Uncle Tony's

4.3
183 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
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 183 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.4
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r
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

the ambience of this restaurant was truly beautiful. The accordion player added to the romantic vibe that the candle lit tables gave off. The server was very friendly and recommended to try the chilli oil which was perfect for the pizza. The spaghetti was delicious but the pasta to meatball ratio was off; not enough actual spaghetti. Overall, I had a great experience and will definitely be returning.

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NA
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Disappointed the online menu wasn’t the menu offered. We went specifically for the Osso Buco but it wasn’t on the menu any more The veal scallopini was a poor alternative. Also had to share a booth with other couple even though we had reservations

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YS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome experience as always! Best service and amazing food!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, great food, excellent service from our server, Lindsay, and great value. One of our favourite local eateries.

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Hampshire
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food from a simple good value menu. Great service and atmosphere my whole family enjoyed the meal and welcome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The food - although a lot of it was just average. The service though was impeccable.

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MK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good service, always had an eye on you. You could tell that they were very invested in their clients. The pesto pizza was to die for. Will definitely be coming back!

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DH
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great little Italian restaurant in the Esplanade. The food is great and there’s a real New York Italian restaurant feel to the place. Meatballs are good and the risotto was awesome. Definitely recommend.

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JH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Glad we found this place. Will definitely be back.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely Italian restaurant. Great food and would highly recommend.

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SE
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Small, casual dining spot near our hotel. The caprese was just so-so, but we enjoyed the very thin, crispy style crust on the pizza. Our waitress was friendly, but she spilled a good portion of my wife’s cocktail on the table when she set it down and did not clean the table, the glass, or replenish what was lost. Everything was sticky. Overall, a decent meal after a long travel day.

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YJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ambience! It ddn’t feel like we were in Toronto. Definitely recommended on Fridays and Saturdays. They have an Accordion Musician from 7pm till 10 pm. Must go! Ordered Funghi Pizza and Gnocci Bolonese, the food was good.

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WS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The pizza was outstanding but the salad was very bland.. I would have liked a good casear salad to go with the pizza.

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e
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great value. The pizza crust was light and thin, but still soft and chewy. Seafood spaghetti was a great value for money too with lots of fresh seafood. Will try the tiramisu next time.

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FC
Frankfurt Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Nice red and white table cloth Italian restaurant . Ate at 7 pm and they were out of Calamari was a bummer . Pizza was thin and crusty and past was home made and good.

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c
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

The veal scallopini was tough and lacked flavor.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Carte peu fournie mais excellente. Une seule personne pour assurer le service !

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F
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Authentic and charming Italian with excellent service. The Spaghetti and meatballs are just like Nona’s! Red checkered tablecloths and Chianti bottles with candles add to the charm. The restaurant is very small and quaint.

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Each one of the 4 of us ordered a pizza, which we all enjoyed. Mine was the delicious funghi pizza. The crust was thin and 12" in size. When the bill came, I was surprised to see an overpriced cost at $22. The iced tea was very tasty, but arrived in a small glass, also overpriced.
We loved the live music, and the excellent service, but the prices tend to be high.

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BE
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I highly recommend the spaghetti with seafood. There was a generous portion of squid, mussels, clams and shrimp. The sauce was delicious.

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SH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A casual and relaxed ambience, friendly and efficient service and delicious food. My first time here, will definitely return!!

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JH
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot downtown with awesome food and fantastic service.

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BM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food my grandsons had pizza I had the agnolotti which was fantastic also great wine. Excellent service very attentive.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We reserved a booth and requested a special dessert for our daughter’s birthday. Following our fabulous appetizers and main course, came an accordion version of “Happy Birthday” played by the in-house musician at our table (very sweet) and a delicious Tiramisu with the best candle/sparkler I’ve ever seen!
Thank you to our waiter for the extra effort.
We’ll be back!

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P
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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JC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All was good except it was too cold in the restaurant

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Food was good ... service wasn’t great

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ED
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance. Loved the pizza, perfect crust, fresh ingredients and amazing service. 👍👍

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AC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

been several times, never disappointed, have recommended to others

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere. I love their thin ceust pizza.

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FF
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Everything was good, like the decor, the food and the wine were good. Service was a little slow, sometimes it felt they were forgetting about us - for example, we were done with out food but the plates stayed at the table for at least 20 minutes before someone came to pick them up. I ahem to say there only was one server on a Monday night and the restaurant was packed. So totally understandable but it was getting too late for us so we decided to ask for the bill and skip dessert. I would like to come back another night when less busy as I am sure it will be good.

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GS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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BD
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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C
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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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C
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

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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BT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

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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TH
Toronto
214 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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TM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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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