Upscale taste on a college budget
Tony P’s in Cherry Creek serves up tasty dishes
Published: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 12:10
Finding a reasonably priced restaurant in the upscale Cherry Creek district is tough. But, if you look hard enough, you’ll find that some places actually have reasonably priced foods that are within the budget of the average college student. One such place is Tony P’s.
The way Tony P’s is set up is more like a nice garage than a restaurant. Large doors remain open, allowing access to patios and letting the Colorado sun shine inside. The warm glow illuminates old junkyard windows and doors hanging from the ceiling, as well as tables adorned with old bottle caps.
Once you are seated, expect some buttery breadsticks with chunky marinara sauce to get you started. Take a look at the menu, but keep in mind that Happy Hour, between 4–6 p.m. on the weekends and 9–11 p.m. during the week, offers $1 one-topping pizza slices.
Extra toppings—and there’s quite a variety—cost a mere dollar extra each. A hefty meal with a drink and breadsticks will only run you $6.
Tony P’s offers a wide variety of both whole wheat and gluten free options, and uses only locally milled organic flour. The whole wheat pizza crust is phenomenal and brings a texture to the pizza that really makes it stand out.
The homemade Grandma Rossi Ravioli ($13.99), which comes with a large salad, is a delicious way to experience Its wide variety of high quality ingredients, freshly prepared each day.
Another great deal is the enormous panini sandwich ($9.95), served on freshly baked focaccia bread and toasted to perfection. Napolitano-style pizzas are available for $12.95, and are made in a custom wood-burning oven. When enjoyed with an italian soda ($2.95), this will really take you back to the old country.
And with football season back in full swing and its eight flat screen televisions, you are welcome to enjoy the game with some friends and accompany that with a tremendous deal: One-topping slice of pizza, a PBR, and a premium well shot all for just $5. Despite cheap bar prices, everything about Tony P’s is high quality.
Tony P’s offers quality ingredients, great deals, and a laid back atmosphere which make for a winning combination and a really great meal.