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 (USD36.20) 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

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

4.0 out of 5 1 November 2015
by Andrew M.

A bit surprised I haven't reviewed this already. Excellent rustic Italian food and it's amazing how much they churn out of the very small kitchen. Limited menu but it's bursting with flavour. If you go during drinking nights, check out the cocktail club in the basement which does a top notch negroni for a fiver.more

4.0 out of 5 13 October 2015
by Sanj M.

Not sure what the restaurant is like but the downstairs cocktail bar is good fun! We popped in here after a weeknight dinner for one last drink, a little apprehensive at first given the bar was quite empty. But once the five of us got comfy in one of the arch-ceilinged booths we didn't really notice what else was happening. They were playing some good tunes too so it was far from quiet, and...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.

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