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Great pizza is the foundation of an authentic Italian Pizzeria, but we created Paisan to be much more than that. Both a neighborhood restaurant and a destination, Paisan is casual yet sophisticated. The menu includes a tempting array of pizza and pasta, but also salads, antipasti, and more substantial dishes such as our Wood Oven Roasted Organic Chicken. There is a full bar serving a variety of Italian and other wines, grappas, and your favorite cocktails. All made with the best spirits we can find. Located at 2514 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, CA, right next door to our sister restaurant, Longbranch, we have ample street parking during the day. At night there is an additional parking lot right behind our building.

Paisan & Longbranch curbside pickup, takeout, and delivery via Caviar! Check out our menu at We have cocktails to go and all of our bottled wine is 50% off! 🍸🍾 Order in tonight! @ Paisan

Order today and try our new cocktail to go menu! Open for takeout from 4pm to 8:30pm. Visit our website or order for delivery from caviar (link in bio). @ Paisan

Longbranch Berkeley

It's Takeout Day! Have you ordered dinner yet? LB & Paisan are still cookin' 🥘

Open for #curbsidepickup, #takeout, and #delivery through #caviar tonight from 4pm to 8:30pm! Follow links in bio.

Repost @longbranchberkeley
Happy Sunday! Thank you for trooping through the week with us. We added some buttery, house-made biscuits that melt in your mouth to the menu ❤️
🥡 We are still doing takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery through Caviar. Check out our link in the bio for menu & info.
🍷 Wines by the bottle are 50% off, and we're doing growler fills! Wine and beer lists are also on the website.
#longbranch #paisan #longbranchberkeley #paisanberkeley #beer #berkeley #wine #biscuits #taps #craftbeer #berkeleyeats #eatlocal #berkeleydining #local #supportlocalbusinesses #socialdistancing #takeout #eatin #curbsidepickup #shelterinplace #caviar

Longbranch Berkeley

Happy Sunday! Thank you for trooping through the week with us. We added some buttery, house-made biscuits that melt in your mouth to the menu ❤️
🥡 We are still doing takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery through Caviar. Check out our link in the bio for menu & info.
🍷 Wines by the bottle are 50% off, and we're doing growler fills! Wine and beer lists are also on the website.
#longbranch #paisan #longbranchberkeley #paisanberkeley #beer #berkeley #wine #biscuits #taps #craftbeer #berkeleyeats #eatlocal #berkeleydining #local #supportlocalbusinesses #socialdistancing #takeout #eatin #curbsidepickup #shelterinplace #caviar

Make sure to order tomorrow! The ABC just reduced their restrictions and we can sell cocktails to go!

Tonight's Takeout Special - Shepard's Pie with ground beef, potato puree, onion, celery, carrot, parmesan, and panko bread crumbs. Check out our website for the most updated information regarding takeout!
#longbranch #paisan #longbranchberkeley #paisanberkeley #berkeley #berkeleyeats #berkeleydining #shepardspie #saratoga #takeout #localbusiness #local #coronavirus #shelterinplace #sociallydistancing

Longbranch Berkeley

Take drinks home with your to-go food! $2 can beers, sodas, $4 lg saratoga, $20 or $30 growler fill ups, $5 growlers.
#longbranch #longbranchberkeley #berkeley #takeout #curbsidepickup #growlers #craftbeer #paisan #paisanberkeley #coronavirus #shelterinplace #socialdistancing #local #berkeleyeats #berkeleydining #localrestaurants

We're open for takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery through caviar! Go to to check out our combined menu with Longbranch.

As with all other restaurants feeling the effects of Covid-19 we are in complete compliance with shutting down to keep staff and guests safe. However, we want you to have great food so on a collaborative effort with @longbranchberkeley were providing a special "best of both worlds" menu and offering takeout, delivery through @caviar, and curbside pickup Mon through Sun, 4-9. So give us a call at 510 984 0518 or check out the special menu on our website. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay full. @ Paisan

Tonight is the night. We're doing a Grappa and Dinner tasting. A flight of 5 different Grappas, 2 specialty cocktails, and a 6 course family style dinner. 50 dollars per person! The festivities begin at 6:30. Hope to see you there!

Tonight is the night. Fresh made Butternut Squash Ravioli. A beautiful play on a spritz. And so much more. Tickets are only 50 dollars and we have a few seats left. So get yours on our website or just pop on by. The event starts at 6:30

#grappaberkeley #grappa #freshravioli #homemadepasta #berkeleyrestaurants #calitalian #americanitalian #italiancuisine #berkeleyeats #poligrappa #nardinigrappa #clearcreekgrappa #seeyousoon #cheers

@clearcreekdistillery @ Paisan

March 10th at 6:30 pm we've got a special event taking place. A Dinner and Grappa Tasting. This is the food you get with your ticket purchase.
And tickets can be pre-purchased at

Here's the Grappa line up for March 10th! This is an event you won't want to miss. Grappa, Dinner, and Learning. Get a spot at the table now. See you soon!

Get your tickets here:

Do you have a reservation tonight? Come visit us! We still have some space available. This shrimp and scallion cake is available in our prix fixe for two at $70 per couple with an optional wine pairing!

Visit to see our whole menu.

Join us Friday, February 14th for Valentine's Day at Paisans.

On Friday, Valentine's Day, enjoy food specials, drink specials, and flights as you celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Check out our full menu and book a reservation today! (NOW ACCEPTING ALL PARTY SIZES OVER THE PHONE OR ON RESY)

When we picked up Tequila Tromba by Marshawn Lynch we wanted to create a drink that epitomized #BEASTMODE! So introducing a "Taste of the Rainbow." With a Skittles rim. Because you didn't think we'd give you an ordinary margarita, did you? #cheers!

