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About 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. Tony's is also happy to host your next event in our private party space. Please ask our staff for details about booking private events. Our family looks forward to hosting your family soon!

16 W. Beck St
Columbus, OH 43215
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:15 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Corner Beck and High Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(614) 224-8669

Website:
http://www.tonysitalian.net/

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!

Parking Details:
Parking in rear of the building and across the street after 5pm.

Executive Chef:
Tony Stanley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout

Tony's Italian Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (17)
Romantic (14)
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Cozy (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Authentic (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Business Meals (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Great going again soon

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 (Columbus)·Dined 5 days ago

Valentine Disappointment. Upon arrival was seated promptly and given a limited menu for valentines day that did not have what we had planned to order. Went ahead and ordered veal parm and the Madonna. Veal parm was just luke warm, pounded so thin it was mostly breading and a tiny partial cup of pasta. The Madonna was a large serving but it was like drinking Italian olive oil right out of the bottle. All you could taste was oil, oil, oil.
We had high hopes and had been wanting to try Tony's for a long time so it is regrettable that we had to rate this so low.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always great. A good standard for Italian fare downtown.

Tags: Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Overall pleased with service, food, and ambiance. Would recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was amazing and the service was wonderful. Decent amount of parking in the back as well. Will go back. I had the Pollo Alla Parmigiana, it was fantastic.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful as always! Great food, wine and service. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I recently moved to the area and we decided to finally try this place. We were beyond impressed by the quality, taste, and great overall experience and service of this restaurant. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food tasted good but the portions were VERY small. In addition, if you have the house salad which is included with an entree, you may be asked if you'd like blue cheese crumbs with it. We got no warning that there would be a charge for that. We were each charged $1. A dollar is not much, but it was for a tiny amount of crumbs (in line with tiny portions elsewhere in the meal) and it was more the principle. If you offer something, you should disclose if it's going to cost extra. Or else just put it on the menu in the extras and let people decide for themselves. On the bright side, the food (tiny portions) tasted very good and the atmosphere was very nice. It's a nice atmosphere for a date

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Have been here many times over the years and it has always been good. But the food on our most recent visit seemed a bit off. The sauces and pasta were not quite as good as I remember them. Bread and salads were still excellent and the cannoli for dessert was outstanding. Prices are reasonable and it's a very nice atmosphere. Serivce seemed a bit rushed, but it was a Saturday night and the place was busy. Tony is always around and greets everyone himself. I am hoping that this visit was an abberation and will certainly be back.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic
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food3
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Good Italian food selections with attentive service in a good location near downtown

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The server who was a trainee did an excellent job. The meal and the ambiance were great!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 5, 2018

My date and another couple & I dined there for the first time ever, it was my birthday, the ambiance was romantic, great waitress, really good food!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We absolutely loved our experience at Tony’s! We will definitely be returning!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic, Comfort Food, Romantic
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food5
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first visit to Tony's and we will absolutely be back. It is a very nice quiet restaurant and the food was amazing. We could not believe we had never visited before!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, very good. Some may say old school, I say it's the care of meeting and taking care of the needs of each customer.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great Place !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of our favorites... old school comfort food italian done perfectly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Have been going to Tony’s for over 35 years and it never disappoints. Don’t think I have ever been there that Tony hasn’t personally greeted and escorted us to our table. On site visible ownership speaks volumes. Fettuccine Madonna or Tony’s Favorite are at the top of my list. Is this the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to....... well actually no. It is however right up near the top of my list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was my first time at Tony’s. A coworker had told me it was a nice white tablecloth, special date, low-lights kinda place and that the wait staff were high caliber. However, I was suspicious of the review as my friend is approximately one hundred and forty-five years old, so the last time he went there could very possibly have been in 1974. The evening of of my date, I realized all my worry was for naught. The following is not a statement I make lightly. Tony’s Italian is the best romantic restaurant I have ever experienced. The food is fantastic. The candle light reflecting off the ivory colored plaster would put a Marine Corps drill Sergeant with a terrible toothache in a romantic mood. When I say that the wait staff was professional, I don’t mean that they acted professionally. I mean they were professional servers. It was easy to see this was not a gap-filler for our server, Mike, but it was his vocation. And he was at the top of it. The veal saltimboca I ordered was tender, breaded with restraint, and perfectly seasoned. It was covered with fresh mushrooms and a beautifully bright marsala. My wife went with “Tony’s Own Fettuccine,” which was served with a thick cram sauces and generously stuffed with crab, shrimp and tender scallions. Before we talk about price, it should be noted that I am cheap. I have been known to empty entire boxes of produce at Aldi, so I wouldn’t have to by a ten cent grocery bag. It’s also worth mentioning that neither of us drink and we didn’t opt for dessert. That being said, even I was shocked when we left the restaurant after paying $40.74 plus tip. Whaa??? Is this the Craker Barrel? Maybe one of those hidden camera shows? No. It’s my new favorite place.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I believe this is the best Italian restaurant in Columbus. I had the veal saltimbacca and my wife had the chicken pasta special. Both were excellent, and the prices here are extremely reasonable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Have dined here many times but will not be back. Service was slow and wait staff, including owner Tony, were incredibly rude and disrespectful. Also overcharged for our meal.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had the trout and Tony’s signature seafood Alfredo. Both were amazing! And the lemon cello cake by itself was worth the visit! Excellent service, quiet ambience. It’s become one of our new favorites - even though it’s been there a long time, we kept forgetting to give it a try.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great atmosphere, food and service

