About Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.
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.
Toronto, ON M3H3N1
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
Bathurst and Wilson
CAN$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact directly at 416.631.9226
Additional parking available one door north of Paese on Delhi Street.
Chef Christopher Palik
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
Private Party Contact:
Sharon Correia: (416) 631-9226 ext. 239
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
Paese Ristorante Bathurst St. Ratings and Reviews
I have eaten at Paece many times for both lunch and dinner and have enjoyed the flavor and quality of the food each time. The service is always good. I gave the food four stars instead of five because I find the salad I love is a little small. The reason for my overall and ambience rating above is that I always find it cold in the restaurant. This time I remembered to wear warm layers but I have often eaten with my coat over my shoulders. I have asked for temperature adjustments and sometimes it works but the next time it is the same. I do wish they would adjust this.
This restaurant has been our “go-to” place for lunches or dinners with friends for years. Staff are warm, welcoming, efficient and fun! Food is always delicious and since our last visit they have added a daily vegetarian option (which I chose - terrific!!). So good to have a tasty vegetarian meal that isn’t salad or pasta!
My friend and I went to Paese on Bathurst St. for lunch to belatedly celebrate our birthdays. The food was delicious and we enjoyed several courses: appetizer special and two main dishes which we shared. We liked the menu, good variety and interesting items for appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts. The server was very pleasant and helpful. We would certainly go back and will bring our husbands next time.
A group of ladies had Lunch at Paese the other day. We were able to talk to each other and hear each other. This restaurant is not noisy. There were nice groups of people talking not yelling. And probably enjoying the delicious food. Our lunch was very good and enjoyable.
Their catering arm is excellent. They catered my Granddaughter's Wedding with Kudos all around.
Returned for the first time in a couple of years. Paese is as good as I remember! Perfectly grilled octopus as a starter (my wife had the broccoli and carrot soup special) with a pair of excellent fish dishes (branzino and red snapper). Just fabulous! Service was outstanding.
I was somewhat disappointed. Previous reviews said that the staff was excellent at recognizing soecial occasions. I informed the staff ahead of time. When it came to,dessert, the server brought one of the desserts we had ordered and put a candle on the side. Certainly was nothing special.
The appetizers were good. My pizza was mediocre.
Paese remains an amazing neighborhood gem. After so many years the food and service remain fantastic and the decor is current. When I lived locally I ate here in a regular basis and always tried their interesting specials. It is now a drive for me to visit but recently had an outstanding meal while catching up with friends. Don't know why I stopped going!! One of the best wine lists you can find.
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