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Paesano Ristorante Italiano

350 West Julian Street, San Jose, CA
408-217-9327
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Ranked #23 of 1,920 Restaurants in San Jose
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
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Campbell, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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New York City, New York
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238 reviews 238 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We had a great time here. It is located in the historical Italian neighborhood in San Jose and is located in a renovated house. The interior was clean and had old family photos on the walls which was fun. We had the the Fritto di calamari and a ceasar salad for appetizers. These were okay but not the stars. For... More 

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San Jose CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was one of the most delicious and authentic Italian meals I have had! Closest to what I remember my grandmother serving. Because the ristorante is in a converted older home, it especially felt like being in someone's home or kitchen which added to the down-home feel of the cooking. Our meal began with antipasto plates and bread. Just delicious!... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our friends introduced us to this place last sunday. We were there for dinner and our first reaction was of a small homey but formal place. We saw this place when ever we drove around Julian street but never had a chance to venture in. It was a good experience though felt the environment formal. Our server was very chatty... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I travel a lot for business and when I'm abroad for more than 3 4 days I need to find an Italian restaurant. I tried many in San Jose but finally I found this was a nice surprise the owner is Italian. the atmosphere it's very nice and the owner is truly Italian guy. The meal that I had was... More 

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San Jose, California
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119 reviews 119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Neat location - Easy to get into - Free parking Rating on Yelp steered me here. Looking over menu there was a fascination with mushrooms - I hate mushrooms. Had the minestrone soup - Acceptable - not great but OK Ordered polo saltimbocca - vegies and roasted potatoes good. Chicken very tough and cook did not take the time to... 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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