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5.4 /6 Excellent 312 Reviews

Tony Tomatoes

North Adelaide Italian, Pizzeria $$ +100
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About Tony Tomatoes

North Adelaide wouldn’t be the same without Tony Tomatoes. It’s O’Connell Street address is the go-to for pizza and hearty Italian main courses and moreish small plates, loved for it’s open-plan vibe and, of course, it’s fantastic pizza pies. At times, Tony Tomatoes isn’t afraid to buck the straitjacket of tradition when it comes to what’s on the menu. The pizzas are named irreverently, you can choose from several different bases (including gluten-free, and there’s vegan mozzarella, too), and the lushest four-person-plus banqueting option is called – no nonsense – The Big Feast. Elsewhere, the small and big plates are more traditionally named, but nevertheless packs in a lot of modern culinary creativity. A top informal Italian restaurant in Adelaide!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Thursday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Friday 17:30 - 00:00
  • Saturday 23:30 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 14:30, 17:30 - 00:00
Tony Tomatoes, O'Connell Street 155, 5006 Adelaide

Further Information

Let’s take a look at the eclectic menu at a restaurant that should be on any Adelaide foodie’s list of must-haves, whether or not Italian dining is your ‘thing’. Starting with the pizza – the main draw for North Adelaide locals – it’s easy to see that Mr. Tomatoes, Tony to his friends, has a good sense of humour. There’s the cheeky Eat My Breast (herb-poached chicken breast with tomato, spinach, radicchio, mozzarella and basil pesto), the Fun Guy (a quartet of mushrooms with asiago cheese and a pear and walnut salad), the Flying Anchovy (self-explanatory), and the Jenny Craig Special – as the house four-cheese pizza (mozzarella, asiago, gorgonzola and stracchino) it’s anything but! You’re going to need a base for these toppings, and at Tony Tomatoes you can ask for the 72-hour classic, the wholemeal superleggera made from rye, oats and wheatgerm, or opt for the gluten-free variety.

Over on the other side you’ll find Tony Tomatoes’ nicely curated selection of main courses, many of which can be ordered small or big for variable appetites or for sharing. There are plates of Parma prosciutto or house-made porchetta served with pizzetta bread, pork and veal polpette, Italian-style ‘fish and chips’ (i.e. lightly battered and fried squid and zucchini), vegetarian radicchio or asparagus arancini, cannelloni, a handsome pork ribeye or scotch fillet tagliata, a marinated and oven-baked spatchcock, or a lovely riso nero with mixed seafood and chorizo. To really test the waters at Tony Tomatoes, reserve a big section of this top-notch but relaxed North Adelaide restaurant for a banquet (minimum four people) and head down to O’Connell Street for either The Sunday Lunch, A Dinner Gathering, or A Big Feat – this last features many of the dishes we’ve just mentioned, a selection of pizzas, spelt salad, and a fantastic finish courtesy of Mrs Tiramisu and Sir Chocolate Fondant!

CHEF'S CHOICE

312 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 312 Reviews
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Quality/Price: cheap
Food: heavenly
Noise: average
Waiting Time: no waiting time
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1 review so far 6
21.08.2017 16:21

Great food! Really recommend the Arancini and the pizzas are to die for. Really quick service and a good buzz to the place. The table is limited to an hour and half for 2 people and they are definitely after you being finished and settled up by that time. Still an amazing dinner though. We'll definitely be back!

1 review so far 6
17.08.2017 16:02

Great atmosphere, food and service - a family favourite Steak and salad was sensational, Gluten free pizza also very good - best in town - Everyone happy

1 review so far 6
16.08.2017 08:58

The food here is excellent and the service prompt. Can definitely recommend Tony Tomatoes if you want an experience of great service and great quality food.

1 review so far 6
14.08.2017 09:26

SErvice excellent. Food very nice. Sat outside heater was put on for us. Could not really fault any aspect of the experience. Good range of wines.

