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La Pastaia
La Pastaia

La Pastaia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lapastaia.com
  • Email: morgan@lapastaia.com
  • Phone: (408) 286-8686
  • Hours of Operation: Hours: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Enoteca open daily.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Juan Zaragoza
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: La Pastaia is a full service caterer for events from 2 to 150 located in the Art Deco Hotel De Anza. For weddings, corporate meetings and special events, contact: 408-286-1000
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms range from the intimate and self-contained to the beautiful Mediteranean style Palm Court Terrace. Private dining can be arranged for parties of 2 to 50 in the restaurant. The outdoor terrace is also available for private parties during lunch.
  • Private Party Contact: Cara Martin (408) 286-8686
  • Entertainment: Live music is featured in the lounge Thursday - Saturday and the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month.

    La Pastaia's Enoteca is open daily to enjoy flights of Italian wines, espresso and an array of small plates. The Enoteca is also available for private tastings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Notre Dame
  • Public Transit: Santa Clara St. Light Rail
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is ample street parking, hotel valet service and a private parking lots.
A word from La Pastaia
The four star rated, La Pastaia Restaurant continually delights Bay Area diners with it's Contemporary Italian cuisine and metropolitan ambience.

Located in the breathtaking, art deco, boutiuqe Hotel De Anza, La Pastaia is just minutes away from the San Jose International Airport, and walking distance to the Arena, Center for Performing Arts, the Tech Museum and the Convention Center.Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "Fantastic food and great service! We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Even though we got the wrong pizza, it was really delicious"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Unfortunately for the wait staff, the food was not well prepared. The chicken parmesan was had the consistency of cardboard and the flavor was not much better. The fresh salmon was overcooked, dry and tasteless. Overall, the meal was disappointing. However, our waiter was courteous and efficient, as were the servers."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "La Pastaia has been in downtown SJ for years and we decided to give it a try for a date night on a night when the sharks were not playing. We had a lovely time. The service was excellent from start to finish - server, bus/service staff, manager etc....really noticeable. Food was very good, not great but a nice ambiance and great service made it a really great night."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Have gone here for many dinners on nights that there are Sharks games, ever since they moved to San Jose. This was absolutely the SLOWEST SERVICE I have ever experienced. Every night I've been there on a Shark's game night it's been busy but they have handled it very well. Lame excuse how lamb chops take longer. My guest was a chef and he said that they take 5 minutes to do rare which he had ordered."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Very nice evening, we went after hockey crowd had departed for game, leaving restaurant open and quiet. Felt like we had our own private dinner club. Server was good knowledgable and didn't hover."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We were a group up of 10. The waitress was attentive and very good at keeping the table happy. The ambiance was nice and the table was set up so we could converse as a group. The food was good and filling."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Came here to celebrate my friend's birthday, and was a bit worried that I wouldn't be able to find any vegan offerings. I ended up having broccoli rabe, chard and green beans, all three of which were delicious. My husband had the sausage pizza, and the birthday girl had the fish special. The food was delicious, including the pine nut marzipan treat that was delivered with a candle. We'll definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Had a family get together of 12 -- parents, bother/sister and families... Got a nice table. Great service. All the food was great, including some moderately priced Italian wine that wowed the crowd. Very nice/comfortable decor too. They did a great job overall."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "This was our first time to La Pastaia and we enjoyed the decor, the service from our waiter was excellent - he made recommendations on the wine and also on the entrees (I was considering the ravioli, but he honestly told me that it was frozen and didn't recommend it since all the other pastas are made at the restaurant). Also, the food was very good, and we will definitely be back. Was on the louder side, so not really a romantic setting. But we went to the Hedley Club after dinner which was also very nice - live jazz band."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "went on a Sunday night, we stopped in the bar first and had a really great Bloody Mary. The bar is beautiful and very quiet since it was early. The server bordered on rude and didn't seem interested in offering much in the way of information. The starter salad was excellent, lamb chops were good, but the side of couscous was bland and nearly cold. asparagus was hard and not particularly tasty but since it's not in season yet I don't hold that against them. Except why not offer a seasonal vegetable? the marzipan tart was nearly inedible, but the lemon sorbet was very good. The swordfish special was fine, but the accompanying rice was bland. we each had a glass of good enough Pinot noir, but one of them had quite a bit of sediment."