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If you live in Charlotte, you have lots of choices when it comes to restaurants. However, just because it’s nearby, doesn’t mean it’s tasty. If you’re craving some of the best Italian food Charlotte NC offers, check out Tony’s Pizza. Around since the early 80s, our family-owned restaurants have some of the best authentic Italian food around.
We dish out some of the tastiest Italian food Charlotte NC has. Here are some of our favorites with a little background on each (in case you were wondering).
History traces this dish in Italy at least back to the 1500s. Since tomatoes weren’t around in that area yet, they cooked and served ravioli in a broth. Once tomatoes hit the scene around the 1800s, cooks slowly integrated them into recipes.
Mid 20th century, toasted ravioli appeared. Who first created it, and where, is still up for debate. However, one thing that isn’t up for debate – it’s simply delightful. At Tony’s Pizza, we serve baked ravioli as an entree and toasted ravioli as an appetizer.
Lasagna has a history as long as its wavy noodles. Originating around the Naples area, it spread throughout the region developing different versions. Generally, this meal suited special occasions best since it took so long to prepare from scratch and due to the expense of meat.
Once this tasty tidbit hit America, the process and expense changed. Meat cost less and dried pasta made it easier to create. And again, tomatoes enhanced this dish as well to make it more familiar to what we eat here today. Our team uses family recipes to create our baked cheesy delights.
Speaking of baked and cheesy, ziti is another popular Italian dish that we serve at Tony’s. Surprisingly, the Italian version sometimes contains a variety of ingredients including scrambled eggs. We keep ours simple yet satisfying with layers of pasta, freshly made tomato sauce and, of course, lots of cheese!
Although many folks think Italian when parmigiana comes to mind, it actually hails from Asia. Originally (and likely due to cost and accessibility), parmigiana used layered veggies. Typically, the main ingredient was eggplant. However, some sources indicate it was zucchini. This dish made it to Italy around the 15th century and evolved more into the dish we eat in the U.S. today.
We offer eggplant and chicken parmigiana as entrees or a sub (we also have meatball and sausage parmigiana subs).
Of course, it’s hard to think of Italian food without pizza coming to mind. According to some sources, an Italian immigrant opened the first pizzeria in Manhattan around 1905. Since then, the style, crust and even toppings have proliferated across America. At Tony’s Pizza, we serve the iconic NY-style pizza with a magically crisp yet chewy crust. If you’ve never tried it, today is the day!
In case you were wondering how some of the best Italian food in Charlotte got here all the way from Italy, we’ve put together a little background. It all began in New York City in the late 1800s. Between then and the early 1900s, over 4 million immigrants arrived bringing their culture and robust, delicious family recipes. Unfortunately, the ingredients for these recipes weren’t always readily available. Thus, new dishes evolved with accessible ingredients.
Initially, only the Italian community indulged in these recipes. However, returning soldiers from WWII brought their fondness of pasta back home with them. Shortly thereafter, Italian immigrants opened restaurants to meet growing desire for their pasta and other delights.
Brothers Tony, Vinny and Mario grew up in New York (specifically Brooklyn) enjoying their own family’s recipes that trace all the way to Calabria, Italy. Eventually, they opened a NY-style pizza restaurant upstate then brought it and those delicious recipes to NC. The rest is tasty history!
If you’re still wondering about finding the best Italian food Charlotte NC offers, here are few frequently asked questions from our customers.
As mentioned above, we have multiple traditional Italian and pasta entrees including spaghetti and meatballs. Moreover, we have abundant appetizers from garlic knots, cheese sticks and toasted ravioli to more American fare such as wings and fries. Likewise, we have subs, salads, calzones and stromboli. Complete your Italian meal with a delectable Italian dessert such as tiramisu, cannoli or cheesecake!
You’ll find our delicious food in our restaurants at the following locations:
In Huntersville, you’ll find us at:
If in Mooresville, you’ll find Tony’s Pizza at:
If you’re in Charlotte we’re located on:
In Hickory we are at:
Similarly, we’re not far if you live in one of Charlotte’s surrounding communities:
Well, we’re a little biased but our customers also seem to think we’re pretty terrific.
“Amazing! Enjoyed everything about this place. Plenty of seating as you walk in. Order at the counter just like New York Style 😉… we ordered our usual half cheese half pepperoni 🍕 and it’s every bit New York style. The sauce is yummy! The crust is perfect. We are totally going back!” Marcio G.
Check out our other reviews and then drop by for a delicious bite!
We have lots of Tony’s Pizza locations throughout Charlotte and 1 in Hickory!
If you’re on the hunt for tasty food in Mooresville NC, you don’t have to look far. Fortunately, if you live anywhere in the Charlotte or Hickory area, it’s likely Tony’s Pizza is nearby. And, we like to think we have some of the best food Mooresville NC has to offer.
Beginning with Mario’s Pizza, our sister restaurant, Tony’s Pizza continues to spread throughout North Carolina. We now have multiple delicious locations in Mooresville, Huntersville, Hickory and throughout Charlotte.
