Last night Nick and I had dinner at Tony's. It's a new restaurant to the Upper East Side. It just happens to be literally around the corner from us so we decided to check it out.
It is a family-style Italian restaurant. I met Nick there after work around 5:30pm and it was already busy. Definitely a plus sign. The downstairs area was warmly light and all of the staff members were welcoming and friendly.
We both ordered a glass of wine and started with the stuffed mushrooms. We decided to be adventurous with our appetizer choice (we thought the mozzarella sticks sounds amazing too). If I'm being honest we were a little disappointed with the stuffed mushrooms. It had very little taste and the mushrooms were too thick.
Our main courses were excellent. We opted not to do the family-style. They did have the option to place a half order. I ordered the ravioli napoli (cheese ravioli in a marinara sauce) and Nick had the spaghetti and meatballs (always). It was excellent. The ravioli sauce was just perfect and Nick's meatballs were excellent!
Next up, dessert. Now I love strawberry shortcake... always have. They had it on the menu but it was a family-style dessert. The waitress explained it could feed 3-4 people. We didn't care... bring on the massive strawberry shortcake. It.Was.Huge. I think we ate about half of the desert before we had to stop. It was delicious though.
I think we found a great new Italian restaurant that is literally 50 steps from our apartment!
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