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

The Little Sparo

4.6
4.6
748 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 15 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 748 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Good for business meals

  • Atlantic Canada

    Good for business meals

  • Atlantic Canada

    Romantic

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for scenic views

  • 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

    Good for groups

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Healthy

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hot spot

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Good for special occasions

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Lively

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Most Booked

748 Reviews
  1. CarolynS

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and nice wine list- the gelato was incredible.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very open and airy, great service from waitress and good food!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visiting from out of province and loved it, a must try in St. John’s!

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  4. LisaS

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Superb service. Great atmosphere. Love the mocktails!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Little Sparo has swiftly become one of our favourite restaurants in St. John's! The views of the harbour are fantastic, the decor is modern, and the noise level is very reasonable- making conversation easy. We wanted to take our time with ordering, and our waiter was more than happy to accommodate us and didn't push us to order any food unless we reached out. That being said, he did keep a good eye on us and came over to replenish our drinks regularly. The on-tap beer selection was limited, but still a decent variety. When we got around to ordering food, we didn't have to wait too long for the food to come to our table. The food itself was scrumptious, and all meat was cooked perfectly. Desert was an interesting take on tiramisu, which we also quite liked. We were never rushed from beginning to end, and the waiter was a pleasure to chat with. I used to think that I didn't like Italian food or restaurants, but I had never been to an excellent Italian establishment before. The Little Sparo has made me love Italian food!

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  6. RD17

    Toronto

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner out with my wife for Fathers Day. Italian is my favourite. We are visiting from Toronto and went to Sparo on a recommendation. Food and service were excellent.

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  7. TaraNL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for brunch, ordered the Mushroom Toast and it was tasty but too pricey for what it is. $23.00 for one poached egg on one thin slice of soggy sourdough (please, cook off some of the mushroom liquid!) with plenty of mushrooms (can't fault the amount of mushrooms). Espresso machine broken (fix it, it's an Italian restaurant!) Our server wasn't as attentive as she ought to have been, given that the restaurant was quiet (less than half full). No spoons to stir the coffee, no checking on us during our meal and we had to flag her down to get the bill. This is my second time in a row having a mediocre experience at this restaurant and I doubt I'll come back again. It's a shame, since the atmosphere is very nice and they started off so well when they first opened. Now it's just meh, overpriced hotel food.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely horrible. Worst steak I’ve ever had in my life. It was my wife birthday I requested a cake or something to celebrate together. The steak had no flavour at all… I had two pieces of the steak and could not eat the rest as it was cold tasteless. Yet they made me pay for it. I’ll never come back to this place again nor will recommend it to anyone.

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  9. JessicaC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very poor service and underwhelmed by food for the price.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently great. Mahson is always a delightful server.

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FAQs

The Little Sparo is rated 4.6 stars by 748 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 15 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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