Inspired in Italy,

Made in Canada


Our Signature Dishes

  • Insalata Caesar 13

    Grana padano and focaccia croutons

  • Polpo alla Griglia 21

    Grilled octopus, eggplant puree, swiss chard, chili arugula lemon dressing

  • Tagialatelle con funghi porcini 20

    Porchini, zucchini, parmigiano, white wine

  • Spaghetti Con Le Sarde (Chef Kshitz Barilla Master Pasta Winning Dish) 22

    Sardine, raisins, pinenuts, fennel, tomato, bread crumb

  • Vegan Bolognese 21

    Slow cooked chick pea and eggplant bolognese, over spiralized zucchini noodle

  • Fegato Di Vitello 28

    Seared veal liver, shallot puree, veal reduction, crispy onion strings

  • Funghi Pizza 19

    Roasted mushrooms,fontina, arugula and truffle oil

  • Margherita Pizza 16

    Fior di latte, basil and tomato sauce

  • Pesce Intero 35

    Grilled whole fish, crisp capers, parsley, grilled lemon(Changes Daily)


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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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.


Monday to Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm


Monday-Wednesday 5:30 – 10:00
Thursday-Saturday 5:30 – 11:00
Sunday 5:00 – 10:00

Paese Ristorante Bathurst St.

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