Since 1981, we’ve served our signature NY-style pizza thanks to brothers, Tony, Vinny, and Mario, who moved from Brooklyn, NY to NC. We opened our first pizzeria in Jacksonville. Since then, our menu expanded and now includes salads, calzones, strombolis, and numerous other authentic Italian dishes.
Of course, it’s in our name, we serve pizza! NY Style to be specific. But, we also have other fun food Mooresville NC has to offer. Here are some specific options on our delicious menu:
Each kid’s meal comes with a free drink in a reusable cup with straw.
If you live in or visit North Carolina, you’ve likely tried regional favorites like Lexington BBQ. However, many national chains originated in the Tar Heel State as well. Pepsi, Mt. Olive Pickles, Cheerwine and Lance Crackers are all well-known brands that began in our state. Likewise, several famous eateries began in NC too.
In 1960, Wilbur Hardee liked what he saw at a McDonald’s and opened a similar-style restaurant in Greenville. For deeper flavor, he cooked his burgers over a chargrill. Eventually Hardee sold ownership of his name although the chain continued to flourish and opened 1,800 restaurants across the U.S.
Jack Fulk (a Hardee’s franchise owner) and Richard Thomas (a Kentucky Fried Chicken executive) joined forces to open Bojangles in 1977 in Charlotte. Specializing in Cajun fried chicken and fresh, homemade buttermilk biscuits, the restaurant is a favorite eatery today with about 340 locations in NC alone.
Morris Reaves opened the first Cookout restaurant in Greensboro in 1989. Still growing, this favorite offers inexpensive prices and a multitude of sides. Better yet, they serve another NC original, Cheerwine!
1937 marks the birth of a North Carolina sweet treat. Around that time, Vernon Rudolph purchased a secret yeast-raised doughnut recipe from a New Orleans French chef. Next, he rented a building in historic Old Salem and baked his doughnuts for local grocery stores. Once passersby began asking to buy the aromatic delight, Vernon cut a hole in an outside wall and sold doughnuts from his shop.
If you’re looking for some great Italian food Mooresville NC residents love, stop by Tony’s Pizza. In case you’ve never had a chance to try us, you may have questions about our Italian restaurants. Below, we’ve answered a few to help you get to know us better.
America’s love affair with pizza began around 1905 in NY. Yet, finding pizzerias serving great-tasting NY style pizza in other areas can be challenging. Unless, you have an Italian family from Brooklyn making your pizza! Luckily, you’ll find that and many other Italian dishes using old family recipes brought over from Calabria, Italy at Tony’s Pizza.
Absolutely! Place your order online or from our smartphone app. Then, you can pick your order up at one of our convenient locations. Or, choose Doordash or another service to deliver it to your doorstep.
Yes! With our rewards program, earn free food, cash back, or special offers. Join by downloading our app from Google Play or Apple App Store to your smartphone. Or, give us your mobile number the next time you place an order.
We look forward to helping you enjoy some of the best food Mooresville NC offers. We also have locations throughout Charlotte, in Huntersville and Hickory. Come see us at Tony’s Pizza today!
Clearly, you’re in the mood for pasta since you’re searching for the best pasta near me. Moreover, when you want the best pasta, it’s hard to find another dish that satisfies that craving. Fortunately, if you live in the Charlotte or Hickory area, you’re in luck! At Tony’s Pizza, we make authentic Italian dishes from our secret family recipes that hail all the way from Calabria, Italy.
Say that 5 times fast! Tony’s Pizza pasta gives diners a chance to enjoy some of the best flavors of Italy right here in North Carolina. Some of our most popular Italian dishes with pasta include:
We serve a side salad and our savory garlic knots with all of these flavorful dishes. Topped with tangy tomato sauce and perfectly melted cheeses, our Italian dishes are one of many things that keep our customers coming back. Click here to hear what our customers have to say about Tony’s Pizza.
Nowadays, most folks consider pasta an Italian food thanks to all the delicious recipes hailing from Italy. However, it’s likely that pasta actually comes from noodle dishes in China. In the 13th century, Marco Polo brought these tasty meals to Italy. Another possibility is that nomadic Arabs spread these dishes to Europe. No matter where it actually came from, pretty much everyone agrees – it’s delicious!
However it actually got to Europe and then the states, it likely came from Asia. Although, in China, the breadfruit tree contributed the flour to make their noodle-filled dishes. Once in Europe, the technique changed a bit. Durum wheat became the main ingredient which produced a dry product that was easier to store and transport. Moreover, since fresh veggies and tomatoes proliferated in Italy’s mild climate, the sauces changed to variations we associate with Italian food today.
Once pasta hit the Americas in the 1700s, Italian immigrants made it a popular street food including the NY-Style foldable pizza that is so beloved today. Check out more about the history of pasta here!
