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Paesano Ristorante Italiano

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350 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA
408-217-9327
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Solid Italian

Repeat diners, and the food continues to impress. Staff was extremely helpful for a special occasion. As before, I think that some of the prices are on the high side for pasta dishes, particularly the apps.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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USA
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233 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Repeat diners, and the food continues to impress. Staff was extremely helpful for a special occasion. As before, I think that some of the prices are on the high side for pasta dishes, particularly the apps.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been to this place multiple times and am never disappointed. The servings are large enough that I can never finish. They have a good variety on their menu and always have a couple specials as well. This is always my first choice to go for lunch.

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233 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere, smallish restaurant in converted residence. Attentive but not obtrusive service. Food was very good, albeit perhaps just a tad on the expensive side for pastas. Will be back.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good food, good service, good value - gem of a little find in San Jose. Place is a bit small and open floor plan but isn't noisy at all - well worth a visit

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San Jose, CA
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We decided to make a last minute attempt at dining out on New Years Eve this year and were lucky enough to snag a reservation for 2 at the bar at Paesanos. The restaurant is quite small so we realized we were fortunate to get this opportunity to check out one of the highest rated Italian restaurants in San Jose.... More 

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Campbell, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took my father-in-law to this restaurant for his 94th birthday. There were 15 of us. Although the restaurant is small, our table was ready when we arrived. Our orders were taken quickly and the food arrived in a timely manner. The food was so fresh and so good! My father-in-law ate his entire meal which he rarely does. I... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Having read about an accordion player playing Italian music we decided to celebrate my wife's birthday at Paesano's but didn't realize there was a game or some other event close by at SAP center that evening. As we had made our reservations, we got past the crowd waiting to get in and were quickly seated. Our waiter was pleasant enough... More 

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Campbell, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very tasty and delicious food with a good variety. Good service in a very nice setting. One big problem was the noise from a neighboring table. Highly recommended otherwise. Outdoor seating available with outdoor heater (would have been better for us).

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Paesano is a nice little restaurant in the newly designated Little Italy area of San Jose. The food is good. However, the portions are quite small. I ordered the veal parmigiana which was good, but hardly worth the price. The restaurant is located in a newly refurbished old house, and is quite noisy because there is no sound absorbing material... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The menu was filled with great Italian dishes that all sounded good. We have the Berra special appetizer which was fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, tomatoes on a bed of arugula. Then the main dish we had was the lamb. It was done very well. It was a little spicy and buttery with good flavor. For dessert we had tiramisu that was... More 

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Additional Information about Paesano Ristorante Italiano

Address: 350 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA
Phone Number: 408-217-9327
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 350 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-217-9327

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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