Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante

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CAN$30 and under
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Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante is a casual, energetic and affordable downtown osteria serving Executive Chef Garth Legree's soul-satisfying riffs on Italian cooking.

Claim a sunny table next to the restaurant’s grand windows and enjoy a quick lunch; meet friends for a specialty cocktail or Italian beer and a snack or two at the comfortable, convivial bar; host clients in the eleven-seat boardroom or an event in the spacious private dining room; or settle into the banquets and enjoy a leisurely dinner with a bottle of wine from the reasonably priced, wide-ranging list.

Little Anthony's attentive staff and Italian cuisine are ready for you.
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SA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious pasta and great variety! The desert was decent too!!!

BL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Goos food, courteous staff ... very accommodating ! Thanks

M
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

Food tasteless. Lobster negligible in aSea of pasta.
Martini great.

T
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything was mediocre except the price which was high

FB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was really good. Ordered the Strozzapreti Genovese. Only downside is there isnt a big enough portion to justify the price.

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Hi,
I have been to Little Anthony's many times and each time it is excellent in all areas. On Saturday I ordered the chicken from the Theater menu, and my rating is low there was nothing about the dish that made it special. It was simply a large portion of chicken with a large portion of cheese that was in a large hunk in the middle of the plate surrounded by the spaghetti. Not to be mean but I guess I am - sorry, but it was a meal that was flavourless. It simply did not meet the high levels of food experiences I have had in the past.
The soup was tasty but arrived luke-warm.

I WILL come back and it the lesson to be learned not to order from the Theater menu?

My friend had the Ceaser salad (it was not finished) and the salmon, which was wonderful.

JR
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best value in Toronto during our visit. No rush in service or getting you out the door. Top quality service and food our server 10star review. (Hugo)!

RP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was fabulous but the service was a little bitter and not very attentive

SB
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening!
Loved the wine, the bacon wrapped dates!!! The main dishes ! So good!
Service was excellent, with very friendly staff from the moment we walked in, until we left. We definitely dine here again.

Grazie
Sherry

SF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice open, tables spread out nicely, no loud music, good service, friendly and welcoming. The food was very good and pasta dishes served nice and hot.

LL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although not a “family” restaurant, we had a lovely time and the serving staff offered to make plain pasta with butter for my picky-eater 9-year old. Meals came quickly and pasta dishes were tasty and perfectly cooked. My daughter had a Caesar Salad and they offered to add chicken to it for her. Very thoughtful. Overall, great experience, especially for me as I really wasn’t in the mood for typical family fare meal and was able to enjoy the Lobster Diavolo! Excellent!

JO
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and menu. Great place for casual to formal business lunch

K
Baton Rouge
85 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal at Little Anthony’s! It was very close to our hotel and we were seated by the window. We ordered the Minestrone Soup, which needed to be cooked a little longer since the vegetables were all pretty crisp. But the Pasta Bolognese was very good and the Pasta with turkey meatballs was good too! Overall, a nice meal and good service.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my experience tonight the food was excellent. Service was very friendly and service was excellent. From the moment I entered I felt very welcomed. I will be back.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening!
Thank you

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I've been here many times and this place has lost the luster. I wont be back. The food quality was brutal and the service was slow at best. I received a dirty side plate and at one point had no fork. The pasta was over cooked as was the lobster diavolo. The chicken parmigiana was soggy and have no seasoning. The restaurant was about 60% capacity yet the wait times were very long between courses.

BL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the film festival for 22 consecutive years and this is our favorite restaurant.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Just okay. Forgetful service. Decent food but not great.

RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was super tasty and relevant portions sizing. Only issue was the food arrived at the table lukewarm.

a
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The chicken parm is solid , the Caesar salad was meh - very dry

Wanted tiramisu but the pasta could feed a Roman army

5
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Meeting place for friends from out of town was perfect but overall dining was average. I would not return again after this second similar experience.

CA
Phoenix
192 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a really good, very traditional, neighborhood Italian place - nothing fancy, but attentive service and yummy food. We shared a Ceasar and the burrata, and both were excellent. The burrata was a different presentation than we had seen before - drizzled with a little honey and topped with shaved truffles. What an interesting combination. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed the carbonara and I had the chicken parm - really good, but WAY too much food!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal.

K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and effect preshow meal

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had really great service! We ordered 4 pastas to share .

MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good spot to eat.

NN
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I loved the warm ambience and the amazing service. The wine suggestion was spot on. Te food was amazing and the atmosphere very serene.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Michael was awesome

GP
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Was looking for somewhere last minute for a group of us. Checked on OpenTable and looked ok, so booked and really enjoyed our time.

Service was a little slow at times but as we where visiting it was not an issue.

The food was excellent.

TH
Toronto
284 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Little A's for a great romantic meal or a venue to conduct a business meeting, in a quiet corner of the restaurant.
The food is superb and the service is excellent.

Both, the Sea Bass and the NY Striploin are excellent 'Mains' that come with a wide variety of Pasta
and Veggie accompaniments.
The interaction with the kitchen is awesome, especially when the Chef walks over with your 'Mains'
and follows up to make sure that the meal was prepared to your liking (Old School, but a nice touch).
NOTE: This level of service fell by the wayside, when the 'Chains' took over.

BRAVO!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service with great food.

PM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gem of a spot! We were very impressed and will certainly be back again soon!

PP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Italian food in an ambient setting. Enjoy your meal with quiet discussions or watch the world go by through their large windows

DC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

You could serve Sangria in order to accomodate more customers.

S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Solid restaurant. Reasonable priced with good wine list.

MS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

the service was very slow. i had to ask twice for my first glass of wine and never got the second one so i gave up. we waited a long time for the bill so i asked the manager to help us pay. i mentioned to him that our waiter was not around much. instead of apologizing or seeming sorry in any way, he said 'we have had staff problems'. sorry pal that is your problem not mine - the right answer is "i am really sorry. i promise that if you come back next time we will not disappoint you. when you do have a free (drink/dessert/appetizer) on me. don't need the free stuff but would want him to seem more apologetic and less annoyed by my comment.

CD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Too much Parmesan comes out on the pasta and it’s just way overly salty

FB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food and great value.

A great Summerlicious participant.

TO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After travelling all day we had a late dinner in Little Anthonys. We found the restaurant welcoming the staff friendly and efficient and the food tasty and well prepared and presented. Overall a really good dining experience

RI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner/staff was attentive

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