Paisano's Italian Garden Cafe
Paisano's Italian Garden Cafe

Paisano's Italian Garden Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://paisanos.ca/
  • Phone: 4162225487
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm;


    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sheppard Ave East
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Paisano's Italian Garden Cafe
Paisano's Italian Garden Cafe is located in North York and serves Italian Cuisine
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Paisano's Italian Garden Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food4
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (2)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • VivianVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I had a really early lunch at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, to take advantage of the double points event that weekend. I was the only guest there and it was quiet, unlike other times of the day when I was there and it was really noisy, especially when there were groups around. The food was excellent and piping hot, and the portion was generous. I love their food and will certainly go back any day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance2.5
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 22 reviews are from the Paisano's Italian Garden Cafe reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day dinner
    smjweimcq
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food is always good ... servers nice and staff is welcoming. The restaurant is allways humming.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VivianVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The restaurant was a tad too dark and too noisy for my liking. Otherwise, the food was excellent, as always, but unfortunately, the crab and lobster on the special menu for Mother's Day dinner, and my favourite dessert Tiramisu, were sold out. We weren't there that late - at 7:00 p.m.!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Took my daughter there for her 22nd birthday. Staff were very attentive and food was quite good. Great for a date night or with family and friends. Prices very reasonable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Italian for good value
    Ezer6113
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We had three different pastas and loved them all. Seafood, meatball, and chicken. Generous portions for a great price. Also, enjoyed friendly service. Good for families, young and matured.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Consistently excellent service, top-notch Italian cuisine and the best pizza in town. A winner all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    et01
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We always enjoy our meal here. The food is tasty, the helpings are generous and the food always arrives at the table piping hot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place.
    eljay
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Service is good when you can find your server. It's a little chaotic. Food is good though. No major flub ups. Get a reservation for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Italian restaurant
    DaveG
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This is a good Italian restaurant with fair pricing. I had the veal in peppercorn sauce, which was quite good although the veal was a bit on the small side. My wife had the lobster and shrimp with fettuccine, which was very tasty. My daughter had the basic pizza, which had a tasty sweet tomato sauce. Good service, friendly, nice decor, good menu. I would go back to try the pasta. I like that it is local.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was mediocre, at best.
    MauriceVIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Food was mediocre, at best. Venue needs a refresh, very tired and worn. OK, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Paisano's
    luv2dine
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    We especially appreciate the numerous vegetarian options on the menu. This was a return trip for some of us, but the first time for lunch. We will definitely be back again. Looking forward to trying new dishes, as well as enjoying those we've previously ordered. Service was informative, well-timed, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As a group dining out, this
    susie
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    As a group dining out, this was a perfect location. The food is good and it's comfortable and relaxing. All in all a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    love2dine
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. The service was excellent. The menu has lots of choices for everyone. We'll likely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food always whenever
    et01
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    Excellent food always whenever we dine at this restaurant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighbourhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    Nice little place. We went there on a hot day and the air conditioning was just not enough. Service was good enough and food came at a descent time. Food was great, mainly pasta and pizza. Wine list not too man selections. Price is good. Will come again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the veal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    I think this is my mom's favourite restaurant - it's in her neighbourhood, she likes the food. It is often busy, so reservations are recommended. Yesterday they had some specials for Mothers' Day - tried the lobster and shrimp fettuccine in a white wine sauce. Lots of lobster, but dried out; and the whole dish was very greasy. From all of our other dining experiences, I would say that you can't go wrong with the veal. Or the roasted vegetables, normally potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower. The small caesar salad is actually quite large, the dressing is good but the lettuce is cut in strips, so hard to eat. Manicotti and lasagne are also good. Don't bother with the bread, it is usually dried out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superlative Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    With service this good, Paisano's could have fed us gruel and we would have been delighted. Delicious, lovingly prepared Italian cuisine, with exceedingly generous portions in an establishment that truly cares about its customers. One of the most upbeat dining experiences in the GTA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent neighbourhood italian
    Canadianinnewyork
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Excellent neighbourhood italian restaurant. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but would not stop me from going again. Excellent place for families.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was really good and
    VivianVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2013
    The food was really good and everyone in the party enjoyed it a lot. It was somewhat noisy in the restaurant that evening and parking is always a problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Home cooking experience
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    If you're looking for good home-cooked, family atmosphere Italian food, this is the place for you. Food is always more than enough, tasty and very reasonably priced. I enjoy the veal and carbonara dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent waitress. Not rushed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Excellent waitress. Not rushed through dinner. Food hot and fresh
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deserves another visit
    luv2dine
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    The food was delicious; the portions generous, and good value. Each member of our group ordered a different entree (veal, another meat, seafood & vegetarian), and we were all pleased with our choices. A plethora of menu choices for vegetarians was most appreciated! Unfortunately, a VERY large and boisterous party seated nearby detracted from our experience; hence the poor service and energetic noise ratings. We were so distracted by the noise, etc. that we didn't even pay attention to the ambiance. A return visit, at a quieter time is definitely in order.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Choice for a Dinner Out
    rtrothVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    We were especially delighted with Paisano's commitment to their gluten-free customers. :-) First time there, but it won't be our last!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate