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Caffe La Pastaia

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233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113-1710 (Notre Dame)
+1 408-286-2626
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 21:00
Mon 07:00 - 15:00
Tue 05:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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506 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met some friends here for a late night dinner.. I had the tuna and it was good ( not great)... had the butternut squash ravioli appetizer that wasn't too bad.

Thank cannonater
Belmont, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

La Pastaia is conveniently located to many San Jose attractions. The SAP Center is close, as is the San Jose Center for Performing Arts. We dined at this restaurant prior to seeing a show at the Performing Arts Center, which is a 10 minute walk from the restaurant. There are plenty of people walking around, so even after the show,... More 

Thank DCM2015-1
Novato, California
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Only a buffet is available for breakfast - and it's incomplete, not maintained during breakfast hours, etc. etc. There is a small 4 slice toaster on the table requiring one to toast ones own bread, but after two cycles, the bread was still not even beige, yet along toasted! By the time I returned to my table, the "custom cooked"... More 

Thank Hoonihoo
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The amazing staff of Caffe La Pastaia prepared the wonderful food for our wedding at the Hotel De Anza in August 2013

Thank luigi624
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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349 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable café/restaurant within walking distance to SAP. We had an early dinner/late lunch before a hockey game. The barratta with crispy kale was phenomenal ants was the salmon salad. The menu is varied and includes pastas, fishes, salads and pizzas. The service was attentive but it wasn't very crowded. There is no parking directly at the restaurant but it is... More 

Thank Live2traveldaworld
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Very nice atmosphere, nice staff, food is good, depending on what you order. I had the special seafood pasta with pesto sauce and it was kinda blend, at least for my taste. However I ate here before, and usually the food is good, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt on this pasta dish. Also,lovely place if... More 

Thank Adriana P
Groton, Massachusetts
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420 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Perfect location for work in San Jose right in downtown - nice place - up scale without being snooty - good service and excellent food. In fact I would have given this 5 but for one crazy mistake. I ordered the grilled salmon salad - everything was perfect in fact the salmon itself was perfection but then the hot fish... More 

Thank Alan P
Everett, Washington
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

A one night business trip. I had the caesar salad, a few of the lamb skewers and a glass of Spanish red. All items were tasty and just the right amount. Not inexpensive but not over-priced. I would eat there again.

Thank BentTadpole
Oakland, Ca
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

We decided to stay downtown to attend a recent concert at SAP and waited a bit too long to make reservations at all the major restaurants so we were in a bit of a bind. Fortunately we were able to book a table at this lovely restaurant which is within the Hotel DeAnza on W. Santa Clara St. The restaurant... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Very convenient to the Hotel De Anza, La Pastaia had great service and good food. The minestrone was very good and the meatballs were hearty. The atmosphere was quiet elegance. I had no problem getting a table.

Thank Markin916

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
05:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113-1710
    (Notre Dame)
  • Public Transportation: Santa Clara St. Light Rail
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-286-2626

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