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Uncle Tony's

4.5
151 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Cozy
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Lunch & Dinner:
Monday & Tuesday: 11:30am -2 pm; 4:30 pm- 10:30pm
Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am -3 pm; 4:30 pm- 12:00am
Dinner only:
Saturday: 4:30- 12:00am (or until closing)
Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(416) 868-9564
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Chef Carlos De Veyra
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Cross Street
Church St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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What 151 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Above and beyond service.
Our reservation was delayed so staff brought us next door to wait with complimentary drink. Had a special table for us and treated us like gold.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our first visit here and we were both highly impressed. The food had some unique choices as well as some authentic ones. The service was excellent. Even when it became super busy the staff remained attentive and friendly! For a unique and fun atmosphere the price for two was good. (Two appetizers, two mains, two drinks and two desserts and coffees $80. without tip) No matter how full have the cannolies! We will be back!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The decor was very nice and the service was good, however the food was disappointing. The pizza crust was so thin that it actually felt more like a cracker. The risotto of the day was quite blan and of portuguese influence, not italian. Nonna would not approve!

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great Italian food. We all had different dishes, pasta, pizza, appetizers, salad... and loved them all!!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. Definitely I recommend this restaurant 100%.

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The waitress was very absent minded. She removed/attempted to remove plates while we were still eating. She didn’t offer dessert or coffee when we were done our meals and just brought the bill but then took a half hour to bring the card machine for payment.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Sadly disappointed... we have been to Uncle Tony’s several times over the past year and we were surprised at the decline in the quality of the food. The casual ambiance is always great the waitress are super conscientious... but ultimately you come for the food. When an Italian restaurant does not offer complimentary bread, and tomato sauce only comes on request, ... you know something has gone wrong or the cook really does not understand the cuisine. Flavorless, low quality cuts of chicken should not cost that much.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This was our first visit to this Venue and we were very impressed.
After the warm greeting at the front door; we were promptly seated at our table.

The décor is awesome and is a throwback to the seventies; from the red and white chequered tablecloths, with tapered candles stuck into old chianti bottles, to the romantic booths.

Great food (Authentic Italian - fresh ingredients ) combined with great service, makes this place a winner.
The wine list is limited but certainly adequate for pairings with the food.

A great dining experience........We will be back.

Bravo !

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

This was the second time I’ve been to Uncle Tony’s and it was again great. Pasta cooked to perfection, good size portions and good service. Love the casual feel but with good, home cooked quality food. Definitely worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Always good food and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very good atmosphere and food. A bit loud, sort of hard to hear conversation, but nice. Food was amazing. Waiter was very nice.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Had amazing pasta and pizza in a double date!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Loved the live accordion music that was playing here. The music, decor and candles gave the restaurant a great ambiance. The restaurant was very loud and quite busy when I went on Saturday night. The waiters were nice, but were very busy so it was a bit hard to get their attention at times so we had to wait longer than usual to get our bills and coats back after we paid. I appreciated that they took our coats and stored them in a safe place right when we walked in though!

Food was delicious, my sister and I loved the gnocchi.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Pizza was thin crust just as I like.

Great tomato sauce!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I was left in charge of making dinner reservations and I didn't take the time to read any reviews - it was simply an Italian restaurant near the ACC. I am so happy that we 'happened' upon Uncle Tony's because it was great! Our waitress was super nice, food was delicious and they have REAL candles burning...oh and they accommodated: "no bruschetta on the menu? No problem, we'll make some" . And it was deliziosa!

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1.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was not good, the beer was flat. Overall way overpriced. We got sucked in by previous reviews and proximity to the Sony Centre but please do not waste your time and money!

