Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.
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.
the fig pizza is outstanding
the entire meal was, as always, delicious
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.
Love love love it there! We dine there regularly!!!
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.
Disappointing menu, high end prices, no atmosphere, food ok.
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.
The food and the service was OUTSTANDING. I would highly recommend that you try the mushroom pasta!!!!
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!
New chef excels with new menu, more changes to come
Continued good food, service, value
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.
The food is exceeded by the wait staff’s exceellence
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.
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
The waitress was outstanding, don't know her name but fabulous.
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
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.
Paese lives up to our expectations
Good summer menu, wine list, excellent service
We'll be back!
Had a great time. Excellent meal....
Great lunch. Summerlicious was excellent lamb loin.
Beef ribs had too much of "smoky" taste - too strong.
The waiter was slightly aggressive.
Cocktails were very watery.
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.
A hidden gem in North York!
Great birthday with family!
We always enjoy the great food and service at Paese. It is consistently delicious and beautifully presented.
Wonderful food and service as always
Great food the slaw was fantastic. Great service staff were amazing . Will definitely return
Always consistently good with excellent service!
Great Food. Great Service. Everything was great. The only thing missing was the option for a chocolate dessert.
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!
The service and food are always excellent. Our favourite neighbourhood spot
Great food, excellent service
Last Sunday my mother and I went to dinner here. I do not eat gluten and our waiter offered me the choice of corn pasta or shredded zucchini instead of the pasta, which is a nice change from many other restaurants. Even though we did not have any alcohol or appetizers we had phenomenal service. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and we will be back.
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious the service was fantastic.
Our favorite restaurant
Everything was excellent. However regular brewed coffee was not up to par. On the watery side
Our recent dinner was excellent, as have all our dinners been at Paese over the last several years. Service is intelligent and thoughtful, food is superb and imaginative and the ambiance very welcoming. Can't say enough good things about Paese.
Fabulous as always!