #13
Don't you know? Cartoon villains walk this world!
skeletor40's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Savannah
Posts: 297

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.
skeletor40 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 09:23 AM   #14
Chevyscool's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Posts: 247

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.
DH Me 8 6

Chevyscool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2013, 09:39 AM   #15
DIS Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 15,974

Originally Posted by bluejasmine View Post
Tried dinner an lunch & we liked lunch much better! There panini is amazing!

ASMU/POR Dec 16-22, 2012 & POFQ Sept 8-15, 2013
Agree...only have had the panini but it was amazing!
For the love of Disney...
wiigirl is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.