If you are ever up for a large plate of pasta and around an hour lineup, the you ought to visit this place. Anton’s Pasta Bar is famous for the queues that form on its doorsteps starting 7pm. The only other place I tried here in Vancouver that has this long wait time is Stepho’s Souvlaki Greek Taverna at Davie.
The great thing about this place is their big servings, I think they even hand out a prize for people who actually finish a whole plate by themselves. Seriously, the food is massive, it could feed 3 people.
On my first visit, I think I tried an oil based pasta sauce, and on the second visit I ordered the seafood risotto. This time I tried one of their specialty dishes, the Fusilli New Orleans, which was not as spicy as the pasta I cook, but it was ok, I finished maybe 1/5 of the plate. I also tried a bite of lasagna, and that was way better, I’m gonna order that next time. It just takes 30 minutes to prepare.
Fusilli New Orleans: scallops, sausages, prawns, chicken, red & green peppers in a spicy Cajun sauce
Herb Penne Genovese: sun dried tomatoes & mushrooms in a tomato pesto sauce
N: 4.0/5.0 [-1 because of the lineup]
Anton’s Pasta Bar
4260 Hastings Street Burnaby, BC