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The Little Sparo

4.5
4.5
312 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian

There is nothing complicated about food, and nobody understood this better than the Italians. They knew that a delicious meal did not require elaborate preparation - just proper ingredients, and the passion and patience to let them work their magic. At The Little Sparo, we apply these principles in all we do. From our fresh baked naturally-leavened bread and pizza to our homemade extruded pasta, every item is prepared with gentle, attentive care. Come enjoy the comfort of Italian cuisine, in our newly renovated, open-concept restaurant with breathtaking views of the St.john's harbor that carries right through to the narrows. Book a table in our elegant dining room or come relax by the fireplace in our cozy, inviting lounge. Our kind and knowledgable staff are here to welcome you with the warm and friendly hospitality that Newfoundlanders are known for. Come join us for dinner!

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (709) 758-4252

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    St. John's

  • Parking Details

    Paid underground parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 15% off your bill

    Jan. 26 - Feb. 3, 2022
    For the next two Wednesday's, enjoy a special treat from us and receive 15% your whole bill at the end of the night. We look forward to seeing you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

menu

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What 312 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Scenic View

  • Atlantic Canada

    Italian

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Ambience

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Fit for Foodies

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Healthy

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hot Spot

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Romance

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Special Occasion

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Most Booked

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  1. RS

    RobS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch and very friendly service. Eggs Benny was delish

  2. KP

    KatieP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    The food wasn't as good as it was the last time we were there. We didn't find the tartar very tasty, or the octopus. The pizza was better the last time we were there a few months back. Great atmosphere and service though. Have to try the pasta next time.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience all around. Food was delicious,drinks were fantastic and the service was impeccable.

  4. AT

    AnnaT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best menu and service

  5. HR

    HeatherR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All the food was delicious, the atmosphere was lovely, and our server was amazing.

  6. EO

    ElizabethOke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We loved the atmosphere, the fireplace was cozy and made the ambiance complete. Our server Kennedy was great and provided amazing friendly service without being over bearing. Our food was delicious!

  7. D

    Diningpro

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Scallops were off the charts and reasonably priced…Little Sparo does not disappoint!

  8. T

    Tonio

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Nice restaurant with good food. Thank you for the great atention.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing!! One of my favourite places I’ve been to in St. John’s. The service was awesome! Our server Kennedy was very nice and attentive and well informed on the menu. We loved our date night!!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food was ok but a tad overpriced and took ages to arrive. The soap in the bathroom is so heavily scented, it gave me a reaction.

  11. KP

    KristineP

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visitor to the city and I had a lovely meal and experience at Sparo.

  12. SF

    SarahF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved the atmosphere!! Very intimate and the food was amazing!! Highly recommend!! The Gnocchi with scallops is absolutely delish!

  13. P

    Power2021

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to end the meal and service was outstanding. This was our first time there and we will be returning.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t say enough! Food, service and ambiance was exceptional! Will be back soon!

  15. PO

    PaulaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We received excellent service from our waiter and the pizza was the best we ever had.

  16. M

    Michelle

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing menu. Great service. We had a great night! Highly recommend!

  17. J

    Justin

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and the pizza was amazing!

  18. A

    Ally

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very good food and service. Made a reservation for 2 but rather than seat us in front of the window with a view, we were sat next to the wall where we had a view of the kitchen. Not sure out of all the tables why we were sat there. That was one disappointing part of the experience.

  19. CT

    CoryTucker

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful meal and service. Will return soon!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was prompt and the food was outstanding. Great experience, would highly recommend!

  21. K

    Kurt

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most enjoyable. The service was friendly and attentive. Authentic Italian pasta selections were really good. Will be returning soon to try the sourdough pizza offerings.

  22. CR

    CindyR

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect atmosphere for a business breakfast. Food and service was excellent

  23. DB

    DeanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, amazing service, lovely atmosphere! Highly recommend!

  24. BW

    BrianW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    The service was really good our table was ready when we arrived. We found the food to be ok but not great enough that we can’t wait to return to try other dishes.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cass is the best

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Shouldnt have to pay for bread. Other restaurants have for free. Didn’t like the beet salad Fumosa cocktail had a weird taste

  27. t

    tanya

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was awesome and the food was amazing. Will be returning!!

  28. JW

    JillW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent food and view! Sourdough pizza crust was special!

  29. T

    Tamoshanter

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Great food. Good service but slow. Wait on food. Wait on bill. Offered suggestion to chef on inparticular dish item.

  30. J

    Justin

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent first experience! Great food and atmosphere.

  31. JF

    JanetF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food amazing , ambience lovely, and our server was fantastic. Great experience!

  32. E

    Emmy

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious meal in a great atmosphere! My family always enjoys Little Sparro.

  33. OA

    OATe

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambience of the restaurant and the harbour view make it a lovely location for a dinner.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Ordered the carbonara and it was very starchy and not quite warm. Sent it back and order a pizza whic was delicious. Also they did not charge me

  35. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food2service2ambience3

    We were so cold my husband took off his sweater for mr to wear. My friend had to wear her coat the entire meal. We told waiter of cold and he said nothing could be done as they seated us under vent. Food chilled very quickly. The entire experience was unpleasant.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our service was amazing . The food was delicious. Best steak in town .

  37. HH

    HappytobeHappy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Staff and service where great.Presentation of food was excellent.Would diffently give this restaurant one off your go too outings

  38. KH

    KimberlyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Restaurant was a bit chilly ..more seafood on the menu ..

  39. M

    Moes

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We love this restaurant! Josh our waiter was just great!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    Over priced for the quality of the food. Quite loud and and will not be returning.

FAQs

The Little Sparo is rated 4.5 stars by 312 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

January 2022
Sun.
Mon.
Tue.
Wed.
Thu.
Fri.
Sat.
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7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Little Sparo

2 Hill o' Chips St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, NL A1C 6B1

  • Neighbourhood

    St. John's

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Paid underground parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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