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Tony A's ?

bucksguy14 Nov 28, 2007 05:54 PM

Can anyone recommend something better than Tony A's in the Blue Bell area?

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    Tedshell Nov 28, 2007 06:31 PM

    Tony A's is pathetically bad. Why don't you try Palermo's right across the street. It's much, much better. If you want an awesome cheese steak, go to Pudge's on 202.

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    1. re: Tedshell
      mitchh Nov 29, 2007 06:51 AM

      Tony A's is pretty bad, but I wouldn't say that Palermo's is much better. Blue Bell is definitely weak when it comes to quality pizza. Your best bet for good pizza is probably in Norristown at Via Veneto on Markley.

      Pudge's is very good, but I'd personally rather drive east on 73 to Phil's if I have a cheesesteak craving.

      1. re: mitchh
        Schpsychman Nov 29, 2007 08:13 AM

        Or Ray's on Valley Forge Rd., very good cheesesteaks.

      2. re: Tedshell
        Mag454 Nov 29, 2007 09:35 PM

        Palermo's is too greasy...

        And no way is Phil's better than Pudges.....

        1. re: Mag454
          mitchh Nov 30, 2007 06:26 AM


          I'm sorry, I didn't realize that an opinion could be wrong.

          Pudge's quality IMO has gotten worse over the past couple of years.

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            phillyjazz Nov 30, 2007 12:42 PM

            I learned never to order a Pudge's "to-go" ESPECIALLY if there is sauce involved. The roll will be so soaked by the time it is opened as to be inedible except with a knife and fork.

            1. re: phillyjazz
              mitchh Nov 30, 2007 01:04 PM


              Honestly I've never had that problem at Pudge's, although I never order anything with sauce.

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        nevets Nov 29, 2007 08:12 AM

        I live close to both of these (Tony A's and Palermo's) and agree that they both serve mediocre pizza. Its a shame as the slices in Tony A's display case tend to look pretty good. Has anyone tried the pizza at Dolce Luna (on 202 south of 73) in the shopping center with Pho Thai Nam?

        1. rabidog Nov 30, 2007 04:10 PM

          is that the same tony a's that has locations in conshy and roxborough? what's wrong with their pizza? they used to be the best around, that delivered to me when i lived in conshy.

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          1. re: rabidog
            chefsklls Nov 30, 2007 05:08 PM

            yes it is the same owner, Tony,

            1. re: chefsklls
              mitchh Dec 17, 2007 01:50 PM

              Just as an FYI, Tony A's in Blue Bell is no longer. I was driving in that shopping center today and a new sign was being put up. While I couldn't see exactly what it said, it definitely wasn't a new Tony A's sign.

              Hopefully this place will be better, although it probably couldn't be worse.

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            GBak504 Dec 17, 2007 04:44 PM

            Tony A's (conshy) is not bad pizza. But then, vs 'what the heck else', I guess that makes it good. Their 'conshohocken' pizza is pretty tasty (eggplant, greens, sauce, garlic..)

            Pudge's..nice if you want a heaping hoagie of flavorless meats on a 'eh roll. Steaks get soggy fast...

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              LowerGwyneddGirl Dec 18, 2007 08:48 AM

              I agree, I live near the Montgomeryville Mall and just make my own pizza and cheesteaks at home. I have tried everywhere possible and I am always dissapointed. I gave up and I agree though that Tony's A's is really bad. I used to like the Flourtown pizza shop and Maple Glen pizza shop. I recently tried a place near the Shop and Bag in Dreshertown and their steaks were surprisingly good.

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              1. re: LowerGwyneddGirl
                nevets Dec 18, 2007 09:10 AM

                Mama's Pizzeria in Bala Cynwyd (Belmont Ave.) makes a good cheesesteak and has kept the same formula for decades. Lots of meat and lots of cheese (I think they use the pizza cheese). Good rolls, but a bit softer than I like. The taste is distinctive and has remained consistent throughout the years. The same family has run the place for decades.

                1. re: nevets
                  mitchh Dec 18, 2007 09:17 AM

                  One thing I miss about living in the Horsham area is Steak and Hoagie Factory. Their freshly baked rolls are extremely good for cheesesteaks.

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