Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

4.5
472 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • 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 472 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

A hidden gem in North York!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great birthday with family!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Wonderful food and service as always

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Great!!
Always consistently good with excellent service!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Really good!!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Very expensive!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Great food, excellent service

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The food was delicious the service was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our favorite restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Everything was excellent. However regular brewed coffee was not up to par. On the watery side

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fabulous as always!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Paese is an oasis with great Italian food in nowhere.
There is really nothing attractive in the area.
Nonetheless the food, wine choice, service and ambiance are unbeatable. My number 1 north of 401

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food and service. Very pleased

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The service was awesome and the food was good but the portions weren’t that big.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is an excellent restaurant with beautifully prepared food and outstanding service. It is worth the drive from downtown Toronto for an excellent meal.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent food and a very friendly service

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wow everything we orders was delicious. The mushroom risotto with grilled lamb chops the short rib pasta and short rib that was sous-vide for 3 days was amazing. Plus the wine selection very impressed and not the usual huge mark up. Way to go. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Paese is always dependable and you feel welcome there. The food wasn't quite as good as usual but still good, just not wonderful this time.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Food and wait staff were very good. We sat near the door and it was drafty and cold. Prices are too high in my view.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great place for lunch or dinner. Food is wonderful and I know good food because 2 of my sons are chefs ! Love the Pera pizza and their olive oil is super. Early dinner ( 5:30-6) on sundays can be filled with big parties ( families and young children ) I love the place !!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great for a quick bite. Loved the pizza and easy going atmosphere. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Parking can be a problem, if you are not there early.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food, the atmosphere and the staff was top notch! We had so much fun with a group at another table, and the waiter.(can’t rememer his name, looks like Billy Joel, lol) was amazing. We Closed the place down, lol. Will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Excellent food with great friendly and helpful service. The atmosphere is quiet but the restaurant always seems busy. I had liver - delicious and rarely done well at most places. I hadn't been in a couple of years but the place is still just as good as I remember.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Amazing! Third time here in one month! It’s consistently delicious and the service is excellent!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We went here for family day ...7 people and all had a wide mix of food items from the menu. Great food and a very reasonably priced wine list ... loved it!!!

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent food & service! Most enjoyable! I had the Giro d'Italia and it every dish was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Really enjoyed this place. Great food, service and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

We dine at Paese all the time. The food is excellent and service is always very attentive!

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was very good. The pizza was good. My only issue was that the pasta dishes my friend and I ordered had way too much sauce on them - leaving us unable to get a good taste of the actual food.

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2018

We haven't been to Paese in several years, and we were not disappointed that we came back. The food & service were very good. All the details taken care of. We ordered off the Winterlicious menu and they were very kind to make some small substitutions for us due to diet.

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5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

excellent service and excellent food. the menu is always being updated.

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