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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
Closed now
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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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  • 15
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Debbie R
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San Jose, California
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29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Jose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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USA
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227 reviews 227 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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113 reviews 113 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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305 reviews 305 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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Cupertino, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Went to meet a long time friend. Service (Les) was just super. Always on-hand / nearby, without being intrusive. Portions were just right, not those huge gotta take doggie bag type most places serve. Nice wine / beer inventories, just sorry no liquor license. Parking across street in shared lots, keeps cars off street yet close by.

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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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