Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

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567 reviews
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Quiet Conversation
With regulars referring to Paese as their "kitchen away from home", Paese Ristorante has been serving Italian inspired food made from the finest local ingredients for the past 21 years.
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.
What 567 People Are Saying
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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Diner and ambiance fabulous as always. Another great meal.

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SS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, healthy vegetarian options were enjoyed by everyone in our party.

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GC
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of our favourite go to places! The food is fabulous and the staff is amazing!

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F
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We are regular dinners and Finally Update the menu , added more choices to the menu, but the main dishes still don’t come with starch and small amount vegetables

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CH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great meal with outstanding service! I recommend this for business, couples and children.

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, people and atmosphere. I love this please

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RL
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

E cellent menu and the food was fabulous. It was too chilly in the restaurant that evening and that took away from the experience. But would definitely go back. With an extra sweater.

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TH
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The waiter kindly agreed to accommodate my diet with no salt and no oil on my dinner. The fish was fishy and did not taste fresh. The vegetables of the day were only green beans and not with the potatoes as mentioned in the menu. The waiter eventually brought them. They were salted. Then after we were done our main course potatoes were oily with no seasoning at all. Very disappointed. The waiter did not come to see if we were content with the meal nor did management make an effort to improve our experience. Dinner for 2 with 1 glass of wine, no coffee or dessert was over $100.

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S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Once again we had a fabulous meal and evening at Paese. Thank you!! ❤️

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, and food was great. A little pricey but well prepared. Their entrees could come with things rather than having them on the side. The beef side ribs were excellent but a little fatty.

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C
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Authentic and delicious Italian food with great combinations of tastes and seasoning. Always friendly service.

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a
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Once again a nice visit. I had the vegan pasta-likeoption but as I feared other than the tomato sauce it was not full of flavour. It was good not great. Now the bread, olives and the angel food cake desert were amazing. Service was excellent when we arrived but the attention through the meal waned. Very personable and knowledgeable though.

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NS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Sal is awesome. Paese never disappoints!

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J
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It's always a pleasure to dine at Paese's. The staff & chef are very accommodating to my food allergy and my meal is safe and delicious. I asked for a specific table in my open table reservation however, the server didn't read all of my reservation correctly and because he missed my request, others were seated at my table. I was disappointed. Next time, I'll call Paese's the day of, and remind them of my specific choice of tables.
I'll always return to Paese's for both lunch and dinner - it's wonderful!

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NL
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The ambiance, service, wine, food were all lovely. I did find it a bit pricey however for the portion size but the quality was truly excellent!

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GD
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate from the Giro Italian fixed menu. Everything was great - portion size were perfect. Service was great !

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Y
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Ken was amazing and made our first visit a great experience
Will definitely be back

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HS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service and food were excellent. The food came at appropriate intervals; we didnt feel rushed. They were very accomodating with a coupke of food requests. My friend and I shared an appetizer and two main dishes so we could try a few different things. They actually split our dishes for us rather than just give us an extra plate. I was very impressed with the service. The prices were on par with similar establishments but the quality of the food was excellent

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was amazing as it always is!!!

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SS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and service were top notch. We had a great evening and look forward to going again.

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GC
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always!!!!

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MK
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food...great service

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, delicious food!

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A
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Friendly and efficient staff serving delicious food ! A wonderful few hours spent here.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was a Great night with incredible service, first time there and felt like a 20 year regular. Sal made us feel like we were long time friends, have not had a first time dining experience that in a long time. Looking forward to many more great nights at Paese

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L
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Not the friendliest and the food was pretty lacklustre. Restaurant itself was very cute

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Always a reliable place to dine with friends for a casual and pleasant evrning

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paese is a great neighbourhood restaurant . The staff are friendly and very professional. They always make my kids feel important and welcome. The food was delicious .

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PP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently delicious and nourishing....one of my favourite go-to places.

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MW
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sabine 🥰🥰🥰🥰

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, friendly and professional

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E
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved our waiter, friendly attentive service. The food was outstanding!! I’d go back time and time again.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Valentines Day

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They really go above and beyond to make you feel special :)

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L
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Reliable and affordable. Service was excellent. Menu is somewhat limited but the restaurant always serves good meals

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F
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Vegan pasta was outstanding

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V
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had been there before. This time we took friends and we all had a lovely evening. Service as always was exceptional.

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FC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The food was okay but not excellent. It was over priced.

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DF
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a delightful dinner and look forward to visiting again.

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CH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a yearly tradition during my trade show to have dinner here and the waitress always recognizes us! Feels like home!

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