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Cantina da Nena

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rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245710, Brazil
12 39224634
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11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

If you love pasta this place is perfect. All food in their menu are delicious and well prepared. I particularly love the lasagna.

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Thank Mariana G
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Traditional italian food. Great salads bar, a lot of diverse vegetables and mix of greens, good a la carte menu and some executive dishes.

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Thank Susana A
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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196 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This restaurant in present in at least 2 mall in São José dos Campos and has it matrix downtown. The food is good and tasty, but to grown they are making more frozen dishes. I would prefer it to be less fast food and more fresh

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Thank Guilherme F
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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223 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

A Small resturant with delicious pasta. The 5 cheese nhoque that is fantastic!! If you want salad they have a good ceaser salad. But stick with the pastas....really very good!

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Thank LyssMelo
San Diego, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

It was a nice surprise to find such a delicious restaurant in SJC. I have been exploring what the city has to offer, but this was my fave so far. I ordered my pasta Al Dente and they nailed it. I ordered it with a simple tomato sauce and it tasted so fresh.

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Thank auaugusto
Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Its a good option if you apreciate pasta. The place is simple and the service is good.But there is more to enjoy there than pasta though, I like the zucchini with gorgonzola soup during winter nights. The wine list is not big, but you can always find something to drink. If you have never tried Nena's food before I suggest... More 

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Thank rodriguesle
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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80 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Food is neither good, nor bad. Crowded, stifling and small place is complemented by letargic service. Overpriced. All in all: poor.

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Dexter, Michigan
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

The Cantina da Nena is a very traditional italian restaurant in SJC. It's been there for years, always providing guests with a friendly service, nice atmosphere and reasonable prices. Our favorite dish is the "Gnocchi 4 queijos", always well prepared and enough for a couple.

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Thank bncav
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

The restaurant offers good service as well as good food. Also, the variety is ok when you go at lunch time (you don't necessarily need to choose Italian food) as they have all sorts of dishes. Price is reasonable considering what is offered. I recommend!

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Thank Mtomasso
Sao Paulo, SP
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

As Sao Jose welcomes many visitors from around the Wolrd, the Cantina da Nena is a good place to go if you get tired of hotel food. Remember that in Brazil people dine after 7PM. It offers honest homemade pasta and steaks for a very good value. The atmosphere is informal and cozy. The service is good and English is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
Italian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rua Luiz Jacinto 260 | centro, Sao Jose Dos Campos, State of Sao Paulo 12245710, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Sao Paulo (SP)  >  Sao Jose Dos Campos>  > City Center
  • Neighborhood: City Center
  • Phone Number: 12 39224634
Description
Tradicional restaurant in the city (since 1980);The fresh pasta is the best choice and also have an excellent business lunch.

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