Uncle Tony's

4.3
279 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Uncle Tony's!
Nonna would approve...

Quality takes time. That’s why gravy is slow-simmered on the stove, where ingredients are carefully selected and prepared.

This is how Frank Sinatra preferred it. Chef Carlos De Veyra, chef of Uncle Tony’s and nearby Woods Restaurant, has created a menu of old classics that the Rat Pack would approve of.

Go back in time at this nostalgic 1960's Pizzeria and Pasta Bar accompanied by sounds of accordions and Italian singers. Select seating on bar stools at the pizza oven, in the kitchen, or in a cozy mob-style booth. Uncle Tony’s is open 7 days a week, Monday to Friday for lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday dinner only.

Private Dining

Go back in time and host your private event at this nostalgic 1960's Pizzeria and Pasta Bar accompanied by sounds of accordions and Italian singers. We offer pre-set and family style group menus, and offer a full restaurant buyout to host fun, and intimate parties for groups up to 45 guests.

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JW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our second time at Uncle Tony’s. Good cocktails, good salad, calamari wasn’t fabulous. Excellent pizza, great location. Will definitely be back.

GR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and pizza was fantastic. Ideal location and ambiance was excellent. Our server was fantastic.

BC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

It's a bit kitschy and they know it . . . Staff and servers are friendly which makes a big difference. The food was mediocre even though the pasta was a bit overcooked. The meatballs were a bit dry but passable. The ambiance seems to be the draw given its decor (checkered tablecloths, big red booths, etc) and style (a throwback to old school American-Italian). If you're looking for truly authentic, it doesn't quite pass muster, but for a pleasant evening of people-watching, it works well.

M
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Staff wasn’t that welcoming and it’s considered pricy comparing it with the quality of served food.

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fun, Italian Restaurant! Enjoyed a quick meal before a concert. Service and food where good and loved the location, walking distance. Will come back again!

KK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

The menu was not what was advertised on the internet. With the number of restaurants around, your money and time would be better else where. Very disappointing experience.

OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family Lunch..great tradition Italian food ..wonderful waitress service..tasty Menabrea Italian beer ..highly recommend

OT
Dublin
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a surprise, engaging staff , wonderful food , great music with a little twist

QA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing. Food is great and the atmosphere. Customer service fantastic

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

First, the service was very good. The two servers that attended to us were very attentive and fun to be around. The ambience is very reminiscent of the sixties when Italian restaurants were becoming popular. A bit of a spoof on the Nona's eateries with the red checkered tablecloths, chianti bottle candleholders and accordion playing songster at the front playing all the old favourite tunes from the movie, "Godfather", etc. But the food was disappointing. While the pizza crust was very thin, which I was excited about, the tomato sauce was very acidity. I think it was canned sauce. The pepperoni was definitely store bought and not authentic. My wife's veal was thick and chewy, and certainly not veal provimi. We were disappointed and not sure how this restaurant is rated a "4" on Tripadvisor. I would give it a "3" tops, just because of the service.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great to find such a gem in a city that has so many restaurants

GC
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Welcome lovely, food made to order and delicious 😋.. tiramisu was on point .. value excellent for a city centre restaurant .. all in all a lovely quick bite to eat :)

S
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Uncle Tony's is a great place to go for good wholesome food and an interesting ambiance.

TL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always reliable food wise and the service has always been prompt and friendly.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great service!

L
Edmonton
88 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Quaint little italian spot. Traditional decor. Food was very hot and right out of the kitchen. Webiste menu was old, so we were disappointed that there was not Caperse salad. Super tuscan wine for house wine was pretty darn good or the price. Service was good but the poor gal had to keep making excuses for things on the menu they didn’t have due to the new chef. Will go back likely.

MA
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

A quirky little restaurant. The seating arrangements are very romantic and they play up the Italian-American theme very nicely, in the decor and music. Service was attentive and professional. The quality of the food was a bit of a mixed bag - some elements well executed, but in some cases overcooked. So, what you might expect from homecooking, but a bit below where it should be for this place.

MF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Quiet early dinner. Very friendly staff! Veal marsala with fresh herbs, excellent thin crust pizza! Charming atmosphere!

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service. We were late for our reservation and they held it for us.

Highly recommended.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Chicken Parmesan Special and the Fat Tony’s Pizza. Excellent food and service! And the Live Accordion Music set a nice tone for the evening.

YS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time at Uncle Tony's as usual. The menu has been recently updated and no longer features Bianca Pizza (prosciutto pizza), seafood pasta and arugula salad. Unfortunate news for our group of friends because we've been coming to Uncle Tony's for years to enjoy these dishes on the menu. The updated menu is great but we are hoping our favourites come back to the menu soon!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent! The only thing we didn’t enjoy is that we mentioned that it was our anniversary dinner and we got a very uncomfortable place in the restaurant.

MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This is a quirky little restaurant and we very much enjoyed. We had the antipasto platter and it was very good and well presented. We all enjoyed our meals and the added bonus of the accordion player was a treat. We would definitely go back.

d
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Enjoyed the dining experience. The space was cozy and the food was very good. The live accordionist added the perfect touch for an authentic Italian experience.

EK
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Party of 5, all had pizza except for 1 person who had pasta, this was good. The pizza was aweful! Not from scratch, tasted like baked tortillas. Calamari appetizer was nice and crispy but calamari was chewy. Roasted garlic was nice, you get 3 heads of garlic and 3 tiny slices of bread, when I asked for more bread as this was being shared with others, I was given 4 more slices of stale bread and got charged $2 for it! Funghi pizza had raw mushrooms and a cheese base, not tasty! Ambiance is fun as described from other reviews. Overall, not very good food (at least what we ordered) and pricy for the quality of food provided. Go elsewhere!!!!!!

T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

Good for ambiance.
They've recently changed their menu-- everything we wanted to order was actually taken off the new menu. The food itself was not something that would draw me back to the restaurant for.

SW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cosy atmosphere, great for couples with excellent service and high quality food very reasonably priced. Would definitely dine here again.

MC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Was a very enjoyable evening. A really fun place. xxxxxxxxx

BG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Cutest cozy place for a small group or a date!
Server was great, italian music played by an acordianist was great. Food was delicious!

JM
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The place was smaller than expected, but the decor and the music created an inviting ambiance. Calamari could have used more seasoning, but the pastas we ordered (penne vodka & butternut squash agnolotti) were perfectly al dente and downright delicious. Service was not bad, but our server seemed way too focused on up-selling (although as a server myself I know it's part of the job), but he didn't try to make a genuine connection with us. Overall I give Uncle Tony's a 4/5 and would come back again to try more food!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Colleague birthday

ES
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great waiter
Accordian player was perfect
Loved the area
Food was decent
Wished we had ordered the pizza
Will go back again and do that

AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beaucoup d’atmosphère, la nourriture est excellente et le service courtois et professionnel

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NW
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely place for a date before taking in a show at the Sony Centre.

NT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Love the vibe and feeling of the restaurant, accordion player included!

s
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food all around for the four people at our table.

DU
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Great little place and been there many times since I work around the corner. Feels like the prices went up...if you don't have an issue paying high for Italian then its great. The atmosphere is amazing and staff is awesome.

JJ
Orlando
54 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We shared the Caesar salad then had the Chicken Milanese and Risotto. All were prepared very well and were very tasty. We would return next time we need a good meal in the area.

RD
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic as usual ! Red checkered table cloth, Chianti candle holders, fabulous service, delicious food and great accordion player and singer of Italian themed music. Like being in Italy , I imagine.

DP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service was fantastic. Walked to Sony centre. Will definitely go back, and so would my two friends I was with.

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