#trombatequila #tromba #margaritas🍹 #skittles🌈 #berkeleyrestaurants #drinklocal #sanpabloave #berkeleydrinks #drinkberkeley #paisanberkeley

Valentine's Day Dinner — Paisan: Osteria | Bar

If you thought our Berkeley Restaurant Week Menu was top notch! Wait till you get a look at our Valentine's Day prix fixe! You'll fall in love! Now accepting reservations for ALL party sizes!

Paisan's cover photo

Well look at that! This is the last day for #brw20 or Berkeley Restaurant Week as it's more affectionately known. Except not for Paisan. We're gonna offer out #prixfixe menu through the weekend. So come by tonight or Tomorrow and taste greatness. Menu can be found online
Don't miss out!

Make sure you comment on Visit Berkeley's post, and not ours, to be entered.

CONTEST Closed! We had one winner on Facebook and one on Instagram! Congratulations Kelly Scribner! You won the Paisan $50 gift card!! We will DM you with the details! Thank you to everyone who participated. Today is the last day of #BRW20! We hope you enjoy one last meal for lunch or dinner.
S-U-R-P-R-I-S-E #BRW20 💙 G-I-V-E-A-W-A-Y (Today Only) with sister restaurants Paian and Longbranch, located on San Pablo Ave at Dwight Way in West Berkeley 🤩!!!!
TODAY, we are giving away ONE $50 gift card to two winners. Each winner will receive one or the other gift card. This is how we want to celebrate the final two days of Berkeley Restaurant Week that ends tomorrow, 1/31! This contest ends today at 9pm. We will draw the winner (randomly) from the comments section of Facebook and Instagram! The gift card is valid even after restaurant week ends.
To enter 🥰 be a follower of Visit Berkeley of course! Then:
1️⃣ Heart ♥️ this post⠀
2️⃣ Follow Longbranch Berkeley and Paisan!
3️⃣ Tag your friends and comment on which restaurant you’d like to try the most! ☝️One entry per social media account, so tag everyone you want in your one entry comment!
Contest closes 1/30 at 9pm PST. We will announce the winner at the top of this post after 9pm but by the next morning. Good luck #BRW20 lovers!!!
By entering you confirm you are 18+ years of age, release Facebook of responsibility, and agree to Facebook terms of use. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Contest is only open to those in the continental US. Void in whole or in part where prohibited by law.
We reserve the right to NOT include entries into the drawing that are incomplete. Please do check out the menu✌️☮️!
#berkeleyeats #restaurantweek #berkeleybound #berkeleyfoodie #contest #giveaway #berkeley #eastbay #bayarea #california #visitberkeley #visitcalifornia

It's not to late to come check us out for restaurant week! We're under new management with great new food. Just look at what you've been missing!

I think you're missing brunch. Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Bruschetta. Saturday and Sunday mornings on our patio with Longbranch Berkeley.

making some berry bread pudding with blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries 🍓

Make sure you make your post-grad large party reservations now. Spaces are filling up fast! Contact us at [email protected] for booking.

[12/05/16]   Good morning folks, just a notice that Paisan will be closed this coming Wednesday, December 7, 2016 for a private party at dinner. We will be open during lunch per usual. Thank you!

Curious about our latest Dealer's Choice? It'll probably remind you of apple pie and cooler days, aka fall. Come in this week and try it!

Add an egg to your pizza for a perfect rainy day brunch!

A pretty in pink trifecta! Our Brut rosé, the Evil Plan, and a Prickly Pear margarita!

Sip on Lebron's Tears while you root for your favorite team! The new Dealer's Choice, only $6 on game days!

Another season, another new board, more new specials! Thanks again for the beautiful art, Alex Ramirez!

This frothy wonder is our one-day special for Easter! It'll revive your holiday spirits and end your weekend on a high note, guaranteed.

Another day, Another Tail. Check with your server this week to find out what's in our latest Dealer's Choice!

Need a sweet reminder of the summer that is just around the corner? Our new Dealer's Choice the Blood Feud may be just the thing on a dark and stormy night!

[02/21/16]   We ❤️ our '90s Pandora station on Sundays!

Our new Dealer's Choice, the Rosey Old Man! Featuring, amongst other delectables, bourbon and rosemary. Make sure you grab one to enjoy before Sunday, because we'll be closed for our annual Staff Appreciation Party!

When you walk into Paisan and the bar is packed, more than likely it's because Paul is behind the bar. He will greet you with a smile and if you're lucky, a hug, followed up by a killer cocktail. Paul is moving on to new pastures in three days. Please come by to wish him well on his new adventures. We wish him the very best and hope he isn't a stranger. Cheers to Paul!

Have you ever tried our roasted half chicken? It's definitely a favorite, amongst both staff and customers alike!

Our Lemon Drop is a true classic!

Magical holiday nights on our beautifully lit patio ✨✨✨

New wines for your sipping pleasure! Perfect with the house-made Malfada or winter risotto.

Ride off into the sunset this lovely Halloween evening with our new Dealer's Choice: the Italian Stallion! Featuring Westchester Whiskey, Nocino Liquor, Agnostura and black walnut bitters! Che delizioso!

Thanks again Alex Ramirez for our beautiful new specials board! Be sure to come in and try one of our new featured wines with the dinner special!

Our new Dealer's Choice, the Caprese Cocktail: gin infused with olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and basil, with a cherry tomato garnish!

Tito's and Ketel One Bloody Marys with ALL the things!

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2514 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday 11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday 11:30 - 21:00
Thursday 11:30 - 21:00
Friday 11:30 - 21:00
Saturday 16:00 - 21:00
Sunday 16:00 - 21:00
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