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1712 Meridian Ave Ste F, San Jose, CA 95125-5587 (Hamilton Ave.)
(408) 269-3801
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This is my all time favorite restaurant. The food is great, the owner and workers are like family and the regulars welcome me every time I go there.

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Thank JanetEFischer
San Jose, California
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

But I guess it comes down to personal preferences, taste and peoples experiences. We came here Sunday evening, with friends considering themselves regulars. The place was busy enough for a Sunday evening, the location in a strip mall was a little turn-off, but if that's the only negative, what does it matter right? Except it wasn't the only thing. We... More 

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Thank Hines E
San Jose, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

I had read some current review of this restaurant, and was looking forward to trying it. Was pretty disappointed. Plates are quite pricey for the portions. I had the Angel hair pasta special. It was suppose to have clams, shrimp, fresh tomatoes and capers. Very few clams, shrimp was very small and overcooked (very tough). My dinner mates were not... More 

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Thank P A M
San Jose, California
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130 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Overall, I thoroughly enjoy dining here, but sometimes the food lacks consistency. I love the service and ambiance. The sausage polenta is worth the trip alone. It's a worthwhile experience, but the sausage polenta will keep you coming back.

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Thank flatfootfoodie
Prescott, Arizona
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334 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Was here to celebrate an early Christmas dinner with family & friends. We had veal dishes, gnocchi, & the young one a pizza, Everyone agreed thee meals were excellent. My veal dish was just perfect. Many of their pasta dishes are made with fresh pasta, the pizza dough with imported flour. Service was top notch - even though our server... More 

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Thank travelsbyrail
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Really enjoy this local hangout. The wait staff are knowledgeable and efficient, and the food is very good.

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Thank Valary M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I have eaten here many times, It's great for couples, friends and familys. The food is very good, I've never had a bad meal. It's best to have reservations as they do get crowded and the restaurant is on the smaller side. They also have a full bar which is nice.

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Thank Terrie S
California
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208 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Two friends and I went to Fratello for lunch a couple of months ago, but it was closed even though their website indicated that they serve lunch. Undaunted, and having heard good things about Fratello, I took my wife there for dinner. We arrived at 6:00 PM on a Friday night. The restaurant was sparsely filled so we were immediately... More 

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Thank TJFLG42
San Jose, California
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My wife and I frequent this neighborhood eatery at least once a month. The staff is attentive, friendly and mostly Italian. Love the accents. Specials are amazing and the happy hour is a real bargain.

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Thank Harlan2014
Campbell, CA
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154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is THE place for great, delicious, fresh food, wonderfully gracious atmosphere and generous portions. The breads are served warm and go well with an order of cannellini bean and escarole. When in season, the octopus appetizer is amazing and I especially enjoy the squash blossoms. The octopus may also be eaten as an main meal. The freshly imported branzino... More 

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Thank JudyStacia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Meridian Ave Ste F, San Jose, CA 95125-5587
    (Hamilton Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 269-3801

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