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Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante

4.3
711 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post-theatre
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm;
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
Sunday: closed
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Phone number
(416) 368-2223
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Garth Legree
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Cross Street
Richmond St. & York St.
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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.
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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.
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Special Events & Promotions
Contact Katy Yu by phone at (416) 368-2223 or via email Katy@littleanthonys.ca.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

No matter the type of event you'd like to book, Little Anthony's understands you want it to be professional, delicious and above all easy to organize. We are available for all your large events, holiday parties or private dining needs. For more information please contact us at (416) 368-2223.

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What 711 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Our server was Michelle Grassi. What a gem and amazing asset to your restaurant. She was very attentive, extremely helpful with the menu. She certainly added to an amazing evening.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience as usual- consistently great food and service

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Twice a year, I come to Toronto from New York to attend Opera Atelier at the Elgin Theatre, with a good friend. Little Anthony’s Italian Ristorante is our favorite “go to “ place for dinner before the opera. The service is terrific, the ambience wonderful, the food delicious! This is the perfect restaurant to go to when celebrating- or, just before attending the opera!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Had lunch with friends. Found menu a little pricey. Lunch specials would be welcome. We attend pre theater ballet dinners which offer special table haute pricing which we enjoy

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a great meal at Little Anthony's. The food was excellent and the service was great. It was a pre-theatre meal so we needed to be in and out quickly and we were.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Very impressed with Little Anthony's while visiting Toronto. Came back every evening while we were here. All the staff were very attentive, particularly Michael. And the food is so good.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

In town for a weekend getaway. Good food and great service. Michelle was very helpful with recommendations and suggestions. The bacon wrapped figs are worth the trip on their own. Enjoyed our main courses and finished with desert. Will visit again when we return to Toronto.

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2.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Underwhelming. I had previously been there for dinner so I decided to schedule a business lunch there. Selection, quantity, taste... all lacking. Good choice for a quiet conversation but not much else.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I enjoyed my experience at LA’s. I would recommend it to friends and family. The food was very good and worth the price. A nice to have would have been more variety with individual glasses of wines available to purchase. There were multiple sections to the restaurant so good for bigger groups of people.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The risotto servers with the osso bocco was tasteless . Charcuterie board is over priced for the one piece of cheese marinated carrot celery and onion 30 grams of curried meat and 4 slices of a baguette. Disappointed 🙁

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Dinner was delicious.

Unfortunately they forgot to offer pepper on our salads, but as we were sitting right beside the pepper grinder, we helped ourselves to it.

Cold drafts from people entering and exiting the front door.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always good italian food and professional environment. Good location in core downtown.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Delish food, great service and awesome location just across from the Ballet.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were very excited to finally try this restaurant. We've walked by this restaurant for years and always wanted to try it. We finally did. Ambiance was great. Service was warm and friendly. Food was very disappointing. My shrimp appetizer was excellent, but the main course sea bass was so spicy I was sweating. It's an Italian restaurant not a Caribbean restaurant. The manager offered us a complimentary dessert. I had the tiramisu, rating it 1-10, I'd give it a 3.
Sorry, the sea bass should have been taken off the bill. We eat out every Saturday night at some of the best Toronto restaurants, I felt like the establishment thought we were tourists and wouldn't be back anyway.......and we won't.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was a nice find close to Four Season Performing Arts Center. A change from our standard go to restaurant. Enjoyed the entire experience immensely will be returning.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

It was really nice, our server was funny and polite. The food was delicious, although the portions a little smaller than expected. It all tasted great! My partner grew up in an Italian family and she said it reminded her of home.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

The restaurant does not have wi-fi available. Wine list is great.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Ambience is good. Venue relatively quiet although tables are quite close together. Food was served quickly after ordering and was well presented and tasty.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

The food was pretty decent. The mushroom risotto dish was quite watery, which wasn't the greatest. The server we had was an older gentlemen. He never came to check on us, didn't refill our waters, took over 30 minutes to bring our bills (we were a group of 8). He said the system was being difficult to split all the bills so I told him he could give us 1 bill and we can split it amongst ourselves, he replied saying that I should be "patient". After 30 minutes of waiting for our bills and giving him an easier solution, it's not the best way to speak to a customer. On top of that I kept having to flag him down for water and to bring our bills. Customer service was not the greatest.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

It was the perfect spot for a pre-ballet meal. Meal portions were the perfect size.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service was excellent from the start to finish, the food was good.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This restaurant is close to the opera house in Toronto. It has a three course a pre-theater menu for $36 CAD . We came here as it was close to our hotel; we were going to a play afterwards. Got in the same day on a Saturday at 5:30. We had the pre theater menu. Food was good.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Try the dates with private label Prosecco . Linguini Vongole perfectly done. Always a pleasure to dine here before a FourSeason centre performance!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

All round good value, tasty Italian food, large wine list and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Lovely Italian restaurant with good food choices. Staff is friendly and efficient. Cozy area in the back and very quiet so good for conversing.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Food was great, service was excellent. Next time we are in the big smoke, will come again.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

We enjoy going to Little Anthony’s when we can. Good Italian food. They were a little late seating us but it all worked out. The service was good.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

A staple every time I am in Toronto for years but this time, while the service was excellent as always...the food was not. Had the Osso bucco with the saffron risotto. Meat was bland and risotto was not risotto. It was a watery mess of rice with zero flavour. Both myself and my partner ordered the same dish and we each felt that way. So not great for once, but will be back....but they need to fix that dish bad.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food! Great atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great quality food and exceptional service. Chicken parmesan and Caesar salad were great! I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice atmosphere, very good service and good food in a term of taste and choices.

Defiantly can recommend it.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Flavourless food. Very disappointing.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great location for pre theatre dining. Ambiance quite comfortable. Friendly and attentive staff. Excellent Manhattan's. A great go to standard.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was pretty good but the service was extremely slow. I’ve never been to a restaurant with such slow service before.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

Nice little restaurant near Sheraton Hotel and Eaton centre. Cozy environment with large windows. We went for winterlicious with girlfriends. It was very nice and quiet. Veal and butter squash risotto was yummy. Tiramisu, pistachio ice cream and hazelnut Nutella parfait were perfect end to dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a really good experience, the service was spectacular so was the food.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Our server suggested the ‘Winterlicious’ menu and we obliged. The food was very good and the service as well. Had been previously for another business meal a few years back and the food was noticeably better this time around.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The winterlicious risotto and butter nut squash was shockingly bad.

There were 4 to 5 little cubes of butternut squash and the risotto had little to no flavour.

It gave the impression of being cooked in large volume and slopped into a bowl.

I did like the atmosphere and service...the meal was not impressive for the clients I had taken there.

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5.0Dined on January 29, 2018

Food was exceptional. Noise level was perfect - could easily have a conversation with everyone without having to raise your voice. Service was also good.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Amazing food, amazing service! Highly recommended. I had a lovely evening with my date.

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