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Paesano's

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3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4205 (Formerly Paisanos)
+1 734-971-0484
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a builder here in the city and I take all of my clients here at least once during their project. The food is always excellent, the service is far above what you receive downtown, and the wine list is to die for! Cannot recommend enough!

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Thank BobbyfromDexter
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Bobbyfromdexter, Thank you for the kind review, and for the recommendations. We take pride in our menus and our service staff. It is always nice to hear we are appreciated. We shall see you soon. Michelle Ruggero More 

Lambertville, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since I originally wrote a lunch review of Paesano's, we have visited there for dinner a number of times. We always love it! The servers are friendly and know the menu items, the owner usually stops by tables to chat and be sure everyone is happy, and the food is as good, or better, than the finest restaurants around. We... More 

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Thank Spiderboots
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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184 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Found this restaurant on my GF app while looking for a safe place to eat while visiting Ann Arbor. I had been there years ago but didn't have any memory of it good or bad. Parking and driveway are a little tight and entrance is in rear. Once you are inside the atmosphere is nicely done, very Italian with dark... More 

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Thank laenie
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Laenie, Thank you for the recent review! And Thank you for all the compliments about our menu, staff and atmosphere. I am so glad you rediscovered Paesanos. GLUTEN-FREE! Chef Dave and Chef Drew work very hard to make our menu Gluten-free friendly, while remaining creative, delicious and true to Northern Italian Cuisine. See you again soon. Michelle Ruggero P.S. Follow... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Had a lovely evening at a dinner conference here. The ambiance is wonderful, very classic italian. The food comes to you hot and steamy. The bread is good too, however, the main dishes are underwhelming. The food...something bessie. it had chicken and tomato/artichoke/olives pasta sauce. My partner had eggplant parmesan both of these dishes needed herbs and salt and pepper.... More 

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Thank jdenson5612
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Jdenson, Thank you for the recent review. We are always looking to improve. I will pass these comments on to Head Chef David Whitney. I hope to see you again soon. Michelle Ruggero More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Great selection of standard Italian fare with a lot of more inventive dishes that change with the seasons.

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Thank Greg B
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Greg, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am so happy to hear you appreciate our menu, always including the tradition Italian selection and our ever changing seasonal selections. Thanks to Chef Dave and Chef Drew, they make sure we always have something for everyone! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a wonderful... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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229 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

During the last few weeks of December Paeano's put out a great lunch buffet. It includes minestrone, green salad with condiments and 3-4 other types of salads. The entrees include pizza, a variety of pastas, meatloaf, stuffed cabbage, 2 lasagnes, vegetables and potatoes. It is a wonderful selection from which to chose. Great idea during this busy season.

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Thank Marguerite B
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Marguerite, Thank you for posting and for the 5 stars. I'm so happy to hear you were in for lunch and enjoyed the Holiday Buffet. The Holiday season can be so hectic sometimes, and a relaxing meal out is so needed! Happy Holidays Marguerite. Michelle Ruggero More 

Ridgefield, Connecticut
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58 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I've enjoyed this place every time I've been there. Food is excellent with seasonal specials and wide variety. Nice wines to complement the food. Noisy but not so much that you can't hear.

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Thank Holly W
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Holly, Thank you! I am delighted to hear you are a regular customer at Paesano and enjoy our Seasonal menus. We strive to stand out from the rest, and your compliments are very much appreciated. Happy Holidays! Michelle Ruggero More 

Ypsilanti, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My wife and I have come to this restaurant twice since being in Ann Arbor. It is really the only Italian Restaurant near us, and we really really wanted to like this place. Unfortunately, after two tries, we are giving up on the place. The food is just "Okay" at best, and with the prices they charge, Okay does not... More 

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1 Thank Tacomancer
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Tacomancer, Thank you for the review. I am so very sorry we disappointed you. I do realize we cannot please all palates, and I would like to thank you for giving us two tries. Paesano has been a part of the Ann Arbor community for 33 years, and we care a great deal for all our customers. The fact that... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Went here for dinner on Halloween night. Most of staff in Halloween outfits. One had Italian and I had fish. Both were very good and reasonable priced. 1 step above a Italian chain Restaurant

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Thank Terence M
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Terence, Thank you for the review. I am so glad you enjoyed your meals. We will look forward to seeing you again. We do allow our staff to dress up for Halloween, creating a fun atmosphere and enjoy the day/night at work. I hope you found some of our staff amusing, as they can all be very creative. Have a... More 

Monroe, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Excellent environment. Comfortable...cozy...lovely decor. I feel at ease dining there alone as a single woman. Their food is the most delicious...absolutely outstanding...EXCELLENT! The chef makes changes to menu with the seasons...and probably at various times in each season. Classy restaurant in all manner.

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Thank grapeville
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this review

Thank you grapeville, You made me smile today. Thanks for all the acknowledgment on our look and feel of the restaurant. We want everyone to feel comfortable in our home! Im sure we will see you again soon. Have a great weekend. Michelle Ruggero More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 36
Cuisine
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4205 (Formerly Paisanos)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-971-0484

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