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Siena Bistro

1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023
408-271-0837
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Ranked #49 of 1,913 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Minnesota Ave
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English first
San Jose, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Excellent dinner all around. The food was terrific (duck and mushroom pasta dish, especially). The staff were a lot of fun and the whole atmosphere was spot on. I recommend Siena Bistro for a nice night out, good food but not too stuffy a restaurant.

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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Usually able to get a seat at last minute we find this place very cozy and with very good service. We like the variation they offer but seem to stick with our usual dishes. We start with their very garlicy Bruschetta $8 - yum, then I get the Seared Scallop salad in parmesan crust $18 (they cut back on how... More

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redondo beach
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127 reviews 127 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We waited forever for our food. We were told because they had a party of 14. How about an appetizer or a free drink for waiting? We sat outside and food was great

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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went for the first time with our "dinner group". The arrangement was made by a Willow Glenite (if there is such a thing) who had been there many times. My first reaction when I saw the menu and prices was that it seemed costly for pasta. I chose the cheesy bread (appetizer) and prawn appetizer. The prawns (5 "medium" size)... More

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went with friends who always wanted to take us there. Nice little place in Willow Glen area. Didn't disappoint. Mediterranean based menu. Started with the cheesy garlic bread - to die for. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. I had the Angry Pasta with spicy Italian sausage and tomato sauce. Good medium heat dish - not for anyone who doesn't like spicy... More

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San Jose, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife and I like to go to Siena Bistro. The staff is friendly and the food super delicious. My favorite is the 'Devil' pasta and the Bread pudding caramel for desert.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Siena Bistro is a nice little restaurant in San Jose. It is Italian/American rather than French in my view. Parking can be difficult, as the lot outside the restaurant can get busy. The patio is nice for lunch but no view as it is surrounded by a fence screening the public car park. Nice mixture of salads, burgers and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

This quaint little restaurant has friendly service and perfect little wine bar. But the food will take you to another world. This by far is the best hidden secret we have found in the bay area. I love the spaghetti, angry pasta, raviollis, meat loaf, garlic bread, complimentary bread and olives..you get it. Now go try this place and don't... More

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Bucerias, Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

While this restaurant has been around for a long time, it is still one of Willow Glen's best kept secrets. The food is great but what makes this restaurant special is the owner and staff. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and special. They even brought me a blanket to wrap around me when I... More

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San Jose, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

A friend and I had lunch at the Siena Bistro and had a delicious meal with absolutely attentive waitstaff (since there was a large group on the patio and our waiter made sure our order got into the kitchen before the group ordered). Our meals were superb and I especially enjoyed the creative nature of the scallop salad which came... More

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Additional Information about Siena Bistro

Address: 1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023
Phone Number: 408-271-0837
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French

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