A good solid choice for a
A good solid choice for a business lunch, or evening dinner.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
A find in downtown San Jose
Inside the DeAnza Hotel this is a lovely appealing Italian Restaurant. The lights are low but not so low that you cannot see what you are eating. We had a booth and that helped keep the noise level to a minimum. There are very few places to go downtown after a movie or for a meal that is good for the middle to older generation. This is not a bar scene. There is a lounge in the hotel with couches music and a portion of the restaurant menu. This lounge is also a very appealing place to enjoy an evening
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great table that was
Had a great table that was perfect for a busienss meeting. Table roped off near the kitchen. The food was great and the service was timely and friendly.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect for a good meal before
Perfect for a good meal before the Sharks game. Service is prompt and attentive.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
We dined here before our Broadway
We dined here before our Broadway San Jose production, and found it just delightful, and within a few blocks of the theater. Loved the Osso Buco, and the portions were huge.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food
As usual, the food was very good as was the service. Nice location i downtown and a good spot to hit before a Sharks game.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We appreciated the good food,
We appreciated the good food, good service, and very acceptable noise level. We will return for dinner again.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy our dinner here right before the Sharks game :)
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food & service as usuall! Why dont you have pepper shakers on table?
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service, but...
This was my first visit here. The food was excellent, service and friendlyness of e staff was great. My only complaint was that, as a couple, we were told we could not be seated at a booth because they needed them for larger parties. My wife wanted to sit side by side because it was a special celebration. I asked the manager and he said he could seat us at a private booth across from the kitchen, which was very cozy actuall better than the regular booths. When we were finished, we exited out the restaurant and noticed a couple (2 people) sitting at a large booth, the same booth we were told we couldn't sit at because it was reserved for larger parties.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
Great selection of food and ambience for Mother's Day Brunch, including mimosa! We were all very happy and full :)
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
mothers day brunch
First time at la pastaia had a great time nice food variety good service definitely returning. Curious about the jazz entertainment in the hagley room ? We all enjoyed the experience!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't be better
I had my wedding reception here last year. The service is absolutely remarkable. The food is fantastic! I have only been here two times each time is great!
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Graduation Celebration!
We had 17 people here for a graduation celebration! It was perfect! The tables were set up in a conversation friendly way. The service was amazing and friendly. The food was delicious. Thank you La Pastaia for a wonderful celebration!!!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
I learned about La Pastaia in 1998 & after dined lunch/dinner since then. Always an excellent choice!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy, warm atmosphere, which
Cozy, warm atmosphere, which was very accommodating to our group of 6 in town for work. Great food for the price (the only thing our group got that wasnt to-die-for was the ricotta pizza). The pasta, sides and wine list were fabulous! On our way out, we saw a group of 20+ sitting in the cutest set-up; it's the perfect restaurant for a bday party or bridal shower, too!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an excellent meal at La Pastia just before a show at the San Jose Performing Arts Center. Because we hit major traffic we came about 30 minutes late and needed to dine quickly to make the show. The staff could not have been more accommodating. We had a good meal in an expedited fashion and made the show. I would like to go back at some point to experience a more leisurely meal!
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time experience, I was looking for a special place with the importance towards great food, and found it at La Pastaia. The brown butter and sage ravioli is highly recommended. I can not wait to return, this is my new downtown special occasion place.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner was delicious. Wait staff friendly and attentive. No complaints.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great surprise.
We don't eat downtown very often, but decided to try because of 'Dine Downtown San Jose'. We had an amazing server (Allison) and the food was just fabulous! I highly recommend this place and we will definitely be back again.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great before concert venue
We had no complaints. The food and service were wonderful.
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous find! We eat out
Fabulous find! We eat out often and travel alot. And this is one of our favorites
A fun spot and a delicious meal all in one space! We'll be back!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had been many years ago and then forgotten about it. But, now, we will be back! Food was excellent as was the service.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
I will Return!
My sister and I went here for the first time, before the Bruno Mars concert. I'm glad I made and early reservation on Open Table so we could relax and not have to rush. I brought a lovely bottle of Pinot and they had a wonderful selection on their menu to go perfectly with it! There is something for everyone's tasts... Besides the wonderfuln flavorful food and deserts, was our server Cathy. Cathy from the moment we sat down was the perfect amount of attention (not hovering but always around when you needed her) and full of information with recommendations!
Overall. Location, Food, Cocktails, Service, Ambiance was spot on!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place in downtown San Jose
We continue to enjoy this restaurant for its' food and service. This is the only restaurant that offers wine in 2 oz. portions.....perfect with dinner and before a show. Airplane chicken dish with polenta is wonderful.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We stopped by for the beer
We stopped by for the beer week pairing. It was awesome. The food was delightful, and a great value. Also, the pairings brought out flavors in the beer that we hadn't noticed in previous tastings. It was a mature presentation of a beer dinner. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable and paced to allow us time to really enjoy the pairings.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
been going there for 20 years.
been going there for 20 years. excellent as usuall . the chef is very accommodating. I asked for something not on the menu.
He made it specially for us. wine selection is also good and prices reasonable.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent as usuall
once again ..shared some great wine & tasty meal & all loved it!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place. Good food. Good portions. Friendly service
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always reliable tasty food
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.
10/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
SVRW Day Four - La Pastaia
The front of house staff did not distribute the Silicon Valley Restaurant Week menu until it asked for. Not a warm, friendly staff but good food from the kitchen. The amuse of mushroom risotto was delightful. For first course the trout salad was very nice but the butternut squash ravioli was a real hit. Mom and I LOVED the Salmon. Pork Chop OUTSTANDING with it's vegetable accompaniment. Nice job on the menu creation and execution. Need to work on the hospitality side!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and the waiters were absolutely charming and on point. 10/10 would recommend
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
terrific, as usual
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!)
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Italian Food at its best
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!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and service
We had a show to catch at 8pm and the service was fast and personable. The food was really good with large portions.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
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!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
as usual love my La Pastaia!
as usual love my La Pastaia! Service & food excellent!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM