Tony’s Pizza Palace

Tony, Tony, Tony, how have I driven past you a thousand times and never stopped once to try your delicious pizza? They’ve been in business for over 25 years! Well, guess what – I rectified the situation/made up for lost time because I finally went on a Wednesday evening to try out their pies.

Tony’s Pizza Palace is surprisingly spacious with a mixture of booths and tables that can fit anything from couples to large groups of familia a la Italian style. It has a nice balance of old and new school – with the latter involving our waiter taking our orders from his mini iPad. Service was great as our waiter was friendly, prompt and checked on us a couple of times during the evening.

My stomach was already growling by the time we figured out what we were going to order (curse picky eaters). Working out beforehand definitely made things worse. Luckily, the wait was worth it and actually our pizza’s came in a very reasonable time. We ordered two pies (both XL’s, obviously, go big or go home) and they bring out small bottles of chili flakes and parmesan cheese which is a nice touch.

Margherita ($20.00)
Came with fresh basil, parmesan cheese and mozzarella. Not your typical margherita but it was great! I really like the style of their pizza’s – more on the thin side but still has a good crunch/bite to each slice.

Sal’s deluxe ($26.00)
Prosciutto, capicollo, marinated tomatoes and bocconcini cheese. The marinated tomatoes gave this pie a sweeter taste and the capicollo had the subtlest hint of spice to it (although my friend would disagree with the subtle part). Bocconcini was smooth and sweet, which paired nicely with the tomatoes. Nice contrast to the margherita pizza we ordered.

All in all, Tony’s Pizza Palace is a quaint little spot. Prices are fairly reasonable and WAY better than anything you would get ordering from one of the chains. Can someone please try Jim’s Special Sicillian pizza (for a mere $55.00 and requires 24 hour notice) and let me know how it is? You know, for research purposes?

Tony’s Pizza Palace
9605-111 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
(780) 424-8777

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