Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom is one of our favorite sit down dining choices.

It’s not one of the “hot” dining reservations but I believe it’s a great option, especially for families.  It’s located right at the park entrance, on Main Street USA, just to the right as you come through the gates.  Here are the seven reasons I love eating at Tony’s:

  1. The theme.  Lady and the Tramp is one of my all time favorite Disney movies.  Tony’s is themed as the Italian restaurant where they share their romantic spaghetti dinner.  IMG_6757 2. The opening ceremony.  The Dapper Dans are a favorite and when they sing this song it makes me so happy inside!

3. The waiting area.  We never have to wait long to be seated, but they do a great job making the wait easy.  They have cushioned chairs, Lady and the Tramp playing on a tv with plenty of floor space for the kids, cold fresh water to rehydrate and sometimes a table set up with bubbles for the kids to play with.  They almost always call our name while we’re still having fun!  IMG_8322_2 IMG_8333_24.The price.  Tony’s prices are very reasonable for a sit down restaurant at Walt Disney World.  I love the fancier restaurants, but we have to keep them as a special treat because of the cost.  Tony’s is moderately priced enough that we can eat there on most trips.  IMG_67765. The food.  It may not be super fancy, but it is delicious.  Eli and I love the pizza, Erik is a spaghetti and meatballs or sausage fan and Alex always gets the chicken parmesan.  My mom leans towards healthy choices, like the salad.  And I always have to add a soup; the seasonal choices are wonderful.  And zucchini fries!  Here’s where any new readers learn that I am the worst food blogger ever because I always, always, always eat some of my food before I remember to take photos.  Sorry!

IMG_6779 IMG_6778 IMG_6777 IMG_67746. The cast members.  We’ve always had great service, and because Eli is intolerant of dairy, we always get a visit from the chef to customize his order (pizza with pepperoni and no cheese).  His dairy intolerance isn’t serious but the servers and chefs still go out of their way to let us know everything that has dairy.  Once our server saw us letting him share my soup and she ran over to tell us it had a little cheese in it!

7. The seating.  There are three rooms to sit in, the inside dining area, the greenhouse and the porch.  I’ve been seated in all three and love them all for different reasons.  My favorite was sitting on the porch as the Move It Shake It parade went by.  Eli had a great time dancing to the music and after the parade, Mary Poppins stopped by to talk to him.  He’s very shy around characters and she was wonderful getting him to be comfortable enough to shake her hand!  IMG_6761 IMG_6769 IMG_6785

So, have you tried Tony’s?  What’s your favorite dish?  Anything I should try next time?

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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant — 13 Comments

  1. We went to Tony’s the night before the 2014 PHM and it was SO COLD!! (I was wearing a SparkleSkirt and t-shirt.) The waitress took pity on me and brought me a cup of hot water to wrap my hands around.

  2. I love the theming of Tony’s. One of my favorite Disney memories is being there around Halloween several years ago and helping another mom (a stranger) get into her Halloween costume in the restroom so she could go back out and surprise her kids with tickets to the Halloween party. 🙂
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    • Oh that sounds like a fun moment! We ate there at a Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party probably eight years ago and it was such a great memory to me too!

    • I’m glad you liked it! It’s a great choice for a pre-race meal.

  3. I have always passed by Tony’s and thought it looked awesome, but, we’ve never eaten there. I’ll absolutely make sure to fix that on our next trip.
    I think it’s a great sign taking a photo of your meal is an afterthought – it means you couldn’t wait to dig in.