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La Cantina

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Italian, Mexican
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139 W Michigan, Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-7033
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    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
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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Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Walking into this place feels the the before portion of an episode of Restaurant Impossible, only there was no camera crew. This place screams of a restaurant that was poplar in the 1960s, 70s and 80s but has done nothing to stay relevant. The restaurant wasn't very busy (warning sign). The table are draped with cheap, red and white checkered... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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215 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We visited for dinner tonight. All the staff are very nice and welcoming, pleasant atmosphere, great location on the water. This place is great for any occasion. Service is top notch, so you won't be embarrassed to recommend it to friends and family. Our waitress was not only very friendly and courteous, but also very well mannered. We couldn't help... More 

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Michigan
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
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158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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360 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 709 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
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Additional Information about La Cantina

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

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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, Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?