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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

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My wife's favorite restaurant!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Don S
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San Jose, California
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25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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!

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We've been five times and are very happy to have found it. The food is equal to the finest Italian restaurants in the area, we've tried them all.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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176 reviews 176 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Not exactly sure what the Michelin guide saw in this place, maybe "the guide" had a bad day. The only thing I saw in this place was organizational chaos, catastrophically weird menu, an un-cosy place, poor and terribly outdated interior, waiters not knowing what the menu consisted of. I asked the waiter regarding if the Salmon was fresh or frozen... More 

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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

always good -- best option in South Bay for Italian food - family owned and run -- nice atmosphere -- feel like I"m in Italy.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Oh MY God. I ordered the "Gnocchi Gorgonzola" and was in heaven. We came on a Tuesday night and they were unexpectedly busy so service was a bit slow but it was SO worth the wait. The staff was very friendly and personable. Great family feel. I will most definitely be back and I'm from Minnesota!

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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is an excellent, authentic Italian restaurant. Don't let the location and strip mall fool you! Once inside, the atmosphere is perfect - casual and fun, but with World class food. For private dining (groups of 8-12) they have a room in back. Perfect for celebrations and being in a more quiet area for conversation. I highly recommend Fratello's.

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San Jose, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Very Good Italian food in Willow Glen. Great place to meet friends. Always very busy when we have been there.

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San Jose, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 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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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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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

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