Tonys Town Square

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by LeahA, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. eliza61


    Jun 2, 2003
    I wasn't trying to criticize or talk anyone out of it. I was just thinking of how when I'm home and looking for a new place to eat, I read reviews on yelp or tripadvisors. I would never think of trying a place at home if 70% of the reviews were bad. maybe it's because I live in a big city so just way to many other options...
    but at disney, I would be tempted to try it....

    That's all it just struck me as odd.
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  3. forever11709

    forever11709 Mouseketeer

    Jan 15, 2011
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tony's! I cancelled a le cellier ADR on my last trip to go to Tony's, it is almost always our last meal before we leave to come home and I LOVE their chicken parm, and my mom loves thee spag n meatballs :) I know I'm the odd one out here but it is a must do in my book ..
  4. Amy&Dan

    Amy&Dan DIS Veteran

    Feb 19, 2004
    We really enjoy Tony's. We have eaten there several times over the years and never had anything but a very enjoyable meal, with great service, great atmosphere and think its far from "not horrible".

    Now, I do notice that many people who do not care for Tony's are from the east coast where excellent, non chain Italian restaurants are all over the place. I live in a suburb of Denver and the only Itailan around here is Olive Garden. So that is my story and if anyone wants to argue with me about how much Tony's sucks, go right ahead!

    Its all about different tastes for different folks. Remember, that if you search a username of someone that hates Tony's, you might see them post on another thread about a restaurant they love, that you hate!

    My dh always gets the steak, last time (in April of this year) I got the tilapia and risotto (was a special), ds got the steak and dd got the lasagne. We all loved it and the desserts were really good. I LOVE their pistachio creme brulee. :cloud9:

    I have to say this place gets the most dedicated haters of any other restaurant but for us, we enjoy it.

    I am bummed, I can't get a ressie for dinner at all for our October trip but LTT, Crystal Palace and the Plaza all have many openings. So somebody besides me likes Tony's!
  5. Vidia1975

    Vidia1975 Earning My Ears

    Aug 4, 2012
    We actually tried Tony's our last trip in Nov/Dec and Loved it. DH & I both got the braised lamb shank. I thought it was one of the best meals I've eaten in a while. We liked it so much, we're going back on our next trip in 2wks (the 1st night actually).
  6. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Just once, I want to see a liar's pants on fire.

    Aug 8, 2000
    Our Ratings of Tony's Town Square (Dinner): (12/12/2011)
    . . . 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: B
    . . . staff friendliness: B
    . . . staff attentiveness: C
    . . . character interaction: n/a

    NOTE: Not something to write home about. Meat
    dishes are average and Italian entrees are akin to
    Chef-BOY-AR-DEE; tomato sauce, but definitely not a
    marinara. The appetizers are average. In a pinch,
    will do, but there are far better choices. Desserts
    are simple, but pretty good. Hard to justify going
    the first time, let alone going back.
  7. laceemouse

    laceemouse DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2003
    We ate at Tony's a few years ago and loved what we got. We plan to try it again this December. We have eaten at other places that everyone loves and not liked them. LTT is just like Boston Market to us. To each his own:confused3
  8. laceemouse

    laceemouse DIS Veteran

    Apr 20, 2003
  9. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

    Mar 29, 2011
    These are my thoughts exactly,...i only disagree about the appearance, I think its cold and uninviting. I dont think its pretty at all. As for the food, its absolutely disgusting. I would never set one toe in that restaurant as long as i live. I cant believe they call that italian food. In what world? Your way better off eating at The Plaza, or LTT, or even CP! Anything but Tony's.
  10. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

    Mar 29, 2011

  11. softballmom3

    softballmom3 DIS Veteran

    Jan 10, 2010
    We actually really enjoyed Tonys. I would definitely go back!! I had a flatbread and pistachio Creme Brûlée. It was pretty darn good :).
  12. eeyoreforever

    eeyoreforever DIS Veteran

    Mar 28, 2003
    Another thumbs up for Tony's from me. We've ate here every trip (we do both lunch and supper) for the last 10 years and never had a bad meal. My personal favorite at lunch is the eggplant dish. For supper we usually get the shrimp scampi and I've had the salmon and steak also, both of which were excellent.

    Give it a try and see what you think. Hope you like it as much as we do.
  13. Lifeangel1

    Lifeangel1 Mouseketeer

    Sep 30, 2007
    We have always enjoyed Tony's and will be eating there again in 26 days.
  14. vtownpatty

    vtownpatty Mouseketeer

    Aug 31, 2012
    We had lunch there on our first trip 3 years ago and enjoyed our food. We are eating dinner there on our upcoming trip in December.
  15. mikeyg1479

    mikeyg1479 Mouseketeer

    Aug 30, 2010
    For me, its very standard Italian place- probably the bottom of all table seating Italian places in Disney. The food was edible, but nothing special- I'd rather eat at the Olive Garden, but maybe a step up from the local dive Pizza joint that makes pasta too.

    However, great location & atmosphere. For me, the magic kingdom kind of lacks anyway for table dining at dinnertime (not experienced "Be Our Guest" yet) so its about as good as anything to me if your looking to sit down and eat dinner at the Kingdom.

    Worked out well eating dinner there and being right in the neighborhood to grab a spot for the evening parade.
  16. AuntPol

    AuntPol Earning My Ears

    Oct 25, 2012
    We enjoyed eating there. It was great for viewing the parade.

    3 of us had the steak and it was cooked perfect and delicious. The asparagus was great. The potato side dish was barely warm though tasty. The bread was okay. My daughter liked it a lot but it was likely frozen bread rolls. My daughter had spaghetti and meatballs and it was too much food for her. She could have split it. She liked it but she is easy to please as long as it's pasta.

    Two people got chocolate cake and it was huge. I didn't taste it so can't comment. I had the tirimasu and it was delicious and they did a chocolate stencil of Lady and Tramp on the plate that my kids enjoyed seeing.

    If you are picky about your Italian food, it might not be for you but if Olive Garden is okay, then it should be fine. I'm Irish and am not a diehard Italian food fanatic and live in the South where Olive Garden and Papa John's are your Italian options lol so I was fine with it. I would eat there again, especially at parade time, but it wasn't great enough to be a "must" do. I may try some other places first.
  17. Stbissell

    Stbissell Mouseketeer

    May 17, 2011
    It's not bad. I had chicken Parma which was comparable to Olive Garden. Nothing to write home about but not terrible. My fiancée had a steak which she said was very good. Her daughter had the Mickey mouse shaped raviolis which were good. I tried one. Dessert was very good. I had pistachio creme brûlée.

    The best part was that it was our first night, we got seats on the patio and got to see the parade. It was great since it was my future step daughters first time seeing it. That made the meal. However, it was pure luck.

    Not planning on going there next summer when we go but I'm not opposed to going back at some point. So many places to try before we go back.

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