Tony's Town Square Restaurant ?

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by wideeyes, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

    Dec 22, 2005
    Hi, everyone.

    I am going to wdw next year in October, it will be my first ever trip and I am really excited.

    I was wondering what Tony's Town Square Restaurant is like, as my DD loves the film Lady and the Tramp and I was wondering if the themeing makes it a good choice for her?

    I have looked at the menu and the food sounds nice.

    Any thoughts on it?
  2. mkingdon

    mkingdon Obsessed...and admits it!!

    Jul 30, 2002
    There is no particular theming that I noticed re Lady & the Tramp to be honest. It was a standard Italian restaurant.

    I could have missed the theming though as we were enduring one of the worst meals of any of our 12 WDW trips. AVOID!!!

    It is probably the only WDW eatery I've tried that I would not return to/

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  4. Groovee

    Groovee DIS Veteran

    Aug 2, 2006
    We had a good experience here. The theming isn't really too shown but they have lady and the tramp pictures on the wall. The food was good. The japanese couple next to us spent the time taking photo's of the food!
  5. mrzrich

    mrzrich DIS Veteran

    May 13, 2005
    Most of the bad reveiws on this place are from people who spent big bucks there for dinner. Lunch however usaually gets pretty good marks. It is a quiet diversion from the crowds and the grilled pannini and flad bread pizzas are very nice. The theming is subtle, there is a fountain with L& the T in the center of the dining room, pictures all along the walls and the song "Bella Note" was playing. It was a nice lunch.
  6. Disney Planner Mama

    Disney Planner Mama DIS Veteran

    Mar 27, 2005
    We only did Tony's once. It was a very rainy day at MK and apparently they were having issues with the power in the kitchen. So it ended up that half the food we had ordered couldn't be made, some kind of pasta casserole was available, but couldn't be heated up, so was barely luke warm, the waiter brushed it off saying "oh yeah, there are problems with the electricity in the kitchen all the time...we joke that its haunted." We were charged full price for everything, no apologies offered.

    This was about three years ago. Haven't been back since. Have no plans to go back.
  7. disneyfans4ever

    disneyfans4ever Mousekeeter

    Jun 12, 2005
    We've gone to Tony's the past 2 years for lunch and have been very satisfied! Like everyone else has said- the theming is subtle, but the restaurant is very relaxing and enjoyable coming from a busy park. Everything our family ordered was delicious so I don't understand the negative reviews on the food, but I guess it depends on what you get. Hope this helps.
  8. theflowerladee

    theflowerladee DISNEY MOM

    Oct 4, 2005
    We have been here 2 or 3x, once we went for dinner during mickey christmas party, we had no ressie so we waited way to long.(our fault) But to answer your question, I agree w/ the other posters, there is not any overt theming. I think it is just like a nice italian restaurant. I do remember enjoying my
    dinner more than lunch. I think dinner has better food choices. Have a
    magical trip. :wizard:
  9. ReneeA

    ReneeA DIS Veteran

    Feb 9, 2000
    My parents went on their trip in April after warnings from me about all of the bad reviews Tony's gets on these boards. They raved about of their favorite meals the whole trip.

    It's totally individual whether you like a restaurant or not.
  10. Claudia1

    Claudia1 <a href=" DIS Lifetime Sponsor

    Aug 18, 1999
    We jsut ate there 2 nights ago and loved it. We have also had meals there that were not so great but I had the chicken florentine and it was perfect!

    If you go, I would suggest making a ressie about 30 minutes before the night parade. When you arrive, ask for (and wait for!!!) an outside seat. You will get a great view of the parade. If the meal is not perfect, the atmosphere will be!
  11. Bev J

    Bev J DIS Veteran

    Jan 26, 2000
    We eat lunch at Tony's almost every trip and have enjoyed every one. We usually order sandwiches and desert.Service has been good and the resturant is a great place to get out of the florida heat. Plus if you eat a late lunch your in a perfect spot for the afternoon parade.

