CLOSED: Tony’s Little Italy [2/5]
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Tony's Little Italy
Forever on a quest for good Italian food, the hubby and I stopped in at Tony’s Little Italy. A family friendly establishment at the corner of Whitesburg and Airport it had been a couple of years since our last visit. This one reminded us why.

Our dinner started with rolls and salad. The rolls came drenched in oil and garlic which guaranteed that the exterior was tasty, however the interior was doughy and bland. The salads were nicely proportioned but otherwise, standard diner fare–shredded lettuce, a single slice of onion, a couple of croutons and pieces of tomato, with an Italian dressing that tasted like it came off a supermarket shelf.

Our server was attentive and unobtrusive, although I was a bit surprised to find my main dish arriving before I had even started on my salad.

The hubby was underwhelmed with his dish–tortellini with sundried tomatoes and spinach in a cream sauce.

Tony's Little Italy
I opted for the pasta primavera (hold the olives and mushrooms) and was equally unimpressed.

Tony's Little Italy
The green peppers were flavorful and the sweet onions were a bright spot in the dish, however, the broccoli was flavorless and a bit tough. The Alfredo sauce–the real reason I love Italian restaurants–was boring and uninspired. It reminded me of the jarred Alfredo sauce you can buy in supermarkets.

Even with a mostly empty restaurant (we had gone late enough to avoid most of the dinner crowd), the poor acoustics were clear as it was far louder than the number of patrons would indicate.

Looks like we are still on the hunt for a mid-range Italian restaurant in Huntsville. Until then, I’ll just have to keep making my own Alfredo sauce.


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