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Paesano Ristorante Italiano

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350 W Julian St, San Jose, CA
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Hercules, California
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for dinner before a Sharks game, and close to the SAP Center, we noticed the sign for the Little Italy neighborhood. We got no further than this restaurant. Welcomed warmly from the minute we opened the door, and offered dinner at a table. We opted for the bar instead, and we had a wonderful experience. The staff is attentive... More 

Thank Michael W
Los Altos, California
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dinner and service were excellent. Food was perfect. The service was really Great. I will be back and would recommend this restaurant to all. Just make sure to get there early or have reservation. The word is out.

Thank slayer63
Ukiah, California
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Hopefully, this review will help determine what readers are looking for. The food here is top-notch. My maternal side of my family is full-blooded Italian, so my memories of Nonna Cinquini's Italian Pasta dishes are vivid. I can rate an Italian place to eat by their meat sauce- Bolognese. This place hits the mark. My wifes Pasta - wine sauce... More 

Thank Matt P
San Jose, California
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I went for an early weeknight dinner (5:30 pm) with my spouse, and we both were relieved when we left. The food is mediocre, the atmosphere is cramped and noisy, and the service was poor. This was probably our worst dining experience during the past 2+ years. We tried this restaurant at the recommendation of a couple of friends as... More 

Thank SJTraveler123
Salt Lake City
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113 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

We drove all around San Jose looking for a good Italian Restaurant. Well, we found one. The food was fabulous. Yes, it was a little pricey, but well worth it. The service was impeccable and it had a great atmosphere. It was a bit noisy because the Giants were on the TV. But it added to the experience. Loved this... More 

Thank SunDancer1
San Jose, California
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293 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

First of all, the food is excellent as is the service. This is the place to go for a special meal where you also want special attention. The downside is that it is pricey - but of course, you can check the menu online beforehand to see if the prices are acceptable. The other downside is that it is a... More 

Thank tinaNtravel
New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went here as I was in meetings at Adobe, nearby, and one of the group asked for Itallian. This place is at the entrance to Little Italy district though I saw no othe Italian restaurants. The service was superb our server was personable and funny - but very professional. The menu is quite extensive with far more than the usual... More 

Thank RovingTaster
Sarasota, fl
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216 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our group had a mix of veal, chicken, and fish. The veal was excellent and ample... the chicken was too spicy. The desert and wine offerings were excellent as was the service.

Thank Philip P
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I come here for special occasions. This is the best Italian food outside of Italy. You will not leave feeling like you need to be rolled out of the restaurant. It is not like "American Italian Food" - it is fresh. Leave room for the desert!

Thank W9850ZYchristines
San Jose, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I love this place. The food is fantastic and there is always too much so I get to have left overs. The peoplewho own it are really nice. This is the go to place for department lunches.

Thank Debbie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 W Julian St, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-217-9327

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