  12. bookgirl2632

    bookgirl2632 DIS Veteran

    Apr 24, 2006
    I like Tony's. It gets a bad rap from some people on the Dis, but I just don't understand it. The food is great, as is the waitstaff. Granted, it isn't the best Italian I've ever had, but I live in a city with some great Italian restaurants.

    I say give Tony's a try. You won't be disappointed.
  13. pooh2001

    pooh2001 been there, done that, TRYING to go back

    Feb 16, 2000
    We loved Tony's - had dinner there last week of June 2006.
    We asked for the porch on on our ADR and got it.
    Our ADR was for 8:15 PM (late dinner).
    We saw SpectroMagic right from our table.
    When we were done with dinner - we had a great view of Wishes from Main Street by the train station exit.

    Have your DD order a Slushie. It comes in a keepable a glass mug with Lady & the Tramp on it (they give you a clean mug, wrapped in bubble wrap and in a box to take home at the end of the meal).

    Ask your waiter to bring otur DD's daughters autograph book to Lady & the Tramp to have dog paw prints on it.
    You waiter will bring back the autograph book with a stamp of dog prints, the dog's names and the Chef sign's it too.

    Either before or after you eat - in front of Tony's is a statue of Lady & the Tramp. Take you DD's picture next to them.

    We are planning to eat here again :woohoo:
  14. danjoan14

    danjoan14 Clang Clang Clang Went The Trolley

    Apr 12, 2005
    pirate: We went October of last year, and loved it! I already made our ADR's for October of this year. :thumbsup2 :thumbsup2
  15. wideeyes

    wideeyes <font color=purple>Won't use fake tan, wants to st

    Dec 22, 2005
    Hi, Thank you for your replys, I think we will give it a try. :)
  16. CyndieGrams

    CyndieGrams Earning My Ears

    Jul 25, 2006
    We just had dinner there this week and really enjoyed it. I had the salmon (very good!), DH had the veal t-bone and DD had the eggplant rotini. They were all very good and something that we would order again.

    The food that I would stay away from is Chef was okay, but for the price there are many more restaurants that have much better food.
  17. Msslaydbug

    Msslaydbug <font color=green>Can't wait to get back !!<br><fo

    Mar 4, 2000
    I think it is just one of those things that depends on the person dining. While I liked the italian atmoshere I thought the food was terrible. (and I am not a food snob) my mom on the other hand really liked this place and would love to go back.
  18. missymagic

    missymagic "Once Upon A Time Their Was An Enchanted Castle"

    Sep 9, 2005
    I second the Salmon it was wonderful. They are right the restauranr doesnt have very much themeing. Som pictures on the wall and a special glass. They had a spaghetti dinner with meatballs on the childrens menue and it made me chuckle thinking of the movie.

    My theory is try the restaurant yourself dont go by someone else's opinion because that is what it is there opinion. Make your own conclusion every family has there own tastes Enjoy!!!
  19. Becky2005

    Becky2005 <font color=darkorchid>I actually thought they mad

    Nov 4, 2004
    It was our last meal of our Disney trip last summer. We liked it and we did dinner. I would return.

    The theming is definitely not over the top and I'm not sure I would even realize it was Lady & the Tramp if I hadn't done so much research for the trip.

    I don't know if it is a *must do* though for depending on how much time you have, etc... As we were on the Premium plan, I didn't pay any attention to the costs and we had done everything else we had wanted to already.
  20. Mickey&Donald

    Mickey&Donald <font color=blue>Por favor mantenganse alejado de

    May 28, 2006
    We had a lovely, memorable dinner here on our honeymoon 2½ years ago, and when making our ADRs for our upcoming trip, this was the place that DH and I decided to "repeat"! We love Tony's! The food was wonderful, the service was absolutely impeccable.. no complaints at all! Be sure to visit the Lady and the Tramp fountain :)
  21. crazy*about*mickey

    crazy*about*mickey Mouseketeer

    May 7, 2006
    Where exactly is the fountain? I scrapbook and bought a sticker for my page for our dinner there. I have subequently changed my ADR from Tony's to another restaurant in MK because of all the negative comments and the menu didn;t scream to me. I still wouldn't mind using my sticker and a picture in front of the fountain might be a good thing.

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