Speaking of the iconic NY-Style Pizza, we offer more than just pasta dishes at Tony’s. Naturally, you see the first one in our name – pizza! Our other entrees include:
Likewise, we serve a wide variety of appetizers to start your meal. These include:
Craving something sweet to accompany your pasta? Then, grab a dessert too. We offer Italian treats such as tiramisu, cheesecake, and cannoli. For something a little different, try our homemade limoncello mascarpone cake. With layers of marvelous mascarpone spread between lemon-infused sponge and topped with white chocolate curls, it’s a customer favorite.
As you continue your search for the best pasta near me (although we now hope you’ve decided you’ve found it!), you may have a few questions. Therefore, we’ve put together a few queries with answers. Feel free to call the location nearest you if you have more queries. Or, stop by so you can grab a bite with your answers!
Locating the “best pasta near me” is undoubtedly a bit subjective. Obviously, we are a bit biased and think we’re certainly at the top of the list. Our family brought our authentic Italian recipes from Italy to New York. Then, we ventured down to beautiful N.C. where we continue to share our favorites. We’d love for your to stop by and verify our claim!
We have numerous locations throughout the Charlotte area including down the street from UNC Charlotte and in Mooresville, Huntersville and Hickory.
If you live in the Triad, you can also visit our sister restaurant, Mario’s Pizza. We have several locations throughout the Triad, including Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro and Clemmons. Our newest Italian restaurant is located at Friendly Center in Greensboro.
To order from any of our locations or find our address and hours, use the drop-down menu at the top of our website.
Indeed we do! Sign up via our app or give your phone number to a team member at Tony’s. Earn points every time you eat at Tony’s Pizza and even get a free slice of pizza just for joining! Sign up here today.
Food is the gift that keeps on giving. Gift cards are great for all sorts of occasions from the holidays and birthdays to Valentine’s Day and Mother’s and Father’s Day. Tony’s Pizza offers gift cards in customizable amounts.
Absolutely! We offer dinner and lunch specials for every day of the week. Click on the Specials tab of our menu to see our latest deals. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on limited-time specials.
Of course. We work with several delivery services such as Slice, UberEats and Doordash so that you can have Tony’s Pizza pasta and other delights delivered right to your door.
We hope to see you soon!
Folks love food. After all, it’s fun to eat and our bodies need it. If you’re searching the internet for the best food Hickory NC has to offer, we’d like to help. Tony’s Pizza has been in the business of perfecting food for over 40 years. Drop by and try some of our tasty results!
Naturally, you’re probably wondering why we think we have some of the best food Hickory NC offers. Well, before we get to bragging, take a look at some of the delicious delights on our menu.
Of course, since it’s in our name, we do indeed have pizza. NY-style is our forte and if you haven’t had it, you’re missing out. You can order your own toppings or choose from our masterfully planned specialty pizzas:
Plus, we offer a slice of pizza, one side, and a drink lunch special for under $10.
Sandwich in hand – does it really get much better than that? They’re easy, versatile and treat your taste buds well. Here are just a few of our tasty sub options.
Moreover, get your sub served the Tony’s Way with cheese, banana peppers, onions, mayo, lettuce, tomato, oil, and vinegar. Or, choose our Philly Style for cheese, bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions. Of course, we’ll customize your sub with other toppings if you prefer.
Mangiamo Italiano! That means, let’s eat Italian! Brothers Vinny, Mario and Tony use recipes that trace back to their familial roots in Calabria, Italy. If you can’t make it all the way to Italy today, at least you can try some treats from this lovely spot.
We serve a side salad and garlic knots with all of our authentic Italian entrees (except for calzone and Stromboli).
Speaking of salads, we’ve got some tantalizing green options:
Similarly, it’s always fun to start your meal with an appetizer as well. Here are some of our awesome apps:
Heck, we have so many you can just make a meal with appetizers!
Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the kiddos. In fact, we have some tasty meals just for them and currently ALL are under $5 or less!
Each kid’s meal comes with a free drink in a reusable cup with straw.
Truly, is a meal really complete without a dessert? Even if you’re too full to finish it, it’s worth the taste and makes for a great midnight snack later! Choose from our decadent options:
As you can see, whether you want something quick. Or, you wish to enjoy a meal as you sit, relax, and savor, Tony’s Pizza has amazing options.
Now, to the bragging part about why we think we have some of the best food Hickory NC has to offer. We love that our customers love us. Here are some of their kind words.
“We found this place on Trip Advisor as we were passing through Hickory on our way to Charlotte. TJ took our order and he was very friendly and attentive to the customers. All the guys were working hard here. The pizza was great and you get a big pie for the money. I highly recommend to anyone driving through.” – Jill D.
“If you are from Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Long Island, or New Jersey, this is…hands down…the best pizza you will find in Hickory. As a recent transplant, I have been looking for that “perfect NY slice”. While it’s not a perfect 10, I’ll give it a 9.75. Everything else in town is an 8 or below. Keep in mind that there are several places in town doing Neopolitan style wood fired pizzas, which are very good, but I am referring to an authentic NY pizza…cooked on a deck oven. Friendly staff, quick service (despite being absolutely slammed last night) everyone managed to have a smile and looked like they were having fun making pizza!” – Stratocaster
“It has been a while since the last time. We will come back sooner. We had The Worx pizza. Very good. The sauce is like biting into a tomato. The toppings were very fresh and they laid them heavy on the pie. Take out food. Staff was very nice.” – Henry NC7
Feeling as excited as we are to have Tony’s food in Hickory NC? We can’t wait to see you and serve you great Italian food and more. To help you to get to know us a little better, we’ve answered a few commonly asked questions.
