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La Cantina

139 W Michigan, Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-7033
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Ranked #4 of 29 Restaurants in Paw Paw
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wonderful food, the pizza is to die for. They are on the pricey side but when dining in, the view is worth it. It over looks a beautiful river.

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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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308 reviews 308 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were staying in Paw Paw for one night. Were driving around, trying to decide where to go for dinner. Spotted La Cantina. It sounded like it might be Mexican. We like Mexican food. Since we never been there before, I went inside to check it out. While there, I found out it is an Italian restaurant. We really didn't... More

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Kalamazoo, MI
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Try to make this restaurant at least once or twice each year. Their house salad used to have more ingredients (tomatoes, perhaps croutons, etc.) but this was just leafy dark green lettuce. The house dressing is tasty and can be purchased to take home. Pleasant waitress / efficient. Veal Parmegan had a slightly different, less appealing taste from other similar... More

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dowagiac
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

friday night.......needed no reservations.......nice staff........great food.......great soup.. cream of asparagus.........had lobster tail........good.... can't wait to go back again..............nice view of river ...watching a guy fish...........relaxing atmosphere..

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Sunnyvale, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This family-owned restaurant has a lot to offer. I've eaten here several times and have always had a delicious meal. It offers an extensive menu but my favorites are the pasta and meatballs, and chicken Parmesan. The restaurant has outdoor seating and beautiful views. It's wonderful to patronize a family business instead of a chain. They make you feel welcomed.... More

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Business dinner on a Sunday night. The food was outstanding but the service was truly lousy. Our waitress literally left during the middle of our meal. She also spilled a glass of wine on me. We saw her walking down the sidewalk. The atmosphere is nice yet informal. The bar is very nice as well, and the wine-pour was generous.... More

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

think the service and the food was very god. the view is a bonus. like the fact family owned, not a chain. after reading reviews am thinking maybe we need to throw out the high and low. Low may be a disgruntled former employee, or a competitor? High might also have an interest ?

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Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We were originally heading to a night out with fiends at a Mexican restaurant. We located La Cantina on the internet and we were surprised that it was indeed Italian. We were quickly seated next to the window view of the lovey river located right next door. We had a large group of 12 and were immediately taken care of.... More

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Paw Paw, MI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent Italian food in a restaurant that has been around for generations. The veal marsalla is amazing, the planked whitefish delicious, the minestrone soup is the best around! They also make a mean Cuban sandwich!! Laurie F- Paw Paw resident

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