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Cucina Di Paisano

3.8
26 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly

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About

Paisano's Italian Garden Café is a little taste of Italy, located in beautiful North York. The large dining room consists of multi-level seating, tile flooring, numerous exposed wine racks and charming architectural details including rails and arch doorways. Paisano’s Italian Garden Café has a warm and inviting atmosphere, which has made it a popular location for family gatherings and business lunches alike.

Paisano’s Italian Garden Café offers guests a menu of authentic Italian cuisine. Some of the favorite items on the menu include fillet of sole, penne vodka, shrimp al pesto, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken mushroom and lemon veal. In addition to the dine-in option, the restaurant offers take-out as well.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm;


Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 222-5487
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Sheppard Ave East
Additional
Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
3.4
ambience
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on June 21, 2014

I had a really early lunch at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 21, to take advantage of the double points event that weekend. I was the only guest there and it was quiet, unlike other times of the day when I was there and it was really noisy, especially when there were groups around. The food was excellent and piping hot, and the portion was generous. I love their food and will certainly go back any day.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2014

Food is always good ... servers nice and staff is welcoming. The restaurant is allways humming.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2014

The restaurant was a tad too dark and too noisy for my liking. Otherwise, the food was excellent, as always, but unfortunately, the crab and lobster on the special menu for Mother's Day dinner, and my favourite dessert Tiramisu, were sold out. We weren't there that late - at 7:00 p.m.!

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2014

Took my daughter there for her 22nd birthday. Staff were very attentive and food was quite good. Great for a date night or with family and friends. Prices very reasonable.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2014

We had three different pastas and loved them all. Seafood, meatball, and chicken. Generous portions for a great price. Also, enjoyed friendly service. Good for families, young and matured.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2014

Consistently excellent service, top-notch Italian cuisine and the best pizza in town. A winner all around.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2014

We always enjoy our meal here. The food is tasty, the helpings are generous and the food always arrives at the table piping hot.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2014

Service is good when you can find your server. It's a little chaotic. Food is good though. No major flub ups. Get a reservation for sure.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2014

This is a good Italian restaurant with fair pricing. I had the veal in peppercorn sauce, which was quite good although the veal was a bit on the small side. My wife had the lobster and shrimp with fettuccine, which was very tasty. My daughter had the basic pizza, which had a tasty sweet tomato sauce. Good service, friendly, nice decor, good menu. I would go back to try the pasta. I like that it is local.

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2.0Dined on January 23, 2014

Food was mediocre, at best. Venue needs a refresh, very tired and worn. OK, but nothing special.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2013

We especially appreciate the numerous vegetarian options on the menu. This was a return trip for some of us, but the first time for lunch. We will definitely be back again. Looking forward to trying new dishes, as well as enjoying those we've previously ordered. Service was informative, well-timed, and friendly.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2013

As a group dining out, this was a perfect location. The food is good and it's comfortable and relaxing. All in all a pleasant experience.

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4.0Dined on November 10, 2013

Everyone in our party enjoyed their food. The service was excellent. The menu has lots of choices for everyone. We'll likely be back.

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4.0Dined on October 9, 2013

Excellent food always whenever we dine at this restaurant

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2013

Nice little place. We went there on a hot day and the air conditioning was just not enough. Service was good enough and food came at a descent time. Food was great, mainly pasta and pizza. Wine list not too man selections. Price is good. Will come again.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2013

Good value and reliable food. Gluten free option.

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2013

I think this is my mom's favourite restaurant - it's in her neighbourhood, she likes the food. It is often busy, so reservations are recommended. Yesterday they had some specials for Mothers' Day - tried the lobster and shrimp fettuccine in a white wine sauce. Lots of lobster, but dried out; and the whole dish was very greasy. From all of our other dining experiences, I would say that you can't go wrong with the veal. Or the roasted vegetables, normally potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower. The small caesar salad is actually quite large, the dressing is good but the lettuce is cut in strips, so hard to eat. Manicotti and lasagne are also good. Don't bother with the bread, it is usually dried out.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2013

With service this good, Paisano's could have fed us gruel and we would have been delighted. Delicious, lovingly prepared Italian cuisine, with exceedingly generous portions in an establishment that truly cares about its customers. One of the most upbeat dining experiences in the GTA!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2013

Excellent neighbourhood italian restaurant. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but would not stop me from going again. Excellent place for families.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2013

The food was really good and everyone in the party enjoyed it a lot. It was somewhat noisy in the restaurant that evening and parking is always a problem.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2013

If you're looking for good home-cooked, family atmosphere Italian food, this is the place for you. Food is always more than enough, tasty and very reasonably priced. I enjoy the veal and carbonara dishes.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2013

We loved it ! Last minute reservation and all!

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2013

Excellent waitress. Not rushed through dinner. Food hot and fresh

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2.0Dined on December 6, 2012

The food was delicious; the portions generous, and good value. Each member of our group ordered a different entree (veal, another meat, seafood & vegetarian), and we were all pleased with our choices. A plethora of menu choices for vegetarians was most appreciated! Unfortunately, a VERY large and boisterous party seated nearby detracted from our experience; hence the poor service and energetic noise ratings. We were so distracted by the noise, etc. that we didn't even pay attention to the ambiance. A return visit, at a quieter time is definitely in order.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2012

Always get good and ample food at Paidsano

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2012

We were especially delighted with Paisano's commitment to their gluten-free customers. :-) First time there, but it won't be our last!

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