What Makes Tony’s Cuisine Authentic Italian?
There are over 100,00 Italian restaurants in the U.S. Therefore, finding Italian food is easy. Unfortunately, many restaurants only claim to serve authentic Italian. Our team takes our authentic dishes seriously and strive to make it the best. Plus, we have tons of options for folks who are craving food in Hickory NC and the Charlotte area.
Where Else Can I Find A Tony’s Pizza?
In Hickory we are at:
In Huntersville, you’ll find us at:
If in Mooresville, you’ll find Tony’s Pizza at:
If you’re in Charlotte we’re located on:
We look forward to proving that we have some of the best pizza and food Hickory NC offers!
Moreover, we offer the same delicious food at our sister store Mario’s Pizza located throughout the Triad in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Clemmons and High Point.
Do You Have A Rewards Program?
We love to reward our customers for doing what they love best, eating some of the most delicious food Hickory NC offers. Simply download our app from the Apple Store or Google Play and start earning rewards! You can get special offers, cashback, and free food.
Finally, what are you waiting for? We suspect your stomach is growling by now. Come out and see us!
Close on the tails of burgers, pizza is one of the second most popular fast foods in America. With a crispy crust, tangy sauce, and melty cheese, the flavorful favorite is tough to resist. Although, with so many pizzerias to choose from, how do you pick the best pizza Huntersville offers?
There may be plentiful pizzerias in your town. However, not all have the best pizza Huntersville offers. Furthermore, the style of pizza is as important as the toppings. Whether you’re craving a big slice of NY-style pizza or a deep dip into Chicago style, popular Italian restaurants have similar must-haves:
“Definitely service with a smile, Employees and food were outstanding. Pizza and wings were the best I’ve had in a good while. Definitely going to be coming back when I get the chance.” – Tony Church
“Best Pizza in Huntersville. The Decor is tight also all NYC stuff! Been there, 300 times at least! Will be back! It changed owner’s, while I was still in NC! Pizza didn’t change! Yum.”– Michael Hartman
Of course, our specialty is delicious NY-Style pizza. Likewise, we offer many other delicious Italian dishes, appetizers, salads and desserts including: subs, calzones, stromboli, and parmigiana, meatballs, wings, cannoli, cheesecake and limoncello mascarpone cake.
Mostly, excellent Italian fare begins with traditional recipes from the old country. Tony’s Pizza traces their roots to Calabria, Italy.
Similarly, we also understand the importance of value and taking your family out to eat. Thus, we offer a kid’s menu with options for $5 and under along with daily specials for adults.
Let’s face it, we all tend to lead busy lives. Ordering online is convenient. Therefore, Tony’s offers online ordering at all our locations. Choose to pick up your meal or have it delivered to your door. Whichever you choose, you’ll save time and get some great tasting pizza!
While these pizzeria must-haves are important, let’s dig deeper into the best pizza Huntersville offers. After all, what really makes one restaurant’s pizza better than another? Below, here’s what we think makes the best tasting pizza.
Notably, fresh and preserved ingredients taste differently. When processed, these ingredients contain sodium, sugar, and preservatives to increase food’s shelf life. Unfortunately, these additives mar the true flavor. At Tony’s, we use the freshest ingredients possible.
Soggy, tasteless crust ruins any good pizza even if the toppings are superior. Whether you like thick or thin, best pizzas begin with well-crafted crust. Three characteristics that make the perfect crust are:
Hand tossing it a bit doesn’t hurt either. Another art we’ve perfected at Tony’s Pizza!
Once you perfect the base of your pizza, sauce is the next critical element. Perfectly seasoned fresh tomatoes enhance the overall flavor of the pie.
True pizza lovers hotly debate which pizza toppings are best. Whichever combination you prefer, top pizza places offer plenty of options. At Tony’s Pizza, we have over twenty toppings to customize the perfect pizza.
Another hotly debated topic: wood-fired or gas oven? Each method may impart a slightly different taste. Although, seasoned chefs pay attention to oven temperature and cooking time as well.
In the end, when you combine these qualities, you get a pizza that tastes delicious!
Below, we’ve answered a few of our most commonly asked questions.
Absolutely! Choose from our rice-based or cauliflower crusts. Similarly, we have many gluten-free toppings. When you place your order, ask your server about safe options.
Indeed, we do! Locate our daily specials on the menu section of our website. Better yet, join our loyalty program. Simply download the app from our website. Or, the next time you place an order, let a team member know you want to join.
Earn 1 point for every $2 you spend. Then, enjoy rewards for doing what you love – eating pizza! Get free food, $5 certificates, and special offers.
