Tony's Place

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6300 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19135
(215) 535-9851

You want fancy pizza? Yeah? Think you can handle fancy pizza? OK, go somewhere else. You won’t find it at Tony’s, thank all things holy. Like several great pizzerias on this list, Tony’s started as a place that only served tasty, salty things in order for you to buy more booze. Yes, Tony Mallamaci opened a small bar on the corner of 10th and Jackson Streets in South Philly in the late 1940s. His brother Dominic joined him, and they started selling homemade sandwiches (specialties included roast beef and meatballs) as well as thin crusts with homemade tomato sauce on top (no mozz!).

Dominic and Tony moved to the present location in 1951, drawing customers in with free slices of tomato pie. The menu has long since expanded to include pasta dinners, burgers, chicken Parm, "filet of flounder," jalapeño poppers, and a variety of other doubtful bar menu, Italian-American, and Restaurant Impossible standards. But the pizza? As anyone from Philly will tell you, “Best. Tomato. Pies. Ever.” You can top them with anchovies, pepperoni, green peppers, mushroom, sausage, and onion, and, for a limited time around Valentine’s Day, they’re even served in the shape of a heart.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015

Foursquare Tips

  • Foods Great love Tonys
  • Try the tomato pie, best in Philly!
  • Monday and Wednesday: Half-price tomato pies. 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Eat-in only. Toppings regular price. But who needs toppings.
  • Mondays and Wednesdays are 1/2 price Tomato Pie night! Best in town.
  • BEERS AND TOMATO PIE!
  • Best tomato pie in town
  • Been going here since I was 6! Great tomato pies and snapper soup.
  • Tomato pie is horrible - cardboard crust, mediocre sauce. Have no idea why people like it.
  • The tomato pies here are great.
  • Tomato Pie!!!!!!
  • Around Valentines Day, love birds cozy up in the tiny booths to feast on the "Best of Philly"-winning tomato pie, which comes in a heart-shaped form for a limited time each year.
  • Wasn't blown away by the pork sandwich I got. Also the preparation of it was a bit unsanitary. Service was good but I wasn't left with any real reason to come back.
  • Try the Tomato Pie - One of, if not thee, best tomato pies in the Northeast.
  • Do they still do half priced pies on mon and wed
  • the pizza is mediocre. mostly overrated. palatable at best.
  • Great place to meet old friends and make new ones
  • Try the Tomato Pie
  • 1/2 price tomato pie Monday and Wednesday 6 pm - 10 pm
  • Getting a seat can take a small wait but if you do not like loud rooms wait for the bar as the side dining room can get very noisy. Well worth the time for the great tomato pies though!