Tony’s Pizza – New York Style Pizzas at River Valley


New York-style pizzas are known to be large, wide, thin, doughy and hand-tossed. You can eat them folded, unlike the Italian pizza al taglio. They are usually sold by the slice, while “pie” would mean the entire pizza. I have never been to New York, but I will make it there. “Start spreading the news…”

For a slice of New York style pizza in Singapore, you can make your way to Tony’s Pizza, opened at the junction shop between River Valley Road and Zion Road. That is stretch of favourite supper hunts, where late night goers search for prata at Spize, chicken rice at Boon Tong Kee and Teochew Cuisine. (Competitor Peperoni Pizzeria is a 5 minute walk away.)

Not to be confused with another Tony’s Pizza in America, this Tony’s Pizza Singapore is co-partnered by Tony Varvara of Elegante Pizza in Brooklyn. Check out his biceps, and imaginging him hand-tossing the dough. Woh. Too bad he is not here most of the time.

In true New York style, pizzas are sold with or without topping. Those without toppings are referred to as ‘plain’ or cheese’ slices.

My heart stopped a beat when I saw the cost of a plain cheese slice – $6.50, probably making this one of the priciest slice around. Perhaps blame it on River Valley and its prime land. The price for an 18” Cheese Pie is at $42.

The toppings, at $1 extra, include Pepperoni, Roast Chicken, Salami, Ham, Chicken Cutlet, Mushroom, Bell Pepper, Onion, Spinach and Pineapple. The toppings are generous, plus not many pizza shops in Singapore allow personalised toppings by the slice.

My customised pizza with spinach and egg makes one fine treat.

In terms of taste and texture, the greatest differences I can point out is Tony’s Pizza slices are very cheesy and aromatic. The crust needs some getting used to, marginally thick and doughy for my liking. I did not succeed much in my attempt to fold the slice and eat it authentic NY style as grease got into my way.

While I can’t vouch for its authenticity, reviews online seem divided though slanted towards positive, from “the closest pizza I have had to New York style pizza full stop”, “the pizza turned out to be pretty good and was worth the wait”, to “not authentic”.

Overall a filling satisfying slice. Now, my well-travelled friends, tell me if this tastes authentic NY or not.

[Giveaway Ended] Tony’s Pizza Giveaway
Tony’s Pizza will be giving away 5 large 18” pizzas to 5 blessed Daniel’s Food Diary readers.

All you need to do is to
Step 1: LIKES the FaceBook pages of Daniel’s Food Diary & Tony’s Pizza Singapore
Step 2: Share this post on Facebook
Step 3: Leave a comment at the end of the blogspot to why you love Tony’s Pizza
(Ends 17th Jan 2013)

Tony’s Pizza
397 River Valley Road (Junction of Zion Road and River Valley Road), Tel: +65 6777 4992 (677 PIZZA)
Open: 11am to 11pm daily

Other Pizza Entries
The Manhattan Pizza Co (Orchard Central)
Pezzo Pizza (Woodlands)
Spizza (East Coast)
Peperoni Pizzeria (Zion Road)
Skinny Pizza (Raffles City)

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99 Responses to “Tony’s Pizza – New York Style Pizzas at River Valley”

  1. Joan Catherine Yuliani
    January 10, 2014 at 4:22 am #

    I love pizzas.

  2. June Lee
    January 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm #

    Pizza is always a good choice regardless of having it all by yourself or sharing with family & friends! With variety of toppings or enjoy it “kosong”, you can to have it In true New York style. And Tony’s Pizza will be my choice!! =)

  3. Jensen Ho Jian Sheng
    January 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

    I love pizzas! 😀

  4. Stephen Tan
    January 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    Who don’t love pizza???

  5. Valerie Lee
    January 10, 2014 at 4:29 am #

    Tony’s Pizza slices are very cheesy and aromatic!!!

  6. January 10, 2014 at 4:31 am #

    I love Tony's pizza because you can choose your own topping unlike other pizza joints which you can't.