In Huntersville, you’ll find us at:
If in Mooresville, you’ll find Tony’s Pizza at:
We also have a location in Hickory:
If you’re in Charlotte we’re located on:
We look forward to proving that we have some of the best pizza Huntersville offers!
All ages enjoy a fun Italian themed party. The food is fabulous and it’s an excellent way to celebrate the culture of another country. Before we get into the food, here are some fun Italian party activities and decorations for your event. Keep in mind, Tony’s Pizza can help with all your Italian catering needs if you’re not up for making the food!
Notably, the Italian flag and flag colors make decorating for an Italian themed party simple. With three vertical stripes in green, white, and red, it provides a perfect color scheme for your décor. Incorporate these colors to bring all of your Italian themed party decorations together. Here are a few other ideas:
Next, determine the vibe for your party. If you prefer a rustic feel, use wine barrels for party tables or make candleholders with wine glasses. Or, if it’s a kid’s party, use bright colors. Colored plates in red, green, and white add to the atmosphere. Likewise, use the Italian flag as placemats.
If you’re inviting the whole family to your Italian themed party, have games for all ages. Here are various activities for the kids:
If you prefer more traditional Italian party games for kids, check out this resource.
Even though games for the kids are so fun that some of the adults may want to join in as well, here are some Italian style party ideas for older guests:
Moreover, Italian culture encompasses relaxing and spending time together while enjoying fabulous food. So, don’t overstress yourself planning activities. Let Tony’s Pizza do the heavy lifting with authentic Italian party cuisine.
Our team at Tony’s Pizza is happy to take one thing off your plate for your Italian themed party: the food! We provide catering trays that give you everything you need whether your Italian party is small or big. We offer trays with pizza, Italian entrees, and other party favorites such as wings and salads. Likewise, we also have traditional Italian desserts for you and your guests. You can find out more about our menu here.
Here are a some FAQs about the fare at Tony’s Pizza:
We create traditional Brooklyn-style pizza. With family recipes straight from Italy by way of New York, you can expect a thin, chewy crust and savory sauce with tons of toppings. Select a specialty pizza or build your own with your favorite toppings.
Absolutely! We offer all our pizzas in two gluten-free options. If you want something as close as possible to our traditional crust, try our rice flour crust. Similarly, we have cauliflower crust for a healthier pie.
Indeed, we offer a rewards program for you to earn points on every purchase. This includes ordering food for your Italian party. Sign up via our app or give your phone number to a team member to sign up in person.
We hope to see you soon at any of our locations in Charlotte, Mooresville, Huntersville and Hickory. Give us a call for more information about catering and our menu or find out more by following us on Facebook.
One thing that’s so great about North Carolina is that it’s a melting pot of folks from other states. Notably, this is especially true in the Charlotte, Huntersville and Mooresville area. Other than being a beautiful place to live, our mild climate coupled with affordability and economic opportunities draw an eclectic group of folks. Moreover, a large number of people in North Carolina come from New York. Many of these folks still crave food from their hometowns. If you’re searching for the best pizza Mooresville restaurants have to offer, head over to Tony’s Pizza.
Those who aren’t familiar with NY-style pizza, often wonder what makes it so special. After all, there are lots of other types of pizza such as Neapolitan or Chicago.
However, New York-Style Pizza is in a class of its own starting with the crust. We create the dough with a high-gluten flour mixed with water, salt, yeast, and olive oil. Then, we hand-toss it to form a crust that’s slightly thicker around the edges (this is a very crucial step!). Next, our chefs top the dough with seasoned tomato sauce. Typically, ingredients include garlic, basil, and oregano.
Atop our flavorful sauce, the chef sprinkles grated mozzarella cheese. Keep in mind, this mozzarella must be low moisture which gives pizza its stringy characteristic.
Finally, you get to customize your pie with all the delicious toppings we have to choose from. Often, our guests debate about which ingredients make the best pizza. At Tony’s Pizza, we have over 2 dozen delicious toppings to sate everyone’s taste buds.
Once baked, this hand-tossed crust is crispy, yet still foldable so you can eat it on the go.
It’s practically a fact, pizza is one of America’s favorite foods. At least once a week, an estimated 40 percent of the population eats it. Here are a few reasons why we love this Italian dish:
Initially, chefs cooked pizza in coal-fired ovens. Because it was cooked by this method, you could only buy pizza by the pie. Once gas-fueled ovens hit the scene in the 1930s, chefs could pre-bake pizza making slices easy to reheat. Thus, in New York City, all the residents traveling on foot could simply grab a slice of pizza and go.
Nowadays, most pizzerias still sell by the slice. Moreover, as we mentioned earlier, NY-style pizza easily folds still allowing diners to eat as they travel.
Whether you love veggies or meats, you’ll find plenty of awesome toppings to suit your taste buds. From trendy to traditional, mixing different toppings gives your pizza a whole new flavor.
Some people view pizza as junk food. However, it has a combination of protein, carbs and fat which offers a nutritious balance. If you add fresh vegetable toppings, you get a boost of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. So, stop feeling guilty and eat up!