3 reviews so far 6
15.05.2017 13:06

We came in as a group of eight for Mothers Day dinner. We had a great table by the window with plenty of room for all of us including the little ones high chair. Our waitress was very helpful, particularly with the wine selection. As usual the food was delicious and enjoyed by all. Thanks again Tony Tomatoes! We are hooked on the best pizzas in town.

1 review so far 6
25.01.2017 08:20

Tony Tomatoes has great pizzas, also the other dishes that were tried were sensational and the staff and service there is a good as you will get, any one who wants a pizza should go to Tony Tomatoes

1 review so far 6
11.06.2017 00:16

It is guaranteed ALWAYS consistantly the best service, always smiling and friendly staff and the food is the best in Adelaide! The next closest thing to going to Italy to have a pizza or pasta. It is like coming "home" when I go there as I am always made to feel valued and welcomed, I just love the atmosphere. Thank you too all the kind staff there and I have been there many times now and I HAVE NEVER ever been disappointed. Thank you again to all the lovely staff that make it a great place to relax and to eat great food!! My favourite is the Proscuitto Pizza!

1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 07:36

The best pizza I have had in a very very long time. I love how they put olives on the table as a starter I could eat a whole jar of them. All six of us enjoyed our meals and definitely will make Tony Tomatoes a regular meal stop. Staff were very friendly

1 review so far 6
20.08.2016 11:27

Exciting modern ambience with honest and authentic Italian cuisine. The Staff are very upbeat and courteous, loved watching the pizza chefs though the kitchen window. I would highly recommend a night out at Tony Tomatoes, I will definitely be returning very soon. Pizzas are delicious!

1 review so far 5
17.04.2017 14:46

Awesome night, busy on the Thursday night we went, but staff were very attentive and polite. It was good to be able to see the chefs at work, the bar was situated to the left of centre and you could sit around it if you wanted to. I liked that the staff were casually dressed, made the place feel more relaxed and casual. Food was great! They had on the night a special called the "LIMBO". and I though it might be on the heavy side but instead it was delicious and very nicely presented. Great place will definitely go back! Great job to all the staff!

1 review so far 6
05.03.2017 18:10

I always love my time at Tony Tomatoes, the food is amazing, there's a great range of wine and the people are always friendly and welcoming - it's my favourite place to eat and catch up with friends.

1 review so far 6
29.06.2016 08:56

the service is great, the place is pumping and the food is the best food i have ever had out! highly rated! I told the people we took with us that it was the best food they would ever eat, they said that the expectation was set and they were expecting to be disappointed, at the end of the night they said they were blown away by the freshness and the authenticity of the food! ******

1 review so far 5
09.08.2017 09:05

Great pizza and lovely service! It would be great if the wine list was a little bit longer and included some more local wines but other than that minor flaw Tony Tomatoes is still the best pizza joint in Adelaide :)

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 23:30

Staff very accommodating and attentive to our needs. There was a misunderstanding (mine) that I thought I booked a table outside and staff after explaining to me that I actually booked a table indoors then tried to accomodate my request. Happy with outcome and staff were very hardworking and had a very good comprehension of service they were providing. You have a very successful establishment and we look forward to dining there again.

1 review so far 6
10.05.2016 11:19

This was our first time to visit the restaurant, after hearing so many great things about it. It did not disappoint at all. The food was of high quality and 'Tonys Vino Rosso' was the perfect accompaniment to our meal. The staff were very friendly and efficient. Will definitely recommend to my friends and cant wait to come back again!

2 reviews so far 6
02.06.2017 16:33

Excellent service and the food is high quality. The pizzas are flavoursome and the desserts were amazing. Had the Semi freddo. I've never had a bad meal at Tony Tomatoes.

1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 21:18

Tony Tomatoes is more than dining, it's an experience!! The food is delicious and offers the best pizza in town!! It's amazing and the service is friendly and accomodating.

1 review so far 6
08.08.2017 12:46

Atmosphere exciting, service impeccable, food great. The olives are a great touch. Always a good experience here. Everyone in my group enjoyed themselves immensely. Thank you Tony Tomatoes.

