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Siena Bistro

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1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023 (Minnesota Ave)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Atlanta, GA
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As others have stated, the term 'hidden gem' is a perfect description. Friends had recommended, but I had trouble locating it; it is off the main drag, which eliminates the parking issue. The food and service were great, and now that I know where is it, will be back.

Thank Scott H
Saratoga, CA
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

SIena Bistro is a great little restaurant - off of a back alley ( which they make look very chic) In the heart of WIllow Glen. It may take a little work to find it- but if you park in the main parking lot off of Minnesota before Lincoln you cant miss it. They have dressed up the "back door"... More 

Thank Mithra
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have enjoyed many family celebrations at this restaurant-- good food, variety of wonderful dishes, romantic atmosphere.

Thank Elizabeth S
Hollister, California
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

My girlfriend and I had lunch last week at Siena Bistro. Wow, what a great find. The food, service and ambience were perfect. A Willow Glen gem. I had the Siena Burger and a side of Spicy Thai Peanut Pasta and my friend had a Siena Burger and a side of Curry Chicken Apple Salad. We ordered their house Chianti.We... More 

Thank artgirl850
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

THEIR beet salad is fantastic. ALSO on birthdays they have an unique arrangements of candles. THEIR service is right on.

Thank hasiegel85
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

Dinner for five with pasta and chicken dishes mediocre and ribs better. Service was good, restaurant was pleasant and cool as it was hot hot outside. Dinner for two includes a bottle of wine at $63 which is ok for SJ.

Thank John S
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

Very Mediterranean .. fresh, carefully chosen food products and carefully prepared! Outdoor patio eating is casual with a white table cloth feel. We were in Willow Glen and just didn't feel like the heavy food the ol' standard Italian deli serves ... just a few steps away, and tucked behind another restaurant we found the Siena Bistro. Our host and... More 

Thank quicktrvlr
Santa Cruz, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

The chicken marsala lunch was underseasoned except for the marsala. It was obvious the chicken breast portions had been sliced lengthwise more than once resulting in 3 bites. The chicken was boiled, no light saute. The potatoes and zucchini were ok, but the lunch portions could have been served on a tiny dessert plate. The mimosas should have been served... More 

Thank christinef19
San Jose
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

Booked for 5:30 early pre play meal. First time dining here but had heard great comments from others. Seated on time, knowledgable waitress with great service. Four of us for dinner and we ordered three of the fish offering with raves from all of us. Fourth diner had the Angry Pasta, he loved the spicey sauce definitely would order it... More 

Thank Sharon H
San Jose, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2015

A small group of friends went for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The service was good, food was amazing, wine list was so-so. They only serve wine and beer, which was a big disappointment for one of our group. We all enjoyed our dinners. It's a bit pricey for such a casual atmosphere and you sit quite close to other... More 

Thank Connie F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Italian, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023
    (Minnesota Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-271-0837

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