Anthony's of Little Italy

Latest News and Press

Anthony’s of Little Italy – A New Beginning

After 15 years of proudly serving our many loyal customers, we have closed our restaurant in Cleveland’s Historic Little Italy and relocated our catering division to Lake County..

The Anthony Family would like to thank all of our dedicated customers for many years of loyalty.   Seeing all of your smiling faces in our dining room is what we will miss most. Many of you have become an extension of our family and we will always cherish the memories and look forward to creating more.

Our east side catering headquarters is open and providing our same delicious food, along with many new menu options.  We provide catering for special occasions, family parties, corporate events, sporting events, pharmaceutical functions, etc. We can be reached at our catering headquarters by calling 216-644-5559.

We look forward to serving your catering needs!

Thank you.

The Anthony Family

Anthony’s of Little Italy

From Joe M. on Yelp 6/8/2014

I’ve been to Little Italy for over 70 years. Anthony’s food is authentic. Street scenes when I was a child reminded me of New York during the early immigration era. Anthony’s hands down best food and atmosphere on the strip. Gnocchi truly home made. Gelato authentic. Wait staff engaged and fun.

Used to go to La Trattoria but found a bottle of Bertolli and store gnocchi to be much better.

You are not 1st generation and live to be in your late 70s and not know Italian food.

Absolutely delicious!

From  Puja T. on Yelp 11/3/2014

Absolutely delicious! We looked through past reviews and saw many people were recommending the vegan lasagna. We decided to give it a try and were definitely not disappointed! We were down the street and called Deanna and she was able to quickly accommodate us without hesitation.

We were initially indecisive on the menu choices but Deanna, the chef, personally provided her advice on food options. She even made us a modified vegetarian dish based on things we liked and disliked.

Ambiance was perfect. Friendly staff. Prompt service. Would highly recommended. Will be returning soon.


From Corey B. on Yelp February 2, 2015

Phenomenal. My wife and I were in town and saw that Anthony’s was well reviewed. We were showed to our seats by Kimberly the manager who walked us through the menus and let us know her favorite dishes. My wife went with the pasta with blackened salmon and creamy pesto. I went with the chicken florentine. Both of us found the food to be incredible. So fresh and light. A wonderful experience. We travel to Cleveland every couple months and will return without a doubt.

Vegan Friendly Restaurants in Cleveland

From Roxanne O. on Yelp October 10, 2014

Any traditional Italian restaurant that will go out of their way to make a special vegan meal gets 5 stars from me.

I was looking for a new place to check out in Little Italy and noticed Adam R.’s review that mentioned vegan options at Anthony’s. You have to call or make a note in your reservation, but that’s no big deal.

The night before my dinner, the manager called me to discuss my dinner options. I was offered stuffed peppers, spaghetti and meatballs, or lasagna. I could be Garfield the cat when it comes to lasagna, so you know what I picked.

When I arrived the next night and checked in with the hostess, they noted that I was the vegan and a first time diner and made sure to give me a very warm welcome.

We started off our meal with cheeseless bruschetta and my fiance had an order of arancini balls. He gobbled them up, so they must have been good. I don’t think you can every really go wrong with bruschetta, so I enjoyed my appetizer. And then our entrees came out. My fiance had some sort of chicken and I had some of the best vegan lasagna (besides my own recipe, of course) that I’ve ever eaten. It was made with seitan, a meat substitute, a flavorful sauce, and a little bit of Daiya, a vegan cheese. It was really delicious.

My server told me that the lasagna is good but I need to go back and check out the vegan meatballs. If they’re half as good as the lasagna, I can’t wait!

Also important to note, there are gluten free options. Again, it helps to call ahead or make a note in your reservation, but kudos to the owner and chef for accomodating special dietary needs.