1 review so far 6
04.05.2016 08:28

Last night my friends & I dined at Tony Tomatoes- Great food, great customer service, great ambience, great prices !!! Definately would recommend to friends & family :)

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 08:33

Love dining at Tony Tomatoes... That's why we keep coming back for more... Great food, Great service, Great restaurant... Highly recommend it! Many of my friends agree :))

1 review so far 5
14.05.2016 08:24

Have been before and it was excellent, but pizza (Mr Pig) was really soggy and poor this time around, and where was the chilli and broccoli? Arancini balls were bland, which was a shame because they sounded really nice. They were very busy due to football, so that might have had something to do with it. But definitely not as good as it was a year ago.

1 review so far 4
24.03.2017 11:31

Great food but very noisy atmosphere...we had to shout across the table to hear....don't need to have the music pumping when you have lots of tables of punters....when our bottle of bubbles was brought to the table the young waitress just plonked it next to the table and left, no showing us the bottle or pouring the glasses, she did not engage at all in fact...seemed rushed. Mind you all other staff were courteous and friendly. Check out Princi in Soho London.... Cheers

1 review so far 5
21.07.2017 10:15

The food at Tony Tomatoes is great as always. The staff are friendly and the restaurant has a great atmosphere. A good place to go with friends and share some delicious italian food.

1 review so far 5
02.06.2016 14:54

Amazing food, I am Vegan and love the options although I was a little disappointed that there was no Vegan Entree and the waitress did not know anything about what was actually Vegan (or even what Vegan meant as she was recommending things with cheese inside) so we had to find someone else to help us. But the food is awesome and well worth it!

1 review so far 6
29.03.2017 08:51

I absolutely loved Tony Tomatoes, great atmosphere and the yummiest pizza I have had in a long time. Recommend the arancini balls and the Tony Peperoni Pizza

2 reviews so far 6
16.03.2017 09:04

Absolutely perfect pizzas, fresh vibrant salads, great drinks menu and fantastic friendly service! I couldn't fault it! Tony Tomatoes is always great and always consistent. Love it!

1 review so far 6
19.01.2017 08:23

Awesome atmosphere, amazing staff and delicious food!! Not only are the pizzas the closest thing you'll eat to Italy, but the rest of the menu is delicious too! Pork tagliata, spelt salad, spatchcock just to name a few! We go so often....it's become our regular! Kid friendly too! A dining experience you won't forget!!

1 review so far 6
03.11.2016 14:02

Our experience at Tony Tomatoes was wonderful. The food was amazing and the customer service was fantastic. We will definitely be going back in the near future.

1 review so far 6
25.10.2016 15:15

Sensational food. Service was a lesson in how service should be. Emulates Europe, St Marcos square in Venezia (Venice) comes to light. Monday night 24th October we dined. Only minus! Italian table of 10 + 2 obnocious squeeling infants. Requested a table outside. Your staff will remember. Will definately come again. Thank you.

1 review so far 5
31.03.2017 23:14

The food here is insanely good. A fuss free menu executed incredibly well. I couldn't fault anything and the service was fast and friendly. I haven't given full points, only because our water wasn't poured out for us,when it was brought to the table, which was unusual, but this was a very small flaw in an otherwise excellent dining experience. We'll be back!

1 review so far 5
19.06.2017 20:20

We were all in our 70s plus age group and we loved the pizzas. We had a very enjoyable shared lunch and a nice bottle of wine. The price was very affordable as we shared each pizza between two and split the bill. As pensioners we can't afford to eat out a lot and this was lovely day out. Thank you Bridgid Laheney

1 review so far 3
20.06.2017 11:05

Great decor, lots to choose from on the menu, but unfortunately I must have ordered the most tasteless, dry and bland pizza of the lot. My friends meals were marginally better. Nice staff, but we had to ask for our table to be cleared long after we had finished eating. It's the little things that make a place special...if the service had been wonderful but the food ordinary we would revisit, but both food and service were ordinary so won't rush back in a hurry. The place was packed to the rafters so hopefully everyone else enjoyed their meals more than I did!

