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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1712 Meridian Ave Ste F, San Jose, CA 95125-5587 (Hamilton Ave.)
+1 408-269-3801
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 39: English reviews
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Cozy Reataurant with super friendly, yet professional service; warm and welcoming atmosphere. Quality of the food was just as wonderful and unforgivable!

Thank carmenl463
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank JanetEFischer
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Hines E
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank P A M
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
191 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank flatfootfoodie
Prescott, Arizona
Level Contributor
360 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank travelsbyrail
Level Contributor
101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

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

Thank Valary M
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Terrie S
Level Contributor
233 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank TJFLG42
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Harlan2014

Travelers who viewed Fratello's also viewed


Been to Fratello's? 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 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: +1 408-269-3801

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Fratello's 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?