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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.

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 Transport:
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.

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.

Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.3

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Pre/post-theatre (13)
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Good for a Date (11)
Lunch (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Authentic (5)
Romance (5)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Group Bookings (4)
Neighbourhood Gem (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Wilmington)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

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

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

The waiter was very kind and the food was delicious!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

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
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

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
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

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
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

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
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·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
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 2, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (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.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (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
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (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.

Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
·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
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (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.

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

First visit. We both enjoyed our Italian meals. Polite, professional staff. Tasty appetizers & mains.. Food & wine reasonably priced. Pasta dishes were perfectly prepared.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

Loved this restaurant! On our first visit to Toronto, and wish we had found it earlier. Food was delicious and service attentive and very pleasant. Pasta was cooked to perfection. Quite pricey (particularly the wine), but that was perhaps due to weak Sterling exchange rate. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lovely place! Food was delicious and service was great!!

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

A wonderful lunch. We've been there many times and will continue to return. As vegetarians it's sometimes difficult going to an Italian restaurant, but at Little Anthony's there are always some options. The staff is very attentive which makes the visit pleasant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great meal
Service was fantastic
Would definitely go again

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on August 30, 2017

Made a quick date nite with my wife and we went to Toronto and saw beautiful , then went to LA's for a great dinner and home the next day. Dinner was the perfect end to a great day

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

When we got there, we had to wait several minutes until the hostess appeared. Other employees saw us at the door but no one came or explained that the hostess was coming in a minute. When we seated the waiter did not tell us the special of the day, which we found out only after he said it to the clients on the next table. The food was delicious but the overall impression was not good. We do not intend to go back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

This place was absolutely phenomenal! Went here during an anniversary trip to Toronto and everything was great. The service was wonderful and the food was absolutely wonderful!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I come here specifically for the Primativo wine. We were celebrating a birthday on Saturday. Thank you Little Anthony and to all of your staff for making this evening so special.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

It is my second time going there and I am impressed the owner or manager came to our table and advise me he remembered me. that's flattering but now I want to go back. Impressive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great spot for lunch in downtown Toronto. Really enjoyed my caesar salad and chicken parm. The service was very good. You will not be disappointed with the price or the quality.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food4
Ambience4
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Excellent service and food. Definitely will revisit.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 26, 2017

It's my first time there for a business dinner. It did not disappoint. Very nice setting and great food. Will definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Food1
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 22, 2017

When I arrived I asked for a coffee and when the server asked if I wanted milk or cream I stated that I don't consume dairy, he agreed and said something about being lactose intolerant himself.
I ordered the tomato and basil pasta that was the only item on the menu that didn't have cheese mentioned. And I've been to enough Italian restaurants to know that parm is offered on the side and never drenched in it. So when my plate came covered in cheese I asked the server who dropped the plate to me (not the one who took my order) and was told that I should have informed them of allergies beforehand and glared at me.
I did inform your staff and giving me attitude because your coworker didn't listen isn't my fault.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 22, 2017

So happy with the choice go to Little Anthony's to meet a special friend and be able to have confidential casual conversation in a quiet atmosphere while enjoying fresh fabulous food. Our waiter was delightful and very personable. Over all a very nice experience.

Tags: Vegan, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The meal that we had at Little Anthony's was great. The only down-side though was that we were seated by three people whose language was absolutely disgusting. However, we asked our waitress to move us and she quickly whisked us off to a quiet table where we were able to enjoy our delicious meal. Our thanks to our waitress for her quick action. Some people should stay home if they choose to speak so disgustingly in public. I hope that the restaurant remember these people and turns them away in the future. Such idiots should not spoil an evening for the other guests just because they don't know to behave in public.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Unimpressed.

Took a while to be seated even though had reservation.

Water was charged for even though no indication of it on menu or drinks menu.

Food was poor - underseasoned and bland. The risotto for the veal dish had an off flavour - tasted old or it has been cooked using dirty water.

Prices were high, portions were tiny. If you are going to charge a high price tag for a small main course, it had better be good. This wasn't good at all - I can cook better food at home without even trying, and I'm no chef.

Quite bad. Won't be going back.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Enjoyable dinner outing. Seated near the window, affording a quieter environment for discussion. The food was great - the Tagliatelle Bolognese is a super dish, with an accompanying Chianti. This was my second visit; will be back again often.

Tags: Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Met friends before attending the ballet at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Staff was attentive and was aware and accommodated our time constraints. Food was great as was staff. Prices were more reasonable than I had expected.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This is our GO-TO restaurant for pre-ballet. Never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 8, 2017

While the food was tasty the portions were small, plus our waiter forgot to bring my guests appetizer.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Excellent food and excellent service ! Charchuterie tray and minestrone soup was delicious, as was the Lobster pasta of the day. Have dined here several times and the atmosphere keeps me coming back !!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Excellent food, fantastic appetizer and main course

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 31, 2017

I chose this restaurant due to its proximity to the Shearton Hotel, but I will return as it is a great centrally located restaurant. The food was excellent, service was great, and it has a lovely warm atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Comfort Food, People Watching
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Great, as always!

Food3
Ambience2
Service1
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The server was completely distracted by his other work, didn't seem to care at all. We had to speak with other servers 2-3 times to get his attention. Had to repeat simple instructions several times. He was off hand, dismissive. We found this unacceptable.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre

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