When you eat pizza, your brain releases endorphins. These chemicals boost feelings of happiness. In a sense, eating pizza makes you feel good.
Tangy tomato sauce, crispy crust and stringy cheese. Need we say more?
With so many other pizza restaurants in the Charlotte, Mooresville and Huntersville area, what makes Tony’s different?
First, brothers Mario, Tony, and Vinny grew up in a large Italian family in Brooklyn, NY. This family cooked and shared their ideas. Many of their recipes date back to their origins in Calabria, Italy.
Plus, we don’t want you to go away hungry. That’s why we make our pizza slices huge. In fact, they’re often much bigger than many other pizzerias in Mooresville and the Charlotte area.
Some of our customers think we make the best pizza in town. Here’s what a few of them have to say on TripAdvisor about us:
“Eddie Z here again. Stopped for lunch after 14 months of not eating out and nothing had changed. Still the best pizza in the state and the closest to New York/New Jersey pizza you’ll find here. This is the real deal in pizza!”
“My family loves Tony’s Pizza. A large pizza takes up the entire table. Yes that is correct. We just ate from the pizza pan. There were two adults and two teenagers and we took 1/2 of the pizza home. Great sauce that makes my mouth water thinking about it. You will love Tony’s Pizza.”
“If you are looking for a true New York Style thin Pizza that is absolutely Yummy, it’s Tony’s Pizza! Eat it fresh and hot and you will be amazed. They also have a ton of other things on their menu, but I have to get pizza every time because it’s just that good! We did have wings with it on our last visit and they were very good as well.”
The Charlotte area offers many great dining experiences including the best pizza Mooresville restaurants have to offer. Often, that makes it tough to choose where to eat. So you can get to know us better, here are answers to a few commonly asked questions.
In addition to pizza, we serve salads, calzones, Stromboli, subs and authentic Italian dishes. Likewise, we have tasty appetizers such as garlic knots, wings, and toasted ravioli. Better yet, order one of our sweet desserts as a delicious finale to your meal!
For our youngest diners, we offer a kid’s menu with smaller-sized portions. Kids love their dinner; parents appreciate the price. Each kid’s menu item is $5 or less.
Absolutely! We offer delivery via Slice, Uber Eats, and DoorDash.
Wondering what to have for dinner tonight? Order one of our delicious meals now! When looking for one of the best pizza Mooresville restaurants, choose Tony’s Pizza.
Sticking to a gluten free diet has become more popular over the years. Likewise, some must avoid gluten because of medical conditions and health issues. It can make eating out much more difficult because of the numerous foods that contain wheat, such as pizza. Here at Tony’s Pizza, we offer gluten free pizza to make going out to grab a bite a little easier.
If you’re unfamiliar with gluten, it is a type of protein found in wheat, rye, triticale, and barley. The gluten in food can cause unwanted effects once ingested that range in severity. The effects of gluten ingestion range in severity depending on medical diagnosis:
Reactions to gluten can be anywhere from mild to severe or even deadly depending on one’s diagnosis. Regardless, each type of medical condition requires a diet that limits gluten intake.
A few symptoms may appear as bloating, diarrhea, rash, headaches, and constipation. Celiac Disease also shows similar symptoms, but small intestinal damage will also occur in these individuals. Lastly, ataxia is a neurological disease that causes the immune system to target certain parts of the brain as a response to gluten ingestion.
Even if they lack a dietary disorder, many people choose to adopt a diet free of gluten or wheat for a multitude of reasons. Here are some of the main benefits of eating gluten free:
No human can completely digest gluten. In fact, eliminating gluten from your diet often allows you to fill it with other digestible foods. Thus, a gluten-free diet is easier on your digestive system as it quickens the rate at which nutrients pass to your cells.
Gas is often produced in the large intestine when you eat a lot of starchy foods. Finding a replacement for this grain will likely decrease your bloating and gas.
It is no secret that the American diet contains plenty of refined white flour. This flour is a high-glycemic food, which means your body digests it quickly. In turn, this digestion causes a spike in insulin. Too much of this can then lead to a variety of diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
Even though it hasn’t been scientifically proven, many individuals have found that removing gluten from a diet clears blemishes on the skin. Researchers argue that gluten causes inflammation, which is what triggers breakouts and acne on the skin.
When one consumes too many of these simple carbohydrates, such as refined flour, it can negatively affect both HDL and good cholesterol. Plus, increased consumption of simple carbohydrates may raise your LDL or bad cholesterol.
Dining out can become challenging when you stick to a gluten free diet, regardless if it’s for health or personal reasons. Wheat flour, a source of gluten, is a huge part of the American diet.
For example, this type of flour is used to thicken soups, gravies, and various condiments. All sorts of baked goodies from bread and pizza to cakes and cookies contain flour.
It can be difficult to determine if something contains gluten. Many manufacturers derive ingredients from a grain that contains gluten, as it is. A key example of this is malt flavoring or extract.
Here at Tony’s, we understand your frustration when adhering to a gluten free diet. We all want to share a slice of pizza with friends every once in a while or grab a delicious pizza when there’s no time to cook.
