Tony Vallone, Houston’s Legendary Restaurateur, Dies at 75

Tony Vallone, Houston’s Legendary Restaurateur, Dies at 75

New York had the Four Seasons. Beverly Hills had Spago. And Houston had Tony’s, simply the most fabulous restaurant in the city for the last quarter of the twentieth century. Owner Tony Vallone, the man who masterminded the dining destination down to the choice of table linens and sourcing of the white truffles, died overnight of natural causes in his sleep at the age of 75, his company announced Thursday. Vallone was born in and raised in the Third Ward; his father, Vincent, was a restaurateur. Vallone was only twenty when he opened Tony’s in 1965 on Sage Road. Tony’s, which soon moved to its longtime home on Post Oak Boulevard, was an old-school, upscale Italian and French restaurant in a time when glamour was…View Original Post

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