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Hungry and searching online for the best Italian places near me? Never fear, Tony’s Pizza is here! And, yes, while we have pizza literally in our namesake (which is certainly Italian food too), we also have numerous authentic Italian dishes to sate your cravings. Moreover, our owners’ ancestors hail directly from Italy. Therefore, our customers enjoy dishes made with recipes handed down through our family. Thus, when you choose Tony’s Pizza for your Italian food cravings, you get the real deal!
As a family-owned restaurant, we take family traditions very seriously. As mentioned, our owners’ family is from Italy – Calabria to be precise. We use their methods and recipes in our Italian dishes which include:
Moreover, we include a side salad and garlic knots with our entrees above.
If you’re looking for an Italian appetizer as well, consider:
Similarly, we have some other fun appetizers as well such as wings, fries, mozz sticks, onion rings, jalapeno poppers and fried mushrooms.
Obviously, since it’s in our namesake, we would be amiss if we didn’t mention our New-York style pizza as well. While it’s a little different than true Italian-style pizza, it is a masterpiece you shouldn’t miss! Owners Vinny, Mario and Tony perfected this Brooklyn-style pizza in the best place to do it – Brooklyn! Around the 80s, they brought this classic crust to the coast of North Carolina. Then, we expanded to the Charlotte, Hickory and triad area. Come grab a bite of our huge chewy yet crispy slices of authentic NY-style pie.
Still wondering if you’ve found the best Italian restaurant near me? Consider a few things that set us apart from the competition.
First, we’re not a classic chain restaurant like Olive Garden. Not that we’re knocking them because we like some of their dishes too. However, we give individual attention to each entree. Even though we have several locations, we are family owned. Plus, many of our team members are actually family as well. And, those who aren’t, are like family. Trust us, you should see us at a company meeting! We ARE family. Our entire team cares about every single dish that we serve.
Second, we believe that the best Italian dishes begin with the freshest ingredients. We source as locally as possible. Therefore, our food is as fresh as possible. Similarly, we search for quality ingredients. It isn’t always about price. Our tomatoes, cheese, herbs and other ingredients must meet our standards of quality before we use them in our Italian meals.
Third, we believe in big portions! If you leave hungry, we haven’t done our job. Conversely, we don’t just pile on creamy, delicious cheese and loads of sauce for the heck of it. We make sure that each ingredient complements rather than overwhelms the others. After all, we want you to taste all the fun nuances in our Italian dishes. It’s all about balance!
Moreover, don’t just take our word that you’ve found one of the best Italian places near me, hear from our customers. Below, are a couple reviews:
“I discovered this restaurant from work because, we can not leave from work for lunch… EVERYTHING from this place is delicious. My favorite is the homemade lasagna which I have ordered several times…” – Greta M.
“We just moved to this area and had been wanting to try Tony’s for several days. I must say we were very pleasantly surprised! We ordered online for pickup and the food was ready on-time and was very hot and fresh even after we got it back to our apartment. We got the Cheesy Garlic bread, which was not smothered in cheese but very sufficient. It was, however, very buttery with a strong garlic flavor.
The marinara dipping sauce was some of the best I’ve had. Delicious. We also tried the fried mushrooms which were excellent as well. Our main entree was a 15″ Pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and black olives. I have to say it was up with the top best 2 or 3 pizzas I’ve ever had. Perfect crust, great sauce, and the mushrooms were fresh! So many places use canned mushrooms and it’s just not the same. A+++ will definitely be going here again. Can’t wait to try the calzones and subs”. – Eric M.
Check our more Tony’s Pizza reviews here.
Below, we’ve listed a few questions our guests commonly ask. Feel free to give us a call if you have more questions about your Italian places near me quest. Or, fill out our contact form.
Via vendors such as Doordash, we offer delivery throughout the Charlotte and Hickory area. Click the “Start Delivery Order” button above to get some of the best Italian food in Charlotte.
While we don’t cater in the traditional sense of bringing the food and serving it, we do offer party trays of our Italian dishes. As long as you give us a few days in advance, we can prepare delicious Italian dishes, salads and desserts for pick up.
Throughout Charlotte and Hickory, we have multiple locations including near UNCC, Mooresville, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Galleria and Ballantyne. So, if you’re looking for a convenient place to eat, we have you covered. We also have a sister restaurant, Mario’s Pizza, throughout the Triad in Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro.
As a family-owned Italian restaurant, we completely understand the expense of feeding a large family. Thus, we offer specials for every day of the week. Plus, we have daily lunch specials as well. For kids, we have meals set at $5 and under which even include a kid-sized drink.
Better yet, join our loyalty club to earn points for your purchases. Currently, when you reach 50 points, you get a $5 credit on your next purchase.
So, come try our delicious Italian food and pizza! We look forward to seeing you!