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Anton's Pasta Bar

4260 E Hastings Street
Burnaby, BC V5K1A1
Tel: (604) 299-6636
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Service: Takeout
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hours: Mon - Wed: 11:30AM - 10PM, Thu: 11:30AM - 10:30PM, Fri - Sat: 11:30AM - 11PM, Sun: 4PM - 10PM
  • Anton's is a one of a kind restaurant in the Greater Vancouver area. Pasta portions are very large and reasonably priced. There is usually a line up outside the door so come early.

    Hours: Monday to Thursday (11:30 am to 10:30 pm), Friday and Saturday (11:30 am to 11:00 pm), Sundays and Holidays (4:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

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dont listen to the haters
By asiansushiboy of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 4, 2008 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

the food was HUGE. 2 of my girlfriends and i went and ordered 2 plates and had 2 boxes of leftovers to bring home. 10bux each. haha. food tasted great, i wouldnt say it was INCREDIBLE but hey what do u expect at that price? food is still 8/10 in my books

long lineup, can get quite noisy. servers have too much on their hands so service can be quite poor at times.

i would just call and order takeout

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5 star university meal, 3-4 otherwise
By gastrophile of Coquitlam (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 4:46pm [Dine in]

Overall, five stars if you are a hungry but discerning university student, four stars if you are not and didn't have to wait in line, and three stars otherwise.

The ambiance and service are generally great and the pasta is actually quite good, but not worth waiting in an hour long line-up for unless you really want the two days worth of left-overs.

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A production line-formula for success
By Gromit of Surrey (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 6:50pm [Dine in]

This place is essentially a legend, known for good quality food, huge portions, gorgeous servers. The downside is that the servers are bitches who think the are 'owed' a tip simply for picking up takeout and they all have real attitudes. The food is i would say above average quality, not great, but certainly avoid their meat if you don't like gristle or the taste of poor quality meat. They really pack the dining area, all open tables so you get to know your neighbors very well, sights, smells and dinner conversation (people talk really boisterously loud there). I really liked using this place for take out until recently when they implemented a no take out policy during the hours of 5-8pm. So basically ive almost written this place off. Its sort of the italian equivalent of Stepho's greek restaurant in downtown vancouver.

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Make sure you come hungry
By stang of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

My friends and I eat here once every few months whenever we have a huge craving for pasta. The food is pretty good and the portions are quite large. Just make sure you come with an empty stomach. The place is always busy, so be prepared for a line.

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Winning formula
By restauranthunter of vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 1:24am [Dine in]

As a business, this restaurant has a winning formula. Good food, huge portions, good service(beautiful waitresses), great selection of pastas, fair prices, and plenty of seating. I realize this isn't authentic Italian cuisine but it's pretty good for what you pay for and get. The huge lineups just about tells you how much people are willing to wait to dine here.

I've tried many of the pasta dishes here and I found them all very good. The complimentary bread(portugese buns) are very good. I also like the fact that the pop is bottomless. The artichoke salad is very tasty as well. I really have no complaints about this place other than the lineup but that's to be expected. Just go later(around 9:30pm) and you should be seated immediately. One thing is for sure is that you will be taking your dinner home in a take out container as it's almost impossible to finish. The portions at lunchtime are pretty big as well...and it's cheaper at around $9.95 each.

What I really don't get is why no other restaurant imitates this place....they'd make a killing.

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Great place to eat!
By MollyDog of LowerMainLand (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2007 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

I've been to Anton's a couple of times now, and have to say, that everytime i go...the food is excellent, and we always end up with great service. A dish i HIGHLY recommend is the MANICOTTI ANTONS. It's a baked dish, and it takes about half an hour to get after you order...but its worth it! Had a friend suggest it, and couldn't thank him enough afterwards. The price of the food is definetly worth it, seeing as you get enough of a portion to have dinner while you are there, and lunch the next day! Also, i've never had to wait more than 25 minutes in line for a table.

Give Antons a try!

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Good to try
By Rex of Burnaby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 8, 2007 - 12:50am [Dine in]

That restaurant gave me the first impression that food should be fresh since I had to wait for 20 mins for a seat. In fact, I had no complain about their food and services. The portion that they given would enough for 2 person. I will come back with my faimly next time. (Remind people that there is a minimum charge for each person, so be prepare ask the server pack the rest to go)

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Wow! awesome pasta
By sierraleone of Coquitlam (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 12:25am [Dine in]

This place was super busy the day i decided to go there! I guess thats what success does to you! The wait was worth it, their food is amazing and come in large portions, I remeber they had a promotion thing happening "if you can finish your plate you eat for free". Sadly I couldn't even finish my plate because there was so much! Since it was very busy the service was not that great (understandable). Overall nice family restaurant!

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busy busy busy place...
By ieatoutalot of Burnaby (26 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 11:30am [Dine in]

Everyday we pass by Anton's on our way to work and home, always see people lining up, the same every night, every kind of weather, so we've been too scared to go becase of that endless line up. Yesterday had a day off, decided to go for lunch at Anton's. Had to wait even at lunch time, that just shows how busy this place is. My friend ordered the Penne Bombay, it was very very good, and my seafood pasta was fulfilling as well. Our server kept coming back to ask if we needed anything, and my friend got his pop refilled 3 times! Overall it was a good meal, decent service at a super busy place.