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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

If you're craving traditional Italian food, Tony's is the place to go. The food is well-prepared, tasty and the cost is most reasonable.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 2, 2017

this my favorite restaurant in Columbus. Best veal in the city. The food is great and the price is a very good deal. Tony's has never let me down.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our lasagna arrived cold, and without many of the 'layers' of noodles advertised. We asked for half portions, and were offered 'lunch' portions, which was fine, but we were charged for FOUR portions at full price. When we questioned our waiter (since the manager never came to our table to see how our meal was...) he did reduce the bill by two portions, but the price of the promised 'lunch' portion was not as advertised and we were still overcharged. The bread had a chemical taste to it, and our waiter was overworked to provide timely attention to at least our table. We will not be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The food was bland and did not offer a great deal of taste.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Quiet and relaxing. Great for date night!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We have been eating at Tony's for several years now. This night was for my wife's 60th Birthday Party. The restaurant was busy that night with several large private parties going on. However, our service never wavered and dinner was a great as ever.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Service was really good, we had to wait only for 12 minutes to get table, food was really nice. Interior was friendly and comforting. We were very satisfied with everything. Will recommend Tony's to friends. Keep up good job, please.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We were met at the door by Toni himself. I said you must be Toni he said I am in his retired gangster voice. I felt we were in a scene of a movie.He sat us and resumed pacing. I gather he runs a tight ship. It was not busy we had reservations at 7:00/7:30. Our waitress was attentive and paced for us just right. It was our Anniversary. She apologize and thought she was not there for us as Toni asked her to help with a outside large group. Do not order the dessert. Not made in house. No pastry chief (industrial ). The bruschetta is to die for. I make better Caesar Salad dressing. And my husband said your Lasagna is much better. I have to agree. My pasta was good. Good enough to box up. It is a very cute place out of the way. Visit Toni He is waiting to meet you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on May 22, 2017

excellent food and service.The selections were good - the setting very nice and a destination
restaurant to attend.
Good place to talk and not have outlandish noise in the background. SO many restaurants now
make you feel you have to leave because of all the noise.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Yosemite)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Tony is always very welcoming and genuinely appreciates the patronage of his restaurant. The food and ambience is wonderful. I like that the food is healthier than most Italian and a bit lighter as he uses fresh ingredients. Server has always made great recommendations that we appreciate

Tags: Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Our food was incredible. We were from out of town and looking for a cozy Italian restauran. Tony's did not disappoint!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Food and service always amazing here but the value is not there so I will not go back. From the appetizers, salad and entrees, the portions are way too small for the pricing

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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We wanted a new option for dinner for my 40th birthday and selected Tony's. I made a reservation for 4 at 6:30. We waited over 30 minutes for a table despite the restaurant being half empty. The waiter was nice but was new so he had to ask the manager several of our questions. The food was adequate but not worth the price - Olive Garden quality with an Olive Garden price. I didn't want Chaim Italian food - I wanted authentic as Tony's claimed to be

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 (Columbus)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The veal pram is to die for....but everything is always so good. The lemon mascarpone cake was something new we tried and it was excellent. I've ever been disappointed with this place.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Our meal was excellent and the atmosphere was very cozy and filled with regulars who know Tony and love his restaurant. We recommend it for special occasions or just for a great affordable meal on a work night when we don't want to cook at home. We will definitely come back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Always have a great time at Tony's. Solid good traditional Italian cuisine, very good value, great place to unwind and enjoy a good meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

House salad could be a little better
More decorations and coziness of patio.

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