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139 W Michigan, Paw Paw, MI 49079
269-657-7033
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Ranked #3 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
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations

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English first
Paw Paw, Michigan
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Bloomfield Township, Michigan
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400 reviews 400 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
526 helpful votes 526 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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5 reviews 5 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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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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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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400 reviews 400 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
526 helpful votes 526 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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

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