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Central San Jose, Downtown San Jose
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What a joke...

We ate at La Pastaia Restaurant after the San Jose Grand Prix and I was ready for a great meal after walking around all day. There were 7 of us in our party and we were seated promptly then it went down hill from there. It took quite a while for our waitress to show up to take our drink order when she finally did we also ordered appetizers at the same time. We got our drinks, well all but one which showed up after we... view more

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completely overlooked...

It is always disconcerting to read a poor review of a restaurant that is a gem in the Bay Area. Having had the opportunity to travel to Italy several times for business and pleasure, coming home and having a neighboorhood restaurant such as La Pastaia is a blessing. I have always found the service to be knowledgable and personable, casual and professional. One gets the feeling that they generally would like you to... view more

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Where's my waiter???

Had eaten at La Pastaia many years back and seemed to remember having a good experience. However, was surprised at both the food and the service at a recent lunch with a client. The place was pretty quiet when we arrived. After 15-20 minutes, I finally asked one of the busboys (our waiter was not in sight) about where our soup and salad might be. He immediately brought them to us. The house salad was uni... view more

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Wonderful food, great atmosphere

My husband and I had our wedding catered by La Pastaia and took another couple out for dinner to there recently. At the wedding and at dinner we loved the food as did our guests. The atmosphere in the restaurant is very nice and as it got more crowded the server closed curtains between us and other tables to create a more intimate feel. I would highly recommend!

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Great food, horrible service, very disappointing

The food is wonderful but expect to be very disappointed with the service. We took a large party out to lunch to celebrate a very special event, once we got the food, it was great but the service was terrible. We were ignored, not followed up with and spent over 2 hours trying to finish our meal (we couldnt change restaurants because of the large party). The food was great but we were incredibly disappointing beca... view more

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Good food, bad service

We went on a Saturday night, it was quite busy, the food was very good, no complaints but the service was terrible. There was 8 of us, we all ordered either soup or salad...the soups came out and the salads came out 15 minutes later. Our entrees came but we didn't have our knives because they took them with our salad dishes so we had to wait for them. When we needed something it was hard to wave them down.

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This One is a Keeper

I really like the service, the ambience, and the food here and have come here consistently because of it. Love the bread and olive oil/balsalmic. The meal selections are good, and the tiramisu is the BEST I've had anywhere. Great place for a date, for a dinner party, or for before/after theater event. I've never had a bad experience here.

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Excellent dinner before the theatre.

We went here before going to the theatre. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. My boyfriend ordered the portabella appetizer (yummy!) and I had the fire roasted artichoke (divine!). For entrees, you can't go wrong with the chicken over polenta and/ or the tilapia over artichoke risotto. For dessert we had the tiramisu which was served untraditionally in a glass, but was very tasty! La Pastaia is... view more

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Very Disappointed

It started with waiting 20 minutes at our table, but finally the hostess flagged down a waiter to at least get a drink order. The portabello mushroom appetizer was burnt, and you could taste the grill. The chicken dinner salad was the only thing that was good about the meal. The linguine and sausage was very oily, and the vegitables were overcooked and limp. Strangly enough, my wife's pasta dish was al dente. De... view more

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Great Food!

I don't understand the City Search ratings. If we're talking about food how can La Pastaia be rated below restaurants like Buca DI Pepo? For food La Pastaia is a breath of fresh northern Italian air. Unique preparations, tastefully served in a quiet, classy establishment. A great place for a small quiet gathering or for a romantic night out before a movie. Bon Appetite!!!

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