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Food Type: Italian
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service
Cost: Appetizers are $6-$10. Entrées are $17-$28. Lunch entrées are in the $12-$18 range.
Setting: Tony’s is modeled after the restaurant in the alley where Lady and the Tramp shared their famous plate of spaghetti. The restaurant has two distinct sections – the main dining area with the fountain and the solarium. I would suggest requesting a window seat in the solarium during the parade so you can watch while you eat.
Advantages: Tony’s has the best atmosphere and theme of any restaurant in the Magic Kingdom other then Cinderella’s Castle. Surprisingly, the Magic Kingdom restaurants are lacking in the theme department. The service is usually fast (potentially to the point of being too fast) and most people enjoy their food. The chicken parmigiana is great and it’s a large portion. Can’t go wrong with spaghetti and meatballs either.
Disadvantages: It gets crowded and it can feel like you’re being rushed through the meal. Other times service is abysmally slow. Food is simplified Italian and on par with chain restaurants like the Olive Garden. The beef here isn’t the best.
Value: Average to above average. Tony’s is moderately priced for Disney with large portions and generally high quality meals. Most of the entrées are around $20 so this isn’t the best value on the Dining Plan, especially considering the $28 steak isn’t particularly good.
Reputation: Tony’s is a mixed bag. For every person who feels rushed there is another who complains about slow service. For every excellent meal there is one that wasn’t so excellent. My experience has generally been positive. Neither the food nor the service is spectacular, but I’ve never left unsatisfied or felt like I paid too much for the meal. Tony’s is worth a try, especially if you don’t have Tutto Italia or Mama Melrose’s planned. If you’re on the Dining Plan, Tutto is probably the best of the three, but it’s also the most expensive out of pocket. Both Tony’s and Mama Melrose’s are about the same quality, but Tony’s has the better atmosphere. Overall, I would consider Tony’s if you’re in the mood for Italian and don’t have the other Italian places booked.
Overall Rank on The Best Magic Kingdom Sit Down Restaurants: 5th out of 5