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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: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place!

We stopped in on a Saturday evening. We did not have reservations and they were booked, so we sat at the bar. Great place, friendly helpful wait staff. We didn't want a full dinner so just ordered 2 appatisers, and a couple of glasses of wine. I had the clams and mussels in red broth and my wife... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
daveb914
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San Jose, California
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Texas
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Intimate restaurant with homemade Italian food and a really nice wine list. Service was friendly and daily special seafood ravioli was wonderful. Reservations suggested.

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Thank Chica77843
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate there on Tuesday night. No wait bur we did make a reservation. Great atmosphere, impeccable service and delicious food. We started with the calamari. Perfectly fried in light batter. I'd add a smudge more salt to the batter. Delicious. I had the special which was a lamb dish in a cream sauce. Gene had Veal... More 

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Thank Nancymroz
San Jose, California
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128 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We stopped in on a Saturday evening. We did not have reservations and they were booked, so we sat at the bar. Great place, friendly helpful wait staff. We didn't want a full dinner so just ordered 2 appatisers, and a couple of glasses of wine. I had the clams and mussels in red broth and my wife had the... More 

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1 Thank daveb914
Oxford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A great Italian, we didn't have a reservation on a seemingly busy Wednesday evening but were seated almost immediately. Excellent food and wine and the servers were very good and attentive without being 'in your face' all the time. All in all a very pleasant and relaxing restaurant with great foord!

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Thank Paul T
Williamstown, Australia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We had a business dinner here and the place has a great vibe. Staff are exceptional, wine list is good and easy to follow. Carpaccio was excellent!

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Thank PPGardenvale
AK
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Made a reservation for 2 on a Friday night-earliest seating was at 8:30. Upon arrival, noticed the restaurant is in a quaint old house with a front porch that had outdoor seating. We chose to sit inside, as it was a bit chilly, and the view wasn't that great- a nearby on/off ramp for a freeway. Seemed nice and cozy.... More 

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1 Thank fs5
Sacramento, California
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75 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Peasano is one of our favorite local restaurants. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the food tastes like home cooked Italian fare. The portions are also just the right size so you don't feel guilty for not finishing what is on your plate. The wine choice is excellent, and reasonably priced. I would certainly agree with the reviewer about... More 

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Thank Abbe L
San Jose, California
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43 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank William S
San Jose, California
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank Len Len T
San Jose, California
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97 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?