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About 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.

121 Richmond St
Toronto, ON M5H 2K1
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday: closed

Cross Street:
Richmond St. & York St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 368-2223

Website:
http://www.littleanthonys.ca/

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.

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.

Streetcar:
Take the Queen Streetcar to York Street and walk 1 block south to Richmond.

Executive Chef:
Garth Legree

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact Katy Yu by phone at (416) 368-2223 or via email Katy@littleanthonys.ca.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Come celebrate the New Year with our team at Little Anthony's. Leave the cooking to us this year - we're preparing an extra special menu filled with warm, authentic Italian comfort food.

Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

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4.2

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4.1

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95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Romantic (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Casual (6)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (3)
Hot Spot (3)
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Seasonal (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

We went for dinner before the Nutcracker and the service was quick & attentive. The food was good and we had a nice table by the window. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

We come here every time we visit Toronto and are usually very pleased with the experience. This time was a big disappointment, service was slow and inattentive. Our Pasta was good but in small portions and the accompanying meat balls were stone cold. My second beer never arrived.

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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for pre-theatre dinner, informed Emily our waitress that we were attending Nutcracker. She was very attentive, kept track of time and let us know as we near our time. When we inquire about sharing appetizers, she suggested the Antipasto board which was not over the board and perfect since we were not big eaters and would not fill us too much before our main course. We had ordered the Wild Mushroom Risotto & the Veal Osso Buco...both were absolutely delicious. Ambiance & service was excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Absolutely delicious. Great service. The food was freshly made.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was quick. Service was great. Atmosphere was great. Highly recommend!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Awesome Italian food! Great place for a business lunch.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our first visit to Little Anthony's and we were very disappointed. The Caesar salad was soggy and certainly not fresh. Even though I asked for the salmon to be cooked medium, it was over-cooked and dry, the Chicken parmesan was very ordinary and not what we expected for the price point. Overall............very disappointing and I would not recommend it to others.
The one positive was our server who was very gracious and pleasant and got us out on time for the theatre.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was good but we didn't have enough time to enjoy it as our table that we reserved for 6:00 wasn't available until about 6:20 and by the time we got our main course it was close to 7 and we had to leave by 7:20 at the latest.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Un excellent choix pour un repas entre amis avant le spectacle !

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very nice restaurant for pre theatre dinner and lunch on a weekday

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

We were on a tight schedule and the staff were very responsive and ensured that we were able to finish the dinner on time.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Fun, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Wonderful meal and attentive service just one block from our hotel (Toronto Hilton)

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Our first time in. We were greeted well and a nice table they asked if we were going to a show which we were. Our food arrived hot and timely enough to have dessert. Our food was tasty and hot good sized portions not overwhelming the dish or a dot on a plate. Meal finished with lots of to get to our show. I will love to return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Delicious food and service. We use this restaurant often for business meetings and everyone always comes out happy.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was excellent and food was really good! Even on a busy Saturday night the service was exceptional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was great . Risotto had an almond essence flavour to it which took away from how amazing the osso buco was but still didn't stop me eating the whole thing . Salmon was perfection .

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This restaurant is my go to place for dinner when I am going to the opera. The food is very good and the service always efficient and friendly. They always ensure I do not miss the opening curtain.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our second time visiting for a pre theatre dinner. The first time we didn’t have much time so we got a number of appetizers and they were fantastic. Especially the bacon wrapped dates. The seafood scampi and calbrese salad were also very good. Service was outstanding as the rushed out the food as we were on a tight timeline. So we had to go back.

This time we had the entrees and weren’t so impressed. Had the chicken parm and seafood linguine special. Very little seafood and my chicken was lukewarm. Service was still excellent.

It seems that it may be hit and miss and will wait to go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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food3
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Little Anthony's was a perfect place to meet out of country friends.
We haven't seen each other in a while.
We were given the small room which made conversation so much easier for all.
Michael our waiter, was attentive and kind. The food was lovely.
So glad we picked this restaurant.
Sheila

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very nice restaurant. Wait staff were very friendly. Food was very good. Drinks were small and overpriced.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was delicious, the price point was spot on, in fact, I'd expect to have paid more for the quality of the food. Restaurant was nice and quiet, and service was great. Visiting from out of town, so far my (and my wife's) favorite restaurant in Toronto.

