Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.
Attention to quality of ingredients and healthy alternatives sets Paese apart. Paese Ristorante"s food philosophy, as directed by owner, Tony Loschiavo, is driven by a passion for bringing a modern twist on traditional favorites to North Toronto. Paese also boasts one of the city's most diverse lists of major producing wine regions. Paese also has three sommeliers on staff to assist with creating the perfect marriage of food and wine.
Whether you're in the mood for a delicious meal, share a pizza at the bar with a glass wine from the list of 10 glasses, Paese Ristorante's elegantly contemporary environment offers the idyllic backdrop for a truly tempting evening.
Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence'
from 1997 - 2010 consecutively.
A fantastic meal with really great service.
Excellent as always. Paese is definitely a favourite place to visit with family and friends.
Gnocchi was mushy and tasteless.
Linguini Frutti Di M -Mussels had fishy taste, pasta was bland.
We invited people to join us for dinner and we didn't want to make a scene.
We hadn't eaten there in a while, but remembered the food to be much better.
We came here on a busy Saturday night so that probably had an impact on our impression. We came in because we had a coupon. The place seems to attract a crowd that is interested in celebrating special occasions and we were just interested in a local place. Regardless, there are some things we think they could have done better:
1. Reservation - we (and several others) were seated right by the door. It would probably be nice to hold tables inside the restaurant for reservations, and save these for walk-ins. As it is tables were packed and a bit too close to each other.
2. Service was very friendly, but overwhelmed by the number of guests, so too slow in making the rounds. Another staff person would have been great.
3. Menu - it seems it is a new menu, and again it may depend who is the intended audience. For a special occasion it makes sense, for a regular Italian meal less so. There are also some quirks such as charging extra for the vegetable sides, or holding back on the price of the specials...
Paese probably needs to decide what kind of restaurant they want to be, certainly on a Saturday night it seemed it was difficult for them to be everything for all people. We are wondering if our impression would be different had we come in during the week.
I had asked for a lightly dressed Caesar salad and it had way too much dressing so I didn't enjoy.
also, the shrimps I ordered were not great.
Usually I am very happy with the food.
Great food and atmosphere.
Excellent service and great food once again. This is becoming a favourite “go to” destination,
Always such an amazing meal and excellent service. We go every year for our wedding anniversary and will keep going as our tradition.
I strongly recommend the mushroom pasta
I shall be back.
In general good. For the price of over forty dollar but my plate was a bit salty. I would probably go with dishes from the menu, especially pasta dishes.
I found my experience at Paese to be rather disappointing starting with how chilly the restaurant was.
we were moved from the front of the restaurant to the back with not much difference.
the staff however was both friendly and accommodating.
we found the menu was limited but the wine list extensive .our pizza and salad were excellent although pricey.my friends gnocchi was very small portion .although he requested it without sauce they enjoyed
overall this meal was pricey but the atmosphere was pleasant and as I said the staff did their best to please not sure if we would return.
Loved it so much I booked my wife's 50th there. Awesome night!
Service was very good...Portions were adequate...Our waiter Seth provided good customer experience..
Always good food. Service depends on how busy they are.
The food was fantastic, the whole restaurant set up is great. We just felt a little rushed. The courses were coming out too fast. We probably should have just told them to slow down, but it looked like everything was already prepared.
We went in March 2019 and it was a great, great experience. Then we went two day ago and we had a totally different experience. They changed the menu (we found out that they changed the chef) and the food was mediocre, the service was mediocre and the noise level was very high. I am not coming back
First time at this restaurant, we drive by it all the time! Finally made a reservation for dinner. Absolutely loved it! Why do d we wait so long to try the delicious food. Service was outstanding!
Great food at reasonable prices
Always a great meal at Paeae! Wonderful food, exceptional service and nice ambiance.
Lots of vegetarian choices, which I appreciated. Even my meat-eating companion enjoyed the three dishes we shared. The mushroom "calamari" was delicious! The music was a bit too loud for conversation, but the volume was turned down when we mentioned it. The server was friendly and attentive.
Lovely dinner as usual at Paese. Food was great. Try the mushroom “calamari”!
Fabulous ! Great menu!
Excellent service. Food was delicious.
Paese is consistently very good. We were a group of 6 and sat at a square table so that we could see and converse with each other.
There are many daily specials and the menu, even though it’s mainly pizza and pasta is creative and interesting.
Excellent, efficient service.
Another great dinner at my neighbourhood restaurant
It was excellent!!
Paese is wonderful
I love this restaurent. Fabulous food, lovely service, well priced and easy to park. Would highly recommend.
Veal dish was mediocre. Caesar salad small for the price. Rest was excellent.
Great food, good staff. Parking in front of the restaurant can be busy, but going to the side helps.
Terrific food with knowledge servers. A great combination!
The pasta was fabulous! No wonder their chef is in the pasta competition finals.
I liked the food very much, but even better was the service. It was exceptional.
This was the first time that our party of two couples had dined at Paese. We ordered off the Summerlicious menu and found every dish to be beautifully presented and delicious. The attentive service was excellent and we will return in future.
We had a great time. The food was excellent and the servings were quite generous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Had a great dinner. Loved our waitress
The food, the staff and the overall ambiance is exceptional. I would highly recommend this place, we sat at the bar, there were other people doing the same thing everyone ended up chatting it was just a wonderful evening.
New vegan mushroom calamari dish is heaven