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139 W Michigan, Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-7033
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great pasta

Been to this place several times and have always had a pleasant dining experience. The location is lovely being on the water. The wait staff is friendly and prompt. My favorite dish is pasta and meatballs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
AlliCat60
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Sunnyvale, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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Sunnyvale, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Been to this place several times and have always had a pleasant dining experience. The location is lovely being on the water. The wait staff is friendly and prompt. My favorite dish is pasta and meatballs.

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Paw Paw, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Summer lake people and locals all eat there. Best pizza ever. Food is fresh and served hot. Nice wine selection and the make great drinks. Fun atmosphere!!

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Paw Paw, Michigan
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friendly service with good food. Tuesday night specials of spaghetti and meat ball for $3.50 is great. Other specials on Wednesday.

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Paw Paw, Michigan
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I come to this 75 year old family run business many times throughout the year. Always a great meal and the cocktails are good. The LaCantina chicken is to die for and excellent pizza's! They have a beautiful deck area that overlooks a dam and waterway. Great Italian restaurant with even better owners. Enjoy!

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Ada, Michigan
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Great atmosphere and location located on the water in downtown Paw Paw Michigan. We've been there before for a large group dinner served family style so we went on a sunday evening recently to celebrate a 65th wedding anniversary. We were the first guests to arrive and were seated a bit ahead of the actual 5 PM opening time. The... More 

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I love this place...we have gone here for over 50 years! The recipes were brought to this country by the founders and are still honored. The sauces are delicious--just enough spice and garlic. The homemade wine vinegar dressing (no fat) is so good that it is now sold in grocery stores. The rib bbq sauce is tangy and the ribs... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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415 reviews 415 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
702 helpful votes 702 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went there for dinner Wed. 10/29/14. Lady who appears to be the owner was very pleasant & respectful, just like during our previous visit. We got seated right away. Very nice atmosphere. I had lasagna, same as last time. My husband had ribs. Food was very good and generous portions. Service was good overall. Our waitress was professional, always a... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were in Michigan mid-week with friends for fall colors. This restaurant provided a great table overlooking the river. Our waitress was very friendly and the hostess came and closed the blinds without us even asking as the sun set and started to come into our eyes. My egg plant parmesan was average as was my husband's lasagna, but our... More 

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Paw Paw, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Probably one of the last nights for outside dining. Beautiful evening. I had one of my favorites, chicken alfredo. Never disappoints. Enough left for dinner tonight! My sweetie had the gluten free pizza and enjoyed that. Had one of our favorite waitresses, Julie, who knows how we like our salads, etc.

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I are new to the decatur area and have had trouble locating places to eat. This place didn't disappoint. We had great service, sat outside on a nice evening overlooking the river. We both liked our food, and had plenty of leftovers to feed us the next day. We will return for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 139 W Michigan, Paw Paw, MI 49079
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Van Buren County  >  Paw Paw
  • Phone Number: 269-657-7033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?