Tony's Italian Ristorante
Tony's Italian Ristorante

Tony's Italian Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tonysitalian.net/
  • Phone: 6142248669
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Tony Stanley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Catering: Tony's also has a group carryout lunch menu that serves six or more people. The group menu is ideal for meetings, conferences, training seminars, corporate parties, special events, holiday gatherings, birthdays, promotions, farewell parties, office lunches or anytime you group wants a freshly prepared Italian meal!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Tony's Italian Ristorante
Tony and his staff invite you to come in and experience their high quality, yet reasonably priced food. You will enjoy a superb Italian meal prepared using only the finest ingredients. This includes our signature homemade pastas and hand-cut fresh meats. You will discover a taste difference unique to Tony's Ristorante.
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Tony's Italian Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)special occasion (9)romantic (8)good for groups (6)fit for foodies (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Almost Good
    RickH
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Overall an average place. Prices are not bad for the food, but the drinks princes are premium. Cocktail were not very good. I get the impression that they don't want to try too hard to be a great restaurant and are satisfied just being average. Shame because with their good location in German Village and a vision they could be very a pretty good restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lindal
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My family has been going to Tony's for over 30 years and it is always outstanding! Great food and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious, as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We really like this restaurant, for both the food and the service. We weren't disappointed this visit, either. Our server, Brittany, was on the spot and funny! Our soups (minestrone), salads (Caesar...would have liked a few more anchovies) and entrees, shrimp scampi (phenomenal) and linguine with meatballs (how can you go wrong?) were all delicious. We were pleased that the proprietor, Tony, seemed to be in much better spirits than the last time we visited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tippytom
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Best service I have ever witnessed. The food was out of this world, my mother in-law said it was the best fish that she had ever had. Wanted the recipe. Our server Lindsay, was so polite and had knowledge of the specials. What was also nice , was Tony himself who gave us a hand shake at the end. He was proud of his restaurant and he should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good, reliable
    ajaxVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Reliably very good food and service. We shared a delicious sliced orange with basil, pepper, and olive oil appetizer. One had excellent wedding soup. I had a small mediocre house salad better suited to a diner. Chicken Rotallini and Sautéed Trout were both very good. Service was very good. We love the atmosphere at Tony's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Italian
    Jiffydog
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Celebrating our anniversary, we considered a number of new trendy restaurants to try, but when we saw a listing for Tony's, we remembered how much we enjoyed our last dinner there and decided to go back. We weren't disappointed. The food was plentiful and absolutely delicious with classic, bold flavors and the setting was just right for the occasion. Service was a tiny bit rushed, with the server spread a bit too thin between tables, but overall a wonderful night out. Bonus: The cost was about 2/3 of that of the new, trendy restaurants we were considering!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • should have sent it back.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Blackened walleye? I've been served worst dishes but I can't remember where or when. About two spoons of overcooked tastless fish. Very disappointing. I know walleye and I know blackened. Wife had veal. Average at best. I would not recommend this establishment to anyone until I try it again. Maybe it was an off night. Labor day weekend. There must be something good about the food as many friends have been talking about Tony's and really like it. Will try again soon. I hope it was just a fluke as the building and interior are very nice. Nice wines at reasonable numbers.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ColsDiner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Always great to be greeted by Tony as you enter. Consistently a good choice for dinner. Free parking.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 67 reviews are from the Tony's Italian Ristorante reviews archive.
  • Girlfriends Birthday
    Birthday
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I loved the food and the service was good, but dining outside was not great due to all the traffic and people walking by being loud. I would eat inside if I went again. Would say that the food is overpriced for the small amount you get. Good place but wouldn't repeat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Social faux pas
    Karen
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have been to Tony's a few times in the past ten years and have enjoyed great food and service. This most recent visit was disappointing. My friend accidentally spilled a full glass of wine. The wine fell onto my portion of the table and soaked the table cloth, including the overhanging material. The owner or manager on duty put a napkin on top of the spill and expected me to finish my meal. Fortunately, one of the gentlemen in our party said we needed a new table. There were a number of free tables and we were there before the busy dinner time, so table availability was not an issue.
