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rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245710, Brazil (City Center)
12 39224634
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Italian
Neighborhood: City Center
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Dining options: Delivery
Description: 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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English first
San Diego, California
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
56 helpful votes 56 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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Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011 via mobile

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Additional Information about Cantina da Nena

Address: rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245710, Brazil
Phone Number: 12 39224634
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Jose Dos Campos>  > City Center
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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