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About Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

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

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Bathurst and Wilson

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 631-6585

Website:
http://www.paeseristorante.com/

Catering:
Please contact directly at 416.631.9226

Parking Details:
Additional parking available one door north of Paese on Delhi Street.

Executive Chef:
Chef Christopher Palik

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

Private Party Contact:
Sharon Correia: (416) 631-9226 ext. 239

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Paese Ristorante Bathurst St. Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.3

Value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
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Good for Birthdays (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Lunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Child-Friendly (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Romance (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Cozy (4)
Group Bookings (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Gluten-Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Brunch (2)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined a day ago

We always have a good time at this restaurant

Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was very salty even after sending it back and re cooking it. Could have been a really good dish but saltiness just killed it. Other than that okay! Not a fan.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Love is like I found my new fav Italian - great cocktails, knowledgeable host Salvatore and authentic Italian food. I’ll be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service and food was excellent. More diverse wine selection would be nice

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Decent food, overpriced for a neighbourhood restaurant

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Any occasion

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent dining experience! Food was excellent! Service was good but not over-solicitous. Had a nice selection of specials to select from.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Wonderful meal!! I'll be back for sure!! Everyone in our group loved the food. Service was excellent.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We can always be sure that we will have a great meal at Paese

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent in every respect - particularly for those who require gluten free - excellent choices!

Tags: Romantic
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised! I had no idea this restaurant was here. Delicious food, friendly service, lovely presentation.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Vegan, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and nicely presented. The plate of cookies given to us with our coffee was a really lovely treat.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I have eaten at Paece many times for both lunch and dinner and have enjoyed the flavor and quality of the food each time. The service is always good. I gave the food four stars instead of five because I find the salad I love is a little small. The reason for my overall and ambience rating above is that I always find it cold in the restaurant. This time I remembered to wear warm layers but I have often eaten with my coat over my shoulders. I have asked for temperature adjustments and sometimes it works but the next time it is the same. I do wish they would adjust this.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 27, 2017

First time there, excellent in every way!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food. Nice Ambiance! Tried some new vegan and vegetarian option the were really great. Always busy so make a reservation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Casual
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This restaurant has been our “go-to” place for lunches or dinners with friends for years. Staff are warm, welcoming, efficient and fun! Food is always delicious and since our last visit they have added a daily vegetarian option (which I chose - terrific!!). So good to have a tasty vegetarian meal that isn’t salad or pasta!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 17, 2017

My friend and I went to Paese on Bathurst St. for lunch to belatedly celebrate our birthdays. The food was delicious and we enjoyed several courses: appetizer special and two main dishes which we shared. We liked the menu, good variety and interesting items for appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts. The server was very pleasant and helpful. We would certainly go back and will bring our husbands next time.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fabulous, as per usual. My favourite spot for a great meal in Toronto.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of my favourites!

Food4
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 6, 2017

A group of ladies had Lunch at Paese the other day. We were able to talk to each other and hear each other. This restaurant is not noisy. There were nice groups of people talking not yelling. And probably enjoying the delicious food. Our lunch was very good and enjoyable.
Their catering arm is excellent. They catered my Granddaughter's Wedding with Kudos all around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
Food1
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Terrible and overpriced lunch the salmon was dry and overbuttered for $30. Not going back

Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The ambience, service and food were all very good. The menu had lots of selection and there were many specials to pick from. I would come back and recommend this gem of a place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food great service terrific ambience !!!

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy

Food2
Ambience4
Service1
Value2

 
·Dined on August 2, 2017

The service was terrible. Our waiter spent more time socializing with preferred tables. The food was was not great. I had gone to Paese years ago and was very disappointed.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great service, food and great atmosphere.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Returned for the first time in a couple of years. Paese is as good as I remember! Perfectly grilled octopus as a starter (my wife had the broccoli and carrot soup special) with a pair of excellent fish dishes (branzino and red snapper). Just fabulous! Service was outstanding.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We love Paese. It's our favourite restaurant.
We are never disappointed. The food is delicious and exceptional quality. Tony and his staff take pride in their service and quality. We always recommend it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Good options on the menu but lacked a standard pasta dish. So one of us made our own and it turned out great - exacly what she wanted. I appreciate a restaurant that has that flexibility.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Always good, never disappoints, The food was very good. It was an enjoyable evening with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

I was somewhat disappointed. Previous reviews said that the staff was excellent at recognizing soecial occasions. I informed the staff ahead of time. When it came to,dessert, the server brought one of the desserts we had ordered and put a candle on the side. Certainly was nothing special.
The appetizers were good. My pizza was mediocre.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Never disappoints, food and service far out weighs the too close tables

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Love this place. The food is always amazing. Very interesting menu. Very friendly servers and always there to fill up water without begin asked.

Worth every penny

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Service was impeccable, food is excellent. Each dish is flavourful. My favourite caesar salad!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 30, 2017

As always the food was fantastic, choice of wine was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
Food1
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 30, 2017

The food was terrible and portions were small

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent dinner - everyone's meals were delicious

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Good food. Very fresh and tastefully prepared. Service staff knowledgeable and suggestions very helpful and "right on" for our parties needs.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great service
Friendly staff

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Paese remains an amazing neighborhood gem. After so many years the food and service remain fantastic and the decor is current. When I lived locally I ate here in a regular basis and always tried their interesting specials. It is now a drive for me to visit but recently had an outstanding meal while catching up with friends. Don't know why I stopped going!! One of the best wine lists you can find.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Dinner was great but we found it very pricey, Portions weren't that large.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem

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