Little Anthony's Italian Ristorante

4.3
757 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Lunch
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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Private dining
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 757 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

On holiday from Edinburgh, Scotland. Loved our 2 visits there.

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We've already told people what a great meal we had, and we WILL be going back.

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O
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal at Little Anthony’s. the service was prompt and excellent. Special pasta was great value. Would definitely return!

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D
Palm Springs
24 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A very pleasant experience. Food was very good, service excellent. Prices were fair for both food and drinks. A reasonably quiet so you can have a conversation. We will be back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Both the food and the service were very good. A bit pricey for lunch - more than $50 per person (tax and tip) for salad, main and a glass of house wine.

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SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food
Underrated

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IA
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent , long-standing restaurant that leads with its good cuisine and attentive service. Always a pleasure to dine there for business or pleasure

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EL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a ladies' night out on a Friday evening. We had a great time chatting and the food was excellent! When we asked the server about some appertizers to share, he was very friendly and suggested some good choices for us. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends in the future.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The host was a bit rude, otherwise a very great experience and amazing food.

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The bacon wrapped dates are amazing!! Great service and great food.

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LM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Staff was very friendly. All six members in our party were very pleased with their meals. We would definitely go here again!!

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Saskatoon
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was wonderful. Service was great. Made an error on one of the dishes but had it fixed immediately. It was really nice and quiet. The late after dinner was perfect.

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m
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was amazing! We were a group of 10 and we never had to wait for our server. She was phenomenal and I never refilled my own glass of wine once - she was on top of everything!

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NA
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good and great food

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. Must stop in Toronto.

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RR
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent primo and Osso bucco. Dirty water glass I changed myself after server poured water into it. Server did not tell me about changes to dessert menu when ordering panna cotta and got strawberry topping instead of which I am not fond. A different Server, however, apologized when I asked about it, and replaced it with tiramisu but I did not ever see my waitress again. I was charged anyway for unsatisfactory dessert. Strong start, impressive ambience but weak, lazy finish to my experience there.

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great. My wife and I shared an antipasto board and it was excellent. She had the Chicken Parmesan and it was tender and very flavorful. I had the Cioppino and it was a delight - very flavorful and full of seafood. I had a little sorbet and it was very flavorful and tart. Regina had the Riccota Fritters and I was jealous - they were amazing. Not sure when I will be in Toronto again - but I know one of the places I will be eating.

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FS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I go to Little Anthony's regularly and the food and service are of a very high quality and it is very convenient for business meetings.

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GB
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were in town for the Rotary International Convention and wanted to find a good Italian restaurant near the Hilton downtown. LA's was the perfect choice! We ate there twice in our 6 day visit to Toronto. Excellent choices, reasonable prices and super service! Booked using Open Table which was fast and efficient. Staff made you feel a home!

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c
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Highly recommend pasta with clams and the shrimp scampi. All courses were delicious. Nice atmosphere and great service.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Having to wait in excess of 2 hours and the waitress disappearing was appalling. The only saving grace was a manager in training explaining they lost a cook, and stepping in to do the simplest of things like being out the bread, refill our drinks, bring out the entrees 1 hour after they were ordered, then bringing out fresh coffee and tiramisu for my Birthday Celebration. If not for him, we’d have had no service... which had no bearing in “we lost a cook!” But the icing in the cake.. waiting 20 mins with no one showing up with the bill, and finally having to ask another waiter to bring out the Manager. She was most gracious and understanding.. and after listening to my complaints, comped the meal. I’ll not be going back anytime soon...

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CN
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal. I liked mine better than my spouse liked his. The chopping was delicious but could have used more seafood. Server was friendly and helpful but rushed.

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SL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for a family event!

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice meal will return

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Very loud. Could hardly hear conversation between myself and the person across the table from me. There was an after work group party that was quite loud which raised the noisel to an uncomfortable level

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Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Being from out of town I try to get local's recommendations on places to eat in the city. I was not disappointed with this recommendation. The food was fantastic and the wine list was great. Would definitely go back when visiting from out of town again.

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TP
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the 3rd time I've been to Little Anthony's and it won't be the last. Cozy and comfortable seating, wonderful service by Michelle and lovely wine selection. Steak was fantastic and Osso Buco was fall of the bone delicious. Thank you for a delightful evening

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M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great restaurant. Everyone was friendly and responsive. The food came quickly and was delicious. The music was a bit incongruous with the atmosphere (a mix of old Motown hits), but not enough to detract from the overall experience. Would definitely eat here again.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Never disappoints.

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JH
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our waitress was amazing but run of her feet as the restaurant was understaffed though it was a “ballet” evening. Though she managed to get us fed and out in time, we could not help but feel her stress as she literally ran the main course to our table.

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b
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

This is the second time I have eaten at this restaurant. It just doesn't impress me enough to recommend it to anyone. I do think it is a little over priced.

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ST
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

What a delight to find a restaurant within a few blocks of Roy Thomson Hall that does not feature 'factory food', too much noise and pushes the drinks. It was our first time at Little Anthony's and we found the service to be excellent -- attentive and friendly without being clingy -- the food was prepared with care by real chefs and the décor and ambience of the room were just right. We could actually talk to each other without shouting. The only downside was the high price of the wines. We will definitely return!

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VS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's a nice restaurant, I have been there couple of times. It was first time with my wife. Nice ambience, good food, and good service.

I selected the reason for dinner as 'date' still the lady at the entrance gave us a bigger table instead of a smaller table, even though the tables for just 2 people were empty. I hope they pay more attention to the requests included in the open table request.

Server was nice.

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JO
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My daughter and I had a very special birthday dinner before going to see Anna Bolena at the Four Seasons Centre...excellent food...service and ambiance was wonderful! One of my favourite places for a special occasion!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food is good but the portions are too small for an Italian restaurant. Unfortunately, our family was still a little hungry after leaving so we had to grab food elsewhere. This surprised us as we ordered full sized meals for our two young children. The full order portion was smaller than most kids sized portions elsewhere. I have eaten at LA’s many times for lunch and the portions are perfect lunch-sized portions. I was a little surprised to see dinner meals the same size. Or perhaps it is the same menu for lunch. Overall, I would not recommend it as a restaurant do people who are hungry at dinner time.

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RW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

"Everything went well from ease of reservation booking, ambience, our specials selection (racks of lamb), attentive and helpful food server (Jason), and value. We will return."

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RC
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food, service and atmosphere great as I have come to be accustomed with at Little A’s.

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my 2nd time dining at this restaurant since 2 years ago. The atmosphere and service were great. Quality of food was at the same level as before as soon as I can remember.

This time We ordered the best bruschetta there at Little Anthony and it becomes my favourite. It was very tasteful with the right among of ingredients. One of the best I experienced so far in GTA. The linguine vongole was delicious. The same goes to the minestrone.

Overall we will return to this restaurant. Probably try their lunch menu next time.

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A wonderful evening!! This restaurant consistently serves amazing food and the service is impeccable. I would recommend it for a special date night or an evening out for friends.

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T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favourite dish is linguine vongole and it never disappoints. Their food is high quality and it is consistent. It is a bit spicy which I love. Highly recommend.

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