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Caffe La Pastaia

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233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113-1710 (Notre Dame)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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309 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable café/restaurant within walking distance to SAP. We had an early dinner/late lunch before a hockey game. The barratta with crispy kale was phenomenal ants was the salmon salad. The menu is varied and includes pastas, fishes, salads and pizzas. The service was attentive but it wasn't very crowded. There is no parking directly at the restaurant but it is... More 

Thank Live2traveldaworld
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Very nice atmosphere, nice staff, food is good, depending on what you order. I had the special seafood pasta with pesto sauce and it was kinda blend, at least for my taste. However I ate here before, and usually the food is good, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt on this pasta dish. Also,lovely place if... More 

Thank Adriana P
Groton, Massachusetts
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391 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Perfect location for work in San Jose right in downtown - nice place - up scale without being snooty - good service and excellent food. In fact I would have given this 5 but for one crazy mistake. I ordered the grilled salmon salad - everything was perfect in fact the salmon itself was perfection but then the hot fish... More 

Thank Alan P
Everett, Washington
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84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

A one night business trip. I had the caesar salad, a few of the lamb skewers and a glass of Spanish red. All items were tasty and just the right amount. Not inexpensive but not over-priced. I would eat there again.

Thank steve p
Oakland, Ca
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We decided to stay downtown to attend a recent concert at SAP and waited a bit too long to make reservations at all the major restaurants so we were in a bit of a bind. Fortunately we were able to book a table at this lovely restaurant which is within the Hotel DeAnza on W. Santa Clara St. The restaurant... More 

1 Thank lwolff1
Rancho Cordova, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Very convenient to the Hotel De Anza, La Pastaia had great service and good food. The minestrone was very good and the meatballs were hearty. The atmosphere was quiet elegance. I had no problem getting a table.

Thank Markin916
Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Our party found the mushroom risotto, Spinach eggplant salad, Bolognese ravioli, and one share plate all tasty and well-prepared, but short on the main-event ingredients. We'd read another review warning against the soggy pizza but, hoping that was a one-off, ordered the Pancetta pizza anyway. Memo to La Pastaia: with 6 different pizzas featured on a short memo, get a... More 

Thank guyfromdenver
Los Altos, California, United States
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413 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Lovely location in downtown San Jose and historic De Anza hotel. The Italian food is very well done and the service if fantastic. It's not busy on the weekends so great place for special occasion or date night. All Italian dishes are good so go for what you like. Great to eat before the show, game, or a night out... More 

Thank Rhett L
Nevada City
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The food is similar to all high end Italian restaurants, what differentiates here is the atmosphere being in a beautiful Art Deco building. A window table is good for people watching.

Thank RobbNevadaCity
Sacramento, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

La Pastaia was convenient to the place we were staying, so we decided to try it rather than walk around in the heat. I am so glad we did! Our waiter was phenomenal and friendly. We had the poutine to start. I was expecting what I saw on the foodie channel with gravy and cheese, but this blew it out... More 

Thank Penelope D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113-1710
    (Notre Dame)
  • Public Transportation: Santa Clara St. Light Rail
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-286-2626

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?