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  • Best Homemade Pasta in the City!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Most "Italian" restaurants in Columbus think that pasta comes in a box and you boil it in water. These people really know pasta! Marinara sauce is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Tony's is still as great as it has always been. I love the food and the quiet atmosphere. Thanks again
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • A little below average
    WendyVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We tried this for a birthday dinner while visiting Columbus. We were charmed by the building and the interior ambiance however the better part of our experience ended there. Nothing was to die for. Salads were overdressed, Caprese was fine but lacked flavor, the chicken parmesan, which our waiter said was "pounded thin" was not thin, and the walleye, which was a special, was overcooked. Our waiter was friendly but seemed new. He had no idea what type of fish Walleye was and had to go and ask. They also have, as the waiter let us know, "fake" coke. They do not have Coca Cola products, but something else that tasted particularly lame - enough to ask for water instead. We really wanted to like it, but it just wasn't yummy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first time
    firsttimer
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    home made pasta which is refreshing. But small portions and douced in sauce.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian gem
    JBItalian
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Tony's Italian Ristorante was excellent. I brought some out-of-town colleagues and we enjoyed it. The service was fantasatic, and the food was excellent. Ambiance was relaxing. Nothing more to say.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinning
    jlbrownoh
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Great Italian food with great service. Courses were properly spaced between. No rushing. Very, very pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have eaten at Tony's numerous
    HattieVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We have eaten at Tony's numerous times over the years. We have always enjoyed their homemade pastas. However, the white sauce had the distinct taste of the flour in it. The flour wasn't whisked into the liquid mixture well enough. Being an Italian restaurant you would think that the wine selection would be larger. When ordering a sauvignon blanc I was limited to choices I had. Having said all of this, the price for an authentic Italian meal was very affordable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A little pricey in my view, but the seafood Alfredo was exquisite and the service outstanding, little late to seat our reservation, but not unreasonable. Most of my party felt the food was just average, and that we could've gotten comparable food at a lower price at Olive Garden.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious, and
    Easterbunny46VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was delicious, and the service was friendly and efficient.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food with good friends
    Hungrybunch4
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The lasagna & Tony's fettuccini was delicious! Wish you had oil & herbs for the house bread. Nice atmosphere with great service. Will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent and hearty Italian!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Come hungry for the excellent and hearty Italian dishes. Generous servings and lovely warm bread with herb butter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining before CATCO play
    colsisno1
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Early Saturday evening we were seated immediately. All four were served with very tasty meals presented well. Drinks were excellent , staff attentive, and they made sure we were welcome and appreciated. Prices are right for a quality restaurant. We had a great experience and recommend it highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tony does it well
    Skvest
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Celebrating our anniversary. Great food, great service and the owner stops by the table, what more could you ask for? Don't miss the sausage and peppers appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faulty advertising
    DisappointingVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Menu advertised online is not current (prices, or anything Tony's offers is NOT what you will see when you arrive at the restaurant) When I arrived I told the man at the front I had made a reservation and gave him my name. He didn't bother to check & then said he would seat me after "as I was waiting on one more". I replied that it was just me (it wouldn't have taken him a minute to look at rez book) When I inquired about the menu being different because I had my eyes set on a dish I didn't see, he told me he could make me the pasta dish I wanted (although didn't bother to ask which one I was referring to) & got it wrong. He walked away before asking me whether I wanted soup/salad & placed an order even though I had told my waitress soup.
