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. 
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!

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. 

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. 

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! 

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. 
Bread Basket
It was calamari rings were tender, nicely seasoned and tasty. 

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. 

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

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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