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Cantina da Nena

rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245710, Brazil
12 39224634
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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.
Restaurant details
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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