We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Paesano Ristorante Italiano

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
350 W Julian St, San Jose, CA 95110-2305
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 56: English reviews
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
196 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the food is excellent as is the service. This is the place to go for a special meal where you also want special attention. The downside is that it is pricey - but of course, you can check the menu online beforehand to see if the prices are acceptable. The other downside is that it is a... More 

Thank tinaNtravel
New Jersey
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Went here as I was in meetings at Adobe, nearby, and one of the group asked for Itallian. This place is at the entrance to Little Italy district though I saw no othe Italian restaurants. The service was superb our server was personable and funny - but very professional. The menu is quite extensive with far more than the usual... More 

Thank RovingTaster
Sarasota, fl
Level Contributor
201 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Our group had a mix of veal, chicken, and fish. The veal was excellent and ample... the chicken was too spicy. The desert and wine offerings were excellent as was the service.

Thank Philip P
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Travelers who viewed Paesano Ristorante Italiano also viewed


Been to Paesano Ristorante Italiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Paesano Ristorante Italiano and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Hughson, California
2 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Paesano Ristorante Italiano staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?