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“If you're in the mood for Italian, it's a good place to go!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tony's Pasta Shop & Trattoria

Tony's Pasta Shop & Trattoria
212 High St, Chattanooga, TN 37403-1122
423-265-5033
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Ranked #62 of 707 Restaurants in Chattanooga
Price range: $0 - $13
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“If you're in the mood for Italian, it's a good place to go!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Good sized portions, friendly staff, overall a nice place to try while in the Bluff district. We are glad we took the locals' advice and stopped here for lunch.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sacramento, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good, but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I love Italian food, and have tried virtually all of the Italian restaurants in the Chattanooga area, and although Tony's is pretty good, it's definitely not the best Italian food in Chattanooga. It's one of those places that is very trendy, located in a trendy part of town, and is known more for its name and reputation than the food. First, be prepared to wait for a table. A very long time. An hour wait for a table is not uncommon. I'm sure it's not as bad on weekdays, but it's a zoo on weekends. Once you get around the location, the crowd, and the trendiness, you get to the actual food, which is pretty good. But because I'm spoiled with having discovered an amazing off-the-beaten-path Italian restaurant in Chattanooga (Flavors of Italy in Soddy-Daisy), a place like Tony's just doesn't hold up. But that's not to say it's not good, it's just that with better Italian food in town, it's hard to justify dealing with the crowds and wait time for inferior food. The prices are surprisingly low, however, so that is a plus. And if you insist on only staying downtown, it's probably the best. But for locals or visitors that are willing to leave downtown, Flavors of Italy is simply much better.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dalton, Ga
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“House-made pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Tony's is a mainstay on my family's Italian short list. They have a great location, broad menu, great flavor, ample portions and nice character. The array of house-made pastas and sauces can make it difficult to choose your meal, but I've never been disappointed in all my dozens of visits. With the breads and oil they bring when you sit down and the hearty portions, I've never had room for dessert. The dining area is casual, so don't expect linens, but do expect great food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We went to Tony's two out of three nights for dinner, it was that good. The bread was great, the pasta was great (fave was the Low Down Country Linguini), service was great! And the prices were excellent for what you got!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Marysville OH
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Garlic, garlic, garlic! Yummy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

I smelled the garlic the entire time I toured the Bluff View Arts District and was delighted to confirm that Tony's was the source. I had the Low Country Pasta which was great, but seriously could have made a meal of just the Garlic Bread (with visible chunks of garlic) that was served with EVOO that was chock full of Parmesan.

I sat on the roof deck with a very scenic view.

Visited October 2013
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