Who is Tony
Antonio “Tony” Lavigna is son of Italian immigrants Domenico & Grazia Lavigna. At an early age they noticed that Tony would rather watch cooking shows than cartoons so at 14 they began his culinary training with Franco Tarantino of Paolo’s in Myerstown where he learned the basics of pizza making. At 16 he went to work for the original Santino’s in Wyomissing. By the time Tony was 18 the Lavigna family purchased Venezia’s across the street from Reading High School. Always looking to challenge himself Tony moved to Salt Lake City, UT where he was an apprentice to Chef Walter Nassi at Il Sansovino. When he returned back home he began consulting on restaurant projects such as Casa Grande and 2 Giannotti’s restaurants. Tony was also the man behind Delicious, The Upland, & TLC Catering. For the last 4+ years Tony has worked at Paradise By the Slice as a manager and pizzaolo. Now Tony is proud to plant his flag in West Reading and looks forward to serving you, your family, & friends.
What is Tony’s Al Taglio
We start by building our sandwiches from the best artisanal meats and cheeses we can source and combine them only with the freshest prepared toppings. We have a size for every appetite. Choose from a half a hoagie (about 10”) or a whole hoagie (over 20”).
Only the greatest potatos get cut and used for our french fries. Fried golden brown and crispy, we even go the extra mile and vent the to-go box for you. Dip them in our house-made fry sauce or one of our other many from scratch sauces.
Why stop with amazing hoagies and sides. You deserve it, get a treat for later (Or now, we don’t judge). Magan’s rich and creamy New York style cheesecake never fails to please, even cheesecake haters have a soft spot for it. Cannoli are great for office lunches or sharing, plus no one would notice if one went missing before you got home.
The closest to a Philly you’ll get outside of Philly 10/10 and definitely the best in Berks County
West Reading’s best kept secret…. I’ve been living in West Reading for over a year.… my tastebuds scream with joy. Awesome tasty food.
Hours of Operation
11am – 8pm
SUN – TUES
Drop Us a Line
Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!