Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

4.7
764 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 764 people are saying
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4.6
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4.6
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Jaybee
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Staff was great, fungi pizza was good, rest of the food not great at all

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vipbry6
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was not up to its usual standards; neither was service.

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IsabelleB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall especially during a pandemic! I had a lovely dinner with a wonderful friend, thank you.

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Patti
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paese Restaurant never disappoints. The food is out of this world.
I went last week which was my first time there since Covid began.
As indoor dining was closed, we ate out on the patio. It was a cool evening in November but we were able to dine without our coats as there were two heaters by our table.
The food was delicious from the appetizers to the dessert including wine.
They also have an option of bringing your own wine bottle and they will uncork the first bottle for free.

It was incredulous to see almost every table filled. When I asked our waiter, David, (who was fabulous, by the way) if the restaurant is always that busy, he responded with an astounding, yes!

Hopefully the COVID cases will decrease and the lockdown will end soon so that we can return to this fabulous restaurant!

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vipyvelfoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Consdidering the pandemic, Paese makes dining safe and enjoyable. Very good food, served by great wait staff in an enjoyable environment. Highly recommend. Paese.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, patio was warm even though it’s cold outside. Was so nice to go out, have a nice meal and feel safe during covid! Great spot!

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happytogoout
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

happy to support local establishments during these troubling times, especially when the food is great!

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MichaelP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food but overpriced for what u get. Covid forced us to this outdoor dining spot. Little Italy is better and more value

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vipMichael19
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We sat outside and although it was cold even with heaters the restaurant trying accommodating turning on heaters adjacent to our table. Food and service was very good and server was attentive.

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David7664
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and Bernice

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GordonC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing restaurant for value, great food, and great service. Ask for Sal if you want a perfect wine recommendation.

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Hems
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great for the winter outdoors, covered heated area.

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MarlaC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent food and service. Highly recommend

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vipRobininMuskoka
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paese has done a great job with the covered heated patio. Tables were distanced. Server very good. Excellent food. We felt safe and enjoyed our evening.

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David7664
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional, it was a bit cold under the tent/patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible dinner considering we were eating outside in cold and rainy weather. They have done a fine job of setting up the outside patio. Lots of heaters. Food was delicious and great service.

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EmreK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We had to wait for 30 minutes for our table. If we didn’t complain we were going to wait even longer.

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peggyC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and during COVID PAESE has figured out the outdoor patio dining experience!

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vipAudreyF
11 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience despite COVID. Felt safe as was easy to social distance with the set up of tables. Heaters kept us warm and food was excellent. Paese created a lovely ambience with a well structured tent, tea lighting and upbeat music. A+

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vipDebsdining
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They are doing a wonderful job in their outdoor setting.

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vipShirleyG
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While we have always enjoyed our meals and service at Paese our most dining experience there was the best!! During COVID 19 it's hard to find a patio that is well heated, has safely distanced seating, has staff that are well trained in safety protocols and still serves delicious food. Paese hit all the check boxes and made you feel safe and have a very enjoyable meal. Their extremely well designed COVID patio was wonderful and We will definitely be back soon and highly recommend it!!

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vipHitch
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The covered patio had great heaters and even with a major rain storm we did not get wet

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vipsabs
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Very comfortable place to have a meal. We felt very safe

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vipMarB
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here. Thanks for making it nice!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done an amazing job with their out door covid safe setup. Food was outstanding as usual.

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JBrowne
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Tony has gone above and beyond making sure you are comfortable, and safe during these COVID days.

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ZoranP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday afternoon drinks / snacks

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vipsabs
Toronto
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very good dinner. Felt very safe.

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MariyaK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious food. Beautiful patio with heaters next to or over the tables.

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vipillana
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you're looking for a way to support local restaurants during these crazy times, Paese is perfect!
1) super heated patio, with tables well distanced
2) staff are extremely cautious about keeping distance while serving
3) you don't ever feel like you're in the parking lot!
4) food is foodie-worthy
5) feel good vibe the whole evening:)

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vipmrsc
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good heaters on patio. I felt safe and happy to be eating at a restaurant! Good food and complimentary bday cake for my friend!

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vipRoanneK
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual!

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DorynT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Waiter had very greasy hair and put me off my food. Everything else was excellent

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DipaliP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Heated patio was great as well considering we are in a pandemic. More people need to eat here.

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Edward
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and amazing food! Great heated outdoor patio for these crazy times.

HIGHLY recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio is amazing Food is out of this world even the coffee is the best would highly recommend

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vipMarB
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve come here a lot in my life but the last few times, enjoying the patio was extra special.
Thank you!

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LUCKY
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A perfect night—good food and good service

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Maddy
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was incredible and service was fantastic. The portion of the pasta was quite small given the price. The ambiance was great, but I feel there should not be plastic walls up as it essentially defeats the purpose of it being a patio.

FAQs

Paese Ristorante Bathurst St. does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Paese Ristorante Bathurst St. also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 631-6585.

Paese Ristorante Bathurst St. is rated 4.7 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.