Not sure if the bad review in this thread is talking about the same restaurant. I’ve eaten at Tony’s di Napoli on the upper east side four times at least, and always left full, happy, and safe. Beautiful restaurant, beautiful food, knowledgeable and excellent service. The gluten free penne is safely prepared and good. Naturally gluten free dishes like chicken scarpiello, shrimp scampi, arugula salad, very berry dessert, Nutella cake, are all fantastic. A big plus is that my husband, who is very choosy in his Italian restaurants, loves Tony’s. He gets his gluten fix and then some, while I’m not feeling deprived at all.
When I asked about gluten free options, the waitress sighed and was so annoyed with me. She then said she had no idea what I could eat and felt very upset that she should have to ask in the kitchen. I tried several times saying I would eat whatever the kitchen said was safe / that I would eat anything gluten free. She told me if I was needing “safe” food, she would prefer if our party left. So we did. I felt so embarrassed and confused.