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Little Toni's

4745 Lankershim Blvd. (Vineland Ave.) Send to Phone
818-763-0131 | Menu
This neighborhood Italian joint continues to thrive, and has Aidan Demarest’s cocktails at BarToni’s to complement the comfort food.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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Little Toni's Restaurant Review

: Most people would only visit this fairly nondescript neighborhood Italian spot on somebody’s recommendation. The retro ambience of Little Toni’s, which dates to 1956, includes wood paneling and candlelit tables dressed in burgundy and white linen. Little Toni's makes a notable cheesy pizza, particularly a thin crust version that’s evenly crisp and loaded with cheese, pepperoni, salami, olives, onions and green peppers --- no fancy toppings here. There are lots of old-fashioned, red-sauced pastas on the menu, such as lasagna with meatballs, plus calzones stuffed with pepperoni, ricotta and mozzarella. It's hard to order something light, as even the chopped salad is heaping with various meats, cheese and croutons. An indulgent yet satisfying option is the special fettuccine with shrimp, scallops and Alfredo sauce, while jumbo shrimp scampi is a touch more reserved, stuffed with butter, garlic, herbs and white wine and served with sautéed vegetables and pasta with marinara. Spumoni or cheesecake make successful desserts. In early 2015, Aidan Demarest took over the adjacent bar, now dubbed BarToni’s, adding a jolt of cocktail culture to complement the comfort food.
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