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The atmosphere is cosy and low key. The meal was very good -luscious pasta sauces. The service was very good-attentive and considerate. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a delightful dinner. Waiter with great sense of humor (ok he laughed at our jokes). Good to arrive after Theater/opera goers left so seating better. Rez recommended on weekends at least. Food prep great, very accommodating and attentive. We have dined here several times, usually before opera.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The Strozzapreti was delicious! Our server was efficient and delightful.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We dined here for a marathon pre-race meal. The wait staff and kitchen were accommodating to our request to put sauces on the side. The bar was nice and had a good selection of beer, wine, and craft drinks. The crowd was mostly pre-theater . Overall, the food was excellent and we enjoyed our visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Overall a positive experience. Bit of a weird start to the meal because we requested a table by the window and with a 5:45 reservation the restaurant was almost empty but the tables by the window were all occupied and none were saved for us. However, the table we did get seated at was comfortable. It was then just over 20 minutes before our waiter came to provide bread and ask if we wanted drinks. After 15 minutes I actually walked up to the bar and asked for drinks for my wife and I because it is a 2 hour trip for us to get to this restaurant and we were thirsty. We still aren't certain why the waiters kept going to the other tables and passing by ours - but when we did finally get service the waiter was friendly, and prompt after that. The food was very well prepared, flavourful, and overall a good Italian meal. We would come back again and it was a good location to walk to the Bat Out of Hell musical afterwards.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great dinner with great service. Staff was very invested, especially the hostess. Would recommend and return

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went there for my birthday and had an amazing time. Lovely atmosphere. Great food. Nice wine list. Great service. All good.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The waiter was very kind and the food was delicious!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I’ve always wanted to go but never did until Saturday night. Loved the food and the waiter was fabulous, he told us he’s been there 19 years! I’ll go back again soon.
Joanne

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and good service 1 min from the Four Seasons Centre. Ideal for pre/post theatre.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Food and wine were great. I sat at the chefs table by the kitchen and talked to the chefs.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Finally a reasonably priced good Italian restaurant in the Downtown! This place is right across from the Sheraton nearby to the Opera house, The Royal Alex and a bit of a walk to Yonge St and Victoria. Taxis abound.
The atmosphere was understated and warm. The service was co-ordinated and very timely. No waiting. The wine list was very well selected in the mid range, with not so many expensive choices that take up space. We had a very pleasant Primitivo that we had not tasted before. It was jammy and fresh at the same time. Great colour.
The antipasto plate was well-displayed with different meats so it was more fun. The shrimp and arugula salad was very tasty and not over-sauced.
The pasta was fresh and the carbonara presentation delectable with home cut smoked bacon and a fragrant sauce that did not overbear. The grilled shrimp and pesto was wonderful. The shrimp were plump and perfectly cooked with great flavour. Excellent mixture.
For dessert the fried puffs with orange sauce defeated the very smooth panna cotta. A strong espresso finished a great experience. And my wallet was not empty when we left happy.

Tags: Business Meals, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a family dinner for 16 guests and LA staff were fantastic. The food was ver good, served quickly and the staff were very attentive.
Would return to LA again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Little Anthony's was AMAZING!!! great staff, beautiful ambiance, delicious food!!
LOVE COMING BACK HERE!!!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Overall it was ok. Food was good nothing out of this world but decent.
Have to agree with other comments regarding service, this place would do go if the waitresses paid attention to details. At the bar, service was slow, even though the restaurant wasn’t busy. Water was empty, forgot to bring the oil for the bread, long wait to clear. Will likely not return.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 20, 2017

The staff are very attentive and quite exceptional. Food was excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Manchester)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The waitress was great, however her colleagues let her down. First no beers, not one but three however I did get a complimentary bottle beer. Second we were waiting a good half hour and then suddenly the food appears like as though there'd forgot. That's what it felt like and it was warm and not hot like I like my food, it was well presented and tasted good so I did eat it. I don't complain I just won't go back and all our party felt the same. What a shame because the lady who was looking after what seemed all the restaurant worked extremely hard. The tip was for her and her alone.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Friendly but erratic service. I requested but was not offered fresh parmesan on my chicken and pasta dish. Wines pricey for the quality presented.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 11, 2017

The food was delicious! Loved the bruschetta! Servers were very attentive. Atmosphere was good, but rather an odd assortment of music. Would definitely return.

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