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Paesano Ristorante Italiano

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350 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95110-2305
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I come here for special occasions. This is the best Italian food outside of Italy. You will not leave feeling like you need to be rolled out of the restaurant. It is not like "American Italian Food" - it is fresh. Leave room for the desert!

Thank W9850ZYchristines
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

I love this place. The food is fantastic and there is always too much so I get to have left overs. The peoplewho own it are really nice. This is the go to place for department lunches.

Thank Debbie R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Was in San Jose for a business trip. Found Paesano on several websites with high recommendations, so we decided to pop in for dinner. I was pleasantly surprised by how fresh the produce was. We had tomatoes and burrata - the tomatoes were absolutely beautiful and the burrata was seasoned just right. My husband ordered the Branzino. The sea bass... More 

Thank D0reen
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

A surprising and delightful Italian dining experience in the heart of the littlest Little Italy in San Jose. After years of driving past the arch that announces San Jose's Little Italy, we made a visit to Paesano's. I am so glad that we did. The porch dining is more intimate than I would have imagined. We sat at the bar... More 

Thank Alohaaimie
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

Attended a group birthday dinner at Paesano. The restaurant is in a converted home in The Little Italy area of San Jose. What a wonderful experience. Loved the lively ambiance and food was delicious. Our waitress was friendly and attentive as we're all the staff. They have music on Friday nights that added to the Italian experience. There is also... More 

Thank KayG_10
San Jose, California
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118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

So I moved out to San Jose three years ago from NY and two things I had yet to find out here was great gnocchi and fantastic tiramisu. Well I finally found both in one spot! Came here for my birthday and the place was just opening for their dinner hour. The outdoor seating looked really nice but we sat... More 

Thank Nikki C
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

My wife and I went here based on a recommendation from a friend who lives in the area. He was spot on! Service was over the top. I even asked them if they could fix me an Italian dish that was not listed on the menu. The waiter did not even hesitate. He said absolutely, no problem. The menu was... More 

1 Thank stephenhH5098KG
St. Louis
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

We found the service to be friendly and fast. Our waitress greeted us quickly and showed us to our table. She explained the large menu to us in a lovely Spanish accent and when we asked her for recommendations she was happy to help. Our salads arrived quickly, and our hot entrees were very hot and beautifully presented. It was... More 

Thank I_Notice_Everything
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I (both 16 yrs.old) went for Valentine's dinner, and couldn't believe how bad we were treated!!! The waiter kept offering us wine. Other adults around us were being served food before us, although we were seated before them. At the end, we were given a slip of paper with an amount written on it for our bill.... More 

1 Thank Celia U
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Intimate restaurant with homemade Italian food and a really nice wine list. Service was friendly and daily special seafood ravioli was wonderful. Reservations suggested.

Thank Chica77843

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95110-2305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-217-9327

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?