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:
- 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. 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! 4.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. 5. 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!
6. 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!
So, have you tried Tony’s? What’s your favorite dish? Anything I should try next time?