  7. Nana Na
    January 10, 2014 at 4:37 am #

    I want to try!

  8. Edna
    January 10, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    I want to try! It looks really yummy!

  9. Justin Chong
    January 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm #

    Distinctive, innovative and seems a cut above the rest!

  10. January 10, 2014 at 5:05 am #

    It is because of their delicious pizza!

  11. January 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Love food.. Love Daniel’s recommendation..
    A lazy way to try yummylicious n great stuff…
    With such great reviews fr Daniel…
    TONY’S PIZZA is definitely in the diedie must try list…

  12. January 10, 2014 at 5:27 am #


  13. January 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    I just residing in Singapore for 3 months. I had never try Tony’s Pizza.
    This blog post pizza look so yummy. I wish my love one and I can have chance to taste Tony’s Pizza and enjoy the lovely moment. Thanks =)

  14. January 10, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    I definitely love love New York Style Pizzas as it gives a really aromatic smell once I
    take a bite! Especially the crispy think crust makes my family and I craving for more as
    we are big lovers of pizza and love to try around all kinds of pizzas :)

  15. Chen Min
    January 10, 2014 at 5:34 am #

    I never try before tony's pizza, looking your post makes me drool!! Really hope to have a chanceto eat and share with mu grandma, family and boyfriend too!! Hope the winner is ME! Thanks daniel!

  16. Alexial
    January 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

    I love the fact that their pizzas are very cheesy!

  17. James See
    January 10, 2014 at 5:41 am #

    Always good to try tasty pizzas such as Tony's…

  18. Stacey Chua
    January 10, 2014 at 5:42 am #

    Keen to try out new food and esp Pizza!

  19. Nancy Woo Mei Ping
    January 10, 2014 at 5:50 am #

    My hubby's name is Tony. My brother's name is Tony too. Would like to try Tony's pizza.

  20. HL Chua
    January 10, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    I have yet to try Tony’s Pizza, but I love how they have plain pizzas (filled with cheesy goodness!)

  21. January 10, 2014 at 6:06 am #

    I think it is different from the mainstream pizzas like pizzahut. it is unique and must be one of the best pizzas in singapore !

  22. sophia basuni
    January 10, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    shared and like :) I have not try Tony’s Pizza before. The concept of choosing own topping is really good idea :) I would like to get the chance to try this pizza via danielfooddiary 😛

  23. January 10, 2014 at 6:19 am #

    i love tony pizza because i love the crust, simply not too thick nor thin. Just perfect for me. Also, i love the pizza as its always very generous towards the portions of ingredient they give. Generally i believe customers like to eat pizza with plentiful of ingredient such that it gives them an overwhelming taste of the pizza upon first bite. And yes, Tony pizza did hit that standard. Also, i am a super fan of pizza, my best shot would be 6 large pizza at one go and i would defintely be enjoying the pizzas if i win this and share them with my family members because they are pizza lovers too ! 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 😉 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

  24. January 10, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    They say that an army travels on its stomach, but I say what better way to experience a foreign place through its food! Hope you’ll let Tony take me to New York via their pizzas! XD

  25. January 10, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    Tony's Pizza is tasty… My family & my 3 monsters love it soo much… Hope to win this treat for them <3

  26. January 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    I want to win because I want to let people around me to taste this pizza.

  27. Dina
    January 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    Haha who doesn’t love pizzas?!! It’s my all-time favorite comfort food!!! And I’m sure Tony’s Pizza never disappoint!!!

  28. January 10, 2014 at 6:28 am #

    It look simply delicious ! 😀

  29. Joan D Wen
    January 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    Tony’s Pizza offers pizzas in true New York style!

  30. January 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    I want to try!! Choose me!!

  31. January 10, 2014 at 6:43 am #

    I always love pizza n the tin crust! <3!

  32. January 10, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    wanna try some tony's pizza to have a go at the NY style pizzas man! the thicker dough sounds good!

