We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4205
+1 734-971-0484
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (27 reviews)
“minestrone” (7 reviews)
“bread” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
3411 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4205
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (244)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Over the past 20 years we have enjoyed lunch or dinner at Paesano's and wonder why we do not come here more often. However this was our most disappointing experience. Because of medical reasons, I am very selective in what I can order and eat....More

Thank Edward N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful find! A warm and welcome study break for our grad student. The Autumn Beet Ravioli was lightly sauced with brown butter and roasted wild mushrooms and finished with toasted hazelnuts. Delicious! Others enjoyed lasagna, cannelloni and rigatoni. Well-priced Italian wines, authentic minestrone...More

Thank cooptroy
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

cooptroy, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I’m so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit to Paesano. The Beet Ravioli! So delicious, my personal favorite. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Michelle Ruggero

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family group dropped in for a late lunch recently. We hadn't been here in years and I forgot how attractive the place is. And being away from downtown, parking is easy in their lot. The food wasn't bad but no one raved about his...More

Thank Gorton54
michelle r, Manager at Paesano's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Gorton54, Thank you for posting a review. And thank you for the compliments. However, I’m so sorry the Spaghetti with meatballs and Veal Piccata were a disappointment. I will bring you comments to the Chef. Have a great Holiday Season. Michelle Ruggero

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Paesano's last week with our family. The restaurant was nice, but the food was nothing special. I had the veal, and it was covered with the gloppy sauce that was bland and uninitiated. Possibly we just hit a bad night.More

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

David and Gee, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I’m glad you appreciated the atmosphere and service. Something sounds wrong with the Veal Scallopini you ordered? We never want a costumer to leave disappointed. Please don’t ever hesitate to bring this...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 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 21 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 21 September 2017

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 27 August 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 18 September 2017

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 27 August 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 28 August 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 26 August 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 28 August 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 18 August 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 28 August 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

Nearby Restaurants
Palm Palace Restaurant
205 reviews
.56 miles away
Elevation Burger Ann Arbor - Washtenaw
72 reviews
.06 miles away
Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina
127 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Putterz Golf & Games
5 reviews
2.00 miles away
Gallup Park
39 reviews
1.52 miles away
Nichols Arboretum
37 reviews
2.38 miles away
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library
36 reviews
2.48 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Prema S
26 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$36
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
Rustic Northern Italian cuisine, award winning wine list. Causal dining. Monthly wine events. Family friendly
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing