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“The Best Restaurant”
Review of La Cantina

La Cantina
Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in Paw Paw
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: At La Cantina in Paw Paw, Michigan, we pair excellent hand-crafted Italian food cooked by great chefs with a casual and fun atmosphere. We offer a great casual fine dining experience. Our homemade sauce blend compliments any of our pastas and Italian meats. We offer veal, New York strip, certified black angus filet, lobster, mussels, walleye, and other seafoods and are even known for our mouth-watering BBQ ribs. And as the first restaurant to offer pizza in the Southwest Michigan area, our hearth-baked pizzas are sure to delight. With a large selection of appetizers, dessert specials, full bar, and wine offerings, you may come in for a snack and ending up staying for the evening enjoying delicious food and great conversation. La Cantina was founded in 1936 by Amo and Rose Scotese and continued by the efforts of their grandchildren and daughter Norma, who still shows up ready to work every day-even at the age of 92. When you're here, the La Cantina staff will make your feel right at home as part of the family, and your
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Go there every Tuesday because it is the best Italian food around. Their pizzas are so delicious; not the ordinary type. People out of the area have them mailed when they go south. Their spaghetti is the best with a huge meatball. Can’t say enough for this great restaurant with family owned personnel.

Thank Charlotte H
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Their pizza is “one of a kind” the crust is thin but crispy, sauce is spicy, but the cheese is very good. Cheese has a unique flavor and is not stringy like mozzarella.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Incredible Italian food. At there twice this month so far. Great pizza, pasta, ribs,fish and specialty dishes

Great inside and out. Nice views of lake from inside or on their patio

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is the best Italian restaurant I have ever been to. Authentic Italian cuisine in a relaxed inviting atmosphere.
You won't be disappointed with any of the dishes.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We have made a dinner at La Cantina a must whenever we are in the area. It is a great place to stop and relax. We were told of it at least a dozen years ago, by one of the staff at a small winery. With St Julian and Warner wineries in Paw Paw, it makes a great place to end your tour. The menu is large and everything we have tried is great. The family that owns the restaurant is great and the founder Norma age 92 still has her say over how the kitchen is run. She shows up every day! The staff will do anything to make her proud and you can tell. If you are there to celebrate or just have a pizza you are treated like special guests not just some customers to deal with.

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Thank Rae135
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