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Closed Saturday  July 4th so we all may enjoy the holiday!  Re-open Sunday July 5 at 5pm!  thank you and happy 4th!

La Cantina is OPEN!!!  Our Dining Room, Bar, and Patio are ready to serve you!!!  Take Out is also available!! Come join us for a Sangria or glass of Wine, Pizza and great dinners overlooking the water!  

Please be  assured that we are complying with all the safety standards and procedures as mandated by the Executive Order and the Van Buren County Health Department to insure sanitary, safe food prep and pacakging.

We thank you for your business as we journey through this new way of doing business. We appreciate your patience and understanding in this temporary transition.  

We have a lifetime of dedication to fine food service in the area and we want you to enjoy your meals with as much gusto and enjoyment as we have in preparing it for you!  

Hope to see you   Thank you so much!  The La Cantina Family


At La Cantina in Paw Paw, Michigan, we pair excellent hand-crafted Italian food cooked by great chefs with a casual and fun atmosphere. We offer a great casual fine dining experience. Our homemade sauce blend compliments any of our pastas and Italian meats. We offer veal, New York strip, certified black angus filet, lobster, mussels, walleye, and other seafoods and are even known for our mouth-watering BBQ ribs. And as the first restaurant to offer pizza in the Southwest Michigan area, our hearth-baked pizzas are sure to delight. With a large selection of appetizers, dessert specials, full bar, and wine offerings, you may come in for a snack and ending up staying for the evening enjoying delicious food and great conversation.

La Cantina was founded in 1936 by Amo and Rose Scotese and continued by the efforts of their grandchildren and daughter Norma, who still shows up ready to work every day—even at the age of 92. When you’re here, the La Cantina staff will make your feel right at home as part of the family, and your taste buds and belly will thank you.

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