With only three sauces and a four burner electric stove, Tony started small. The "old" Anton's Pasta, established in 1983, consisted of nine tables and one very dedicated man.When Tony opened Vancouver's original pasta bar his vision was simple: good food at an affordable price and lots of it!The word was out. It was hard, even for the hungriest of people, to finish the huge portions served up at Anton's Pasta. If you did finish your plate, Tony went out of his way to ensure you left feeling full and satisfied.A loyal neighbourhood following soon started to grow, and line-ups became a regular sight on Hastings Street.It was more than just the good food that brought people back again and again. The casual atmosphere and friendly staff, along with Tony's warm Calabrian hospitality made everyone feel at home. This is how it all began.Anton's moved to its present location in 1989 to accommodate the always growing clientele. Since then Tony has expanded his menu to include exotic new pasta creations along with his mother's traditional family recipes.Many of the original staff are still part of the Anton's "family" so a familiar face, like April's, will always be here to welcome you.Here at Anton's we still embrace Tony's original philosophy: eat lots, feel at home and have fun!