Thursday, 22 June 2017

Cucina di Paisano

June 22, 2017
Paisano's was offering a two course meal deal for $20 or three courses for $25 (depending on the entree and whether you wanted an appetizer/dessert). The appetizers were house salad or Caesar salad with bruschetta and dessert was from a selection. 
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Caesar Salad with bruschetta
The Caesar salad was good and the bruschetta was really lovely. Something above olive oil and tomatoes on toast is just so delicious!

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Mussels and spaghetti in marinara sauce
It was really nicely presented. The marinara sauce and pasta was okay - but there was a little less of it because of the mussels. 

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Chicken breast with peppers, penne and vegetables
The chicken breast was cooked and seasoned well. The pasta was tossed in a light olive oil sauce, but it wasn't anything exceptional. 

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Eggplant parmigiana with spaghetti
The eggplant was delicious! It was breaded nicely and super flavourful. I liked that the baked cheese on top was so good! 

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Tiramisu 
The tiramisu was light and fluffy with lots of mascarpone cheese in between the layers of ladyfingers. It was a nice way to end the meal. 

May 26, 2017 
Paisano's is an established Italian restaurant in the Willowdale area, so it was interesting when they opened up a location at 865 York Mills Road. I originally thought it was a second location, but after we asked the waiter - it turns out that this is the new bigger and better location of the original Paisano's Restaurant. It's a little confusing, but all the staff and chefs moved to this location. 
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Bread Basket
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Calamari
It was calamari rings were tender, nicely seasoned and tasty. 

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Chicken Al Pesto
Chicken breast, Parmesan cheese, pesto sauce and linguine pasta - Yum! The pasta absorbed the pesto sauce nicely and it was really tasty with the Parmesan cheese. 

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Chicken Arrabiata
Chicken in a spicy tomato sauce with penne. It was okay, but not my favourite dish of the night. 

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Veal Parmigiana with penne pasta and steamed vegetables. 
The veal parmigiana was tender and I loved that there was so much melted cheese on top of the breaded veal. The marinara sauce was okay; it was better with the veal parmigiana than the penne. 

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