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  • probably won't return
    vylet
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Didn't look or taste very Italian to either of us....he 's from Rome and I'm from NY We've had lots of authentic Italian cuisine in both places and this place just didn't fare well in our opinion
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  • Missed Connections
    Mystique
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I was to meet a friend from out of town, for dinner and a chat, however they were delayed. I waited at the bar and enjoyed a glass of wine, with the friendly people there. The lovely lady sitting at the bar was served a bowl of the Italian Wedding Soup, it looked delicious and she was enjoying to the point of inspiring me to stay for dinner. I called a friend living close by and invited them to pop over for a bite. Within 30 minutes we were enjoying the escargot, the soup, the caparese and the salmon and sauteed spinach... oh my the best. The delightful layers of flavor and texture, perfect. I highly recommend sharing a meal here at Tony's with family or a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone in our partyof 4
    momof4
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Everyone in our partyof 4 enjoyed their meals - no small feat with 2 picky teenagers! And the service was fine, albeit somewhat rushed. I would definitely go back - it was a pleasant and relaxed meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go to in Columbus
    Snac
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Very good food, ambiance and very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 25th Valentine's Dinner
    25Valentines
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Since 1985, Tony's has always been my favorite restaurant. In celebration of our 25th Valentines together, my husband knew exactly where to take me, Tony's. The food was excellent and our server Samantha was Great! We had the Meat and Cheese Antipasta, Caesar Salad, Tony's Own Fettuccini, and Veal Saltimbocca, which we both rate 5 stars!! We would highly recommend anyone who has not experienced Tony's to do so...soon! We look forward to our next special dining experience at Tony's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious old world Italian
    wineNdine
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We enjoyed an excellent meal and good service, with plenty of food to satisfy my college age son and delicious options to please a gluten-free requirement. One meal was a filet mignon + shrimp pizzialo that came out prepared as a beef special (sans shrimp) but the restaurant was happy to bring shrimp scampi on the side. The other two meals were perfectly prepared alfredo and veal saltimbocca. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Day
    DKWcfd
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I went hear on valentines day and had a great dinning experience. It had been a while since I was here but I intend to go more frequently.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Plpmurdog
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Excellent meal in a romantic atmosphere at reasonable prices. I would recommend the Veal Calabrese, Tony's Fettucine, house salad, house bread and tiramisu. Be careful with the appetizers, as the shrimp scampi appetizer was very small---it would have been small for one person, let alone two people. All in all, a very good fine dining experience. We will return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Tony's and made a
    GranvilleResident
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We love Tony's and made a trip back from Granville to Downtown Columbus for a special dinner at one of our old favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good old school Italian food
    GuidoVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Tony's is a neighborhood gem that serves old school Italian fare. Great place to each once a month.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still hungry
    stillhungry
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I'll start with the positive: The restaraunt was very small and quiet Very nice place to eat. Minimal noise. Our waitress was very friendly with prompt service. Now for the not so good. Do not go to this restaraunt hungry! You will also leave hungry! I could not believe how small the portions were. I realize I probably eat more than most people, and I wasn't expecting all you can eat salad and breadsticks, but c'mon already. The portions are miniscule! I just couldnt believe they would serve portions that small and still call it 'dinner.' I had shrimp and scallops and my girlfriend had the salmon. When the plates arrived I was waiting for the camera crew to come out and tell me I was on a hidden camera show! I won't be back.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Menu presents typical Italian
    Hotspur
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Menu presents typical Italian fare. Good tasting and nice presentation. Dessert is outstanding, particularly the Tiramisu and cannoli.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    Walkerun
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We don't eat in town often, but having scheduled a night at the theater, we decided to include a meal before the show. Tony's was a choice driven by a coupon book, and turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The menu is fantastic, offering a nice selection. Execution of the meal was great. In spite of it being a busy evening, our waitress was right on top of things. The restaurant has a homey feel, clean, and comfortable. Overall, it was a delightful eveing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Phil
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We were immediately struck by the understated Mediterranean ambiance. The menu is expansive. The food is superb. The service was just average, because the server didn't pay enough attention to our table. When our server was there, however, she was bright, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. Highly recommend Tony's for a terrific dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice
    Satisfieddiner
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    We had a party of 4 for a holiday dinner. We were seated promptly and the waitress was very nice. She was fairly new but very efficient. Tony actually came by the table as well. We were able to have the great conversation we were looking for as the noise was very management to speak over. The restaurant was full , so this was great. The food was enjoyable and it he deserts topped off a very good meal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place for a dinner date
    PickleJar
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We had a very nice time. The food was good and the service was friendly. We will probably go again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.