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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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Hours:
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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Googled "restaurants near me" and stumbled on this gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Barb M
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Tempe, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Love everything on the menu! Their bread with oil/spices is awesome. Great service! Will not disappoint.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you call ahead the wait is worth it! Good food and prices. Lovely Chicken Piccatta wonderful salad, Great calamari, mussels and Pene Rosa. We have always requested our favorite server who spoils us. Love being a regular there. Great Canollis if you have the room for them.

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La Puente, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Found this place through a list of Italian restaurants, while I was in Arizona for a day. I thought, I'd give this place a try since it looked good. The atmosphere felt like a very family friendly place, the dining area was very cozy and warm so it was very a comfortable dining experience. There were several appetizing items on... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Even though Rigatony's moved farther away from us, we still make sure we make time to go there once a week. It is well worth the drive, great atmosphere and very good service. We bought a $50 gift certificate for our friends at Christmas and we got a Baked Rigatony for 2 coupon that we could use for us. It... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Rigatony's used to be our go-to Italian place until they moved further. Now we prefer Salerno's. Rigs has a great atmosphere and authentic Italian food. Love the salad too. Now, we only go there for their great take-out specials when we have large family get-togethers.

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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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