3 reviews so far 6
25.12.2016 09:13

I took Mum out on Thursday night to celebrate the holiday season. The staff were efficient and attentive and Mum said it was the best pizza she's ever had. I have to agree. We also sampled the delicious arrancini accompanied by an Italian Pinot Grigio. It was a great night out.

1 review so far 6
05.12.2016 08:40

Tony tomatoes is one of our favourite Italian restaurants in a Adelaide. The arancini balls are amazing and so full of flavour, and the cannelloni is divine. The wine list is also great, with a number of Italian wines available. Service is also very quick, and all the staff were lovely.

1 review so far 5
17.08.2016 09:47

The food was great, the service was very good. however we did have to remind them of one of the meals which came out a little late but was delicious. I've been there 2 times now and would go there again, lots to try. We had the Prosciutto pizza, Pizza with prawns, Scotch Fillet, Ravioli and stuffed Canelloni, all were delicious.

1 review so far 6
02.07.2017 08:56

Had a great time at Tony Tomatoes, the food was amazing and the service was great! Will definitely be going back for a second visit!!

1 review so far 6
05.09.2016 09:12

Meals arrived quickly and very tasty and authentic. Good buzz in the room and very good service. We will definitely be back to Tony Tomatoes

2 reviews so far 6
20.07.2016 10:36

Have been to Tony Tomatoes on numerous occasions and each time the service and food has been outstanding. I highly recommend Tony T's to everyone.

1 review so far 6
13.07.2016 07:28

Great food, great service, great evening. Nothing to fault at all. The tirimasu in particular was beautiful. Thanks Tony Tomatoes. I will be back 😀

2 reviews so far 6
15.02.2017 12:00

Tony Tomatoes never fails to deliver on quality italian dining, once again they have outdone themselves with their delicious gourmet pizzas and delectable sharing dishes.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 02:02

Always love coming to Tony Tomatoes! Many pizza bases and toppings to choose from, and the names are awesome. All friendly staff and great location.

1 review so far 6
10.08.2017 00:02

Very friendly, very lovely, they gave us excellent advice, & we were very happy. A perfect Ladies Wednesday night! Thank you Tony Tomatoes team! X

1 review so far 6
07.06.2017 11:14

Service excellent - I had booked for four on a Saturday night and rang the day before to change to six. I new it was booked out, but they made some table changes to accommodate us. Food was great also at a reasonable price. Will be returning!

1 review so far 4
21.10.2016 16:44

The pizzas were nice but there could have been a bit more sauce and cheese. I've actually forgotten what we ordered now, but both were a bit too dry and the topping was stingy. I think it was a Margherita and another one from the vego options. The flavour was ok, but my main memory was that both pizzas were dry. I was a bit disappointed, considering the price.

3 reviews so far 6
16.01.2017 11:22

This is the third time I've been to TT. They are yet to disappoint! This time we tried some pasta before we hit a Mr Pig pizza. The cannelloni was delish and the pizza spot on as always. The waiter had a great beer suggestion too.

1 review so far 5
19.02.2017 14:47

Overall happy with food and service. We arrived 15min late held up with traffic so table was given away but disappointed we weren't contacted to see if we were still coming. They reorganized another table so we had to wait 5min more the food and service well and truly made up it

1 review so far 6
21.11.2016 08:08

A three year old granddaughter can be the toughest critic, if the service is slow or unfriendly it can really set the scene. But we found the food, drinks and service were excellent and had an enjoyable meal and will certainly be back.

1 review so far 6
12.06.2016 11:14

Always great food, the friendly staff always make sure our experience is a fabulous one, regardless of s group booking or just for two. They know their food and wine, and it has a wonderful vibe which is why we keep coming back...

1 review so far 6
26.01.2017 01:41

The service was exceptional however I asked for more room with a pram and got stuck next to the door. I'm sure if I said something they would have done all they could to move us. The food was delicious and well priced.

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 08:14

Excellent food, great service.. My partner and myself have been twice and where blown away both times. My partner has a large list of food allergies and it's great to find somewhere that can't cater to all of them.. We'll be back soon..