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Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante
Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante

Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.littleanthonys.ca
  • Phone: (416) 368-2223
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;
    Friday: 11:30am - 10:30pm;
    Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm;
    Sunday: closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Garth Legree
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events & Promotions: Contact Katy Yu by phone at (416) 368-2223 or via email Katy@littleanthonys.ca.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Richmond St. & York St.
  • Public Transit: Subway:
    Take University line to Osgoode Station. Walk 1 block south/east. This route takes about 3 minutes. Alternatively, take the Yonge line to Queen Station. Walk 1 block south and 2 blocks west. This route takes about 8 minutes.

    Take the Queen Streetcar to York Street and walk 1 block south to Richmond.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts, 150 York Street, Richmond Adelaide Centre, Sheppard Street Parking Lot, and City Hall ‘Green P’. Street parking available on York Street north of Adelaide Street.
A word from Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante
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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Diner Reviews
  • "Little Anthony's serves well-prepared Italian fare in a central downtown location, very handy to the Four Seasons Centre, which is just across the street. After a recent renovation, the restaurant is bright and airy without being too severely modern. Bacon-wrapped, gorgonzola stuffed dates are an interesting appetizer. No big surprises among the main courses. Bistecca con gnocchi very tasty on last visit."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I went here very early, right when they opened for dinner. I love quiet and was dining alone so wanted to enjoy my book. I was not disappointed as the restaurant was empty except for myself and two other diners the entire time I was there. Service was quick and attentive, the food was the perfect temperature and delicious and the table was comfortable. I had the ravioli, which was very flavorful, a tad bit sweet but still delicious. The plate is quite small but perfectly sized if you know you want some dessert. The piece of tiramisu I had was wonderful but huge! The coffee wasn't bad but found it quite bitter. My glass of wine was inexpensive but good as well. Overall I was satisfied with the meal and it cost me about $50."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Nice ambience, good service, greatest Italian food I have ever had. The pasta was not salty as always. The veal I had was very tasty and tender. They have the greatest ice-cream I have ever had. Great food!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had lunch here as part of summerlicious and had a very good time; the meal was excellent (one person in our group was a little fussy but the rest of us loved everything!) and so was our server."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Had a dinner business meeting at the restaurant. Liked the fact that the tables are well spaced and the service is great. Had some interesting wine choices :) The bacon, gorgonzola wrapped dates appetizer is excellent, as is the mushroom brushcetta. However, the Spaghetti Pomodoro with Meatballs was disappointing -- red sauce was bland, pasta was a little overcooked. Still would go back, but would order a different dish."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Restaurant was really nice and many was reasonably priced. Food was good and service was ok. Took a long time for us to get our entree and my water was empty a long time before they noticed."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant for this summerlious and the food was pretty good. The quantity is quite big for a summerlious menu. It's a great experience there. I will try it next Winterlious."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Went for pre-theatre dinner - a nice ambiance, and good attention by server -- not busy at that time of the evening. We wanted to take advantage of the Summerlicious, except my husband decided to take the appetizer from Summerlicious menu and a main course from the regular menu. The 3-course summerlicious menu is $35 -- but they charged him $16.50 for the appetizer which we raised, but they did not want to adjust it -- they listed it on the bill as Shrimp Scampi, rather than muscles which was the dish-- and charged it that way. Not good customer service for return business."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our third visit to have dinner at Little Anthony's and the experience was outstanding! Great service, delicious food and wonderful wine. The atmosphere and ambience is classic modern. Extremely comfortable, inviting, and well done. One visit and this will be a "staple" in your list of "ristorantes". Until our next time......"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We had a great waiter; excellent food. Really enjoyed the stuffed dates! Would return on the next visit to Toronto"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great, great service and atmosphere. Management was very gracious and attentive! I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner here with family and the food was amazing. Beautiful restaurant. Impeccable service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "This restaurant is a favourite. The remodeling a couple of years ago makes it very attractive, and the food is excellent. I visited with a group of co-workers recently, and we have been jinxed with bad service, forgotten reservations, bad food and just generally uncomfortable experiences at many top TO restaurants, despite them being fine for a 2 or 4 person lunch. This time, everything was perfect and we all walked away happy."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Excellent service. The food was delicious. We had app main and dessert. The recommended wine was perfect. Will return!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Little Anthony's was great! My gf and I went this past weekend as a part of our "being tourists in our own town" adventure. Quiet, beautiful ambiance, and the waitress was awesome from beginning to end. We got: Caesar salad to share as a starter, bottle of Chianti, risotto (with added mushrooms), steak and gnnochi. The food was DELICIOUS, very savory, and was great quality. Gf would not stop talking about the risotto for entire next day - it was that good. Would definitely return and try other items on their dinner menu. I was just surprised it wasn't more booked on a Saturday night. We went for 9:15pm. Definitely recommended!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I appreciate a great dining experience, and every time I go in there the staff are great. I support local businesses because it's important to keep the businesses around that mean something, that are special. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "A delightful relaxing post-opera finish to a great evening"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was a very good meal, served quickly but without being rushed. The ambience was pleasant, and more elegant than we had been led to believe from what we had read on-line and in the Toronto Guide."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Took some friends here for a pre-opera dinner. We arrived just 75 minutes before show time. Rachel's service was excellent. She kept one eye on the clock for us, recommended dishes that would ensure we did not miss the curtain rise and showed genuine concern for our predicament. The restaurant is a quick 2 minute walk to the Four Seasons Centre and has a tasty yet light menu for a pre-opera bite. "
