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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

A fairly large restaurant with the usual horrible tv screens and fake Italian decor (including the Sistine Chapel). Distracted serving and fairly expensive menu. We steered away from the pizza after seeing it at a couple of tables nearby (the Vesuvius would erupt if it...More

Thank Nolinice
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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!

1  Thank Anonymous_In_Toronto
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Paisano’s last evening and was pleasantly surprised. The lasagna, chicken parmesan and eggplant parmesan were excellent and the chicken and eggplant dishes came with very large portions. The ceasar salad was very good as well and the small version could easily serve two. The...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked in restaurant was last empty, waiter said had one table left were seated and offered the sprcialsof the day. By the time our beer arrived the plaace was filling up Our Italian food was excellent. By the time food arrived there was a waiting...More

Thank r0ger68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It lacks the warm, homey cosiness of its cousin in Willowdale as the room is much larger. Everything else seems pretty much the same. There's more parking but it's always busy. Traditional Italian pastas and meat dishes. Generous portions. No surprises. Service is a little...More

Thank ResidentePermanente
Reviewed June 14, 2018

Went to dinner with 6 colleagues. The prices were great, and the menu had tons of options for both food and drink. The food was delicious and the portions very generous. The service was also very friendly and efficient. I would visit again!

1  Thank Jennifer A
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Wonderful food in a bustling environment. Lots of customers, energetic waiters, fresh food prepared after it is ordered. Worth the wait. Each plate looked good and taste better than it looked. We will be back.

Thank hmgotlib
Reviewed May 28, 2018

We were well looked after by Calvin. The caesar salad was excellent. MY friend loved the pizza and I was pleasantly filled by the chicken carbonara with cream sauce

Thank Scott K
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is disappointing and lacking in MANY ways. If you're looking for NO atmosphere or warmth, uncomfortable wooden chairs, NO service, rude servers, poor quality food, and somewhere to waste hours of your life, this is the place. We had a reservation but still...More

Thank 15familyvacation
Reviewed April 27, 2018

We made a reservation for 14 people after a long day of meetings in this casual, comfortable and friendly restaurant. Calvin made the reservation for us and met us at the door when we arrived. He was extremely attentive to all of our food requests,...More

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North York
North York is one of Toronto's most culturally diverse
neighborhoods. Home to a number of cultural events
throughout the year that celebrate the city's varied
ethnic communities, it's always worthwhile to see
what's going on in the area. Its cross-section of
inhabitants include students and long-time residents,
giving North York an eclectic feeling of being both
local and international. Extremely family-friendly,
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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, 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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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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