Now, here you are, the best spaghetti in town.
Tony, Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Located in the Magic Kingdom, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant offers a taste of Italy on Main Street, U.S.A. Remember when Tramp whisks Lady off to a romantic Italian dinner, ending in the spaghetti kiss?
They enjoyed their pasta at Tony’s. Though the couple dined in the alley, visitors dine inside a turn-of-the-century-inspired restaurant. The decor honors Lady and the Tramp through wall art displaying scenes from the film and a fountain featuring a statue of the pair. In the waiting area, the movie continuously plays on an old-timey television.
Listen for the a waitress or waiter to shout, “Attencion! Attencion! Tony has a special table for the (your name) family!”
Salty, warm ciabatta bread served with olive oil and cracked pepper begins the meal. The bread pairs well with a Tony’s house salad – mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, feta and peppers with a red wine vinaigrette – or a tart and creamy Caesar.
Tony’s serves a variety of traditional Italian dishes, such as chicken parmigiana, cannelloni and mushroom ravioli, but their signature dish is the same one shared by Lady and Tramp — spaghetti. Served with meatballs, Italian sausage or plain, a heap of noodles is topped with fresh, mild marinara. Not a pasta fan? Tony’s also serves steak and pork tenderloin.
I always order chicken parmigiana. Crispy, pan-fried chicken smothered in mozzarella and Parmesan is served atop a bed of noodles with marinara. I rarely finish the large serving. To view the entire menu, click here.
Try to save room for one of Tony’s signature desserts. Desserts rotate, but cheesecake of some sort, chocolate cake and gelato frequent the menu. If it’s available during your visit, I highly recommend the pistachio creme brulee. Served warm, the mint-green custard is buttery and sweet, finished with the crunch of the caramelized glaze. Served alongside candied pistachios and fresh strawberries, it blends the traditional taste of brulee with savory and sweet pistachios.
Tony’s is a popular spot, so be sure to make reservations. This can be done through the Magic Your Way app (free in the App Store), the Disney Dining website, or 1-800-WDW-DINE.
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner from 4:40 to 9 p.m. Meals are $15 to $29.99 per adult.