Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante

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911 reviews
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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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TH
Toronto
278 reviews
Dined on August 10, 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 August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely service with great food.

PM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 6, 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 July 30, 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 July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

You could serve Sangria in order to accomodate more customers.

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

Solid restaurant. Reasonable priced with good wine list.

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 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
1 review
Dined on July 19, 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 July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderful food and great value.

A great Summerlicious participant.

TO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 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 July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner/staff was attentive

MC
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food. Kitchen and service a little slow

P
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We found an overall good rating for LA’s online and decided to give it a try with our 2 adolescent sons. The food was not bad, but it was far too expensive for the portions and quality that we got. The menu choices are not really appealing to average teenage boys.

A
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food we had for a while.

Our server was excellent too, but he left early and we were not happy with the manners of the female substitute at all.

Nonetheless, we will definitely return.

Hard to get better Italian food in town.

RW
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took family visiting from DC. They were impressed and I was pleased. Thank you.

T
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was amazing and exceeded my expectations. Thank you for an awesome time

GB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Absolutely perfect for a pre-theatre dinner. The staff is understanding and the service excellent. Nothing terribly fancy on the pre-theatre menu -- but the food is well-prepared and the prices very reasonable.

MR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from start to finish and the meal was as delicious as always.

p
Toronto
95 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We had better experience here in the past sadly.... wine service was almost none existing. Food was ok. We are really sorry that Volos had to move our reservation here once again! The food and service there are so much better.... will try to avoid coming back here in the future.

G
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our meals at Little Anthony’s .
We celebrated our daughters marriage there
in March and we were lucky enough to get
a private area for 10 people , it was perfect.
Always our go to when we meet our friends for
dinner from out of town!

BB
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and nice evening with friends.

JA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

With pristine white linen tablecloths, excellent service and food, and an atmosphere conducive to conversation without the need to shout or cup ears, this was a delightful find.

OM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant - friendly, helpful and caring staff. Food was delicious and nicely presented. Overall, a a good menu from which to select. The prices are a bit up there but still reasonable given the locale. I felt we got our money's worth. No pressure at all to eat quickly - we lingered over our meal for close to 3 hours and staff waited for us to ask for the cheque. We were surprised however at how limited their cocktails list is. My friend ordered a certain vodka based cocktail (she can't drink other alcohols) and was informed they did not carry any of the vodka mixes she could drink. To the barman's credit, he did come up with an alternative that my friend could drink - he went the extra mile to try to give her at least something close enough and which was also tasty - he came to our table afterwards just to make sure she was happy with what he made for her. However, given that this was not an unusual cocktail, we were surprised that this restaurant didn't carry it. Our other 'complaint' was the noise level - they did seat us by the window where it was a bit quieter but we still found the noise level much too loud (a problem at most restaurants these days). Outside of these two things, it is a lovely restaurant that I would recommend - cozy and classy at the same time, welcoming staff, and certainly delicious food.

s
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pre ballet dinner.
Food was delicious.
Quiet, efficient service.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having dinner at little Anthony's was an amazing experience. The food was great and the ambiance was wonderful..It was a perfect evening
S KIdd

HS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very accommodating. We were delayed because of subway issues and had tickets to the ballet. They made sure we had our food quickly and made it to the performance on time. Thanks.

SU
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for italian food. Service was great and the food delicious. Sometime you can say it all in less than 50.

s
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Expected menu items great but not outstanding waiter forgot special request! A bit mundane and predictable.

LC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, accommodating us at window seating, great service and great food!

BF
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The pasta dishes (spaghetti and chicken parmesan) were tasty and the portions reasonable (Do not expect to need to take anything home or to waste food). The bacon-wrapped dates, on the other hand, were rather small, dry, and scarce.

After taking our order, the waiter came back to ask what appetizer we had ordered and then had to be reminded that the appetizer had not been delivered when we were served our man courses.

SA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughter's birthday and were given a table at the back, where it was more quiet and we could celebrate her. The food was delicious the ambience was perfect and the service outstanding. I highly recommend this restaurant. Kudos to Garth and his team for making our night perfectly memorable

MH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service! Our water glasses were filled promptly and the plates were cleared from the table right away! Thanks for a nice evening!

RC
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service very good food

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing! Tiramisu one of best I’ve ever had!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service!

DP
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We were very disappointed with Little Anthony’s. My husband and I are well traveled and have a certain expectation and the reviews we read were not accurate. We were greeted by the manager (a man) he seemed a little flustered as the opera rush had just left. They cleaned a window table for us and we sat down. After a 5 mins we were greeted by our waitress for the first time and asked if we knew what we wanted to order?! Not what we would like to drink, had we dined there before nothing etc. Just do we know what we want to drink. We were really thrown off by her poor server skills. When we enquired about a good wine to accompany our meals she did the right thing and brought the manager over. He suggested Tin Roof (a very nice 100.00 plus dollar bottle). It was brought to us by another server, we tried it it was good. We didn’t see the manager/sommelier until we walked out. Didn’t ask if we liked it or anything that typically happens. So we ordered 2 Caesar salads, I ordered the Tagliatelle Ragu and my husband ordered the fish special. The salad was horrible and the only reason I ate it was because we were both hungry. It is a simple salad but the lettuce was brown, the dressing was unnoticeable and the croutons were from a box! Then my main came and it was linguine noodles not tagliatelle... I pointed this out to the waitress and all she said was “that’s strange”. By this point I wanted to leave however my husband wanted an ice wine and tiramisu.... our bill was well over $300.00 and was a real disappointment. The night prior we went to the Keg and had an amazing dinner and a wonderful server named Chris! Should have just gone there! Stay clear...

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great minestrone soup and spaghetti carbonara

LM
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is great and the service is awesome. It's bit dated but overall, I recommend.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. Excellent service. Only odd thing was the weird choices of music. Odd 80s-90s mix of music. Didn’t really fit the atmosphere.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service !

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