Paesan is a rustic bar and kitchen serving simple, authentic Italian dishes. Paesan embraces cucina povera, the tradition of using simple ingredients to prepare honest and flavoursome food. Dishes include pappardella with wild rabbit ragu and mussels impepata with rosemary crostini. Open for lunch and dinner, the venue is split over two floors with a bar downstairs serving cocktails, homemade liquors and spirits.

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Typical meal price: From £25.00 (USD36.56) per diner

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2 Exmouth Market
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4.0 out of 5 based on 18 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Paesan

3.0 out of 5 20 April 2016
by Soomin R.

Went for dinner and drinks with colleagues. Whilst things were good overall, I wasn't too impressed.

We ordered a number of cocktails for happy hour, and they were all very good. Value for money, if you can make it between 6-8pm. We ordered the mixed platter for starter, which was good but not too amazing. There were a few things that none of us wanted, so I feel like we wasted our money a...more

4.0 out of 5 24 November 2015
by Jenn Z.

I enjoyed my dinner here and loved the ambiance.

We came here on a week night and I was immediately drawn to its modern but rustic decor. Shortly after we had sat down, the waiter came and asked to move us to a different spot since a bigger party was arriving and needing an extra table. However, the wait staff was apologetic and immediately found us another table close by. I appreciated...more

5.0 out of 5 2 November 2015
by Elianne S.

Went on a Saturday night to the downstairs bar area. The drinks were delicious, out bartender was a delight and the music that night was mostly Latin inspired which was amazing. It was pretty late and still fairly crowded. Had a blast, would go again.more

3.0 out of 5 14 June 2015
by Mark T.

I've eaten in Paesan about 3-4 times. Initially I really liked it, but I have found it very hit and miss on subsequent visits, so it is now well down on my list of spots to eat in Exmouth market.

The menu format is similar to the popular Polpo chain with an emphasis on sharing a combination of smaller and larger plates. And in fairness, I would choose Paesan over Polpo any day of the week, as...more

5.0 out of 5 22 January 2015
by Jack S.

Paesan was recommended by a friend, and with a few hours to kill before my train back I decided to wander in with my dad and try it out.

The setting is nice... All exposed brick and an open kitchen which I love (it shows there is nothing to hide) and the service is fantastic. I didn't understand half the menu but the waiter was very patient and explained everything to us perfectly.

As for...more

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