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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
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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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Great Italian..

This is downtown San Jose. Love the food. It was a family owned restaurant. Parking is just the problem, however, the food to me was amazing. Servers pay attention to all guest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Len Len T
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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43 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

While the food was good, there were many extraneous issues that made my dinner less than pleasant. Specifically: - in a wheelchair, the entry/exit was not exactly pleasant. First was travel over rocky ground outside to go from a remote parking lot to a very narrow ramp. Then, up the ramp, people had to move on the dinning porch, so... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is downtown San Jose. Love the food. It was a family owned restaurant. Parking is just the problem, however, the food to me was amazing. Servers pay attention to all guest.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We had a fairly large group for a work dinner. It was on a Wednesday and the place was full. It is clearly a popular place. They only had 2 servers, and as a result the service was very slow. It took us over an hour just to order dinner. The servers were polite and were obviously overworked, but unfortunately... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

In reply to Greg H's review. Some people are easier to please then others, but at least be fair and honest when leaving reviews. I was sitting at the counter when you were leaving. Your partner was loud enough to voice her complaints. The owner of the restaurant acknowledged the fact the service you received could have been better, and... More 

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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What else can I say but excellent food excellent service. The antipasto plate was superbly Italian as well as the pasta and chicken piccata. Molto bene!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

For a few years now I've been driving past this place while coming home from business travel on the freeway. There is a street with a sign over it called Little Italy, and the restaurant is in a old remodeled home. Very well done and clean, was looking forward to the experience. Well, my wife and I certainly got that.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The service was quick and friendly, the food was very flavorful, and the price reasonable. I got penne noodles with eggplant, and the eggplant was crunchy on the outside and buttery on the inside. I WISH I knew how to cook eggplant like that!!

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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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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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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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