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Penne Bombay
By allburnedout of Port Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 10, 2006 - 4:56pm [Dine in]

My son and I have been going to Anton's for years. We usually go at lunch or
early, like 4:30 for an early dinner to beat the line up. We have tried a few different things but always go back to the penne bombay! If you like curry and seafood it's the best. Creamy piping hot and delicious. We usually have to go once a month for an Anton's fix. Simple, reasonable, low keyed. We love it!!

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The place for pasta lovers
By taste_buddy of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

I was not a big pasta fan before going to this restaurant. My cousin forced me to go this restaurant and I have returned on a number of occasions. The quality of food is high and very reasonable. It is actually two meals because I end up taking half of my portion home. The menu has options for all kinds of taste and the servers are very knowledgeable. Their desserts are also really tempting. Good food and good atmosphere. Only thing you need to bring is the appetite.

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5 star for volume
By bonger of Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 11:39pm [Dine in]

I used to go to this place in the 90's when I was a poor university kid....but I saw the light after going there a few times.

Take a look at the people who line up outside (same crowd as the Stephos cue)....the dude in his 20-30's...limited on budget, hungry as a horse and just starting to experience life and really hasn't experienced the finer things in life. Don't get me wrong, I'm not into snooty fusion food where you pay a lot and get small portions presented nicely to you. I just have to say Anton's is a big pile of Chef Boy Ardee calibre pasta given to you so much you have to take home and think you got such an awesome deal (which is true).

I'm sorry the say the demographics is the quantity over quality crowd...the Costco people.

Pasta is descent, but not even close to being awesome or outstanding. Obviously people giving it 5 stars has either really haven't been around too much or have low expectations.

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Don't Listen To The Haters
By WineAndDine of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 5:54pm [Dine in]

I don't know why some people are saying the pasta is low quality. They have some of the tastiest sauces I've ever had. Not only that, they have an amazing selection. The menu is so large you won't know what to order, but stick with what you know you like at first, then gain the confidence to try something different the second time. I've been going there for a long time; haven't seen any decrease in quality like the other gentleman mentioned. Just go!

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Where is Anton?
By libbyo of vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 11:20am [Dine in]

My housemates and I love this restaurant and eat here about once a month. The food is good, the portions ginormous, the service is friendly and prompt. We can be in and out in under an hour, our wallets are barely any lighter, and we have leftovers to feed us for the rest of the week. Sorted.

My only quandry is: where is anton?

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Not as good as before
By foodcraze of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 10, 2006 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

I've had their pasta dish many times, but the service and quality have declined over the years. I don't get why people are still lining up for hours, just because the portion is big, it doesn't mean the quality is good.

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Go for the portion and price
By eyu1 of Yaletown, Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 22, 2006 - 11:33pm [Dine in]

Anton's is the Stepho's of Italian food. The portions are big, the price is small, and the lines to wait for a table are long! Once you get seated, prepare to wait a while for someone to come by and take your order. However, the waitresses that I've had have always been nice. The food takes a while to come but you can't complain because the amount they give you is HUUUGE. When the bill comes along, don't be suprised - they haven't miscalculated.

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Sinking
By Viviyan of Burnaby (27 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 1:18am [Dine in]

This place is definitely sinking. I definitely don't want to go back again. For their type of pricing, I could settle for better. I went during the afternoon hours, and it was relatively quiet. I ordered the Linguini Alle Vongole (clams in a white wine sauce). It was covered with cheese on the top, and I was sort of surprised at this. Authentically, Italians NEVER mix cheese with seafood, especially shellfish.

Plus, I don't eat cheese. So it wasn't off to a good start.
The server looked annoyed when I told her that. She sighed and took my plate away. She had the "Sigh, I'm only doing this because I'm being paid to" attitude.

Anyway, it's bland and boring here.

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Great for take out
By Allison of Burnaby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 1, 2006 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

Although I wouldn't wait in line for Anton's, I do think they offer a great meal if you're willing to pick it up. Their pasta menu is huge; the food is more than decent; and the prices are reasonable. I like the variety they offer and the food is usually really fresh and flavourful. It's an excellent on-the-run dinner, especially if you're really hungry!

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Overall a good place
By hate2cook of Burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 7, 2006 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

Have been to Anton's 7-8 times and no complaints. Just go early or you will be waiting in line for a while. One of my fave dishes is the shells with a white sauce and mixed seafood. It's an awesome white sauce with a wine and lemony flavor. Hubby loves the linguine with seafood in a white wine sauce. Excellent bellinis!

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Wait too long
By stapler of richmond (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 1:56am [Dine in]

It' s was my first experience to wait more than 1/2 hour to sit in. The portion of the pasta is really BIG and I think no one can finish it. This is a good restaurant for people getting fresh pasta but the environment is too noisy. If you can't wait 1/2 hour, please go to the restaurant as early as possible.

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