Inspired in Italy,

Made in Canada


Our Signature Dishes

  • Paese Green Salad 12

    Arugula, romaine, endive, fennel, radish and citrus with lemon mint dressing

  • Warm Goat Cheese Salad 14

    Baby kale, grilled zucchini and sweet pepper spaghetti with farro, toasted pine nuts and mint pesto vinaigrette

  • Grilled Octopus 16

    Potato, grilled escarole, mint, lemon and chili

  • Mushroom and Spinach Garganelli 12

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

  • Grilled Shrimp Linguini 14

    Roasted pepperoncini, garlic and tomato arrabiata sauce

  • Grilled Lamb Striploin 12

    Cherry compote, rosemary lamb sauce

  • Funghi Pizza 14

    Roasted mushrooms, thyme, fontina and truffle oil

  • Margherita Pizza 16

    Mozzarella, fior di latte, basil and tomato sauce

  • Laabroni Pizza 12

    Lamb sausage, goat cheese, spinach, caramelized onions and tomato sauce

  • 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.


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Spaghetti Carbonara maybe..... coming soon to our fall menu. What's old is new again @paeseristorante #torontorestaurant #Italian #italianrestaurants #pasta
  • #Repost @tonyloschiavo with @repostapp
Brainstorming the new fall menu for @paeseristorante. Great team! #torontorestaurant #italianrestaurants #inspiredinitalymadeincanada
  • #Repost @foodinthecityto with @repostapp
{New!} @paeseristorante located near Bathurst & Wilson Avenue, is an Italian restaurant of 27 years that offers something for everyone. We visited them recently and came out loving their beef ragu linguine - read more about it ✏️ Blog: Link in Bio! 👆🏻
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  • Join us tomorrow night for a taste of Tignanello.  Try some of our featured Tignanello wines including some early 90s vintage to current vintages. Event starts at 6 pm sharp. To reserve your spot call (416) 631-6585. #Paese #ItalianFood #Wine #WineWednesday #ItalianRestaurant #PaeseRistorante
  • Check out the blog post @carbsrus wrote about their dinner date at Paese!  #Paese #PaeseRistorante #DinnerDate #ItalianFood #TorontoItalian #carbsrus #eatwell #italianrestaurant
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The Funghi pizza from @paeseristorante Fresh mushrooms, fontina cheese, thyme and truffle oil 🍕Paese uses farm to table ingredients growing veggies in their very own garden 🌶. Thanks for having us @paeseristorante, we have so mushroom in our heart for you 😻 More about our carb adventure now on the blog. #CarbsRUs
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This simply done #CornishHen didn't need much doctoring besides some rosemary and oil. I loved the herb-infused meat and crisp golden skin. Well done @paeseristorante ! #ieatTO #tastetoronto #TO_Finest #toreats #feedmetoronto #tofoodies #cravethesix #tastethesix #indulgeto #torontoitalian #paeseristorante #gamegame
  • #Repost @carbsrus with @repostapp
Happy Fry-day! Polenta fries from @paeseristorante. Rather than your traditional potato fries, polenta is made from coursely ground cornmeal. Paese cooks it to perfection and serves it with housemade sundried tomato ketchup and garlic aioli. 😍🍟 Blog coming soon 🍴#CarbsRUs

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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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