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Fratello's

1712 Meridian Ave Ste F, San Jose, CA 95125-5587
(408) 269-3801
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Ranked #107 of 1,888 restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Hamilton Ave.
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83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This used to be our favorite restaurant in San Jose and we were there just about every Saturday night. Not any more! We have had two recent terrible service-related experiences and won't be back. Last week the restaurant was very crowded, under staffed, and after waiting for 30 minutes to get a glass of wine and the appetizer for our... More

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Belleview, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Small tucked away restaurant with incredible ambience - perfect for a special night out! Itialina food that cannot be beat - great selections on menu! Had a very tasty veal dish and out of this world bread pudding here! Will definintely return!

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Fratello's has been our go to spot for some time now. They have treated us like family every time and the food is very close to Grandma's.. The servers, chefs, bartender and the rest of the staff are second to none. The bartender Frank, is one of the best bartenders I have ever had the pleasure of being served by.... More

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Campbell, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Fratello's only gets better with time. It's like being invited into someone's warm and gracious home. We were greeted by Valentina, Julio, Carmine, Sia and Rodney as welcomed old friends. The food is delicious whether it's the freshly imported Branzino, the juicy pork chops or the "cut with a fork" tender veal. We started with the fresthly baked bread and... More

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

One of my friends asked me to reserve an Italian restaurant. I went to the Michelin guide and this restaurant was recommended for its quality at at reasonable price level. We had a very good stay at Fratello´s. The food and the service was very good. My recommendation for this restaurant.

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We've only eaten here once (my sister's birthday) but we've added it to our list of favorites. We went early and were amazed at how the place filled up. Make sure you make reservations on prime nights. Every thing we ordered was excellent. Definitely not your standard spaghetti and meatballs Italian. They use curtains to mask the fact that you're... More

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Atlanta, GA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Great local place in San Jose with great food and a warm homey atmosphere. Ask for Carmine and you won't be dissappointed!

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San Jose, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We had gone to Fratello's several times and loved it, so we took my sister there for her birthday in August. What a disaster! It took eons to get served, and then the waitress joked about it. The food was less than stellar. When another couple came in the waitress said, "You just missed the rush!" but there had not... More

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San Jose, California, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife has been talking about this place since she had a great lunch there. Now we have had a chance to try dinner. It is a small intimate place with a very friendly knowledgeable staff. We each had a salad and split one of their homemade pasta dishes. The spinaci salas was refreshing and nicely balanced. The pasta was... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

We found this restaurant after our preferred choice turned put to be closed on Sunday nights! Tripadvisor reviews are generally right on, and in this case, may not have been stated correctly, meaning the food was even better than reviewed! The veal Parmigiana was tender and served with a wonderful vegetable medley. All diners in our party agreed that this... More

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