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“Cozy” 4 of 5 stars
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Caffe La Pastaia
233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113-1710
408-286-2626
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Ranked #251 of 1,919 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Notre Dame
Transit: Santa Clara St. Light Rail
San Jose, California, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Cozy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We love this place on a cold night. Great food!, lots of good choices - the pizzas are good, but the veal chop is wonderful. Save room for the chocolate Cream brûlée - truly delicious!

Visited December 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Norcal
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Maybe a 3.5.... very good service but food was disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We had an office lunch here.... very nice atmosphere, service was very good and attentive but the food was a little disappointing.
We started with the buttermilk battered crispy green beans served with ketchup and the Fritto Misto of calamari, rock shrimp, lemon and spicy aioli.... both were a little too oily for my taste....
The Frutti Di Mare had clams, prawns and spaghetti in the saffron-tomato sauce. The dish was tasty but did NOT include either calamari or mussels (as was described in the menu). One person in our group requested only clams in their Frutti Di Mare and they were happily accommodated.
The Penne was bland... there was little taste to this dish which made it boring...
Overall, the service was very good but the food fell short.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Great service and food, walking distance to HP Pavilion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

My husband and I eat here before Sharks games. The service and food are always delicious. They have a great selection too. They make the best side dish of beets I have ever tasted. I have also eaten here for lunch and they have a nice selection of salads, as well as for a work dinner where we had about 10 people. The table seating was a little weird as it was a square table, but as always the food and service were great. I would highly recommend this restuarant for any occassion.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The breakfast buffet has a wide variety of items and the food is well prepared. The staff is generally helpful and pleasant. The price is acceptable in comparison to other hotel food. I appreciate having a good meal before hitting the road. I was suprised more hotel guests did not take advantage of this service.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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209 reviews 209 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Breakfast bar better than expected”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

My friend and I were looking for a place for breakfast that was close to the arena prior to a morning session of the US Figure Skating Championship. At first glance the breakfast bar seemed just okay but we were pleasantly surprised. Many of the items were commercial, but the variety was good and the unexpected delectable cheese blintzes were incredibly tasty with a creamy, light filling. And the price was incredibly right!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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