Family-owned since 1984, Paesano Restaurant & Wine Bar features a seasonal menu of new Italian dishes with an emphasis on regional preparations and an influence from Italian wines. We also offer Vegan options and can prepare several dishes at GLUTEN FREE.
Proprietors Michael and Bridget Roddy offer guests a true Italian experience... beyond what goes on in the kitchen. The restaurant offers three levels of Italian language classes taught by Sicilian-born, Salvatore Bissaccia; Italian cooking classes; a popular series of wine tastings and wine education classes; private parties at the restaurant or off site; an annual guided “dine and wine” excursion to Italy; and theme wine dinners featuring vintners visiting from Italy.
The main dining room has seating for 160 guests. The cozy banquet room may seat up to 65 with additional space available on the adjacent Italian inspired patio for another 20 guests. For more intimate gatherings, the private wine room is perfect for small get-togethers or meetings. A full service catering team is available for on or off site events.
We take our Happy Hour (M-F, 3-5) outside to our "Euro style" patio in the summer and show Italian inspired movies there on Saturday nights
We’re located at 3411 Washtenaw Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Contact us at 734-971-0484. Plenty of onsite parking.
Since 1984, Paesano Restaurant & Wine Bar has received numerous national and international awards, as well as public and industry recognition, for it's wonderful Italian Wine List. Here is a list of those accolades:
VOTED BEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT,
BEST PASTA & BEST LUNCH
by Current Magazine readers
VOTED #1 ITALIAN RESTAURANT
in Ann Arbor by MLIVE readers
REVIEWED & SELECTED #4 BEST
ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN MICHIGAN
by MLIVE food writers
“Certificate of Excellence ” by Trip Advisor
“Award of Excellence” Winner,
Wine Spectator Magazine, every year since 2008
Named to Michigan’s “Best Places to Visit” by Midwest Living Magazine
Grand Prize Winner Best Wine List in America by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine
National Award Winner by Sante Magazine Voted “Best Wine List” by Metro Times Magazine
Named one of “America’s Best Wine Restaurants” by Wine Enthusiast magazine
Voted “Best Italian” by AnnArbor.com
Named “Top Business Restaurant”
by dbusiness Magazine