Tony’s Spaghetti Grill for Classic Italian Cuisine

When in Johannesburg, my parents and I, found ourselves craving for some Italian delicacies. I began browsing for options in town and was rewarded with plenty. Finally, keeping our choice of cuisine in mind, we zeroed in on Tony’s Spaghetti Grill, which was highly recommended by locals and travelers alike.

Tonys Spaghetti Grill

Tonys Spaghetti Grill Menu

Our appetizing experience at Tony’s Spaghetti Grill

As soon as we entered Tony’s, we were welcomed by the manager in charge – Hans. He was sweet, friendly and extremely polite. Instantly, I knew we made the right decision by choosing Tony’s for our late afternoon gastronomical session.

The restaurant has ample outdoor, indoor as well as upstairs seating. From what I heard and read, it gets quite busy during lunch hours and on weekends. I would advice to make a reservation beforehand to avoid waiting for long.

Indoor Seating at Tonys Spaghetti Grill

Indoor Seating

Part of the outdoor seating arrangement

Part of the outdoor seating arrangement

We were seated at a table by the window and were informed that Alfred would be our server. After looking through the vast menu, our mouths started watering and we were spoilt for choice. Alfred patiently and enthusiastically educated us on a few dishes; he informed us of commonly underused ingredients so that we were well aware of what to expect.

A peek at the enticing menu

A peek at the enticing menu

After a few rounds of discussion, we chose Macaroni Cheese, Pollo Zucchini Pasta & Pollo alla Diavola as our main course along with Caste Light (which was my choice of beer throughout my South African sojourns).

Chilled beer served in tall glasses

Chilled beer served in tall glasses

Everything was presented  in a appetizing manner. I could not wait to dig into the delectable fare and as soon as I had the first bite of my ambrosial Zucchini Pasta, I was floored. The pasta was seasoned to perfection making it a toothsome delight.

Pollo alla Diavola was perhaps the most elegant dish on the table and tasted just as good. Macaroni Cheese was just average though. So, I would highly recommend trying out the pastas at Tony’s if you make your way to this classy joint for a bite.

Zucchini pasta

Pollo Zucchini Pasta

Pollo alla Diavola

Pollo alla Diavola

Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese

Food platters at Tony's Spaghetti Grill

As we were finishing our food, I had the honor to meet the restaurants’ other manager Wallyd. He was just as friendly as Hans and explained a bit about the history of the place while recommending things to do around Jo’burg.

All in all, we were really impressed by the hospitality, food quality and the overall pleasing decor of Tony’s spaghetti grill. If you are in Johannesburg and looking to tantalize your taste buds, then head to Tony’s without giving it a second thought.

Sitting by the window at Tony's

Out table by the window at Tony’s

Tony’s Spaghetti Grill

Honey Crest Shopping Centre,
Randpark Ridge.
Reservations – 011 795 3698
Opening Hours – 0830 – 2230 hrs
Website –

Disclaimer – We were guests of Tony’s Spaghetti Grill. However, all opinions are 100% my own and as always, I would never recommend anything I haven’t honestly enjoyed. 

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  1. We LOVED the food in South Africa, don’t think I had a bad meal at all! Your meal looks lovely, I could just eat that Macaroni cheese! 😀

  2. We never had a bad meal in South Africa either, they really know how to do food out there don’t they (sometimes a bit too well, we always come back with an extra notch on the belt!). I love pasta, so this is my idea of heaven! Especially that macaroni!

  3. south africa had amazing cuisine! i mostly tried game meats and local things when i was there but the italian spot looks great!


  4. Oh my god, that looks delicious!! I haven’t really heard much about the food in South Africa so good to know its varied and tasty!

  5. All of this looks amazing. I haven’t had good Italian food in forever! Now I’m having a craving.

  6. I was excited when I read the title (it’s just about dinner time here!) but I am super excited that this place is in South Africa! I finish my overland safari in Joburg later this year and after 5 weeks on the road I am going to be craving all things pasta! I will definitely be making a visit to Tony’s when I get there – thank you for introducing us!

  7. looks like a great place for Pasta.Detail write-up and awesome photographs.Thanks for sharing

  8. Yummy! I love Italian food!! Thanks for the write up!

  9. All of these dishes look great! Love Italian!

  10. I’ve heard food in South Africa is delicious but I wouldn’t have guessed to find an Italian place there – can’t wait to visit one day!

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