Because of this, we offer 2 different types of gluten free crusts. The rice flour-based crust tastes similar to that of a traditional pizza crust. Our cauliflower crust is filled with nutrients for an option that’s even healthier.
It takes commitment to adhere to a gluten free diet. Each of us here at Tony’s want you to confidently choose our food when you go out. Here are a few of our answers to common questions about gluten free pizza to help you out:
For anyone with celiac disease, it’s a real concern that gluten will be unintentionally transferred to your food. The smallest amount of gluten can still lead to a severe reaction.
Tony’s takes these concerns seriously. We realize even the smallest bit of gluten is dangerous for some. So, it is necessary to inform diners that our gluten free pizza is made in the same kitchen as our regular pizza. There is absolutely a risk of cross contamination.
There are a multitude of toppings offered to everyone, regardless of their relationship with gluten. Be sure to ask your server for our gluten free topping options before ordering.
An extra tip: stop by Ava’s Cupcakes for a gluten free dessert if you’re craving something sweet after your meal. Ava’s two locations offer gluten free cupcakes daily.
We know gluten free pizza isn’t for everyone. There are plenty of other options available for those who do enjoy a gluten-filled diet!
Tony’s Pizza boasts a menu for all tastes. We have a variety of salads, subs, calzones, strombolis, and other Italian fare. We also offer NY-style pizza! Plus, Tony’s makes sure to cater to the younger members, with our kids’ menu that has smaller-sized portions fit for a budget of $5 or less. Our weekly specials are another addition to keep your budget low.
Don’t forget about our loyalty program! It’s a great way to earn points for eating yummy food. You can join by downloading the app or speaking to a staff member the next time you dine with us. Once joined, don’t wait to start earning points while doing what you love best: eating at Tony’s Pizza.
Clearly, Italian food is massively popular in the United States. Therefore, it’s no surprise that you are searching for Italian restaurants Charlotte. If you are hoping to find delicious and authentic Italian food, choose Tony’s Pizza. Better yet, we have six locations in the Charlotte and Hickory area with 1 in Mooresville, 1 in Huntersville, 3 in Charlotte and 1 in Hickory.
Looking to know more about our delicious Italian food and other delights that Tony’s Pizza offers? Explore our menu options below.
We realize we’re a little bias but we think Italians prepare the most scrumptious pasta dishes and pizzas. Thus, it should not be shocking those two types of Italian food are at the top of the pyramid for best Italian dishes.
There are also some other popular Italian foods. Here is a list of some other well-liked Italian dishes.
Since you are now versed in the best Italian dishes, we are ecstatic to share some of Tony’s fabulous offerings.
Here at Tony’s, we pride ourselves in being one of the best Italian restaurants Charlotte providing top-notch Italian dishes to our fellow residents. Coming from a long line of Italians, our owners make our Italian dishes in the best way possible.
Additionally, our secret to making such delicious dishes is the fact that we use the freshest ingredients possible. Similarly, those ingredients have to add the right touch of Italian flavor. Consequently, you can’t choose just any fresh ingredient. Our talented team knows just what, and how much, to put in our Italian dishes.
Plus, you get rewarded for dining with us through our loyalty club. If you are a loyalty club member, you will earn points and rewards. In fact, if you join the app now, we have a promo going on where you earn a free slice of pizza just for joining! It’s simple, all you must do is download the “Mario’s Tony’s” app through your phone’s app store. Or, simply give us your mobile number the next time you order in-store.
We have an endless assortment of Italian foods. Although our name advertises pizza, we offer so much more than that. Below, you can read about other scrumptious options our menu offers!
The assortment of Italian foods we offer includes many of the most popular Italian dishes. We make sure there is something for everyone on the menu. Truly, our diverse fare ensures nearly every family member will be satisfied and happy with dining at Tony’s for lunch or dinner.
Our menu includes:
Now, let’s dive into the details of the mouthwatering Italian offerings here at Tony’s Pizza.
First, we would be amiss if we failed to mention pizza at the top of our Italian list. Aside from it being one of the most well-known Italian foods, it’s also in our name as well!
What sets our pizza apart?
Name a better way to start your meal than with one of our authentic Italian appetizers. Luckily, you’re in great hands. We’ve got you covered with some great appetizers. Our authentic fare will have you feeling like you are dining in the beautiful country of Italy.
Up next, we have a great selection of popular pastas and Italian cuisines on our menu. Those include:
Are your taste buds demanding a sweet treat but it must be Italian? Clearly, flying over the Atlantic Ocean isn’t always an option. Well, you are in luck. We happen to have three delectable Italian desserts available on our menu.
Finally, bring kids too! We offer a great selection of kids’ meals for our little Italian connoisseurs. Of course, we have included kid-friendly staples, such as chicken tenders, but we also have some Italian-specific choices.
Another perk we have to offer is our $5 or less kids’ meals which include a drink sized just for kids!
Since we are one of the top Italian restaurants Charlotte and Hickory offer, we want to ensure all your questions are answered before you visit us. Accordingly, we put together some of the most asked questions.
