Inspired in Italy,

Made in Canada


Our Signature Dishes

  • Caesar Salad 12

    Grana padano and focaccia croutons

  • Polenta Fries 10

    Crisp polenta fries with roasted garlic aioli and sundried tomato ketchup

  • Tuna Tartar 18

    Tonnato sauce, fingerling crisps

  • Mushroom and Spinach Garganelli 12

    Roasted wild mushrooms and spinach with testun di barolo, parmigiano cheese and truffle oil

  • Beef Short Rib Ravioli 24

    Sage, brown butter, arugula

  • Pan seared Calf's Liver 27

    Cipollini and balsamic, pan jus

  • Funghi Pizza 14

    Roasted mushrooms, thyme, fontina and truffle oil

  • Margherita Pizza 16

    Mozzarella, fior di latte, basil and tomato sauce

  • '150 EH' 16

    Artisanal coppa, brussel sprouts, cheddar, cheese curd, maple syrup

  • Pera Pizza 14

    Roasted pear, gorgonzola, pecans and honey


About Us

Paese [pa’eze] means “town or village” and for us this symbolizes neighborhood. Paese opened over 25 years ago and has stayed true to a handcrafted and housemade approach to a menu that’s Italian-inspired, with a distinctive and original made-in-Canada twist. The multi-region wine list is not only a wine lover’s dream but is reasonably priced for all to appreciate.

Wine Program

Paese has wine cellars with over 800 labels from all major wine producing regions. Paese has four Sommeliers on staff.

Sunday to Friday, BYOW, there is no corkage fee on the first bottle and the corkage fee on additional bottles, and on Saturday’s is only $25.

Appropriate glassware and decanters are provided.


Our wine inventory changes daily.
The lists featured are subject to availability in the restaurants.

Private Dining

Paese Ristorante features two private dining rooms.

The Cenare Room seats up to 60 and the Liardi Room up to 35. Both rooms are equipped with a projector and screen, stereo system and ipod adaptor. The private dining rooms are good for social and business functions alike.


  • Beefing up our menu for giro d'italia! Vitello con carciofi (📸@sandraechow)
  • I foresee a prosciutto blanket in your future you beautiful baby...
  • Who else needs a pick-me-up this afternoon? Don't let the workday get ya down!
  • Adding a fruity twist to a traditional Caprese salad! Do you dare try our delicious Peach Caprese? If you do, join us for #Summerlicious !
  • There isn't mushroom for improvement with this pizza! With an abundance of truffle oil, you can't go wrong with this choice. (PS have you made your summerlicious reservations yet?)
  • If only Dr. Seuss wrote a book called Green Gnocchi and Sprouts! This primaverde dish gets its colour from the sweet pea pesto, broccoli and asparagus (📷 @wakeupeatthis)
  • This is one cookie that won't crumble. Instead, it will get drizzled in ice cream and espresso in a traditional Italian dessert called affogato 😍. It's the best of all worlds!
  • Think after this weekend we can all agree that Canada looks pretty good for 150 years old...not as good as this pizza but it'll do! Hope you all had a chance to try our Canada 150 menu. (📷 @girlswithnofrills)

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PAESE Reservations

If you’ve been to one of our restaurants, you’ve seen – and tasted – what keeps our customers coming back for more. Make a reservation at Paese Bathurst St. to experience a real Italian dining experience.

Open daily for lunch

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Open daily for dinner

5:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

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