Anton’s Pasta Bar

Diana Chan March 23, 2011 Italian, North Burnaby, Three Beakers

Anton’s Pasta Bar is near my hood. When I go, I always avoid peak hours! During dinnertime, you can see a large line up outside. I’ve only lined up once many years ago, and I will never do that again.

Located in North Burnaby, Anton’s Pasta is a hot spot for pasta. The reason why people crave Anton’s pasta is for their ridiculously humongous portions for a decent price.

On their menu, they have tons of different pastas.. specialty pasta, cream sauce, red sauce, clear sauce….etc.

They make each dish individually in a pan. What I noticed in their cooking area is that all the cooks seem very young, and then there was only one middle aged asian woman washing the dishes.

M and I both got Sanpellegrino Limonata ($3.75). We both really love their sodas! Plus, the peel off top is so ingenious!

You also get served with a piece of bread for each person. It is about the size of a shoe. Despite it’s looks, it is very very soft on the inside. If you are determined to finish all your pasta, you may want to pass up on the bread to save room for your pasta.

I ordered one of their specialty pastas – Penne Antonio ( $15.50). It contains mushrooms, chicken, fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, and dill pesto cream sauce. The dinner size is HUGE! I usually order the Penne Antonio because of the creamy rich dill sauce. The chicken was nice and tender.

I didn’t try really hard to finish it because I never ever do. I probably had 3/5 left over. What I love abou Anton’s is that there is so much food that you can take it home to become tomorrows lunch and dinner. hahaha,

M ordered the Penna Alla Pastora ( $15.50), a clear sauce dish. It has italian sausage & bacon in a white wine, egg & cheese sauce. He said the sausage with a bit spicy and he loved it!

M tried super hard to finish it but he stil had about 1/4 left on his plate.

I am not really sure why anyone would want to suffer lining up in the winter. The quality of the pasta is decent but not the best. People generally come here to get their moneys worth and attempt to finish their entire plate to win an Anton’s pen.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Free parking near TD Bank
  • Long line ups during peak hours
  • Large variety of pastas
  • No debit, they only accept credit and cash

We Rate Anton’s Past Bar:


4260 Hastings St
Burnaby, BC


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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.


  1. Heather March 23, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Anton’s used to give you an Anton’s pen if you finished all of your pasta. We learned that was past tense when he ate all his pasta and then was told they don’ t do that anymore. To add insult to injury, he had to watch me enjoy my pasta for another 2 meals. ; )

  2. 604munchies March 24, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Agreed, everyone who comes here is in for the portion sizes lol

    Heather: We just recently visited Anton’s as well and my bf ended up finishing his plate, and he received a pen.. strange that you didn’t get one =( Maybe they just ran out? Nonetheless, claim his deserved pen! lol! =)

  3. Ryan March 24, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Anton’s is great! I’ve never gotten a pen there either (then again, I’ve never finished a plate in one sitting). I suppose that’s one reason I like them so much ~ 2-3 meals out of one dinner. They are a little cheaper at lunch, but the size is a lot smaller. You can order the dinner portion if you ask though, which is a far better deal! My favourite has to be the dill salmon pasta

  4. DesignGirl March 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

    If you finish the lunch size, you don’t get a pen.
    Also I just remembered, if you do take out for dinner time, you get way less and play the same price. =(

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