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“Potential at Paisano's”
Review of Paisano's

Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: West Passaic
Level 6 Contributor
411 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 772 helpful votes
“Potential at Paisano's”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

Dined here with a large party. Food was very good and ambiance was nice. The service was poor though. Waiter took the orders and seemed disinterested after that. Never bothered to see if anything was ok. They forgot one of our guest's entrees so they ate 15 minutes after everyone else was done. You would have thought they would have comped the app or dessert, nope. Fruit flies were a big annoyance at the table.

Ambiance-3 stars
Food-4 stars
Service-2 stars
Overall, just an ok experience. This place has potential if the staff is better trained.

  • Visited July 2012
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English first
New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Average food, can get very loud.”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

I went to check out this restaurant because of good reviews that I heard. We ordered appetizers - out of 3 I liked only one, which was stuffed mushrooms. The other two didn't like at all and didn't even finish. They have a pretty good choice of pastas that they called, "pasta with a twist" . Good choices, good ingredients, but to my taste - it was missing something. The waiter was very nice, but spoke very loud and restaurant itself got really, really loud. The dessert was okay, the samples that they show are not appealing.

Thank solnushka
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Wood RIdge, NJ
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good food and outdoor seating”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

The appetizers and entrees are very good. BYOB is also a nice feature (as are all restaurants in Rutherford) to keep the price down. The back garden is lovely, however, a neighbor is having a feud with the restaurant and blasts music into the outdoor seating area. Once they work things out, this restaurant will again become one of my favorites especially when I desire al fresco.

Visited June 2012
Thank MenschinNJ
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2 reviews
“Slow and disinterested waitstaff, no free refills?”
Reviewed May 26, 2012 via mobile

Would have been helpful if the waiters who were refilling sodas had mentioned that refills were not free. Okay, maybe we should have asked. Expensive lesson learned. And 9 dollars for a kids plate of plain spaghetti seemed a little high. The entrees were delicious, but we were so frustrated after waiting over 60 minutes from the time we sat down until the time our party of 3 was served, that it was hard to enjoy anything. I think that's too long to wait for food whether you're with a child or not! The dining room was so loud with other diners literally shouting to each other to be heard, it was pretty miserable. By the end we just wanted to get out of there. In retrospect it was not a good choice for a family, and we should have asked for a different table away from the ridiculous level of noise, but if you are looking for a place where you can feel comfortable acting obnoxious and oblivious to any other diners while you get wasted waiting for your meals, then this place is perfect!

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Thank Cchsguard
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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Very good food and service”
Reviewed May 14, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I took a friend from out of town here. The main dining room was very loud, so we asked for a quieter table. They were very accomodating, and found us a great table in a quiet area so we could converse.

The food was nicely prepared, and well presented. Even the dessert was good.

Thank Gennaker
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