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3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4205
+1 734-971-0484
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4205
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lousy experience! Went with a group of people and were not served our lunch until 1 hr and 10 mins AFTER ordering. We complained to the manager who said the kitchen likes to serve all our meals together (there were a dozen of us). No...More

Thank Diana K
michelle r, Owner at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Diane. Coming from the owner, Michael and Bridget Roddy. We have heard about the experience you and your women's group had here in my restaurant. I get it. You expected top notch, and that is only what I expect my customers to recieve. Your server,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being of Italian decent from Boston, MA, I know authentic Italian food. I didn't expect to find it in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I was wrong, paesano's is as close to authentic Italian as possible. I ordered the Lasagna, along with 4 others in our group...More

Thank John_CMassachusetts
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

John, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I apprieciate all your compliments and am so glad you stopped in. I know good Italian authentic restaurants are hard to find, especially when out of town. It puts a smile on my face...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017

We had a reservation but the restaurant was empty. We were briefly greeted by a very busy over tanned overdressed hostess who never even attempted to smile. She quickly pointed to a table and left as we were nuisance to her. After that we had...More

Thank Gander G
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gander G., I am sorry we have disappointed you. I don't know how your experience could have gone so horrible. Was this your first time in Paesanos? I assure you if you were to come back and give us another try you will not have...More

Reviewed August 27, 2017

Paresano's is a very Italian restaurant in Ann Arbor. It's menu contains so much more than spaghetti & other pastas. They also show Italian Theme movies, outdoors, on Saturday nights during the summer. Both were very enjoyable last night, the last movie for this summer....More

Thank Peter A
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Peter, Thank you for the review! I will be sharing your compliments with Michael Roddy, owner of Paesano. I wish we could do movies all year long! I'm glad you made it in for the last movie of the summer, it was such a beautiful...More

Reviewed August 26, 2017

We are visiting Ann Arbor from California. I ordered the lasagna. It was very tasty. Better than most of the Italian food in California. The minestrone and the bread were Scellenger as well. You it off with excellent service and this is a great place...More

1  Thank Richard K
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Richard, Thank you for all the compliments. This put a smile on my face. We will see you next time you are town. Have a great night. Michelle Ruggero

Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Recently ate at this restaurant. The staff was very courteous and helpful. I probably should have ordered something other than the spaghetti. I was not thrilled with it. I'm not sure if the noodles were gluten free or just not completely done. I was told...More

1  Thank S P
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Thank you for the recent review. The Chicken Florentine is a very unique recipe. I agree it is not for everyone's palate. We use Italian Sambuca for the sauce, which is very sweet and has a black licorice flavor. I hope we were able to...More

Reviewed August 16, 2017

We had a party of six girls. Most of us had not been there before. I ordered the Italian sausage stuffed chicken...it was delicious!! Our waiter was very friendly and provided great customer service. This would be a great place to have a rehearsal dinner.More

1  Thank rrogers15
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2017

Thank you for the review! I'm so glad you decided to have dinner with us and had a great time. And you're right, we do caterings and in house banquets and can help plan any event. Have a great weekend. See you again soon. Michelle...More

Reviewed July 26, 2017

This is not one of the new pricer restaurants in the downtown area. Easy to get to from the hotel area. Food was very goo, nice patio and good service. The empanadas were delicious. Steak salad large and flavorful. I felt the prices were a...More

Thank Gardenlover31
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

Garden lover, Thank you for the review. The patio is the best! I feel like I'm in Italy when I sit out there. I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal and your server. Join us sometime for Happy Hour; appetizer and drink specials (Monday-Thursday 4pm-6pm)...More

Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

A bunch of us went after a round of golf. I had the gorgonzola, pear, walnut salad and the fettuccine alla bolognese. Both were great. The bolognese was flavorful / meaty and the texture of the fettuccine perfect. Pironi on tap was a nice touch....More

Thank MotownTraveler1965
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2017

Motowntraveler, Thank you for the review and all the compliments. I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. We will keep up all the hard work, and we will look forward to seeing you again soon. Michelle Ruggero

Reviewed July 1, 2017

Service was its usual friendly quick to please. Food was prepared well, Salmon in my wife's dinner was a bit dry.

Thank Alan F
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Alan, Thank you for the recent review. I love to hear from our customers! Have you heard about our Summer Happy Hour? (Monday-Thursday 4-6pm) Have a great day. Michelle Ruggero

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Prema S
April 25, 2017|
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Response from michelle r | Property representative |
Yes. On your birthday, you can choose a free appetizer or a dessert. Your choice. Michelle Ruggero- dining room manager
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$16 - $36
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4205 (Formerly Paisanos)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-971-0484
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Rustic Northern Italian cuisine, award winning wine list. Causal dining. Monthly wine events. Family friendly
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