  33. January 10, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    My two little girls and my hubby like pizza very much, hope can win the Tony's Pizza and let them try it :)

  34. Nicole Leong
    January 10, 2014 at 8:21 am #

    Oh my gosh! This just made my day! Feeling peckish now on a warm Friday afternoon, if only I could win some Tony's Pizza, yum yum! Pizza + Cold drink = Perfection!

  35. Nicole Leong
    January 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    Oh my gosh! This just made my day! Feeling peckish now on a warm Friday afternoon, if only I could win some Tony’s Pizza, yum yum! Pizza + Cold drink = Perfection!

  36. Rachel Lim
    January 10, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    Would love to try the pizza cause it just looks so delicious :)

  37. January 10, 2014 at 9:56 am #

    Loving Tony Pizza cos of the thin crush skin & it ingredient. Always making me wanna eat more. Best <3

  38. January 10, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    Never try Tony's Pizza before and would love very much to try it

  39. ivy
    January 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    please pick meeeee! pizzapizzapizza!

  40. MicHelle ANg
    January 10, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    I have never try Tony's pizza but I heard it was really nice and after looking your post it make me feel more like trying it now so I hope to win!

  41. January 10, 2014 at 12:27 pm #

    The food at Tony's Pizza is tasty and I really love it. Hope to treat my family to a delicious pizza.

  42. January 10, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    I would like to win this contest and try the Hawaiian pizza. Although I have never eat before, I would like to try as the pizza picture on the website look so yummy.

  43. January 10, 2014 at 2:30 pm #

    I love Tony's Pizza because they only serve the pizzas using premium ingredients. And I love that they are generous with their cheese ^_^

  44. January 10, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    I love Tony's Pizza because it is the closest I can get to taste authentic New York comfort food! Yum Yum :)

  45. January 10, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    Yummylicious! Pizza is different from mainstream pizza~ thin crust and generous amount of topping! Make me hungry when i m thinking about it! :-) <3 <3 <3

  46. Sharin Chia
    January 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    I have yet to try Tony's pizza. However, I am very drawn to your pictures which depicted appetising food with fresh ingredients. I would love to try them!

  47. Cherry Joanna
    January 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    I've nv tried before but heard many gd reviews about Tony's Pizza. So hope to win and bring my hubby n son to have a try. Both of them love Pizza and my hubby is a fussy eater.. But he will sure like Tony's Pizza :)

  48. Yu Jun
    January 10, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    The photographs are making me very hungry! The crust looks so crispy and baked to perfection, while the toppings looks YUMMY!!

  49. January 10, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    I don't need to fly 19.5 hours just to relish my favourite New York-style pizzas… now that Tony's Pizza is just a short bus ride away!

  50. Missy Grace L
    January 11, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    I love Tony’s Pizza because of the yummy food that's always satisfy my cravings. Even my daughter loves it.

  51. January 11, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    Who wouldn’t like a New York-style Pizza?

  52. Wen Hao
    January 11, 2014 at 2:38 am #

    I love Tony's Pizza for the fact it allows customisation for it's topping. No two individuals have the same taste and I have very specific cravings. With the customisation of its toppings, Tony's Pizza will allow me to satisfy my taste buds fully. At Tony's, i will order what Joey (From "Friends") orders – the Joey's Special – TWO PIZZAS!

  53. January 11, 2014 at 4:50 am #

    After reading your blog post & just by looking at the nice & yummy pictures already make my saliva drooling and would be excited to try the pizza with spinach and egg simply because I am a pizza lover & I love spinach & egg the most hence will be excited to try the taste. I have always been searching for classic hand­-tossed New York pizza with customised toppings ! Now my wish have come true after I saw ur blog post hence hope "Daniel's Food Diary" & "Tony's Pizza" can make my wish come true and let me win the 18” pizzas so I can share with my dearest mum & my
    God-brother and I can also write reviews and take photos while enjoying the delicious "Customised Toppings" authentic New York hand-tossed Pizza !
    Thank You "Daniel's Food Diary" & "Tony's Pizza" for the wonderful introduction of the Singapore’s best and yummy pizzas! <3 <3 <3

  54. January 11, 2014 at 4:53 am #

    Haven't tried Tony's Pizza before and wondering how New York pizza tastes like!

