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“Yummy and Reasonable”

Tony's Di Napoli - Upper East Side
Ranked #289 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Raleigh, North Carolina
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380 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Yummy and Reasonable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

This place makes food that tastes very authentic- and is excellent for family-style sharing. The portions are absolutely excellent for groups or couples, the wine is wonderful without being too pricey or ridiculous, and the service was great. What more can you ask for?

  • Visited November 2013
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New York City, New York
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“great for big groups”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

At Tony's DiNapoli, it's always better to show up with a large group. The portions are huge, the staff is friendly and it's reasonably priced. Recently came here for a birthday party with a group of 16 and we walked away very satisfied - and full!

Visited October 2013
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Long Island, New York
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“Grandma Must Be In the Kitchen”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

This somewhat noisy but comfortable Italian restaurant on the Upper East Side is a great place to share a meal with family and friends. Food is traditionally served family style but, if you aren't comfortable doing that with your dining guests, you can order individual portions. Tony's Chicken is one of our favorites (one could argue it's dietary merits based on the tomato bruschetta topping); the fried zucchini is the best veggie chip to ever pass your lips, and the eggplant is something your grandma would envy (or, at the very least, make the trip up to Tony's to enjoy). There is much to savor and taste, but the portions are more than generous, so you will find yourself making a return visit so that you can sample the various fish, meat pastas and sauces offered there. Mangia, mangia!

Visited October 2013
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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“Quantity more than quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

We booked online for the branch of ‘Tony’s Di Napoli’ on the Upper East Side for a Saturday evening and certainly would not have had a table without doing so. Arriving a little late (due to weekend work on the Metro!) and, having been asked to wait a few minutes, we were shown to a table next to the serving and till areas which was quite noisy.
Both opting for the seafood linquine, the waiter advised us to order a serving for two (as opposed to individual servings). When this came it was enormous and would easily have served four or more. Quality wise it was satisfactory but not great. The mixture of seafood was overly heavy on squid which was quite hard and chewy and the uniformity of which strongly suggested had been previously prepared and frozen. The tomato sauce was thin and unremarkable and the huge mound of pasta would have been better had the sauce been richer in both consistency and flavour. We also ordered a side serving of spinach which was very strong with garlic and, whilst okay to our tastes, was not advertised as such on the menu.
We treated ourselves to a bottle of ‘Whitehaven’, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanch which, at $44, was expensive although not excessively so for a New York restaurant.
The service was efficient although our waiter was pretty aloof and I observed that none of the waiting staff smiled. When the bill came I asked him, in connection with the spinach, “what happens if you don’t like garlic”. He shrugged his shoulders and replied that “all of the vegetables come with garlic but you can ask to have them without”!!
With wine and service, the bill was well over $100 which was steep although I was more concerned with the amount of food which we left to be thrown away.
Overall, would not recommend.

  • Visited October 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Go in hungry, come out stuffed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We were looking for reasonably priced restaurants near our hotel--the Royalton-- in NYC. Tony's kept coming up but since it was family style, I was a bit concerned. We went anyway on a Sunday evening and had to wait about 20 minutes so enjoyed a glass of wine at the bar. We were seated at a table for 2 and enjoyed Tony's meatballs (my mouth is watering just thinking about them) as an appetizer and then a baked penne dish to share. It was outstanding... Servers were quick and attentive but not over bearing. We enjoyed our last dinner in NYC and wish we could bring a group of friends so we could have tried more dishes.

  • Visited October 2013
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