Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

4.4
500 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Cozy
  • 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 executive chef Christopher Palik and 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am -2:30pm; Dinner: Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Fridays 5:30pm - 11, Saturday 5:30pm - 11:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(416) 631-6585
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Chef Christopher Palik
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Private Party Facilities
For parties up to 60 guests, Paese's private rooms present an exclusive yet welcoming dining experience. Our highly experienced team will cater to your every need and customize a menu that best suits your specific taste, dietary restrictions and personal preferences. The private dining experiences are ideal for any special occasion, including: Corporate meetings, Wine tasting, Rehearsal dinners, Birthday parties, Anniversaries, Family celebrations, Cocktail parties, Sunday brunch, Breakfast meetings & Luncheons
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Private Party Contact
Sharon Correia: (416) 631-9226 ext. 239
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Catering
Please contact directly at 416.631.9226
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Cross Street
Bathurst and Wilson
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Parking Details
Additional parking available one door north of Paese on Delhi Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 500 People Are Saying
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Toronto
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My pasta with porcini mushrooms was outstanding and so was my husband’s liver! Our friends enjoyed their veal and bolognese as well.
The new menu is excellent.
We really enjoyed our experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing service. Amazing food. A solid 10!!!

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RH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I enjoy the new recipees. Good selection, serving to a variety of tastes and preferences.

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PF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful evening. The ambiance was perfect. The Vegan special was delicious.
Love this restaurant.

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MC
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food was alright nothing special, not worth the value price.

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O
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always yummy with fabulous service. I preferred when the menu wasn’t ala carte style. We also miss the grilled calamari that hasn’t been on the menu for a while.

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O
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Always a fabulous dinner. The staff are fabulous and friendly.

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday. Loved the idea for a birthday. Noted birthday in my reservation for open table and with a surprise at the end of our meal they brought a cookie out with a candle.

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k
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

the fig pizza is outstanding
the entire meal was, as always, delicious

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S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our party of 7 went to Paese Ristorante to celebrate my daughter and my birthday last Saturday. The service was attentive and the food was outstanding. The special pizza - prosciutto and fig was to die for; the gnocchi was pillowy and soft; the black cod and beef cheek were both melt in your mouth good; and dessert was amazing.

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GC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love love love it there! We dine there regularly!!!

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HA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

I have been this restaurant many times as the food use to be very good. Therefore, I invited my friends to PAESE for gathering. I was very disappointed of the food in the last time visit. The vegatable dish and pizza were very salty, and the pasta was not cooked through, some pasta sticked together and very hard. Very very disappointed of the food.

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C
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Disappointing menu, high end prices, no atmosphere, food ok.

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JL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went for a family birthday dinner. Everything about this restaurant is very good. Service was attentive but not bothersome. Appetizers were very good. My family had Caesar salad, meat balls, tomato salad and soup specials. Main course we had veal scallopini, gnocchi and pizza. All were very good. Dessert was topped off with Tiramisu and pressed coffee which has always been very good. One thing though bothered me and reduced my rating was their decision to switch up menu by not including any vegetables with their mains forcing you to spend extra for sides. The amounts for the sides were not overly generous and in my opinion pricey. I wish they would include a basic side with mains with at least some courtesy vegetables and give us the choice to add on sides. I feel this just adds to the cost of the meal unnecessarily and reflects negatively on the restaurant. On this issue it is not good value. I hope they reconsider this approach.

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F
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food and the service was OUTSTANDING. I would highly recommend that you try the mushroom pasta!!!!

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R
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience

Food is amazing as always- kale salad and pera pizza are highly recommended.

And the service rounds out the whole experience with the best staff in the city.
Thank you Paese!

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Orlando
82 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

New chef excels with new menu, more changes to come
Continued good food, service, value

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Pleasant experience, very good food quality and the portions were sufficient. In addition, service was great and very interactive. All in all, I would recommend.

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LS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is exceeded by the wait staff’s exceellence

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RW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice restaurant WITH parking. We had a group of 8 and got a square table which is wonderful for conversation. Noise level was very good, excellent for conversation. Did not like the new lunch menu. The food was good but had to order all items separately, which is not good for a lunch with associates, etc. that are not prone to sharing. The daily special, rack of lamb came only as a meat with nothing else.

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OT
Toronto
129 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Biggest problem is consistency.
Sometimes food is excellent and other times mediocre. This visit it was mediocre;
such a shame as there is little nearby. When it shines it is a delight to dine here.

Came for Summerlicious - and not at a busy time. Salad to start was adequate, veal was drowned in a brown sauce which was tasteless and no accompanying vegetables. Best was lemon dessert - just the right mixture of tart and creamy.
Maybe a while before we return

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The waitress was outstanding, don't know her name but fabulous.

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Y
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Girls night out.We like to experience Summerlicous every year and chose Paese this time.
The whole experience was great. The three courses offered were delicious and good value.
We are regular patrons of this restaurant and are grateful to have such a great restaurant in our
neighbourhood.

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GC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We all enjoyed the meal, however, we agreed it was a bit pricey for what we got. This is the first time I have ever had a meat dish with ONLY meat....even two string beans on the side would have looked good. Having said that...the quality of the food was excellent.

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Orlando
82 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Paese lives up to our expectations
Good summer menu, wine list, excellent service
We'll be back!

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ED
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great time. Excellent meal....

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SG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great lunch. Summerlicious was excellent lamb loin.

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MS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Beef ribs had too much of "smoky" taste - too strong.
The waiter was slightly aggressive.
Cocktails were very watery.

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EP
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wonderful dinner with my family. Food was great. My salmon was one of the best salmon dishes that I have ever eaten in a restaurant. The wine suggestion was good. I do enjoy an intersting wine by the glass. My only complaint would be that we waited a long time for the bill. I would have prefered to be asked if we were ready for the bill than having to wave our server over to the table.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A hidden gem in North York!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great birthday with family!

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s
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy the great food and service at Paese. It is consistently delicious and beautifully presented.

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GB
Ottawa
15 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service as always

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M
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food the slaw was fantastic. Great service staff were amazing . Will definitely return

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great!!
Always consistently good with excellent service!

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great Food. Great Service. Everything was great. The only thing missing was the option for a chocolate dessert.

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H
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good!!

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CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Paese is a hidden neigbourhood gem. It is in a very unassuming location but don’t be fooled; the interior of the restaurant is beautiful, warm ambiance, quiet, good design layout with accessible bathroom on the main floor.

The food and the service were excellent. Bring your appetite you will leave full . The meal had excellent fresh ingredients, food served hot, and the fresh focaccia bread was an added treat. The portion size was in my opinion large, good value. We finished off our meal with the French press coffee , delightful smooth rich flavour without being bitter.

I would recommend Paese for lunch or dinner. I will definitely be back. Well done thanks for an excellent meal!

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O
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service and food are always excellent. Our favourite neighbourhood spot

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GC
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Very expensive!

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