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312 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002-6233
+1 618-462-8384
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: OPENED IN 1954-BEST KNOWN FOR OUR SIGNATURE PEPPERLOIN STEAKS- AUTHENTIC...
OPENED IN 1954-BEST KNOWN FOR OUR SIGNATURE PEPPERLOIN STEAKS- AUTHENTIC ITALIAN PASTAS- 30 CRAFT BEERS-PROHIBITION LOUNGE-5 DINING ROOMS-CATERING-PRIVATE ROOMS-TAKE OUT.
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  • 35
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    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food, stressed staff

Good food, lots of nostalgia/history. Staff seemed taxed and service was just okay. Sat in the back dining room for large groups and the room was too loud to talk to one another. Steak was excellent though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Mmdlbs
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Good food, lots of nostalgia/history. Staff seemed taxed and service was just okay. Sat in the back dining room for large groups and the room was too loud to talk to one another. Steak was excellent though.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

For our first anniversary dinner, my husband and I wanted to eat at a romantic Italian restaurant. A friend of ours who lives in Alton recommended Tony's. The food was very good, wine list was AWESOME!, service was excellent. We brought a special bottle of wine and called ahead to make sure we could enjoy it with our dinner. We... More 

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illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited Tony's this Saturday for a family reunion. I had a large group of 40 coming from all over the country. We called to set up the event with Tori. She walked through every step with us and through my 20+ calls remained sweet and helpful! Each time I spoke with her it was always "absolutely! Of course! Sure!... More 

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Alton, Illinois
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is the third trip that I have been extremely disappointed with service and getting our bill wrong within the past year. This past visit we went for pizza and beer. Took 20 min to get our first drink, and mine was red wine instead of white, the waitress took it back and it took almost another 30 min to... More 

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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142 reviews 142 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have gone to this restaurant for many years,and it is nothing like it once was. The beef medallions were chunks of tough steak. The baked potato was over cooked. Although the waitress was very nice, the service was terrible. She had too many tables to take care of.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

HIdden in what looks like an old 'brownstone' type array of buildings, when you step inside, you'll be amazed by just how old-school excellence this building is. They did have issues with the long lines, as there were somewhere around 7 or 8 groups waiting at the same time at the reservation desk, and only one or two personnel to... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pop by this mainstay of Alton. Woodfire stove for pizza. Known for pepperloin and it is wonderful. Banana fosters was delicious too.

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Alton, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A nice clean restaurant in Alton that can provide for large parties and really deliver on delicious Italian fair. I have eaten here several times and must say I never have had a bad meal. I especially like the Caesar Salad, but why is the catch. Tony's has the know how to use real anchovy dressing. It's just a small... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I was excited to take my friend there for dinner after having a cocktail there and appetizers just a month earlier, and hearing good things about the food there. The restaurant was packed and we did not have reservations, but we were happy to sit at the bar where they have a full dinner menu. Maybe it was just a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Have loved the food here for years. Slowly the rising food cost passes on to consumers is starting to out way the food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 Piasa St, Alton, IL 62002-6233
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-8384

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

OPENED IN 1954-BEST KNOWN FOR OUR SIGNATURE PEPPERLOIN STEAKS- AUTHENTIC ITALIAN PASTAS- 30 CRAFT BEERS-PROHIBITION LOUNGE-5 DINING ROOMS-CATERING-PRIVATE ROOMS-TAKE OUT.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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