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Siena Bistro

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1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023 (Minnesota Ave)
+1 408-271-0837
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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
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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
San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

We love going to Siena Bistro. The service is great and Chef David comes to your table to see how you are enjoying your food and service. The sole almondine is wonderful. It's now our "comfort food." We have brought most of our friends here and they love it,too

Thank Susan G
San Jose, California
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342 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went for lunch and was delighted by the patio dining. It was the perfect beautiful day to enjoy the outdoors. One of us had the beet and goat cheese salad which was delicious, another the salmon, and I, the sole almondine which had too much butter on for my taste. All in all, it was a great lunch, but be... More 

Thank 2butterfly
San Jose, California, United States
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2015

It has been while since we went to Sienna. But the food is still great and the servers are the same ones since it opened. Good food and atmosphere. We recommend you stop by

Thank MC994
Silicon Valley
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358 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were excited to be back after a long absence to this cozy and busy -- even on a Tuesday night -- Willow Glen neighborhood bistro. Service and food were good to very good. Nothing extraordinary about either, but better than average. Prices are a bit high, though I am sure rents are steep in this upscale San Jose neighborhood.... More 

Thank Patrick S
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2014

Excellent dinner all around. The food was terrific (duck and mushroom pasta dish, especially). The staff were a lot of fun and the whole atmosphere was spot on. I recommend Siena Bistro for a nice night out, good food but not too stuffy a restaurant.

Thank Chris C
San Jose, California
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74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2014

Usually able to get a seat at last minute we find this place very cozy and with very good service. We like the variation they offer but seem to stick with our usual dishes. We start with their very garlicy Bruschetta $8 - yum, then I get the Seared Scallop salad in parmesan crust $18 (they cut back on how... More 

Thank Lili B

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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: +1 408-271-0837

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