La Cantina Ristorante Italiano

Food & Drink
139 W Michigan Ave., Paw Paw, MI 49079 139 W Michigan Ave., Paw Paw Directions
Today 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Open All Hours
+12696577033
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94% of 233 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Italian, Pizza, European, American, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Thu
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Italian, Pizza, European, American, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Available
  • Delivery
    No
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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89 Tips
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Report | 2 years ago
Great food. Over looking paw paw river water creek. Good wine too!
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Report | 3 years ago
Wonderful food& ambiance such fun winter r summer.beware of closure entire month of January !
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Report | 3 years ago
Very popular local restaurant in Paw Paw. People come from miles around to dine at La Cantina
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Report | 3 years ago
Good food and location.
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Report | 4 years ago
This is a great, classy restaurant with amazing food and atmosphere!
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Report | 4 years ago
waitress was very pleasent. I also own a family business, so I can appreciate theirs as well
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Report | 4 years ago
Had dinner there and the waitress was not good at all. Waited a long time for drink refills etc., that is not something a seasoned waitress should do.
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Report | 4 years ago
Keep up the good work!
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Report | 4 years ago
Love this place!!
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Report | 4 years ago
WILL NEVER COME BACK OR RECOMMEND. BOTH SERVICE AND FOOD HAS GONE DOWN OVER THE YEARS.
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From Our Editors

When Amo Scotese first arrived on American soil at the age of 18, he carried with him not only his suitcase but a lifetime of experience in traditional Italian cuisine. Shortly after that day, more than 76 years ago, the Naples native and his wife, Rose, opened La Cantina Ristorante Italiano to showcase their family’s time-honored Italian dishes. Determined to keep the aroma of those recipes in Paw Paw’s collective nostrils, Amo and Rose’s children continue running the kitchen to this day, captaining chefs as they fold housemade sauces into the authentic pastas, pizzas, and specialty dishes that have been honed over generations. The restaurant's renowned meatballs were described by a reporter from the Kalamazoo Gazette as “simple and soothing, redolent of fennel, just enough for an evening and left a slight tingling in the mouth from a scant touch of red pepper flakes—a token to remember.” Staff sommeliers, meanwhile, stand by to assist clients in pairing dishes with selections from the extensive wine list, which spotlights fine Italian and international varieties.

Servers roll vintage serving carts out into the energetic dining room, where hundreds of chianti bottles dangle from the ceiling. Amo and Rose’s wedding portraits gaze out over the red-checkered tablecloths to pay respect to the restaurant’s history, the family’s trailblazers, and the dark period in America before colors existed.

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La Cantina Ristorante Italiano

Sun
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Thu
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri-Sat
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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