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.


  • Join us for Mother's Day! Open for Brunch (for a change) and Dinner (as usual) - bring your mom!! 😉❤🍷
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  • #Repost @leatcatering with @repostapp
@penguineventstaffing is hiring! Looking for servers, bartenders and cooks to join us on-site for another exciting busy year of special events! Please join us and/or spread the word to any of your hospitality friends!
  • Happy Easter everyone🐣! We are open tonight for regular dinner hours, with a very festive rack of lamb special. And of course - always pizza! 🍕🍷👊
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  • Happy Pesach from our family to yours! 
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  • Pizza arancini! Doesn't get much more Italian than this.... maybe if we shout and waive our arms around while we say it? 🤔🤔🤔
#arancini #italiano #torontoitalian
  • Bubbling oniony cheesey goodness.... 🧀🧀🧀😍😍😍
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  • #privateparties #privatedining #clientlove #whiteflowers #candlelight
  • Thanks for the shout out @torontofood_gal !! 😙 #Repost
😁 Grilled calamari with spinach, sundried tomatoes, olives, brown butter ($16). This was the bomb 🐙 Sundried tomatoes went very well with the soft calamari. Thanks to @foodelventures for the giveaway and @paeseristorante for the hospitality. 😁 시금치, 말린 토마토, 올리브 곁들인 구운 오징어 ($16). 먹어본 칼라마리중에서 제일 맛있었어요. 토마토가 정말 신의 한수.

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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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