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "My husband & I love this restaurant!! we have eaten here before , when we we in town for the King Tut exhibit. We were pleasantly surprised when we went there for dinner on Friday evening ( May 16th)& discovered that the restaurant had been totally remodelled ...very posh , but comfortable..they even moved the front door! Loved it!!! The portions , quality of food & service are always great...its our official ..Little Italian Restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Food lacked flavour. The tomato sauce in the spaghetti with the chicken parmigiana looked like a tube of purée had been squeezed onto the plate. Food presentation bad - lacking imagination. The shrimp scampi was good though. Convenient for going to the opera but I wouldn't choose it for the food or service. Despite having a reservation, we got a table for 4 beside a line of tables. When asked if we could have a different table - many were empty - we were told they were reserved and next time request a window table. An indifferent waitress and bad service didn't help."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I was a first time patron to Little Anthony's and enjoyed myself. I took my daughter for her 28th birthday and we had a grand time. Our table was in the perfect spot for conversation, the food was a delight and the wine superb. Our server was attentive without being intrusive, thank you. I will recommend your establishment to my friends and colleagues. E. Goldin"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Meet with two other business colleagues to discuss a business arrangement. Quiet, great food, great service, very enjoyable time."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Service was great - I was by myself and the staff was very attentive. The Minestrone was amazing! My main was a disappointing though. Turkey meatballs were tough and dry."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I went here with a group of 6 family members, and it was a great location for that. The food is pretty good Italian, the service was attentive, and not super speedy (there was good spacing between courses), and the noise level is not so high that we couldn't chat. It's a great location by some downtown hotels and near the subway, which is nice. I would recommend Little Anthony's for anyone looking for a good place for a double date or family dinner (there were some kids who were a bit older - 10ish or so, there, but none younger)."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Have had lunch at Little Anthony's a few times, each time memorable. The food, service and ambiance is efficient, delightful and very conducive for a meeting, or just catching a lunch with a friend."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "This was our second dinner here in the same trip to Toronto. We had a different server this time and she was also extremely pleasant and efficient. The atmosphere is relaxed and the employees seem to genuinely enjoy working there. While the restaurant offers a great fixed menu for theatre nights, we had no problem ordering a la carte at our 6pm seating, with enough time to walk to The Royal Alexandra for an 8pm show. We'll return!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Interior is clean, modern, bright and airy. Food was great. Server was happy and efficient. We booked to return two nights later before going to see a play."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Very good food in a classy environment. I liked it because it was quiet inside and plenty of natural light."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a big group coming to dine at this restaurant. The restaurant was very accommodating, we had to move location because the group was bigger than the initial booking. The server treated us very well, which is rare for large group dining. The food was tasty and the venue is very nice (i think they've recently renovated the space). I would come back again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A place as equally fabulous for business lunch as it is for a romantic dinner. The staff are courteous, well informed and personable without being presumptuous or over familiar. It comprises luxury without pomp and never ever fails to impress even the most staunch of my guests. LIttle Anthony's is truly a gem, and a place I am happy to recommend."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "LA has a great location but they are not a great restaurant. They haven't figured out what they are/want to be. Appeal to hotel business crowd across the street or the young crowd that hte decor seems to have been designed for? They hover between he two not very successfully. We can give them a chance to mature..and figure it out, but not sure how long they can survive in this "in-between" space. The food was good. Nothing to complain about there."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Each time I visit my first impressions are validated. The food is well prepared and presented, the service is discreet and efficient and the ambiance is refined, but comfortable. Have recommended it to friends and they have been back more than once. Definitely one of our favourites"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a large group and the restaurant treated us exceedingly well. the food was fantastic and our server made great recommendations. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The restaurant was busy with conference attendees. Therefore our food was slow coming out of the kitchen. Given its proximity to the Opera House and conference venues, I would have expected the kitchen to have worked out this timing issue by now."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We booked on line which was so easy to use, the food was awesome and the setting was brilliant, would recommend and will defiantly be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Opted for the pre-theatre prix fix (3 course meal) $35. The service and food were quick in order to get us to the nearby show in time. Felt slightly rushed to order and to eat. Beet salad, chicken cacciatore & lemon gelato. Decent size for those with a smaller appetite. Would order different dessert next time."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great for pre-ballet dinner. Ambience is compatible and conducive to taking a ballet date. Service is combination of old-world care and friendliness combined with effervescent 21st century"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The food was excellent! Our waiter Moni was fantastic! His wine suggestion was perfect and the courses he suggested were great options . This restaurant will become a regular haunt for my sister and I ."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Really good food! Service friendly and professional."
    Dined on 3/13/2014