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Dined twice recently before performances at SAP Center. On both occasions, it seemed that most of the early dinner crowd were also on their way to a rock n roll show. The restaurant was noisy, which goes along with being busy. But the service was poor; poorly timed delivery. One of my guests received her glass of wine, while another had to wait for the server's next pass by... Spaghetti and meatballs dish was tepid, and had clearly spent time under the warming lights. Risotto was glue-y. Steak was well prepared, but nothing special. I will be looking for a new place for dinner before the shows."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Arrived on time and we were seated promptly. Ambience was good, not noisy. The service was good & courteous. Always a plus. The food was outstanding. Overall a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I spent had Valentine's Day dinner at La Pastaia and it was excellent. I had the swordfish with mussels and polenta from the special Valentine's menu, it was outstanding. The swordfish was cooked perfectly (not a hint of being dry) the mussels were fresh and the polenta under the swordfish stayed crispy to the last bite. The wait staff was always there when we needed them on what was probably the busiest night of the year. Now we have to go back and try everything on the regular menu!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was the only nice restaurant in downtown San Jose that had reservations available for 11 people at the time and date that I needed. I wasn't sure what we'd get, but everyone loved it. The service was great, the food wonderful. The ambiance was nice, cozy and comfortable. My mom had the sword fish, dad the short rib, aunt the pork chop, and I tried the lamb shank. Everyone loved their meals! It's at the De Anza Hotel, and some of us were early so we waited in the lobby which was quite comfortable. So happy to have found this place, we will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Awesome meal, awesome service! What a great surprise in a town with very few great restaurants to be excited about. I will be back!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We live up the way further North from this restaurant, so we always come and enjoy before going to the SAP Center for a concert. Every time is wonderful. The service is great and the food is even better, no matter what you order. It is always a pleasure to dine here."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This is a great place to have dinner before a Sharks game or concert at SAP Center. The food, atmosphere, service and location are all terrific. We shared the Brussels Sprouts as the appetizer and I had the smoked chicken and chard fettuccine and loved it, but could eat less than half of it. Could be shared. The Hedley club next door is also a fun place to get a drink after your event. Bon Appetit!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Since we had 7:30 theatre tickets, we requested an early seating around 5:30 and were warmly welcomed. Our server was most pleasant and professional, even offering me a couple of complimentary sips of Italian white wines from the by-the-glass list before I made a final choice. Our meals arrived promptly, piping hot--trout over greens with a side of crispy onion rings for my wife, glazed salmon over fennel for me--and both were most appealing. So was dessert, an Italian chocolate torte with raspberry sauce. By the time we left at 6:45, the dining room was filling up, and, as usual, the Hadley Club bar was packed. LaPastaia exceeded our expectations on all counts; we'll be back for sure."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "we were so disappointed in the service we received. It took over an hour to get our food (people who were seated after us, were done eating before we were served). We were going to be late for a concert and had to eat really fast to make it on time, so we didn't get to enjoy it at all. I have been here before and it was very good, but seems to have gone downhill. I would not return"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Overall experiance was just ok. Food was good. Service was ok, decorum dated. Hoped for more romantic experience. There are 100 like those places around."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Our group of 8 booked an early dinner before a downtown concert. The restaurant was empty! We had the total attention of our waitress; service was therefore top-notch, and she even split the bill for us 4 ways. The specials were outstanding and fairly priced: a cup of seafood soup, quite delicate, with notes of saffron, followed by a light, crab-meat spaghetti. Also, the sturgeon served over kale and savory sweet potato with a ginger sauce reduction really hit the spot."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "This was a special evening out with my daughter just prior to attending the Justin Timberlake Concert. The food was great, the atmosphere fun (so many ladies around us also excited about seeing Justin Timberlake) but the best part of the entire evening was the service. Our server, Robear, was attentive, right there when we needed him, and was so much fun!! He not only served us but he also entertained us with a few funny quips and at one point a brief song. The next time I eat here, and I will eat here again, I intend to ask for Robear!