We have three locations in Charlette. You can find us at:
Our other restaurants include one location in Mooresville, one location in Hickory, and one location in Huntersville. Likewise, all our locations are convenient to the entire Charlotte and Hickory area such as Pineville, Lake Norman, and Matthews.
Just as any other Italian restaurants Charlotte offers, the price depends on what you order. To see our full menu which includes prices, click here .
Absolutely! We have party trays and our large 24” pizzas which are perfect for any party. Select some apps and desserts and you can feed a crowd.
Are you looking for a delicious lunch near me? Drop by Tony’s Pizza for subs, salads, pizza, Italian entrees, and daily lunch specials. Better yet, our recipes were passed down through the generations from Calabria, Italy. So, if you choose Italian or pizza, rest assured, it’s authentic! Today, we have six locations in the Charlotte and Hickory area. We’d love to serve you and your family.
New York-Style Pizza
Speaking of authentic, we bring you delicious New York-Style Pizza directly from Brooklyn. In the early 1900s, Gennaro Lombardi developed NY-Style pizza when he opened the first pizzeria in the United States in Lower Manhattan. Since then, many chain restaurants have attempted to replicate this style of thin-crust pizza.
Here at Tony’s, we do things a bit differently than those chains! We use fresh ingredients and traditional recipes to create the perfect pie, based on our family recipes and Brooklyn background. Starting with a thin, hand-tossed crust, our chefs begin the delicious process. Then, we top it with our unique tomato sauce, high-quality cheese, and your choice of other toppings.
Our most popular toppings include traditional fare such as pepperoni and extra cheese. Of course, you’re welcome to choose whatever you like. In addition to choosing your own toppings, we have a few specialty options:
Feel free to dine in or get it to go! Or, we offer delivery through mulitple services, including Doordash, Slice, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. We have multiple locations in Charlotte, Mooresville, Huntersville and Hickory. We also are close to Davidson, Matthews, Pineville, Lake Norman and Conover. If you’re looking to order pizza in Charlotte, Hickory or any of the surrounding areas, we’ve got you covered.
Tony’s Has More Than Just Pizza
Moreover, if pizza isn’t really your favorite meal (how is that possible?!), no worries. Our menu includes lots of other options when you’re craving lunch near me. Here are just a few of our other choices:
Our appetizer menu also includes Italian sausage, garlic knots, garlic bread, toasted ravioli, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, cheesy bread, fried mushrooms, and french fries. Likewise, we have a kids‘ menu that has seven different meal options for $5 and under.
Desserts To Finish Your Delicious Lunch Near Me
Often, our guests crave something sweet at the end of their meal. Try one of our authentic Italian desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth!
First, if you’re a coffee fan, try our tiramisu. First created in Treviso, a small town near Venice in Italy, tiramisu gained popularity in America in the 1980s. With thick layers of mascarpone-based cream and a dusting of cocoa powders on top, it’s perfect if you love a sweet dessert that isn’t too sweet.
Cannoli is another tasty feature on our menu. We fill these fried tubes of pastry with a mixture of sweet cream and ricotta cheese, mixed together with chocolate chips. Then, we sprinkle them with powdered sugar. Coming from Sicily, this dessert is a centuries-old treat. Today, folks around the world enjoy Cannoli with a variety of different fillings and toppings. Although, we think our traditional-style recipe can’t be beat!
Looking for something a little different? Grab a slice of delicious limoncello mascarpone cake. Often served as an after-dinner drink, Limoncello is an Italian lemon liqueur popular in southern Italy. True to its name, it has a strong lemon flavor. Our dessert has layers of sponge cake infused with limoncello and Italian mascarpone. To finish it off, we top it with white chocolate curls.
Last but never least, we revisit our deep Brooklyn roots with our authentic New York-style cheesecake. Order a slice for a dense, rich yet slightly tangy and sweet end to your meal here at Tony’s Pizza.
FAQs about Our Lunch Fare
We’d love to answer any questions you have about our lunch menu. Here are a few frequently asked ones to get you started.
Do you offer lunch specials?
Yes! We have daily specials that are valid all day in addition to specials available until 4 PM. Choose from our daily slice special or our daily sub special. Both come with a side and drink. Every day, we also have a 10-inch pizza lunch special. If you love deals, also follow us on Facebook to be the first to know about any extra offers and events here at Tony’s. Likewise, sign up for our loyalty program and allow for push notifications so that you don’t miss a deal!
What should I order for lunch?
Can’t decide? If you’re not sure what to order, our staff would be happy to recommend an option based on your tastes. Our entire menu is available for lunch. Many people love our slice special for lunch, since it’s quick and you can enjoy our pizza without committing to an entire pie.
Do you have a loyalty program?
As mentioned above, indeed we do! If you love our pizza and other great food (and we know you will!), join our loyalty program and earn points every time you come to our Italian restaurant. Just download the “Tony’s Mario’s” app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. Or, sign up by giving our staff your mobile number when you eat in our dining room. Start earning today by dining at any of our locations for a delicious Italian lunch!