  55. Ashley Shin
    January 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Thin crust? Check. Crispy at the edges? Check. Cheesy? Double check! Added with personalised toppings, it is simply a bonus to this wonderfully prepared pizza, all in one bite! What’s not to love?

  56. Katherine Lum
    January 11, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

    Wow Pizza yummy :) Liked and shared

  57. Tony Tan
    January 11, 2014 at 2:44 pm #

    I love New York-style pizzas and Tony’s Pizza met my expectations.

  58. ashmika Jain
    January 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm #

    I love pizza…I love it to the extent that I can have it anytime, anywhere…I heard a lot about Tony’s Pizza, never got the chance to try it..But this time after looking all the pics & reading the blog…my new year resolution is to try it definitely this month…

  59. Elyn Choo
    January 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    New taste ,New style, Delicious And Yummy Pizza
    Let’s go Tony’s Pizza for the Wonderful Prepare Pizza!
    Liked And Shared!!

  60. Allyson Wong
    January 11, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Having tried NYC's pizza and loving it, I'm pretty sure I would love Tony's Pizza!

  61. January 11, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    Love to try the yummy pizzas

  62. January 11, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    It seemed ages ever since I eaten pizza. If I won Tony's pizza, I will definitely share it with my parents because they deserve delectable food! 😀

  63. Sheryl Chan
    January 12, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    I love to bite my pizza and chew it :)

  64. January 12, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    I loved eating pizza ever since I was a little girl as I just loved the crispy crust dough and the cheesy toppings on the pizza. I think Tony's pizza is a great choice for me as it is cheesy with a slight thin crust and yet some simple toppings on it will just makes the pizza so delicious and aromatic. Maybe would like to try out the spinach and egg pizza as this looks rather special and new to me!

  65. January 12, 2014 at 3:50 am #

    would love to try real authentic NY pizza! Yums!!

  66. January 12, 2014 at 4:31 am #

    I like big pizzas with premium ingredients and cheese!

  67. Leila Chua
    January 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm #

    I loveeeeeeee Pizzas! the customized pizza with spinach and egg looks delicious! I would also like to try their side dishes too =)

  68. Jeremy Wong
    January 12, 2014 at 12:39 pm #

    So Delicious! Totally love this !! :)

  69. Geraldine Peh
    January 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Can’t say I love Tony’s Pizza before I have tried it out, but I just came back from Manhattan and Brooklyn last August, and simply love their pizza there! I like pizza that comes with generous supply of cheese, and Tony’s customisable pizza will be a big delight!

  70. January 13, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    Haven't been to NY but would certainly love to try it!!

  71. Dorcas Ng
    January 13, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Because Tony’s pizza looks so delicious with a suave hunkie macho owner behind these delectable creations. *DROOOOLS* I WANT TO TRY THEM PIZZAS!

  72. January 14, 2014 at 9:18 am #

    I love Tony’s Pizza because it allows me to have the best of both worlds – Original New York-style pizzas and toppings I favour to send my taste buds on an exciting adventure!

  73. Sally Hw
    January 14, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    Tony's pizza slices are very cheesy and aromatic, and thick which I enjoy most for pizza, taste great.

  74. Yet Han Wei
    January 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

    Tony’s pizzas are cheesy and aromatic, with thick slices, will taste great, I simply love it.

  75. Jolin Lau
    January 14, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    I like to try Tony Pizza

  76. Yet Han Wei
    January 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Tony’s pizza slices are very cheesy and aromatic, and thick which I enjoy most for pizza, taste great.

