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Cucina di Paisano

865 York Mills Road | North York, Toronto, Ontario M3B 1Y6, Canada
+1 416-222-5487
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
865 York Mills Road | North York, Toronto, Ontario M3B 1Y6, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Cucina di Paisano
1. In North-York 865 York Mills R
"now moved to a much larger location at 865 York Mills Ave at Don Mills"
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2. Excelent Italian Food
"The portion sizes are large and the service is excellent."
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3. Great Italian Family Eatery
"was organized because the service was great and the food was delicious"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Chicken parmigiana was good but I had it with the rose sauce as the regular sauce tasted like too much rosemary which I don't like.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rob C
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit, upon a friend’s high recommendation, and Cucina di Paisano delivered! The servings were appropriate, bordering on being overly generous, especially the Chicken Parmigiano. The ambience was great for dates, and the service was top notch!

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Anonymous_In_Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a good meal at Paisano. Lots of variety. Portions are really big. Veal is good. I would go again when in Toronto

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank yyz2yqr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I started our first lunch for the year yesterday January 5 and this is my second visit. The home made soup is great as well as the bruschetta and main course. Great pasta options. Great for couples families wheelchair accessible and great service

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank donnachan2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to meet here as a central location for 4 ladies coming from different parts of the city for a holiday luncheon. Could not decide among all of the scrumptious choices on the menu. Was tempted by the pastas, even the wraps as well as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kweenbee7
Reviewed December 12, 2018

Husband and myself ate here a couple of days ago... very large place inside. Menu had many choices. we had bruschetta for appetizer - prob the best I've had in a very long time maybe even years. Ordered the Chicken Parm. A LOT of food...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JennCelerian
Reviewed December 12, 2018

This place serves really good quality of food, love the pasta. Good service too. The price is not expensive at all. Highly recommend. There are not too many good Italian restaurants at uptown Toronto, this is one of them.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank QQQC
Reviewed December 6, 2018

Paisano's is fine. No wait. Easy to park. Very pleasant staff. Live piano on Thursday evenings. Food is standard comfort food, just not creative or interesting and there are some that are. Try Fabbrica.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Hawaiibettina
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Wonderful dine-in experience. Server Calvin is so friendly and attentive! He’s terrific! We have ordered from this restaurant before for take-out and the food is incredible! Superb food and atmosphere!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SuzieQ903
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Paisano is my father's favorite restaurant so we had a surprise 90th birthday party for him at the restaurant. Words alone cannot properly express how wonderful the staff and food is at Paisano's. We were 30 people and had chosen party menu #2 for the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 881rossb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 865 York Mills Road | North York, Toronto, Ontario M3B 1Y6, Canada
    (Sheppard Ave East)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > North York
  • Neighbourhood: North York
  • Phone Number: +1 416-222-5487
  • E-mail
Now celebrating our 50th Anniversary! At Cucina di Paisano we inspire to bring a little taste of Italy home with our authentic Italian cuisine. The casual, cozy atmosphere is constantly buzzing with energy, making for an enjoyable, exciting space to meet with friends, family or associates. Our extensive menu provides a wide range of choices including several vegetarian and glutton-free options, satisfying all tastes and needs. An ideal spot for business lunches, dinner parties, private functions, and other special events, we also offer set meus upon inquiry. We hope everyone is as excited as we are for our new location and larger space, which now provides accomodations for private parties in addition to the larger dining area.
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