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1850 E. Warner Road, Tempe, AZ 85284-3486
480-899-1111
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Our restaurant moved from Chandler to Tempe on April 1st 2010. We have...
Our restaurant moved from Chandler to Tempe on April 1st 2010. We have made literally thousands of friends in the last 16 years and it was a difficult decision to move even five miles down the road, but our lease had ended and it seemed like a perfect time to find a location that would make dining at RigaTony's easier and more enjoyable. We now have virtually unlimited parking (I hear a big hooray out there), patio dining, a separate take-out area, and a little more elbow room in our dining room. We serve Authentic Italian Food and have specials every week created by our amazing Chef Hutson. Go to our website for to view our menu and specials. Hope to see you soon! -Mike Lopercio, Owner & Chief Bottle Washer.
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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Italian Food

My family and I have been going to Riga Tony's for many years and the food is always delicious. I am from New York and miss great Italian food and have tried many places since I moved here in 1994. There are only a few Italian Restaurants I have loved and Riga Tony's is on that small list. First... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
mdkcowboy
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Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

My family and I have been going to Riga Tony's for many years and the food is always delicious. I am from New York and miss great Italian food and have tried many places since I moved here in 1994. There are only a few Italian Restaurants I have loved and Riga Tony's is on that small list. First, the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We had a minimal wait on a Sunday evening and had a fabulous waiter who served us fast and attentively. We tried the zucchini appetizer that was so highly recommended and it was good--a bit different with a lemon-dill sauce more like what you might find with a grilled fish but still good. The salad was good with a light... More 

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Steubenville, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Asked at the hotel for a recommendation and tried this place. So glad I did. Food was delicious and made fresh to order. The pasta was incredible and the sauce so rich and filling. The salad was tasty and the service was efficient and quick. Server was so delightful and kept me entertained throughout the meal.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

went there based on the reviews here - typical Italian restaurant ambiance, service was fast and efficient - food was wholesome and filling - and very good value for money - a place to take family without killing the budget - but not for a romantic evening out

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Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Picked RigaTony's based on reviews. None in our party of 5 had tried it. What a find. Long wait on a Saturday night w/o a reservation. Solid old school Italian menu and a handful of specials among offerings. Calamari and peppers appetizer was very good. Salad raves in reviews are deserved; chilled, chock full of goodies and well dressed. 5... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were in Mesa for my husband to run a race, so he wanted pasta the night before. We Googled "restaurants near me" to find something Italian close to our hotel. We came up with 2, so randomly chose Riga Tony's. We got there and were told it was "45-60 min wait, at the most". That was a good sign... More 

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Attica, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Boy oh boy, what delicious Italian food! These people really know how to do it. And the service was A-1! We had oodles of bread, dipping sauce, drinks. Our large group of 9 was served in good time, every thing hot and so tasty! Great for families, business luncheon, couples.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I was in the area on business and someone recommended we try RigaTony's for lunch. We did and we could not have been more pleased anywhere else. The choices on the Choose Your Pasta/Sauce/Meat menu were more than adequate. We added vegetables for about $1.50 and it was delicious. The antipasto is the best I've ever had; the bread was... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

After reading other reviews I felt I must have missed something. I came away thinking I ate an average quality meal in an average Italian restaurant. I had eggplant parmesan. The eggplant was a bit over-breaded and the side pasta was over- warmed under the salamander to the point it had partially dried out. The tomato sauce was flavorful with... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I have been here twice. The ambiance is great. Both times had to wait approximately 30 min. Sat inside once and outside the other time. It was a bit chilly outside but their warmers made it comfortable. You can't help but want to relax and enjoy the evening. I got the sausage baked rigatony and it was delicious. It's the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1850 E. Warner Road, Tempe, AZ 85284-3486
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: 480-899-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Our restaurant moved from Chandler to Tempe on April 1st 2010. We have made literally thousands of friends in the last 16 years and it was a difficult decision to move even five miles down the road, but our lease had ended and it seemed like a perfect time to find a location that would make dining at RigaTony's easier and more enjoyable. We now have virtually unlimited parking (I hear a big hooray out there), patio dining, a separate take-out area, and a little more elbow room in our dining room. We serve Authentic Italian Food and have specials every week created by our amazing Chef Hutson. Go to our website for to view our menu and specials. Hope to see you soon! -Mike Lopercio, Owner & Chief Bottle Washer.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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