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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Ossobuco and Risotto at @PaeseRistorante with a side of truffle Patatine frittes! They somehow always have daily specials that I want to get.
Ossobuco - Veal shank braised with potato, vegetables

Risotto - Carnaroli risotto with porcini and mix mushrooms with seared beef tenderloin trips and pecorino cheese

Patatine frittes with white truffle oil, Parmiagiano Reggiano, thyme and sea salt
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Veering towards a gluten free diet, I generally avoid #pizza , but I've got to give @paeseristorante credit. This special rendition (cooked in a pan as opposed to a stove, retaining lots of oil but still a nice char on the crust) with generous amounts of tender #lamb sausage was an impressive surprise. Perfectly complimented with earthy goat cheese, spinach and sweet caramelized onions - I'd consider myself converted! #ieatTO #tastetoronto #TO_Finest #toreats #tofoodies #feedmetoronto #glutenfree #glutenfreepizza #toptorontorestaurants #tastethesix #cravethesix #indulgeto #tofoodfeed #torontoitalian #PaeseRistorante #pointthebiggestskepticout
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This grilled octopus from @paeseristorante was incredible! I loved the smokey charred flavour with super tender tentacles. A must have appetizer!

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Dinner at @paeseristorante in North York, what a hidden gem!!
Love love loved this seasonal appetizer special featuring fresh figs from the restaurants' garden, prosciutto, arugula and Gorgonzola cheese. Wonderful, simple, ingredients in perfect combination. 
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A melody of fantastic appetizers @paeseristorante including grilled octopus, grilled calamari, a fig prosciutto salad, and scallops. 
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@paeseristorante is an Italian restaurant that uses traditional techniques to create dishes with a modern appeal and follows the philosophy of "Inspired in Italy, Made in Canada"  It has opened since 1989 and should top your list for Italian restaurants in Toronto. They make their own pasta sauces, have a Paese garden for their herbs & vegetables and even bottle their own EVOO. There is so much on the menu to rave about and I want you to try it too! (Read my blog post for a full in profile)
Paese is located at 3827 Bathurst St. with free parking. 

I have partnered up with @PaeseRistorante. One winner will receive A DINNER for 2! How generous is that?


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For more chances to win, and full contest rules, visit my blog (link in profile). ____ .
🌟 Contest starts NOW and runs until Wed. Sept. 21st 11:59 PM EDT. Quality checks will be conducted and a winner will be chosen at random. A winner will be chosen by Sept. 25th, 2016.
*The winner will receive 2 meals which includes 1 appetizer for each person, 1 main for each person, 1 dessert for each person, and 1 drink for each person. Additional drinks and menu items will be an additional fee. *All accounts must be public during the give-away *The winner has 24 hrs to respond by Instagram's direct message before or a new winner will be chosen.
*The contest is open to Ontario residents only. 
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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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