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Cantina da Nena

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$$$
City Center
Italian, Mexican, Pasta
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rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245710, Brazil
12 39224634
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tradicional restaurant in the city (since 1980);The fresh pasta is the...
Tradicional restaurant in the city (since 1980);The fresh pasta is the best choice and also have an excellent business lunch.
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fair prices!

The restaurant offers good service as well as good food. Also, the variety is ok when you go at lunch time (you don't necessarily need to choose Italian food) as they have all sorts of dishes. Price is reasonable considering what is offered. I recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2011
Mtomasso
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Diego, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

It was a nice surprise to find such a delicious restaurant in SJC. I have been exploring what the city has to offer, but this was my fave so far. I ordered my pasta Al Dente and they nailed it. I ordered it with a simple tomato sauce and it tasted so fresh.

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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Its a good option if you apreciate pasta. The place is simple and the service is good.But there is more to enjoy there than pasta though, I like the zucchini with gorgonzola soup during winter nights. The wine list is not big, but you can always find something to drink. If you have never tried Nena's food before I suggest... More 

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Food is neither good, nor bad. Crowded, stifling and small place is complemented by letargic service. Overpriced. All in all: poor.

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Dexter, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

The Cantina da Nena is a very traditional italian restaurant in SJC. It's been there for years, always providing guests with a friendly service, nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. Our favorite dish is the "Gnocchi 4 queijos", always well prepared and enough for a couple.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

The restaurant offers good service as well as good food. Also, the variety is ok when you go at lunch time (you don't necessarily need to choose Italian food) as they have all sorts of dishes. Price is reasonable considering what is offered. I recommend!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

As Sao Jose welcomes many visitors from around the Wolrd, the Cantina da Nena is a good place to go if you get tired of hotel food. Remember that in Brazil people dine after 7PM. It offers honest homemade pasta and steaks for a very good value. The atmosphere is informal and cozy. The service is good and English is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245710, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Jose Dos Campos>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: 12 39224634

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mexican, Pasta

Description

Tradicional restaurant in the city (since 1980);The fresh pasta is the best choice and also have an excellent business lunch.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?