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1712 Meridian Ave Ste F, San Jose, CA 95125-5587 (Hamilton Ave.)
(408) 269-3801
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Cozy warm inviting

Really enjoy this local hangout. The wait staff are knowledgeable and efficient, and the food is very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Valary M
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  • Families with children
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really enjoy this local hangout. The wait staff are knowledgeable and efficient, and the food is very good.

Thank Valary M
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I have eaten here many times, It's great for couples, friends and familys. The food is very good, I've never had a bad meal. It's best to have reservations as they do get crowded and the restaurant is on the smaller side. They also have a full bar which is nice.

Thank Terrie S
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150 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Two friends and I went to Fratello for lunch a couple of months ago, but it was closed even though their website indicated that they serve lunch. Undaunted, and having heard good things about Fratello, I took my wife there for dinner. We arrived at 6:00 PM on a Friday night. The restaurant was sparsely filled so we were immediately... More 

Thank TJFLG42
San Jose, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My wife and I frequent this neighborhood eatery at least once a month. The staff is attentive, friendly and mostly Italian. Love the accents. Specials are amazing and the happy hour is a real bargain.

Thank Harlan2014
Campbell, CA
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is THE place for great, delicious, fresh food, wonderfully gracious atmosphere and generous portions. The breads are served warm and go well with an order of cannellini bean and escarole. When in season, the octopus appetizer is amazing and I especially enjoy the squash blossoms. The octopus may also be eaten as an main meal. The freshly imported branzino... More 

Thank JudyStacia
San Jose, California
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food is Great ! Local Family restaurant!. Easy to get to, good parking. It is open for dinner only, but worth it.

Thank Barbara C
Hayward, California
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had friends visiting in San Jose and went looking for Italian food. It was the housemade pasta and full bar that drew us in, but the great meal and friendly service will bring us back. The full bar got the martini nicely shaken with the little slivers of ice the way I like it and got my order for... More 

Thank anselandyosemite
San Jose, California
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289 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We live in the neighborhood and had stopped going to Fratello's a few years ago after repeated bad experiences. The restaurant seems to have struggled over the years with uneven service and changing chefs. When our kids were young, we were regulars and were disappointed when it seemed they took a turn for the worse. Last night we decided to... More 

Thank gosaka
San Jose, California
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Senior citizen talking to other seniors: This covers happy hour only. We had an enjoyable experience at this very Italian restaurant, and I give it high marks. Nice room, no loud music, attentive staff, very good food. To give you an idea of pricing--four of us had eight (8) cocktails, two spinach salads, two very generous pizzas, a bowl of... More 

Thank SJVillagesBob
San Jose, California
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great ambiance, friendly staff and fantastic food. Don't try the Penne al Salmone - penne pasta, smoked salmon, fresh asparagus, Grana Padano cheese with house made besciamella sauce - or you'll have to keep coming back. That's what's happened to my wife. Highly recommended!

Thank Don S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1712 Meridian Ave Ste F, San Jose, CA 95125-5587
    (Hamilton Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 269-3801

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Families with children


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