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We enjoy going here before. shark games. The seafood dishes are excellent...especially salmon and fennel salad. My husband had the seared ahi special. It was seared to perfection and sauce was delicious. We always try a new wine and have been pleased with the recommendations. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Overall, we had a great time at La Pastaia, even though it was New Years Eve and restaurants can get crazy. The service was very good even when the dining room filled up later in the evening. To start I thought that the French onion soup was very good with a great broth, but others at our table thought it had too much pepper. Everyone liked their entrees, from the quail (which you don't see much) to the rib eye steak and pork chop. For dessert, we loved the coconut cream pie, but the chocolate cake was average. As a final note, they have a nice selection of Italian wine varietals which you don't see much, so the wine selection was a nice change of pace. A fun time and we will go back again."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a great time on New Year's Eve. Food was good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food was good. Not much of a selection. Our waiter was slow. It was loud and hard to talk. The plates are really expensive and we left still hungry. Ended up going to a tacarilla down the street."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "poor and rude service. no attention to detail or respect to questions about the menu or drink selection."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "A friend and I grabbed a pre-game dinner recently, as the restaurant is a convenient walk from SAP Center, where the Sharks play. Despite the restaurant being filled to capacity and almost everybody on a similar schedule, the food was excellently prepared and served in a timely manner. I can highly recommend the roast chicken, which is juicy, tender and seasoned perfectly, and accompanied by delicious polenta and kale. My buddy had the swordfish, which he thought wonderful, as well. All in all, a satisfying experience."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Had far better food from other restaurants for much more reasonable price. Tried this restaurant because it was recommended but unfortunately, for the price, not worth it."
    Dined on 12/15/2013
  • "This place is pretty pricey for food that is only so so. I will not be coming back."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "as usual love my La Pastaia! Service & food excellent!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We ate La Pastaia before the Zac Brown Concert & man, what a treat!.......The staff was very polite & helpful, but the food ROCKED!....We had the Mahi Mahi & the grilled Lamb Chops, and both were delicious!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Unfortunately, our food and service were not impressive. Two of us ordered the double-cut pork chop medium rare. They both came very well done. One chop was very thin and was by no means a double-cut pork chop, while the other was huge and still over cooked. We pointed this out to the waiter when he came to check on us halfway through the meal, and he said "oh" and walked away without saying anything else. The other two people ordered the specials, Mahi Mahi over mashed potatoes and Seafood pasta. The pasta was seviceable, but the Mahi was over cooked and dry. Also, the Mahi entree came 10 minutes after the rest of our entrees. I really wanted to like this restaurant, but unfortunately won't be going back."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Butternut pasta was too oily. Salad was OK. Wine was good. Waitress disappeared when the table of 14 was seated next to us."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "My husband and I had dinner at La Pastaia on a Wednesday evening. At a window overlooking Santa Clara St, we reminisced about the opening of the hotel and restaurant, an early pioneer in the revitalization of downtown SJ, now a venerable landmark of San Jose dining. The meal was great. We shared brussel sprouts and roast beets as appetizers and were amazed at the quantity an quality of the food . . . big plates of each, beautifully prepared. He enjoyed lamb shank, and I had caccia e pepe, a favorite of mine and more than enough food after our first course. As a migraine sufferer I have to be careful about wine and I especially appreciated the good selection of wine by the glass in 2 oz. sizes. Lovely evening."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "I am never disappointed when I dine at this restaurant. I ordered the clam chowder and petrale sole served with mashed potatoes in a caper lemon butter sauce. Delish!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We had a show to catch at 8pm and the service was fast and personable. The food was really good with large portions."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I like going here before a concert at the arena. This last time, my friend and I split a delicious salad, and the burger was excellent. They have a nice wine list. My only problem is that it is a bit close quarters and very loud. But overall enjoyable."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "attentive wait staff and great food. not many places prepare osso buco anymore...one of my favorites...and "la pastaia's'' presentation is perfect. moist and tender and scrumptious. and the Brussels sprouts appetizer was delicious!! a wonderful prelude to the sarah brightman concert! (but i also go before sharks games!)"
    Dined on 10/28/2013