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Paisano's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.paisanos.com
  • Phone: (201) 935-5755
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00PM, Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Let us cater your next event!
    Our pastas are made fresh daily on premises.
    A full tray will serve approx. 12-15 people and a half tray will serve approx. 6-8 people.
    Homemade bread is included with every order. Check the full list of trays on our website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Passaic
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Paisano's
Paisano’s in Rutherford is a unique Italian alternative for those who want to experience a new twist on Italian cuisine. Established in the heart of downtown Rutherford, Paisano's has been a landmark since 1989.
Park Avenue in Rutherford is a quaint, old-fashion town where the streets are outlined with trees creating a relaxing & inviting atmosphere. If you're in the mood for some delicious and unique pasta dishes, you're certain to enjoy dining at Paisano's. Diners are welcome to bring their favorite beer or wine and dine alfresco in the outdoor cafe during the warmer months or enjoy a meal in our cozy atmosphere, where impeccable service is complimentary all year around. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a great dinner at Paisano's. Bring your own alcohol though. Rutherford is dry. Great service."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My husband and I just love this continental/italian local- to- us restaurant! We consider it a special occasion when we go there, even if not celebrating anything in particular. We'll be back....."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Paisano has a good reputation for food quality, and reasonable prices, but portions seems to have been reduced so the value has diminished. The restaurant has a new addition since we were last there, so easier to get a Saturday night table. Service was very slow, they ran out of a special (Grouper) at a relatively early time: 7:30PM. So it looks like managemnt isn't doing a very good job in staff scheduling and estimating popular dishes. There is a poor parking situation (not new), and it is only worse in the winter with snow claiming some of the small supply of local parking spots. The restaurant should add a valet service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My only issue with this dining experience was that although our food tasted excellent it was cold."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This is a great place for date night or a small group. Its BYO which is great, the Meals are average $20 and up. It's all American Italian food, everything is really delicious, but for 2 ppl your not really getting out (with an app & dessert) for less than about $70."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food, service, and pricing, but at times the noise level became extremely loud due to the closeness of tables."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Have dined here several times in the past three years and have always enjoyed the experience. However, the last two times, the food was far below acceptable standards. While my apple salad was delicious, the Shrimp marinara had to be sent it back because the shrimp tasted like chlorine. They brought me chicken parm instead and it was inedible. The chicken was rubbery and had visibly burnt edges, cheese was barely melted and the marinara was thin and tasteless. On the other hand, my husband's chicken scarpariello was great (I wish I had ordered that instead). I used to enjoy this restaurant and I'm hoping they get back on track, but I won't be going back anytime soon, especially since there are so many other fabulous choices in the area."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "From the moment you sit down, you are tasken care off. The regular menu is mputh watering and the specials add to making your dinner choice difficult. So many choices. The food is frash and delicious."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The restaurant is a very nice facility with several dining rooms, each with it's own character. The dinners were inconsistent in preparation though. Of the three meals we had, one was excellently prepared, one pretty good and one only fair. The chicken dish with sausage was drowning in a sea of mushrooms and there was too much liquid in the dish giving it a gloppy presentation. Portions were adequate except for the desserts which were very modestly sized. Will go back, however on the premise that my dish was an anomaly. The service we received in our case was just average."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I chose Paisanos based upon the recommendation in Open Table. Although we had 7:30 reservations the lobby was packed and we were not seated until 8pm. The waiter could not answer some of the questions as to the menu as well as translation of some of the dishes. When asked he responded ' you know what it means...' The food was plentiful. The pear and goat cheese salad was very good. The veal rack was overcooked although I asked for medium rare. The rest of the guests order different items and they seemed to enjoyed them. The bill came for $200 for a party of 4. I bit high especially not including wine as this is a BYOB. Good experience but not what I expected based upon the reviews."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food is consistently good. The prices are on the high side, but it's byob so that is a plus. Some tables are better than others. Some are set like you are in a hall way. I ask to be moved since I had a an advanced reservation and was accommodated with a better table in the dining room. Our server was lovely. There was a larger party in the back with one woman who laughed extremely loud the whole night, but I suppose that could happen in many restaurants, All in all this is a great byob restaurant with good food and great for get togethers as well as date night."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Food and service consistently good. Daily specials and home made pasta are superb. Reasonable prices and you can bring own beer or wine since there are no liquor licenses for restaurants in the town of Rutherford. Street parking only can be a problem at times. Overall, a nice place for dinner."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "A very good italian restaurant, nice ambience, attentive staff, great food (with the exception of the calamari which was tough and a bit rubbery) and really good homemade pasta...hats off to Paisano's!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Great food and our server Pat was extremely knowledgable and made us feel like VIP's"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Food and service were both very good. We sat in the front room, which was fine. Friends we went with cautioned me to ask for the front because the back room accomodates larger groups and can get noisy. By the time we were ready to leave, the front room had filled up too. It was very lively."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We found this place to take our friends to lunch. What a gem. Comfortable atmosphere, attentive staff, food was delicious. One of us had the cajun calamari appetizer and the veal sorrentino entree which was great. Another had the chicken francaise which was tender and delicious. Another friend on a restricted diet asked if something not on the menu was available and it was. I had an old favorite, lasagna, which had a delicious sauce. We are not much for dessert but we shared a creme brulee which reminded us of Paris. All in all a great find."
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Love the ambiance service and most of all the veal Saltimbocca!!!! Kept up the good work. See u soon when back in Jersey . Ciao"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Food was not as good as it's been in the past. A little overpriced for what you get."
    Dined on 10/17/2013
  • "This place needs a little help: The salad came out with approximately 3 crumbles of goat cheese & nuts; it appeared to be measured with a scale! A few words to the waiter, and he kindly brought out some more toppings. The calamari came out without the tomatoes & chives as described on the menu; that, too, was corrected quickly. Pasta dishes are very flavorful. Overall, a pleasant experience that needs a bit more eye for detail."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Paisanos is our go to restaurant. We love that its a BYOB and the food is always very good"
    Dined on 8/23/2013