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

We had an early dinner. Not busy at all.. Other diners arrived after 6 pm. Nice classic Italian music and style. Good food at fair price.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was awesome, fresh and well prepared. Wait staff were super helpful and friendly. We went in for an item recently taken off the menu and they were able to prepare for us. Very authentic and fun. The only area where the restaurant was lacking was dessert. I would have liked authentic gelato to finish the meal but otherwise, great evening.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Dropped in before theatre - and was pleasantly surprised - pizzas were excellent and a pasta also very tasty. Reasonably priced for location. Will return!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

They made my daughters 7th birthday extra special!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service, tasty food, cozy and vibrant place with inviting atmosphere. Our server, Zach, was friendly, helpful and very patient (unfortunately not everyone in our party was what you call a great guest!). Thanks and my apologies Zach!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Great comfort food, easy atmosphere, good prices and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

I just moved to TO from Vancouver and because I had no food in my new condo we went for dinner. I hosted my brother and sister and their respective spouses. The whole experience was wonderful. Sheila (I think that was her name) could not have been more accommodating! She was warm and welcoming and it is a place I will go back to with friends or family and even by myself!
Thank you so much
Andrea Shaw

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine at Uncle Tony’s! The food, ambience and friendly staff which is eager to please makes it an easy choice when consistency and great value are among your top list of requirements.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

We live in the area, we have been to this great little place many times. We really enjoy it here. Good food, good music, good atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great atmosphere and amazing Italian food! Feels like home! Love coming back :)

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

The atmosphere, food and service were very good. Prices for wine and beer are a bit high.
I was pleasantly surprised to listen to live entertainment. It was unexpected and very enjoyable.
I really liked the red & white checkered tablecloths and the wax candled on each table. A very warn and inviting touch. Great ambience.
The major problem with ambience was a cold draft that flew in whenever the front door was opened (and that was often). The drapes at the door helped a bit, but it was quite cold outside so an external buffer door is sorely needed.
I had a pizza. It was quite tasty, but I found it difficult to eat. The pastry was a bit too thin and it was not properly sliced. What I tried to cut it, the standard table knife was not sharp enough so cutting was difficult. When I tried to hold the slice the thin pizza base would not hold properly, so eating by hand was troublesome.
I would highly recommend Tony's, but not on a cold winter day - unless you could get a table far from the front door. I appreciate that the landlord might not permit a buffering door at the sidewalk. Perhaps a free meal near the front door on a bitter cold day might change that view.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

The waitstaff were excellent, friendly, personable and attentive. The food was fantastic and the house wine was also absolutely delicious. The ambiance is dark and romantic, very classic Italian, wine bottles and candles and red checkered tables clothes. Wonderful dining experience! Highly recommend! Especially the pizza! Wow!

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2.0Dined on January 4, 2018

As an Italian from New Jersey, uncle Tony’s was not at all authentic and was not worth the price. Not only was the waiter not knowledgeable about the menu, but he was a little creepy and constantly peeking into our booth every 2-3 minutes. The food was disgusting. The calamari was not crispy, nor was it seasoned. The marinara sauce tasted like it came out of jar, I’ve had better sauce at Olive Garden. All in all, don’t waste your money at this restaurant unless you want to spend a lot of money for crappy food.

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3.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Poor ventilation. Restaurant was filled with smoke from the open kitchen.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Food and service was excellent. We are definitely going back there again.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Loved it. Great energetic atmosphere. Great pasta and pizza.

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

This was the evening of our 33rd wedding anniversary. I had booked at least a month in advance and had mentioned that fact. But when we arrived we were first offered a table in the direct path of the cold air whenever the door opened. I was not pleased. How come a good table was not reserved. Eventually (practically right away) we were offered a booth ( again right by the door but at least protected). Yhe service and food were great and the musician made a special visit to our table to recognize our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Good service, delicious cocktails and delicious Italian food.

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2.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Although food was good, server(s) seemed pre-occupied the entire time we were there. Not friendly or helpful. Neighbouring table of two were curious as their food (1 pizza and a pasta dish) did not arrive in time for them to eat it before their lunch hour expired. I could not understand the inattentive nature of staff. Will not return and do not recommend.

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1.0Dined on December 20, 2017

This was the venue for our office Xmas lunch. The waiter was rude the entire time, the service was super slow and the food was cold. Very disappointed and will neither return nor recommend it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Great ambience, excellent food and wonderful service

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was delicious and server was very friendly and she made excellent recommendations

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Love the atmosphere. Service is friendly. Food fantastic.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

We have been to Uncle Tony’s before and we enjoy bringing friends there.

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