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“Cozy little Italian restaurant with great service.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little Anthony's

Little Anthony's
121 Richmond St. West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Formerly Little Anthony's)
416-368-2223
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Ranked #164 of 6,561 restaurants in Toronto
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Richmond St. & York St.
Transit: Subway: Take University line to Osgoode Station. Walk 1 block south and 1 block 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.
Description: Little Anthony's is a casual, energetic and affordable downtown osteria serving soul-satisfying 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 twelve-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. LA's attentive staff and Italian cuisine are ready for you.
Newport Beach, California
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Cozy little Italian restaurant with great service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I ate here alone while in Toronto on business last week. The restaurant has a cozy yet upscale vibe, and I didn't feel strange at all eating alone. I sat at the bar and had their spaghetti with meatballs, which were delicious. The service was great - the bartender was friendly and attentive - and I felt so comfortable here that I didn't even pull out my Kindle to keep me company. I would absolutely go back the next time I'm in Toronto.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“An excellent option close by downtown Hilton and Sheraton.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Lots of fresh pasta options here. There were also several seafood fresh pasta specials. Linguini a la vongole with whole little neck clams in white wine sauce was incredible ! Combining the fine food, with a warm atmosphere,excellent service, and a reasonably priced bottle of wine makes for a really special dining experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing tastes and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I don't know how they do it, I shop at all the best grocery stores in Toronto and rarely find ingredients as tasty as what's plated at Little Anthony's. It's not even a matter of freshness, it's a matter of quality. They must grow some of their own crops or get the locally. Whatever they do, it comes out in all the dishes I've had so far. The wine list is also very impressive, they have a great collection of domestic and international choices. The service itself can be a bit slow, but I don't mind waiting for great food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Absolute freshness!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Lovely pasta, served al dente only using fresh ingredients. Outstanding service! Very nice wine list! This place is just wonderful!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, BC
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Lunch at the bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Had lunch at the bar. I ordered the halibut and it was excellent! Friendly service also contributed to a really good experience here.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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