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.
Food was outstanding other than the Caesar salad which had too much garlic,
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great food! Service was also very good!
I've never been disappointed here. Everything is absolutely delicious.
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.
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.
The food was excellent. Always enjoy eating here