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Paesano Ristorante Italiano

) #83 of 1,896 Restaurants in San Jose $$ - $$$ Italian
350 W Julian St, San Jose, CA
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal” (5 reviews)
“tiramisu” (5 reviews)
“farfalle” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
350 W Julian St, San Jose, CA
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

went there for lunch with choice of antipasti and pasta \ scalopini. interesting menu US wise with rather good price for CA. bright and pleasant room ; good service. decent wine list. not the high end cooking place but for lunch a good spot.

Thank 645DavidS
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Two years later, still a solid choice for Italian in San Jose. Entrees were all very good, most good-sized portions. I'd stay away from the apps (bruschetta was disappointing and over-priced). Still great service and atmosphere, albeit a bit noisy at busier times.

Thank KAP
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Looking for dinner before a Sharks game, and close to the SAP Center, we noticed the sign for the Little Italy neighborhood. We got no further than this restaurant. Welcomed warmly from the minute we opened the door, and offered dinner at a table. We...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Dinner and service were excellent. Food was perfect. The service was really Great. I will be back and would recommend this restaurant to all. Just make sure to get there early or have reservation. The word is out.

Thank slayer63
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Hopefully, this review will help determine what readers are looking for. The food here is top-notch. My maternal side of my family is full-blooded Italian, so my memories of Nonna Cinquini's Italian Pasta dishes are vivid. I can rate an Italian place to eat by...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I went for an early weeknight dinner (5:30 pm) with my spouse, and we both were relieved when we left. The food is mediocre, the atmosphere is cramped and noisy, and the service was poor. This was probably our worst dining experience during the past...More

Thank SJTraveler123
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We drove all around San Jose looking for a good Italian Restaurant. Well, we found one. The food was fabulous. Yes, it was a little pricey, but well worth it. The service was impeccable and it had a great atmosphere. It was a bit noisy...More

Thank SunDancer1
Reviewed 2 October 2016

First of all, the food is excellent as is the service. This is the place to go for a special meal where you also want special attention. The downside is that it is pricey - but of course, you can check the menu online beforehand...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went here as I was in meetings at Adobe, nearby, and one of the group asked for Itallian. This place is at the entrance to Little Italy district though I saw no othe Italian restaurants. The service was superb our server was personable and funny...More

Thank RovingTaster
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our group had a mix of veal, chicken, and fish. The veal was excellent and ample... the chicken was too spicy. The desert and wine offerings were excellent as was the service.

Thank Philip P
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Nearby Attractions
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.42 km away
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.79 km away
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.39 km away
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.82 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mary M
Any outdoor seating?
21 May 2017|
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Response from Michael W | Reviewed this property |
Lovely front porch feel, in spite of a larger, busier road on the side of the restaurant. But the porch itself faces a quiet street, and is quite nice on a warm evening
Do you have a full bar?
29 July 2016|
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Response from Debbie R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 W Julian St, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-217-9327
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