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“The only place to meet friends! Darn good pie!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tony's Pizzaria

Tony's Pizzaria
186 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001-2723
805-643-8425
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Ranked #7 of 337 Restaurants in Ventura
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Whitehall, Mt
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The only place to meet friends! Darn good pie!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Been eating here since 1960 or so...came over from Santa Paula. Best "New York Style" pie on the west coast! When Johnny started, it was just him - then Richard came to work with him. Richard passed unexpectedly and really kicked us regulars in the gut - cancer. Now, Johnny's boy must be running it. All ingredients are prep'ed fresh every day, crust dough is every-other as is the sauce...everything is made from scratch right there!.. The cheese is mostly Monteray Jack, with "some" others used.. I use to help Johnny do the prep work sometime or do the shopping for him at Santa Cruz Market, up on the Ave... You can not get a better pie ANYWHERE!.. I have personally traveled from Europe and Alaska to get one of his original Specials!... Call in your order first, or be prepared to stand and visit for over an hour... 5-stars...RIP Richard. de Mel.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Favorite Pizza in Ventura”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

As others have mentioned, this place is no frills but their pizza is outstanding. In lieu of a pizza box, they serve the pie in a kraft bag.

This place has character! The workers are always very friendly. Our go to spot for pizza.

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Lacjac, California, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Good New York style pizza. Very friendly staff. Cash Only. Outdoor dining only. It's a good Idea to call in your order.....very busy!

Visited October 2013
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SF, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“The Real deal - cheap and easy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stopped by at Tony's after walking out of the Ventura County Fair. Never been to the area before but thought I'd give this old place a try for a late dinner/snack after seeing it on Yelp. I got a medium pepperoni pizza - $12. Guy working the oven was friendly and brought it to us at the outdoor table. No frills, no [--], just a simple NY style pie which was piping hot, greasy like it is supposed to be and very tasty.

This place is a little rough looking and definitely is not a new age, sanitized version of a pizza and entertainment center.You wanna hot pie at a very fair price - try this place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ventura, California
2 reviews
“Great flavorful pizza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

First time eating here and it was great! Definitely going back, my friend from out of town thought it was best pizza he had in a while. I believe it was original owners son who served us and was very friendly as he chatted with us the whole time while he made our pizza.

  • Visited June 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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