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Paisano's

4.2
155 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

Paisano�s in Rutherford, New Jersey is an authentic Italian-American restaurant that has been serving up classic dining since 1989. The restaurant reflects the neighborhood character of Old World charm and the dining room is cozy and intimate. Paisano�s chefs place emphasis on the freshest Italian cuisine, and handmade pastas and sauces.

The menu at Paisano�s features many of the classic Italian dishes diners know and love, as well as unique pasta offerings. Start dinner with stuffed eggplant, New Zealand mussels or spiedini ala Romana. Salads like the Caesar and caprese are also available. Larger dishes range from penne ala vodka to braised beef ravioli.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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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
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Phone number
(201) 935-5755
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Passaic
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Food was outstanding other than the Caesar salad which had too much garlic,

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4.0  Dined on May 14, 2016

Overall food was very good. We had 3 appetizers, Caprese salad, Eggplant Rollentini and Calamari with Thai sauce. All very good, only exception was the calamari was slightly warm. The waiter did offer to have the chef make us a new one, but we did not want to wait. We had a pasta, spinach, mushroom and shrimp dish that was very tasty. The shrimp were large and cooked just right. My friend had Pasta Bolognese that was meaty and hearty. She really enjoyed it.

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vipMGAndrews (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

This is the second time we've been at Paisano's and this time we chose our dishes from the menu unlike the first time where we ordered the specials. Both times our food was excellent! The only difference was our service. Our waiter from our first visit was on point with the recommendation as well as the service. He was very friendly and came a couple of times at our table to ask if everything was okay. This time, they hardly came to ask if our food was okay or to fill our glasses. The waiter was not very friendly at all. Given that the food here is very good, we will definitely come back. We just hope we get the first waiter.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

The good is very good and there are a lot of choices. But the portions are on the small size for the prices being charged. Noise levels can be a bit much, but not overly too much.
Second visit, food was good, might wait awhile before going back.

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vipJenny (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on April 26, 2016

Maybe it was a busy night but we had to ask for the bread, we had to ask for the butter, a dish that we always ordered had less food than other times. This is the second time we are not that happy with the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 23, 2016

Great food! Service was also very good!

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OpenTable Diner (Montreal)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

I've never been disappointed here. Everything is absolutely delicious.

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IngridG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2016

The waitress recommended some of the specials, and it was delicious. Service was excellent, food was fantastic. Regular menu is somewhat limited, but overall was a great dining experience. Absolutely will come back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 1, 2016

We've eaten there many times before it's always good my only recommendation is to make sure that the coffee and the tea are hot next time besides that it was very good.

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vipWill (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2016

The food was excellent. Always enjoy eating here

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

This was our second time at Paisano's and we were not disappointed! The first time we were there, I had the carbonara and it was incredible!! The next time we had dinner at Paisano's I was again wow'ed by the bronzino!!

Our server Steve was attentive and helpful and the ambiance of the renovated room was just lovely!

The only downside was the noise level. By the time we left at about 8:45 on a Saturday night, it was difficult to talk with my husband.

We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on March 12, 2016

My wife and I have been going to Paisano's for over 5 years.
Food: Terrific.
Wait staff: Terrific.
Front Door Staff: disastrous! It has now and has always had the rudest, most un-caring people at the front desk of any restaurant I've patronized. Even with a reservation, they seem to go out of their way to make you feel unwelcome and inconvenient. Once you get in, you'll be fine.

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JoeR (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

I remember when this was a hole in the wall pizza joint. The food is great as is the service. You will not be disappointed.

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vipmikep (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

Good Italian. Cool BYOB with standard ITalian food. Small waiting area. And they walk you through a maze to get to the table. Not our favorite but We would go back.

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vipMARIE (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on February 26, 2016

I'm so very sorry, perhaps I've not been the local who doesn't appreciate pre cooked and re heated entrees. Service with Carlos was amazing, but my thoughts are you could only do what you can do with the products. I'm so sorry it will never happen again. To be fair we only ordered the two meals but neither one met to my expectations,

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vipNYCfoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2016

Favorite Italian restaurant in NJ. The food and service is always top notch. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an amazing culinary treat.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Pizza place has same quality and is 100 dollars cheaper.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Went there for valentine's day with the wife, we were surprised that they had a special menu change and price for the evening. service was slow, the waiters were confused we were asked "if this is our food" wrong table. this is the 2nd time this happened to us. we were here for mother's day, that day had better service and food.

we will not be going back.

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vipStosh (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent service and food was the same

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PinkleopardRoll (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

Delicious food and great service!

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