  77. Sophia Ang
    January 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm #

    I love that Tony's Pizza has personalised toppings by the slice. :-)

  78. Melanie Chew
    January 15, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    Doughy crust, generous toppings and the choice of personalising my very own pizza… What's there not to like?! :-)

  79. Jaime Chan
    January 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    looks like pizza from new york!

  80. Sally Soh
    January 17, 2014 at 5:20 am #

    I would love to try Tony pizza

  81. Hong Liang
    January 17, 2014 at 1:36 pm #

    Pizzas are my favourite food! Tony’s Pizza is really authentic New York Style Pizza! That’s why i always patronize Tony’s Pizza whenever I’ve a craving for pizzas!

  82. January 17, 2014 at 5:37 am #

    I Love Tony Varvara and of course His Pizza

  83. Jaime Chan
    January 17, 2014 at 5:40 am #

    looks like pizza we get from new york !

  84. Chan Yk
    January 17, 2014 at 6:02 am #

    I have never tried Tony's Pizza before but give me pizza anyday and I am a happy man!

  85. January 17, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    I have a jaded palate due to the over consumption of commercial pizza.I am totally sick of it!I need the old school type of pizza.

  86. Kadice
    January 17, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    I love cheezzy pizzas and definitely excited to try a new one in town! :)

  87. January 17, 2014 at 7:48 am #

    My all time favorite Pizza, love it with extra cheese!!

  88. Janice Lee
    January 17, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    I'm a pizza lover so will like to try out Tony's Pizza.

  89. Andy Ho
    January 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm #

    I look forward to try this new Pizza!

  90. Ong Jialing
    January 17, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

    It is oozing with cheese and being able to customise one’s pizza is so awesome!! 😀 love to try it!!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

  91. Julin Chua
    January 17, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    My retired parents love pizzas. Love to bring them to try the New York style pizzas at Tony's Pizza :)

  92. January 17, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    I want to try Tony's Pizza because they allow us to customise our toppings by slice so I can get to try out as many flavours as I want at 1 go and their toppings are super generous!

  93. January 17, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    I love Tony’s Pizza because give me the chance to try the different, special and wonderful Pizza. Sharing the best with beloved family! Enjoy! (^o^)/

  94. January 17, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    Shared this blogpost and liked both pages! I love Tony's Pizza cos I like NYC and I loooove cheesy pizzas!!

  95. January 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

    I love Tony’s Pizza because pizza is my favourite food! can never get tired of it no matter how much I eat! 😛

  96. Shirley Lee
    January 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    I love Tony's pizza because I am a big fan of pizza and would like to try this pizza as the pictures are making me drool already. Yummm!

  97. admin
    January 22, 2014 at 9:25 am #

    Congrats to Hong Liang, Geraldine Peh, Nicole Leong, Lilian Wu and Joe Woon from winning a large Tony’s Pizza in the Daniel’s Food Diary. Please email with your contact details!

  98. Wanger
    October 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    There is no Tony at Tony’s pizza. I’ve been there 4 times and never saw any Westerner working there.

    The pizzas are made by local kids who probably never had a NY pizza or been to NY, or really know to properly make a NY-style pizza.

    Having tried these a few times, they taste nothing like NY pizza. The crust and cheese are completely wrong. These pizzas rate on the mid- to lower scale of pizza available in Singapore. Although Scarpino’s is not at all what people who know pizza would call good pizza, but it is on par with or better than Tony’s.

    There are much better pizzas at the Italian restaurants along Robertson Walk (but only the ones with Italian people working there).

    I hope they improve and train their staff to make proper NY pizza. Singapore needs a real pizzeria that serves slices as is everywhere in the USA. Tony’s does that, but the pizza is not at all authentic. It is disingenuous to make these claims to an unsuspecting public.

  99. Gerold
    April 26, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    Agree with Wanger. I’ve had better $1 slices in NYC than this supposed NYC pizza in Singapore. I could have been drunk though.

    Can definitely try The Pizza Place at Raffles City basement for American style pizzas. They don’t do slices but the dough is nice.

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