Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Thu, 4/26
Time
10:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 11 times today

Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

4.4
455 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
CAN$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • 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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(416) 631-6585
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Chef Christopher Palik
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
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
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Sharon Correia: (416) 631-9226 ext. 239
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Please contact directly at 416.631.9226
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Bathurst and Wilson
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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 455 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 5 days ago

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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fabulous as always!

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food and service. Very pleased

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent food and a very friendly service

Report
Helpful
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. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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 !!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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!!!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 5, 2018

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

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on February 5, 2018

The food took a very long time to be delivered which was hard with three young children.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Neighbourhood restaurant that never disappoints. The liver is wonderful as are the pizza and pasta dishes. Paese carries some interesting and eclectic wines and the wait staff and management are always congenial! We love it there!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Fantastic restaurant! Delicious food and very welcoming & professional staff 👍🏻👍🏻

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent meal and service. Seated at the time of our reservation. Knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Met a friend for lunch. Didn’t realize that Winterlicious was on so we both took advantage of it. Everything we had was super delicious! Overall great meal, great service & will definitely be going back with friends for dinner this time .

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Consistently great food and exceptional service! Wonderful evening....

Report
Helpful
1.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Noisy, the waiter never came to ask how our meal was and my pasta dish was over garlic , when I asked for mild garlic and I ate hardly any of it and the staff didn’t notice.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on January 17, 2018

very good food, served very well, in the exact location in the restaurant for shat we wanted. this was lunch and was most enjoyable!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

A great go to reataurant! Food is great and service exceptional.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Always so welcoming to families. So sweet to our kids. Service is amazing. Always have the best meals.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 11, 2018

Go to spot for special occasions - never disappointed.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

Great as always!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

The restaurant is outstanding. The food is exquisite and the service is superb. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Salty and expensive!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Their polenta fries are to die for.
We enjoyed the food. I just found it took a long time for the server to took the order after he presented the specials.
Would visit it again for sure.
Thank you.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

My dish was a special of the day. A seafood papdrelle. Delicious! My friends pasta and pizza were only so so. Had a glass of Portuguese wine. Not the best and overpriced.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

The whole evening was lovely. Old friends, good food. The atmosphere wasn't overwhelming and we could talk. Overall, a very good experience.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
12