“This is the night, it’s a beautiful night, and they call it bella notte…”
Everyone knows the classic song “Belle Notte” from the Disney animated film Lady and the Tramp which plays while the duo of characters share their famous spaghetti kiss in the alley behind a charming Italian restaurant. Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is a recreation of this wonderful location from the film that allows Guests to step inside of the film and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner.
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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is located just inside of the entrance of the Magic Kingdom on Main Street, U.S.A. in the town square. This table service restaurant features an exterior with Victorian charm, white lattice woodwork, pale bricks, large paned windows, and a red and white sign with chef Tony grinning from the middle beckoning Guests in to enjoy a meal. At night, the exterior becomes even more romantic with the signature white bulb lights that line the architecture of each building on Main Street, U.S.A.
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Also found on the exterior of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is an open air patio where Guests can choose to be seated which offers up beautiful views of Main Street, U.S.A. as well as the charming music and ambiance of the area. Guests who even time lunch perfectly can opt to sit on the patio and enjoy the Festival of Fantasy Parade each afternoon as it glides around the town square.
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The interior of Tony’s Town Square Restaurant feels light and airy thanks to large windows, vaulted skylights on the ceiling, bright white tables, and hanging greenery and plants and a depth is also added with black and white checkered floors and dark wood beams and accents on booths. The Victorian charm from Main Street, U.S.A. is also continued with the white bulb lighting and intricate white molding as well as wrought iron chairs and bright poops of color with upholstery.
There are several references to Lady and the Tramp throughout Tony’s Town Square Restaurant beginning with a large statue of the duo surrounded by flowers right inside the main entrance. Lady and the Tramp can also be seen on each window that lines that front of the restaurant as well as in shadow through a window in the back, referencing their famous spaghetti meal in the alley. Guests can also spot Lady and Tramp’s paw prints in the cement outside with a heart to signify their love.
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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and the menu focuses on Italian classics served up in a casual, yet delicious, way. The restaurant also tends to be overlooked by Guests in favor other table service options in the Magic Kingdom, making it a fantastic option for a last minute reservation while in the Disney Park.
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The Magic Kingdom is well-known for not serving alcohol except for in table service restaurants, so Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is one of the only locations in the Disney Park where Guests can order an alcoholic beverage. In addition to soft drinks, tea, and coffee, Guests can enjoy beer and wine selections as well as the Wine Cocktail which is a bellini with Prosecco, peach juice, and wild raspberry drops.
The lunch and dinner menus at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant are identical and begin with a selection of antipasti including classic Caesar Salad as well as a plant-based Garden Salad with a bed of mixed greens, olives, marinated artichokes, tomato, shaved rainbow carrots, and balsamic dressing. Another light option is the Seasonal Soup which rotates throughout the year to offer up the freshest ingredients available.
Guests who are looking to begin their meals with indulgent Italian classics can order the Caprese with marinated, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and a balsamic glaze, or the Fried Mozzarella which is perfectly crispy and gooey and served with tomato sauce for dipping. Those looking for another creamy alterative can try the Spinach Dip and heat seekers are sure to absolutely love the Five Alarm Wings which are coated in a sweet-and-spicy sauce and served with ranch dressing for dipping to cool everything down.
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Pasta is obviously a staple of classic Italian cuisine and Guests can honor the favorite scene from Lady and the Tramp by ordering the Spaghetti which is served with Tony’s marinara sauce and the choice of pork-beef meatballs or Italian sausage. Guests who are looking for a plant-based option can also enjoy the Spaghetti and Impossible Meatballs which substitute the meat for mushroom garlic basil impossible meatballs with tons of flavor.
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Comforting Fettuccine Alfredo is another popular pasta dish on the menu at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant which is topped with grilled chicken or the option to substitute grilled shrimp or Guests can opt for the Ravioli which is packed with mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes, Romano cheese, and asparagus in a truffle cream sauce with the option to add grilled chicken or shrimp.
The final pasta option is Scampi Pasta which will thrill seafood lovers with shrimp, mussels, spinach, tomatoes, and onions over linguine with an herb-butter sauce. Also available for those looking to order seafood is Today’s Sustainable Catch which differs daily to feature fresh options and accompaniments.
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No Italian restaurant is complete without a delicious pizza option, and Tony’s Town Square Restaurant delivers on that for both lunch and dinner. Tony’s Pizza Pie tops a hand-tossed dough with several cheeses and the house pizza sauce with the option of adding pepperoni, sausage, or garden vegetables. This is a great option to order as a shareable item for the table and Guests can sure to love every flavorful bite!
Guests who are looking to enjoy a meat-based meal at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant have several options to choose from including the Roman-style Steak with blistered tomatoes, broccolini, roasted potatoes, and caper-herb-butter sauce and the Grilled Pork Chop with risotto-style orzo, tomato jam, and seasonal vegetables. Classic Chicken Parmigiana is also available with perfectly breaded chicken breasts, provolone, and marinara sauce over a mound of spaghetti.
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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant offers up some amazing entrée options for both lunch and dinner each day, and Guests might find it hard to choose just one option. Thankfully there is the Italian Trio entrée which allows Guests to sample the Chicken Parmigiana, Fettuccine Alfredo, and Spaghetti with beef-pork meatballs all in one meal!
No meal at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant is complete without saving room for dessert, and Guests can order up classic Tiramisu and Gelato as well as two unique options. The Firehouse Doughnuts are filled with ricotta, coated in cinnamon sugar, and served with a strawberry topping and the plant-based Italian Strawberry Shortcake tops a vanilla cake with whipped cream, balsamic-marinated strawberries, and fresh basil.
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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom is a charming table service restaurant where Guests can soak in the ambiance and theming from the classic location in Lady and the Tramp as well as dine on traditional Italian favorites each day. It’s a wonderful option for lunch or dinner in the Magic Kingdom, and Guests should absolutely be sure to enjoy a meal on any visit to the Disney Park.