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The Little Sparo, St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador, NL

The Little Sparo

4.6
4.6
722 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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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (709) 758-4252
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Zac Power
  • Neighbourhood
    St. John's
  • Parking Details
    Paid underground parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 722 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Romantic

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for scenic views

  • Atlantic Canada

    Italian

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Overall

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Food

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Service

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Ambience

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Value

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Good for business meals

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Good for business meals

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Romantic

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Good for special occasions

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Most Booked

722 Reviews
  1. Andre

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience overall with great food! Server could have been a little more friendly but ok overall. Little noisy space when crowded. Could use a little more noise barriers maybe.

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  2. LesleyH

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waiter was fantastic, food was great and atmosphere was positive….would recommend and will definitely be back

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  3. ChipB

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service! Really enjoyed interacting with the staff! They know their product and provide service with gracious good humour!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal was good and tasted good but portion was small, only six ravioli

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  5. Dave

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as usual; the food and space is excellent. Timing of appetizers and attentive service such as removal of side plates and ensuring we had utensils needed a little work.

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  6. RoyP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Carne Cruda - Nice but overly salty, heavy handed with shallots gave aftertaste of onion. Crostini were thick and very dry making them hard to chew without damaging the mouth. Cappesante al Fumo - Three scallops were seared differently, one burnt, one perfect, one very light. Overall nice dish. Pappardelle Carbonara - Delicious yet pasta was overcooked and dish turned to a mushy amalgamation. Carrot Ginger Risotto - Overcooked, again heavy handed on the salt. Also heavy on black pepper which overpowered the dish. Roasted carrots and other garnishes were delightful. Cocktails - Absolutely delicious, 10 out of 10 Overall a well thought out and interesting menu with great promise and presented extremely well, but lacking in execution.

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  7. SheldonR

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has quickly become one of our favourite spots when we come into town. The food is great and we try to have something different each visit. Staff makes you feel special each visit. We had supper this visit but breakfast is a treat too.

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  8. StephPK

    New York City

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Isabella was wonderful and the drinks and our food were really good!

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  9. SR64

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Food was excellent as was the service

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  10. SkylarR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious food and outstanding service!! I will definitely be back. The bartender makes a delicious "clover club", my absolute favourite!

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FAQs

The Little Sparo is rated 4.6 stars by 722 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Little Sparo

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

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    St. John's
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Paid underground parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Zac Power
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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