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Tony's Di Napoli - Upper East Side

1081 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7438
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1081 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7438
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We come from a town with great restaurants and much lower prices than in NYC (Portland). As a result, we don't try the upscale spots in America's big city anymore. We do, however, enjoy visiting quintessentially NY spots where a mortgage isn't required for a...More

Thank Iambic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food consistently made well, which is brought into excellent by their ability to offer many Gluten Free options. I have Celiacs and have eaten here often without any problems, highly recommended.

Thank Chilli C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first place to eat on a warm and wet Friday night in January (the bottom dropped out and temps dropped the next day). It was over a mile walk from our apartment on 83rd st. but worth it. We had reservations and...More

Thank RoseTroy3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is a must try. Upon entering it is impressive. The street level is the first entrance then a staircase to downstairs for the second entrance. I could not believe how large the area is. Plenty of tables and staff. There are tables for...More

Thank Mikecarstop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have same menu for lunch and dinner with half size portions if needed. Food was good. I had veal picata which was two pieces of veal but no pasta. I was still hungery. Pasta main course dinners were fillling.

Thank luggageboston
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Tony's last night for the first time with my girlfriend, was very happy with the personal attention that was given to us by our waiter, the servings were very generous and the food was delicious! The restaurant itself had a old fashion feel...More

Thank Ronald W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We enjoyed the comfortable atmosphere - our granddaughter played a card game while waiting for our meals. The next table - several nice older guys stopped by to chat as they were leaving ... enjoyed and close by our place!

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 20 January 2018

I have come here for many years and it is always great. It's great for couples, families and extended families! I have tried pretty much everything on the menu, and I've always enjoyed the food. Not only is the staff very helpful, professional and friendly,...More

Thank Paul68thSt
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Tony's Dinapoli is my FAVORITE Italian restaurant. They serve food family style, so it is perfect for big groups, but really can accommodate any size, even if it is just 2 people. the waiters are always very helpful in describing the menu choices, providing information...More

Thank dannnnon
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Great atmosphere. We stopped in to grab lunch on a very cold day. Great service. We asked for a side of marinara to dip our very crusty rustic basket of bread, which could have been a meal itself. The sauce was quite good, one of...More

Thank Cheriejay
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21 May 2016|
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Response from johnfD8600OC | Reviewed this property |
You need to contact the restaurant directly at (212) 888-6333
Thank you for a review that reflects your honest feelings. I can certainly appreciate that your preference was for relaxed dining where you could "visit" with your family. There are many restaurants, particularly in small communities, where that is the norm. You settle in to a table and pretty much can spend the entire evening there. When I'm at home in Florida I generally feel the same way that you do. But, I always make that judgement keeping other parties in mind and being considerate of their needs as well as my own. In the case of a high volume, busy New York restaurant, it's important...at least in my mind and my behavior...to consider these factors: 1) Restaurants doing the volume of Tony di Napoli normally have a lot of other customers waiting for tables. Tony's takes reservations as a courtesy to their regular patrons. Their scheduling is dependent on having an open table when the person or groups of people having the reservation arrive. That depends on an estimate of the approximate time each table will "turn over." When a group "idles" excessively at a table, which was your preference, they interfere with the "right" of other patrons to have the table when promised. 2) The business model of big city restaurants, even high-quality ones like Tony's, depends upon sales volume. Reaching the necessary sales points depend upon the restaurants being able to turn over tables a given number of times per night. In order to provide the relatively low prices (and good value) that Tony's gives to people like you and me they must have at least two to three groups sitting at a table within the relatively short period of the dinner hour(s) each night. If they don't have the turn-over they will be losing money at the price per meal that you paid. 3) One of the waiter's jobs is to assure turn-over of tables and smooth production flow for the kitchen. His income, primarily based upon tips, is also dependent on the total dollars spent over the course of the evening by each of "his" tables. So, if he has one table...yours...that is missing a single turn-over with a check of between $100 - $150 for the average group you are effectively costing him $20 - $30 personally for your "visit." This doesn't mean that you are wrong in wanting to obtain the "rest" value out of "restaurant." It just means that your expectations and behavior need to be adjusted to the reality of the particular restaurant you're dining in. In smaller towns or at your local Starbucks or coffee shop there's no problem with idling. For hotel restaurants or gourmet establishments, where the price is many times Tony's, it's OK, too.. But, I would suggest that you try to see the "crunch" and economics from the restaurant's and other patrons' point of view. Choosing the right venue or restaurant will avoid a stressful situation for you, the restaurant and the wait staff.
24 June 2015|
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Response from SLIPER | Reviewed this property |
What's the question
6 March 2015|
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Response from david s | Reviewed this property |
Whenevr in doubt -call the ole' man out! frankjly can't see the ptoblem- just call them and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1081 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10065-7438
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-888-6333
  • E-mail
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