Bel Paese’s owner Salvatore first opened his doors in 1990 and has been a staple in York’s ever growing italian restaurant scene ever since. Moving to America from Italy in his 20s he worked in pizza shops with hopes to open his own restaurant. He started working with his uncle and worked his way up until he felt he was ready to go out on his own and Bel Paese became a reality.
After our lunch I honestly think I was full for 6-7 hours. You can tell in every bite that they place a high value on using premium ingredients and from my brief chat with them they’re passionate about that. Talking about Bel Paese vs. most of the Italian restaurants is kind of like comparing Gordon Ramsey to burger king… There’s a huge gap in quality and customer service. Our waitress was awesome and the food was incredible, what more could you ask for? Online ordering? Yeah, you can do that! While a little hard to navigate their online ordering is awesome and delivery is brought to you through carry-out courier. I’d consider that an innovative solution to staffing drivers that could be getting paid to sit around.
Have you heard of Bel Paese before? Maybe you’ve driven past it but didn’t notice it? Their location is great, even though it’s a little tucked away and hard to find. They’re located right beside the Galleria Mall in East York, just down Whiteford road by the Memory lane exit of rt 30. I highly suggest them next time you’re in the mood for some truly authentic Italian cuisine. You won’t regret it and will surely be back. Order now